This weekend in the Northside: Learn about startups at Cafe Innovation, take part in Mayfly Market’s one year anniversary party, join a Diwali celebration at Museum Lab, and more.

Photo from outside of The Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema by Clifton Loosier

Thursday, Oct. 17

Cafe Innovation: Connecting Manufacturers & Startups at Innovation Works

Join to discuss best practices for how physical product companies can connect and successfully work with manufacturers. Learn how manufacturers create jobs and startups help them to innovate. Come away with a better understanding of how successful startup and manufacturer relationships develop. Coffee/tea and light breakfast will be provided at 8 a.m. Free On-site Flexable Child Care is available. Reserve your spot by emailing Digital & Community Engagement Manager, Jenn Van Dam at Register by clicking here. Location: Innovation Works, Allegheny Center Tower 2, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

8th Annual WIG OUT

Wear and witness wigs of all sizes, shapes, and colors to celebrate the night in honor and in memory of cancer patients and survivors needing wigs from treatment side-effects. They wear them every day as they fight for their lives. For one night, you wear yours in support of them all. Proceeds benefit YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support), providing emotional, social, and financial assistance to young adult cancer survivors in Western PA. More information including ticket details here.

Friday, Oct. 18

Monty Python 50th Anniversary at The Rangos Giant Cinema

“If you weigh more than a duck, you’re guaranteed to love this 50th anniversary celebration! Join our court at The Rangos, brave knights, as we set the cinema back hundreds of years with Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in honor of Monty Python’s 50th anniversary!” For more information, including showtimes, and to purchase tickets, click here.

Mayfly Market and Deli One Year Party

This week marks Mayfly’s first official year in business! They are especially grateful to their customers who have made it a truly incredible year. So please come down to the Mayfly Market this Friday from 6—8PM and join the team for a celebration with neighbors, friends, family, and business partners. Marking the occasion with music, complimentary drinks, cheese, charcuterie, and our favorite snacks from the kitchen at Mayfly. Don’t miss the celebratory toast at 7PM. See you there! More information is available on the Facebook event page.

The Dead Flowers at The Park House

An acoustic evening with Ruby Claire’s Dead Flowers at the historic Park House on Pittsburgh’s North Side (AKA Allegheny City). Playing original songs and covers from your favorite rock and folk artists from the 60’s through today. Showtime is 9 p.m. No cover. More information is available via Facebook.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Diwali Celebration at Museum Lab

Join a celebration of the Indian festival of lights, Diwali. Enjoy traditional Indian food from Café Delhi and dazzling live performances by students from Guiding Star Productions. Be inspired by the artwork of Nek Chand in Studio Lab as you explore art activities including diya painting, henna, and rangoli making. All food and activities included in the price of admission. $5 per person. Event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Penn Brewery

Join Penn Brewery at 1:00 pm on selected Saturdays, as one of their brewers leads a behind-the-scenes look at how they make their fine Penn beers. The $25 ticket price includes the tour, a 16 oz. beer, and your choice of either a Penn T-shirt or a filled growler. Space for each session is limited, so buy your ticket now on (links below). This event is for ages 21 and older. Please arrive by 12:30 pm and register in the restaurant. Please wear closed-toe and flat shoes to the tour for your safety. Please remember to tip your bartender. They appreciate your kindness. More information here.

Trunk or Treat at Calvary United Methodist Church

Join on Saturday, October 19 RAIN OR SHINE from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Calvary UMC Parking Lot, 971 Beech Ave., 15233, for an afternoon of games, crafts, candy, and fun! Wear your favorite costume and come party! For additional information please contact Brittany Bova-Mickens at 412-715-4947 or Megan Bova-Funk at 412-715-4946.

Steel City Sip & Sweets

The second annual Steel City Sip & Sweets will bring 20+ local coffee shops and bakeries to the industrial chic Nova Place from 9 to 11 a.m. Guests can enjoy tasting coffee and baked goods while voting for what they believe to be the “Best Sip” and “Best Sweet.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. More information is available here.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Sensory-Sensitive Day at the Carnegie Science Center

Created in partnership with Autism Connection of PA and supported by Autism Speaks and The Jack Buncher Foundation, the Science Center offers a special day for people with sensory sensitivities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. BodyStage, The Rangos Giant Cinema, Buhl Planetarium, and Works Theater shows will be adapted for children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities. Special “touch tables” will enable visitors to interact with animals in the H2Oh! exhibition. Exhibit lights and sound effects will be adjusted, and special activities will be added to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun environment for all. Plus, visitors are invited to collect valuable information at a free Autism Resource Fair in Carnegie Science Center’s PointView Hall, made possible by a collaboration with Autism Speaks. The movie Autism Goes to College will play in The Rangos Giant Cinema at 1 p.m. This heartwarming movie is packed with honest insights for students, parents, and educators offering an eye-opening look at what a growing number of neurodiverse students are bringing to campus. A special sensory area will be available for guests who need quiet time. More information here.

25th Anniversary Community Day at The Warhol

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, The Andy Warhol Museum will be open and free to the public today. Activities throughout the day include hands-on artmaking, gallery talks and activities, live performances, and “AWxAW: fifteen minutes of fame”, a participatory art installation created by interdisciplinary artist Alisha Wormsley. The “Andy Warhol: Revelation” exhibition will also be on view. Community Day is presented by UPMC Health Plan, with additional support from The Benter Foundation, The Caliban Foundation, and Nova Chemicals. More information is available here.

How to Sharpen Tools, Blades, & Knives

“The old timers could sharpen just about anything, so why can’t you? This hand-on workshop is your chance to learn how to sharpen chisels, lawnmower blades, drill bits, knives, and more. Bring any dull, worn tool, blade, or knife—seriously, bring that thing—and we’ll teach you to sharpen it. Sponsored by the Tool Library at the Millvale Community Library with generous funding from the Pittsburgh Foundation, this workshop is free. You don’t have to be a tool library member to sign up, but you do have to be 18 or over. Space is limited, so registration is required.” Click here for more information and to register.

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