This weekend, enjoy a virtual tour of the night sky with SkyWatch at the Buhl Planetarium, the day-long veteran services fair called Stand Down Pittsburgh and get access to neighborhood homes and chocolate treats at the Brighton Heights Chocolate House Tour.

Thursday, September 20

Donation Yoga at Get Hip Records

Join Barbara of South Hills Power Yoga tonight and every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. for Vinyasa Flow. Class price is donation-based: Suggested donations are $10. For more information, check out the Get Hip website or call 412-231-4766.

Fall Spice Cider Release and Cat Cafe at Threadbare Cider House

Check out Threadbare’s take on traditional spiced cider and meet some adorable, adoptable cats from Humane Animal Rescue. Event is from 5 to 10 p.m. More information available on the Threadbare website and the Facebook event page.

Friday, September 21

Free Coworking Fridays at Alloy 26

Offered on the third Friday of every month at the Nova Place location, Free Coworking Fridays are valued at $25, which is the price of a drop-in day pass. Includes access to the space of your choice from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free coffee and snacks provided. More information here.

Oktoberfest at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden

Kick off the release of Wigle’s O’Zapst at 5 p.m. at the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden. Made from distilling Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest Munich-style lager, O’Zapst has notes of German malt, beer, honey, Graham cracker and cherry. Live music, food trucks, costume contest for dogs and a pretzel vendor will be available. Check out the Wigle website events calendar for more information.

SkyWatch at the Buhl Planetarium

Meet on the first floor of Carnegie Science Center. A guide will lead guests to the second-floor Buhl Planetarium for a virtual tour of the night sky. Then if skies are clear, guests can check out the observatory. Starting time options are either 8 or 10 p.m. Event happens rain or shine. For more information and prices, see the Carnegie Science Center website.

Saturday, September 22

Second Annual Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics

A friendly clean-up competition between Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Prizes awarded for most trash collected and weirdest found item. More information available via Facebook.

Stories of Home: A Photo Exhibition by Maranie Staab at Mattress Factory

A photo exhibit examining the question: “What does home mean to you?” Event is a fundraiser for NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania, an organization offering classroom-based education and one-on-one counseling to guide buyers through all stages of the homebuying process. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Stand Down Pittsburgh 2018

The Veterans Leadership Program hosts this day-long veteran services fair, which includes free breakfast and lunch. Attendants will have access to 60 health and community service providers. Event lasts from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Two Scientists Walk into a Bar

Ask scientists your burning science questions at bars throughout Pittsburgh. In the Northside at Threadbare Cider and Mead, scientists Carla Littleton and Jessica Reitz will cover Conservation Biology and Archaeology from 5 to 7 p.m. and scientists Kristi Allen and Cliff Bossong will cover Automotive Paint and Biology from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. At Spring Hill Brewing, Patrick Cooper will cover Particle Physics from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the Rivers Casino Levels Bar, scientists Jackson Sando and Natalie McGuier will cover Photochromics and Biology from 6 to 8 p.m. For the full lineup and more information, check out the Carnegie Science Center website  or the Facebook event page. Presented by the Carnegie Science Center.

Sunday, September 23

Brighton Heights Chocolate House Tour

Tickets to this neighborhood tour grant guests access to “lovely homes in our neighborhood and chocolate treats along the way.” Meet at the Team Pittsburgh Dek Hockey Building. Event starts at 1 p.m. Click here for more information and ticket ordering instructions. Facebook event page is here.

BIG INK at Artists Image Resource

For the second day in a row, artists will print large-scale woodblocks with BIG INK’s giant mobile printmaking press. The public is invited to watch the printing for free from noon to 4 p.m. Find more information on the Facebook event page.

Northside Chronicle Donation