Events Happening This Weekend in Pittsburgh: 4/7/17

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Fridays during lent, all over the city

Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival @ Row House Cinemas

April 7th - 13th - Lawrenceville
There are quite a few film festivals going on in Pittsburgh right now! This week long celebration of Japanese cinema will begin Friday, April 7th.   This years key themes are include felines, friendship, and the samurai code. For more information, check out the Facebook event page

Also, check out the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Byham this weekend. 

Bucco Home Opener @ Allegheny City Brewing

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - North Side
To celebrate the Bucco home opener, one of my favorite breweries, Allegheny City Brewing is opening their brewery at 11:00 AM for a home opener party.  Eight taps, food truck, and prizes! Get more information on the Facebook event page. 

Unblurred Gallery Crawl

5:00 PM - ? - Garfiled
My favorite Friday event in Pittsburgh! Monthly gallery crawl in Garfield on Penn Ave.  The galleries on Penn Ave are open, there are free drinks, live music, awesome people! "What started as an attempt to revitalize Penn Avenue between Negley and Mathilda has transformed into one of the city's hottest cultural events." More information on the Penn Avenue Website.  Also, this week, there is a Reggae concert at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre as part of the celebration. 

Wigle Whiskey's 5th Anniversary

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Strip District
Wigle Whiskey is celebrating 5 years of producing whiskey! To celebrate, the distillery is hosting a birthday bash in the Strip District with cocktails, live music, and Pittsburgh Tortas taco truck. In addition to all of that, they will be cracking open 5-year-old Monongahela Rye Whiskey Barrel #1. Tickets to the event are $15 and include a cocktail, and a sample of Barrel #1. Tickets can be purchased online. 

After Hours: Cocktails & Kryptonite @ the Carnegie Library

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Oakland
Sounds like a dream - cocktails and costumes at the Carnegie Library... and no kids! The spring 2017 edition of the library's After Hours event is themed Superheros! There will be drinks, snacks, trivia, prizes, and tons of fun. Tickets can be purchased online. 

Pop-tails with Stickler @ Tupelo Honey Teas

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Millvale
Popsciles and cocktails? Even my mom said this one sounded pretty cool! Tupelo Honey Teas and Sticklers are teaming up for a happy hour.  The $20 ticket includes 3 cocktails with tea infused liquor, each paired with a Sticker popsicle.  Sounds like a lot of double fisting? Tickets can be purchased online. 

Party in the Tropics @ the Phipps

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Oakland
The Phipps gets hip... and hosts a tropical party. Basically the conservatory is turning into a club for the night.  Music, bar, and free entrance (until it hits capacity). More information online. 

Sprit Turns 2!

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM - Lawrenceville
I went to this last year and it was insane... literally people getting tattoos in the corner. Typically Spirit party with lots of people, pizza, booze, and music.  Go if you're into that sort of thing. Tickets are $15 (HOW MUCH money does Spirit make, I wonder) and can be purchased at the door. More information on the Facebook event page.  


Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer Home Goods

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Lawrenceville
PGH Vintage Mixer is a really awesome vintage fair... and this time around they are bringing home goods into the mix. Perfect! I love buying knick knacks but buying clothing stresses me out.  More information can be found on the Facebook page

EuroFest in Pittsburgh

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Oakland
I suppose this is some sort of European festival?  It sounds pretty cool... with food, crafts, music, and prizes (including two tickets to Iceland!) Get more information on the Facebook event page. 

Food Truck Fest @ Tanger Outlets

April 8, 11:00 AM – April 9, 4:00 PM
Food Trucks @ the Tanger Outlets.... enough said.
Bella Christie Sweet Boutique
Hott Dawgz
Miss Meatball
Oh My Grill
PGH Crepes
PGH Halal
Pittsburgh Po' Boy
Evil Swine

More information on the Facebook page

Easter Bunny @ Sarris Candies

April 8, 12:30 PM - Sunday, April 9th 4:00 PM - Canonsburg
Once again, if you're into that sort of thing (or your kids are), the Easter bunny will be at Sarris Candies this weekend.... personally that sounds like hell, but have fun! More information on the Facebook event page

Slovak Wine Tasting @ Sonoma Grille

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Downtown
Enjoy an interesting meal paired with Slovak wine for Sonoma Grille's 7th annual Slovak Wine Dinner. Enjoy red and white wines from Slovakia's Limba Winery and eat delicious Slovak foods, including Huby so Slaninou (mushrooms with bacon), Halušky, Vyprážaný rezeň (pork schnitzel), and more. More information can be found on the Facebook page. 

Food Truck Roundup Under the Bridge

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Homestead
More food trucks, this time under a bridge in Homestead:
Southside Bbq Company Truck
Pgh Taco Truck
Bull Dawgs
Franktuary Lawrenceville
Sugar & Spice Ice Cream
Foodoo Food Truck
Wood-fired Flatbreads Pizzeria

Seems like it is going to be a fun party.  More information on the Facebook page. 


Bach & Brews @ East End Brewing

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Larimer
Enjoy beer and music from the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh at this fundraising event @ East End Brewing. Tickets are $35 and include admission to the show, and two free drinks, including the signature "Bach Boch" beer of the night. More information can be found online. 


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