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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, APRIL 25th
The 2nd Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is in full effect and only goes until the 27th! If you can’t make it to this pairing battle between Penn classics and European beers, there is a long calendar list of others to choose from!
Sharp Edge Brasserie @ 102 Gallery Dr - McMurray
6-8pm // FREE
Attend an exclusive pre-show reception with complimentary small bites and craft beers for Tony Award winning Clybourne Park. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with the cast.
O’Reilly Theatre @ 621 Penn Ave - Downtown
6pm // $25 *recommended for mature audiences only
With a 125 shows a year, Greensky Bluegrass, a quintet from Michigan, knows how to throw a great concert. Head down to the Southside for a jammin’ good time!
Rex Theater @ 1602 E Carson St - Southside
8pm // $15-18
FRIDAY, APRIL 26th
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl is back! Check out the lively scene downtown after work and make sure to see the fantastical Memento Mori opening at Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood St.
5:30-9pm // FREE
Ivette Spradlin: Carbon first, then light, a photo survey from Havana, Cuba to Philadelphia, at the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council celebrates it’s opening reception this weekend.
GPAC @ 810 Penn Ave - Cultural District
5:30 - 9pm // FREE
Experience the way shrines have been used in the past and still are today. From Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Shinto Shrines of Japan, this juried exhibition will include small works made in honor of this subject.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts @ 200 Broad St - Sewickley
6-9pm // FREE
To celebrate their second annual Downtown Night concert the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be performing Beethoven’s Ninth, “Ode to Joy.” The after party is taking place at Andy’s in the Fairmont hotel.
Heinz Hall @ 600 Penn Ave - Downtown
8pm // $40
SATURDAY, APRIL 27th
New work from PGH region glass makers will join the Summer Flower Show. Expect to see a wooly mammoth skeleton, flower vines, lit stained-glass towers and other whimsical creations.
Phipps Conservatory @ One Schenley Park - Oakland
9:30am-5pm daily, 10pm close on Fridays // $11-15
Orchestra of the Alleghanies will be performing an all day concert and hosting fun musical activities.
Barnes and Noble @ 800 Settlers Ridge - Robinson
10am- 5pm // FREE
Don’t miss the 16th annual Art All Night that takes 300 volunteers to come to life! Work by thousands of artists will be on view, craft tables on hand for participation and continuous music to keep you going.
40th St Warehouse @ 97 40th St - Lawrenceville
4pm Saturday-2pm Sunday // FREE
Join the raucous fun for Attack Theatre’s infamous fundraiser. Show up donning your most secret of identities and enjoy fearless entertainment, groovin tunes and plenty of food and drink.
The Clock Building @ 2101 Mary St - Southside
6:30-8pm donor reception, 8pm-12am // $60-150
SUNDAY, APRIL 28th
Spread your wings and discover a new hood. Venture over to Dormont and enjoy a film about rural people and places like ice fishing in SD, a street sweeping guitar player and the salt trade in Ethiopia.
Hollywood Theater @ 1449 Potomac Ave - Dormont
2pm // $7
Do you know of any cultural happenings that weren’t listed this week? Don’t forget you can submit events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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