Daylight Saving Time is set for this weekend and while we may be losing an hour of sleep, it means Spring has almost sprung!
Friday and Saturday
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Technically, winter isn’t over yet, but guests can party like it’s spring break at Seven Springs. The resort is hosting a weekend full of events, starting with a DJ party at the Foggy Goggle. Saturday, check out the Lake Tahoe beach party from noon until 4 p.m. The Foggy Goggle will also have live reggae music from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a DJ will help keep the party going until midnight. If you’re not ready to let go of winter yet, there is still a big mountain to get in some skiing and snowboarding.
Saturday and Sunday
Various starting locations
Pittsburgh Running Tours is hosting four events this weekend, all with a different theme. Pittsburgh Running Tours invites guests to join them on brisk runs through the city at a relaxed pace to accommodate all skill levels. The events also serve as informational tours about different elements of the Steel City. Saturday, guests can learn about Fort Pitt, the Diamond Market and more with the Downtown 5K at 8 a.m. or explore the murals and other public art downtown with the Public Art 5K. Sunday, the Strip District 5K kicks off at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m., there’s plenty to see, from bridges to stadiums to fantastic views of downtown, on the North Shore 5K.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Dweezil Zappa will be at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille on Friday night performing one of Frank Zappa’s most famous albums, “Hot Rats,” from front to back. This show is a can’t miss experience for rock 'n' roll fans. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 the day of the show.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Mr. Smalls Theatre
If indie rock is more your speed, then one of the most iconic groups in the last decade is hitting Mr. Smalls Theatre Saturday. Of Montreal is passing through Millvale while touring to promote their new album, UR FUN. The band’s elaborate stage show accompanies eccentric band-leader Kevin Barne’s dance-rock stylings, and is a must-see show for anyone who’s looking for a groovy psychedelic party. If you want to get real crazy with Of Montreal this weekend, the show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20.
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
FOR EDM fans, legendary DJ and electronic artist Steve Aoki will be playing at Stage AE Sunday night. Aoki has released several billboard-charting studio albums, notably “Wonderland,” which was nominated for a Grammy in 2013. General admission is $30 and the party starts at 6:30 p.m.
Old Economy Village
Did you know that next Tuesday is the 339th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Charter Day? The day commemorates the granting of the state’s charter from King Charles II to William Penn in March of 1681. Old Economy Village in Ambridge will be celebrating the day while also opening for the season Sunday. The historic settlement will be hosting all sorts of demonstrations like blacksmithing, printing and German paper cutting. There will also be live music played on a dulcimer. Guests can enjoy Charter day from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday and it’s all free.
The hills are alive with the “Sound of Music.” One of the world’s most beloved musicals is at the Byham Theater all weekend. This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic tells the tale of a woman who becomes the governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her generous spirit captures the heart of the captain, but upon returning from their honeymoon, they find that Austria has been invaded, which leads to one of the most inspirational finales in all of theater. There are a lot of opportunities to catch the Sound of Music through next weekend and tickets start at $18.
There’s a new face taking the stage at Liberty Magic. Her name is Anna DeGuzman, but you can call her “the Queen of Cardistry." What DeGuzman can do with a deck of 52 cards will most likely make your head spin. You may have seen her on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” last year, but now’s your chance to see this rising star in the world of magic, live on stage. DeGuzman will be at Liberty Magic through March 29, so there’s plenty of time to catch her show.
Saturday, 9 a.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
If you have a daughter who just loves princesses, they would probably love an opportunity to meet all of them, right? Well, they can do just that at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this weekend. The center is hosting the “Pittsburgh Fairytale Ball” from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, guests can dance with Cinderella, read with Rapunzel, share sweet treats with Tinkerbell and more. Activities are planned for kids of all ages and every child gets a free professional princess portrait. There are two sessions Saturday; tickets are $35 for kids and $20 for adults.
Carnegie Science Center
Feline fun continues this weekend with the CatVideoFest 2020 at the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center. This event is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos pulled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and classic internet powerhouses. Think of it like the Cannes Film Festival, but with less subtitles and more cats. CatVideoFest is not just “purrfect” family time, it also raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities and shelters.
We’re sure you’ve been hearing about the new life saving program “Minutes Matter.” The weekend is the perfect time to sit down and check it out. Visit minutesmatterpgh.com to learn how you could save a life. “Minutes Matter” is a partnership between UPMC and the City of Pittsburgh that provides our community with access to basic emergency information and education about life-saving interventions.
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