This week(end) in Pittsburgh: Last Call for the Carnegie International

In Bed By Ten Dance Party, Boom Concepts Celebrates 5 Years, West Philadelphia Orchestra Comes East

by Lindsay Patross
March 20, 2019

Hello, spring. Here’s a look ahead to this week’s Pittsburgh events.

Beer of the week:
AKA-K9 (mild, bitter brown ale) @ Leaning Cask Brewing Company

Save the date:
APRIL 3 – Maggie Haberman, White House Correspondent for The New York Times, will speak at Chatham University. Tickets are free.


Thursday 3/21

6 PM: Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh’s happy hour at Brillobox. We’ve got a video preview with the puppets and some Pittsburgh puppet history in our preview.


Friday 3/22

REMINDER! It’s the final weekend of the Carnegie International exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and there are tons of events to celebrate.

5 PM: Pie in Paradise. A Party. The team at Pie for Breakfast is ready to help you shake off those winter blues. Their $25 all-inclusive tropical party includes a buffet AND a drink. Oh, and of course tropical attire is highly encouraged.

6 PM: This month’s installment of In Bed By Ten (a monthly fundraiser/dance party in Pittsburgh), is taking their DeLorean back in time to the 80s. Special guest DJ EZ Lou (of the Upstage) is joining DJ MB. Dig into the depths of your closet to find your mini skirts, acid-washed jeans, and Members Only jackets because dressing up is encouraged for this one. Make sure to tease your bangs as high as they will go. Your $10 cover charge (as well as a portion of the bar sales) goes to support 412 Food Rescue.


Saturday 3/23

6 PM: Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) are hosting their 8th Annual art show. The lineup is all women, all local. Admission is free, parking is free, and LUPEC will be serving up a featured cocktail with a side of women’s history.

6 PM: HBD Boom Concepts! Help Boom Concepts celebrate their five year anniversary. Their fundraiser mixer features words by Boom artists and music by DJ Aesthetics, plus small bites, beverages, and libations. Your $15 ticket helps them get closer to their goal of raising $5,000 for more in-house programming, studio operation costs and enables them to provide free art supplies to the studio and community members in need. If you can’t make the party but still want to donate, they are accepting donations directly on their website:


Sunday 3/24

Noon: Pittsburgh Pickers Vintage Market at the Ace Hotel features 20 purveyors of vintage clothing and accessories. Lots of these folks have online retail shops, so take this opportunity to check out their inventory in person and save on shipping!

8 PM: West Philadelphia Orchestra kicks off their spring tour with a stop in Pittsburgh. These musicians cite influences that range from Sun Ra to traditional Bulgarian brass. “More of a party than a performance,” WPO will have even the most stoic of folks bobbing their heads and clapping their hands. Local folks Bombici will be warming up the dancefloor. Don’t worry, we called your boss and it’s okay if you go in to work late on Monday morning.


Monday 3/25

6 PM: Practice a little “self-care and socialization” with the Yoga Hive’s monthly series, Manic Monday, at DeFER Coffee & Tea in the Strip.


Tuesday 3/26

9 PM: Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks at Spirit. Bit Brigade will perform the soundtrack to Mega Man III with Double Ferrari & Dethlehem. Tickets are $15.


Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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