This weekend in the Northside, there’s a Halloween Party at Refucilo Winery, free flu shots for seniors at Destiny of Faith Church, an artist discussion between Tehran and Pittsburgh at the Mattress Factory, and more.

Photo: Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Dots Mirrored Room” at the Mattress Factory Museum by Neil Strebig

Thursday, Oct. 31

Trading, Bartering at Arnold’s Tea

Brought to you by LaKeisha Wolf of Ujamaa Collective, this workshop, from noon to 1:30 p.m., will provide an overview of the Sharing Economy and associated cooperative values within a culturally relevant framework, which includes alternative economic models such as: trading/bartering, time sharing, labor sharing, and rotating credit and savings. **LUNCH WILL BE SERVED** Arnold’s is located at 502 E. Ohio St., 15212. For more information and to purchase your $10 ticket to attend, click here.

Halloween Party at Refucilo Winery

Come with your costume and celebrate Halloween at Refucilo Winery. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. DJ Pablo will play Latin music from 6:00-9:30pm, so come dance to the lively tunes of Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, and more. Located at 907 Western Ave., 15233

Trunk or Treat with the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing

Join the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing Annual Trick of Trunk event. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Located at 1821 Brighton Rd. Food, fun, goodies and prizes. All are welcome. See you there! Click here for more information.

Mexican War Streets Society Halloween Stoop Night

“Grab candy, snacks, and your drinks of choice and enjoy the evening full of spooks and spells. Gear up, put on those rain boots, grab the umbrellas, and join for Halloween Stoop Night! Trick r’ Treating is from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (but there’s always early birds and late worms too). As a reminder, a few board members will be passing out candy in Mechanics Retreat Park on the corner of Buena Vista Street and Jacksonia Street. Event is from 5 p.m. until ? Trick r’ Treating is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.”

Friday, Nov. 1

FREE Senior (55+ over) Flu Shot Clinic at Destiny of Faith Church

Light refreshments will be available. First come, first served. Transportation needs must be communicated to me by midday on Friday, 10/25, in order to accommodate residents. After they run out of doses, they will not be able to accommodate anyone additional, unfortunately. Resources will be on hand to navigate where to send folks if they’re not able to be seen that day. Deanna from LIFE Pittsburgh is bringing a popcorn machine and she will have hot cocoa and cookies for those waiting or who need to take it easy after the injection. Please R.S.V.P. by emailing brightwoodcivic@gmail.com or calling (412) 732-8152 if you plan to go.

Nonconnah, Droneroom, Dilettante at The Government Center

7pm doors, 8pm show, $5, BYOB. The Government Center, 519 E. Ohio St. Facebook event page is here.

Saturday, Nov. 2

A Discussion Between Tehran & Pittsburgh at the Mattress Factory

Factory Installed 2019 artists Sohrab Kashani (Tehran) and Jon Rubin (Pittsburgh) will be joined by curator Joseph Del Pesco for a live discussion between audiences in Tehran and Pittsburgh about their project The Other Apartment. Event is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. FREE and open to the public. More information is available here.

Zurich Cloud Motors w/ Barlow, The Zells, Alamoans at The Government Center

7pm doors, 8pm show, $5-10, BYOB. The Government Center, 519 E. Ohio St. More information is available here.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Bat Houses: A Halloween Carpentry Workshop

In this workshop, you will build summer abodes for flying mammal friends. The boxes made will go to the Latodami Nature Center in North Park and the Western PA Conservancy, though participants will learn the skills to build bat houses of their own. Sponsored by the Tool Library at the Millvale Community Library with generous funding from the Pittsburgh Foundation, this workshop is free and open to the public. You don’t have to be a tool library member to sign up, but space is limited, so registration at Eventbrite is required. If Eventbrite isn’t accessible to you, call 412-822-7081 to register by phone.

MuseumLab: Star in a Hip Hop Dance Video

“Students will be taught a short hip hop routine by local choreographer/teacher Bethany Hall. Once they have mastered some moves, they will perform the routine which will be professionally recorded by videographer Alex Liu.” For youth ages eight and up. $5 per participant. MuseumLab admission is not required, but advance registration is. Purchase your tickets here. More information is available here.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi at City of Asylum

It’s an evening of reading and discussion celebrating poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s Rocket Fantastic. Like nothing before it, Rocket Fantastic transfigures the landscape and language of gender and the body. Its poems are populated by figures both familial and fabular: a prodigal brother and a relentless father; the Hermit, Dowager, and Major General; and, perhaps most strikingly, the Bandleader, embodiment of sexual, capitalistic, and political dominance. Mythic and musical, erogenous yet wide-eyed, this is a dazzling book by a space-age troubadour of American poetry. Event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More information is available here.

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