Events

The Can’t Miss

April 3:

In an environment of over-sharing and over-exposure, Brooklyn rapper Leikeli47 offers some tantalizing mystery. In addition to her nom de guerre, she never performs without a mask. It was, originally, she’s said, a method to deal with stage fright. But as any superhero knows, masks have a way of increasing one’s power. Or maybe that’s just the pure force of Leikeli47’s novelistic rhymes. With an effervescent flow set against the crackle of bare-bones beats, “Acrylic” – released last year – puts the everyday lives and experiences of black and brown women at the forefront, particularly celebrating black-owned salons as a safe-haven. On Wednesday, April 3, Leikeli47 comes to the Smiling Moose with support from Yung Baby Tate. 7:30 p.m. 1306 E. Carson St., South Side. $18.smiling-moose.com

 

April 5:

The teens are taking over The Andy Warhol Museum for Youth Invasion 2019. The event will highlight youth artwork and their own personal take on Warhol’s art. You can also see the youth artwork exhibition starting today and running through the 20th. 5 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore. Free with museum admission. information@warhol.org or warhol.org

 

If you’re a Pittsburgh music fan of a certain age, you’ve not only heard of The Clarks, you’ve likely heard them in person a number of times. They’ve been around since the mid-’80s and hit their highest levels of success in the 1990s. If you listen to any local rock radio station, you’ve probably heard songs like “Better off Without You,” “Let it Go” and “Born too Late.” And if you head to Jergel’s Rhythm Grille tonight, you can hear them in person. 8:30 p.m. 285 Northgate Drive, Warrendale. jergels.com.

 

April 6:

Vintage and antique lovers, unite. The 13th PGH Vintage Mixer Home Show at Teamsters Hall Local 249 features 30+ vendors including fashion, furniture, home goods and much more. You’re guaranteed to find something you love, that you didn’t even know you needed. You can also snack on pizza and enjoy some coffee and cocktails. You can get early access ticket to shop from 8:30-10 a.m., priced at $15 for adults and $5 for ages 2-12. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Porphyria Foundation. 10 a.m. 4701 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $5 (adults), free (12 and under). pghvintagemixer@gmail.com

 

April 7:

Head over to Frick Park bright and early for The Mother Fricker Trail Run and After Party. All you need to bring are donations of one non-perishable food item and one old pair of running shoes. You can run one of four trails ranging 2 to 8 miles in distance, or run the whole thing. There’s something for everyone, and an after party with free beer and fun giveaways. 8 a.m. 1981 Beechwood Blvd., Squirrel Hill. Free. 3riversoutdoor.com

 

Celebrate our beautiful planet this afternoon at the Westmoreland Museum of Art. Community Day: Earth Month will have upcycled art activities for all ages. You can even get a jump start on your own garden with a flower or some seeds. There will also be live a performance by members of the performing arts and theater group Stage Right. 11 a.m. 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. Free. thewestmoreland.org or 888-718-4253

 

April 9:

Judith R. Robinson has always taken a particular interest and felt a sense of identification in studying the Holocaust. As a Jewish woman born in the midst of World War II, Robinson recognizes the different direction her life could have gone had she not been born in the United States. Join her for The Numbers Keep Changing: Poems and Paintings at Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, in which she will read her poetry alongside paintings that help tell her story. 7 p.m. 826 Hazelwood Ave., Greenfield. Free. csahovey@hcpgh.org or 412-939-7289

 

Despite not sharing a last name, Page Burkum and, Jack Torrey are brothers. If you need further proof beyond their word, just listen to their band, The Cactus Blossoms. You’ll hear the familial relationship quickly, because no group harmonizes like sibling groups. The Minnesota-based Americana act recently released its latest record, Easy Way. On it, the brothers’ roots sound is occasionally kicked up with a driving rock beat. Plus, they come armed with a catalog of originals steeped in traditional country and Western Swing. Singer-songwriter and fellow Minnesotan, Jack Klatt opens.  7 p.m. Tuesday April 9. Club Cafe. 56 South 12th St., South Side. $15. clubcafelive.com

 

April 10:

Come out to Boom Concepts tonight for the second Puppet Karaoke of the year. Bring puppets to sing along with, make one when you get there or just watch the mayhem unfold. This event is even BYOB. 6 p.m. 5139 Penn Ave., Garfield. $5. facebook.com/boomconcepts/

 

April 11:

Dolina uses dance as the primary medium to carry five characters through a strange and unfamiliar world. The dancers rely on each other throughout their journey. See the performance choreographed by local dancer and choreographer Kasia Reilly tonight and tomorrow night at the New Hazlett Theater. 8 p.m. 6 Allegheny Square East., Allegheny Center. $25. anne@newhazletttheater.org or newhazletttheater.org

 

April 12:

Corey Feldman, Rob Schneider, Walter Koenig and Brian Baumgartner are just a few of the celebrities you can meet at Steel City Comic Con. There will be Q&A’s, panels, costume contests, cosplay, trivia and much more. Come experience the fun at Monroeville Convention Center for one day or for the whole weekend – it runs through the 14th. 9:30 a.m. 209 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. $23-$50. steelcitycon.com

 

April 13:

Join some passionate Pitt students today for the 39th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival. Hosted by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies at Wesley W. Posvar Hall, the festival will feature Latin American and Caribbean food, arts and crafts. There will also be music and dance performances. You won’t want to miss this celebration, as it one of the largest in Western Pennsylvania. 12 p.m. 230 South Bouquet St., Oakland. Free. clasfestival@pitt.edu or 412-648-7394

 

April 14:

Get a taste of one of Pittsburgh’s trendiest neighborhoods at Taste of Lawrenceville at Bay 41. The celebration features events for the whole family, from food vendors, to kids activities, to breweries. There will even be a Game of Thrones themed pop-up bar for all you die hard fans looking forward to the final season premiere. The event is free with registration, and you can purchase food and drinks from participating vendors. 12 p.m. 4107 Willow St., Lawrenceville. Free with registration. eventbrite.com

 

The sixth annual Mother of All Pottery Sales is, as the name suggests, the biggest clay celebration of them all. Whether you love ceramics, are an experienced potter or want to learn more about working with clay, join the celebration at Union Project. There are hands on activities for the whole family, and a sale of locally made pottery. 10 a.m. 801 N Negley Ave., Highland Park. Free. unionproject.org

 

April 15:

Nothing really says that summer is coming like the Carousel Opening Day in Schenley Plaza. Children and adults alike can enjoy a couple rides on the carousel while taking in the signature pipe organ music. 10 a.m. 4100 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $2. pittsburghparks.org/pnc-carousel-pass

 

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