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Weekend Treadings of the cultural nature: some bites and sounds, some artistic expressions and whatever else you add to the mix.
THURSDAY, MAY 16th
Treading Art Salon Series
We’re at it again with the second installment of our salon series. These private events bring together artists, creatives and most importantly, our readers. If you would like to receive an invitation to future salons and events, please sign up for our weekly events listing and newsletter.
Location disclosed upon reservation
Allow best-selling author and National Book Award winner, Nathaniel Philbrick, mesmerize you about Bunker Hill - the battle that brought war to the colonies and the revolutionary landscape it inhabited.
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall @ 6600 Forbes Ave - Oakland
6pm // FREE // registration required // book signing to follow
Mystery Lecture: Kathryn Miller Haines
The Lawrenceville Historical Society will host this mystery writer as she speaks about The Home Front During WWII. The writer used this period as the backdrop for her critically acclaimed Rosie Winter series.
Canterbury Place, McVey Auditorium @ 310 Fisk Street - Lawrenceville
7pm // FREE
FRIDAY, MAY 17th
National Bike to Work Day
Get your bike on and ride into work! BikePGH sponsored with hydration stations and swag bags all over town.
Master Artist Presentation
This year the National Society of Arts and Letters hosts its annual conference at Artist Image Resource where Pennsylvania artist of the year, Susan Kemenyffy, will talk about her work. Food and print activities will follow!
AIR @ 518 Foreland Ave - Northside
10am-12pm // FREE
Food Revolution Day
Internationally renowned Chef Jamie Oliver started a global initiative to raise awareness about good food. Join local Pittsburghers, with family friendly events, chef competitions and great eating!
10am, 3pm, 5pm // FREE
- Treaders Choice -
After Hours @ The Library: Happy Hour
We bet you’ve never attended a party like this before, at a library! Live reggae from Freedom Band, Full Pint Beer, art from Tugboat Printshop, bourbon cocktail samples from 1947 Tavern, Marty’s Market desserts and mooore.
Carnegie Library @ 279 Fisk St - Lawrenceville
6-8pm // $40 // must purchase tickets in advance
8 X 8 PHOTO PARTY
To benefit Silver Eye, hundreds of 8X8 photographs, submitted from all over the world, will be up for sale at this party. VIP includes hor d’oeuvres and Wigle Whiskey cocktails then general admin offers music, photo booths, and food + drinks.
Silver Eye Center for Photography @ 1015 East Carson St - Southside
7pm vip, 8-11pm general // $15-25
SATURDAY, MAY 18th
Rain Barrel Workshop
Did you know you can harvest rainwater and reuse it in your garden? If this is something that might interest you, register for the workshop here!
Construction Junction @ 214 N Lexington St - Point Breeze
11am-12:30pm // $50 individual or $55 couple // includes needed hardware minus 55-gal. drum
Venture Outdoor Festival
With a climbing wall, fishing, boating, a river quest and more, celebrate the outdoors this weekend!
Point State Park
11am-6pm // FREE
PGH Photo Fair (5/18-19)
12 exhibitors from all over the world and country will set up shop for the weekend at the exceptional Unsmoke Systems. We think it’s time you tread your way out to Braddock for the afternoon.
Unsmoke Systems Artspace @ 1137 Braddock Ave - Braddock
12-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm // FREE
Art LAB: Black Light Project
Yet again, the Mattress Factory produces an engaging Art Lab. This time - a black light booth is involved and participants are the artists!
Mattress Factory @ 500 Sampsonia Way - Northside
1-4pm // FREE w. admission
MakerDate Auction 2013
Join year two of this exciting and unusual fundraiser for Assemble. Up for auction is time spent with a local artists (15 to choose from) along with donated items. Also enjoy music, drinks and dancing!
6119 Penn Ave - East Liberty
7-10pm // $20
Enjoy a live poetry reading from artists Yona Harvey, Lori Wilson and Nancy Krygowski as part of Versify, East End Book Exchanges monthly poetry reading.
East End Book Exchange @ 4754 Liberty Ave - Bloomfield
7:30-9pm // FREE
SUNDAY, MAY 19th
Furious Gypsy Jazz & Soulful Klezmer
Join German clarinetist Susanne Ortner-Roberts, guitarist John Marcinizyn and Bulgarian accordionist Vladimir Mollov for an afternoon of exhilarating, toe-tapping fun!
3rd Street Gallery @ 220 Third St - Carnegie
3-4:30pm // $15 // BYOB
The Gospel Singer by C.S. Wyatt
Bricolage’s In the Raw series gives the opportunity to three local playwrights to work with a dramaturg to strengthen new work. Catch this piece about a cult-followed jazz performer who desires to switch paths to gospel singer.
Bricolage @ 937 Liberty Ave, 1st Fl - Cultural District
7pm // give-what-you-can at door
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