Spring is almost here. Our week(end) event picks offer plenty of ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and the arrival of spring. For a modern take on the Lenten tradition of fish fry, it’s BYOB at Nancy’s in Wilkinsburg. For the weekend, we offer some pre and post parade suggestions. Need a way to wine down on Sunday? Check out the concert at Heinz Chapel performed on a harp made of wine glasses.
Rewind Reading Series @ Brillobox
Relive the joys and tears of high school youth. Rewind is a recurring reading series where authors share personal stories from their adolescent journals.
Friday Fish Fry @ Nancy’s Revival
Nancy’s Diner in Wilkinsburg is open for dinner! Stop by on Friday for a BYOB fish fry.
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations
PARADE PREGAME with the 7 am Car Bomb Club at Pub in the Park (Swissvale).
PARADE POSTGAME with The Beagle Brothers @ Bier’s Pub
The Beagle Brothers have shared the stage with David Allan Coe (THREE TIMES); played to and for a batch of porter at East End Brewing; and are the favorite band of Pennsylvania’s most notorious groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. For over a decade they have played a St. Patrick’s Day show that features The Pogues, The Dubliners + more. This year, they will be at Bier’s Pub in the Northside. No cover, but obviously you should grab a bite or a beer.
Looking for more info on the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Check out this rundown of the parade details and history from Thrillist.
Non-St. Patrick’s Day Options
Turning Jewels into Water @ Warhol Museum
The Warhol Museum’s Sound Series returns with Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin presenting their new project Turning Jewels into Water. The Sound Series is a great chance to check out some impressive international musicians for the affordable price of $12.
Tickets are still available for our #warholSoundSeries: TurningJewelsIntoWater with special guest Soy Sos concert on Saturday, March 16. https://t.co/rAxMX7Al96 @RavishMomin @PghCurrent #tjiw #Pittsburgh #music #ElectronicMusic #DanceMusic
— The Andy Warhol Museum (@TheWarholMuseum) March 5, 2019
School House Rock Vol. 1 @ Community Forge
Head over to Community Forge, a repurposed school in Wilkinsburg for an evening of art and local music from DJ Aesthetics, Sierra Sellers, Benji & Slim Tha Dj.
**UNIQUE EVENT SPOTLIGHT**
Glass Harp Performance @ Heinz Memorial Chapel
Need something a little low-key after your parade day shenanigans? Clarissa Boden will be playing a selection of sacred and traditional music on a glass harp. Don’t know much about a glass harp? Don’t worry, she’s gonna explain the history of this unique instrument, too. Bask in the beauty of the Heinz Memorial Chapel.
Steel Chef Live Cook-Off Competition @ Ryan Arts Center
Teen chefs from across the city have been sharpening their kitchen skills and will face off in an iron chef style competition. The competition will be judged by an all-star panel of Pittsburgh’s best food talent. The competition is open to the public. Your ticket includes small bites and local beverages. Proceeds from ticket sales support after-school programming.
Tuesday Night Trail Runs @ 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.
Bring your headlamp for a run through Frick Park followed by a complimentary beer at the shop. Pittsburgh’s independent outdoor outfitter offers a weekly trail run from their shop in Regent Square that is conveniently located next to D’s SixPax and Dogz.