This weekend in the Northside: An Ice Cream Social at Providence Connections, the 50th Annual Mexican Wars Streets House & Garden Tour, a meet and greet with the Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit, and more.

Photo from the 2018 Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour by Ashlee Green

Thursday, September 5

Artist Residencies with Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Reception and Celebration

Please join the A to celebrate the Artist Residencies with Immigrant and Refugee Communities program as it draws to a close! Learn more about the artists, their collaborators, and the creative projects that they have implemented. Doors open at 6 PM, opening remarks and presentations from teams at 6:30 PM. This event is family-friendly, and all members of the community are invited to join. The event will be catered by Zafaron Afghan Cuisine and Sprezzatura, with a non-alcoholic bar by Empath. Register here. Located at Alloy 26.  For more about the residencies, click here.

ASADO at Allegheny City Brewing

All summer at Allegheny City Brewing the ASADO food truck will be serving food on Thursdays. “Featuring the same wood-fired fare Gaucho is known for, ASADO brings the fire to you!” Goes from 5 p.m. “until the meat runs aht!” More information available via Facebook.

Friday, September 6

Northside Farmers Market in Allegheny Commons Park

Did you know the Citiparks Farmers Market accepts ACCESS cards? Check it out this and every Friday for the summer from 3 to 7 p.m. at Allegheny Commons Park at the corner of East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue. Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheese, baked goods, flowers, and more. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

Bar Climb: Troy Hill and Spring Garden

The Bar Crawl is going vertical! Beer, whiskey, cider and cocktails for you in Spring Garden and Troy Hill. Start at Threadbare Cider House, climb city steps to Spring Hill Brewery, Penn Brewery and the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden. You’ll get a walking trail map when you start at Threadbare Cider House between 5-8 PM. Food and drink specials for registered bar climbers will be offered at each location once you pick up your map! Redeem food and drink specials all evening at participating locations. More information available via Facebook.

Good Friday at The Andy Warhol Museum

For a more social experience, The Warhol Museum is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and offers half-price museum admission and a cash bar beginning at 5 p.m. More information available here.

Saturday, September 7

Providence Connections Ice Cream Social

Providence Connections Parent Council is raising money to help families on the Northside. They are also donating part of the proceeds to Jeremiah’s Place Emergency Nursery to help families in crisis who need a safe place for their children to go. Providence Connection is located at 3113 Brighton Rd., 15212. For more information, visit

PGH Record Night at The Park House

First Saturday of the Month is coming up which means #pghrecordnight is back in action at The Park House! So stop on out and sign up to dj your very own half an hour set!
All sounds are welcome and sets are first come first served. The sign up sheets go out at 8:30pm on the dot, so if you plan on djing make sure you show up early! They will go fast! No Cover. 21+. 9pm to 2am. Click here for more information.

TQ Live! at The Andy Warhol Museum

TQ Live! presents a queer evening of dazzling performance, dance, poetry, comedy, resplendent fantasies, music, and more. This sixth annual performance series features artists and performers from the many LGBTQIA communities in the Pittsburgh region. This program is produced by Scott Andrew, Joseph Hall, and Suzie Silver. Hosted by Joseph Hall, this year’s line-up includes performances by Anna Azizzy, Amelia Bande, Tsohil Bhatia, Jesse Factor, Princess Jafar, Dani Janae and Ginger Brooks Takahashi, with additional surprise video and performance works. Please note this performance contains adult subject matter and strong language. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. More information available via Facebook.

Sunday, September 8

50th Annual Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour

The Mexican War Streets House & Garden Tour is the oldest and finest house tour in the city of Pittsburgh. During this 50th annual event, held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors will be treated to a leisurely, self-guided tour of homes and gardens throughout the historic neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s Northside. More information is available here.

Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit Meet & Greet

People sometimes take for granted what Police Officers and K-9 Units do on a daily basis. To show appreciation, Wagsburgh has partnered with Pittsburgh Police to help build awareness and raise money for the Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund. The fund has been created to provide on-going care, training and support for the City of Pittsburgh Police Bureau – Canine Division. This week, stop by from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet Officer Merkel & Cappy (Scent Discrimination). More information is listed on the Facebook event page.

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