TL:DR — We’re hosting a FREE happy hour at the Commonwealth Press warehouse today. Free beer and screenprinting. Hope to see you there. More details below.
Happy Easter weekend to all who are celebrating this weekend. Even if you aren’t celebrating Easter, you might be interested to learn more about pysanky, the elegant art of Easter egg decorating.
Video killed the Instagram star:
We’ve debuted not one but two new videos about Pittsburgh. Go into the kitchen with the crew from the Blue Sparrow Food Truck and meet some of Pittsburgh’s crossing guards.
Beer of the week:
My Name is Prunus is a sour plum tart beer now on tap at Allegheny City Brewing.
Meet Quelcy Kogel, author of the brand new cookbook “The Gluten-Free Grains Cookbook” – we catch up with her about her favorite places in Pittsburgh.
BONUS: We are giving away two tickets to The Gluten-Free Grains Cookbook Launch Party @ Gather on April 26. Head over to the Very Local Pgh Instagram page for details.
If you are looking for a way to avoid, well, entertain your out of town guests, here are our top picks for what to do in Pittsburgh this weekend.
Friday, April 19
PARTY – Pre-Beer Barge Happy Hour
We’re partnering with our friends at Commonwealth Press for a little Friday night shindig. Stop by the Commonwealth Press Warehouse in the Allentown neighborhood to check out our new Bridge Bench and screen print your favorite area code on to a T-shirt for free. This is a BYOS event (bring your own shirt).
Saturday, April 20
MUSIC – Keystoned @ Club Cafe
Get your supergroup fix with Keystoned – a one-night-only event hosted by Paul Luc featuring special guests André Costello, Liz Berlin, Jenn Wertz, Randy Baumann, Zoob + more.
MORE MUSIC – Honky-Tonk Jukebox @ Allegheny Elks
Or maybe you’d rather check out one of the other Pittsburgh supergroup shows, Honky-Tonk Jukebox hosted by Jon Bindley of Bindley Hardware Co., every month at the Elks Lodge in the Northside.
MUSICAL – Cruel Intentions: The Musical @ The Byham
The fun way to deal with your family who is visiting for the Easter holiday is to take them to see a musical about a dysfunctional family.
Sunday, April 21
SHOP – Made & Found Spring Market @ the Ace Hotel
25+ Vintage vendors in the gym at the Ace Hotel.
Monday, April 22
EARTH DAY – Volunteer with REI @ South Side Riverfront Park
REI is looking for a few good volunteers to help with some Earth Day projects in partnership with Allegheny Cleanways and Friends of the Riverfront.
!! Last day to register to vote before the May primary election !!
Tuesday, April 23
THANKSGIVING – Gobblerito Day @ Mad Mex
The much loved Thanksgiving dinner-in-a-burrito returns for one day only.
BOOKS – Sloane Crosley @ Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents acclaimed essayist Sloane Crosley, author of “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” and “How Did You Get This Number,” as well as the latest “Look Alive Out There.” Crosley is known for her humor and wit; you might laugh until you cry. Tickets are $22 and include a paperback copy of her new book.