5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: April 26-28
Here are some suggestions for how to spend the last weekend in April.
Art All Night
The annual Art all Night is Saturday into Sunday at the 31st Street Studios in Lawrenceville. This event debuted in 1998 with 101 pieces of art and more than 200 all night art lovers. In recent years, over 1,000 artists have participated in the annual event, which includes kids’ activities, art auctions, live bands and comedians.
The 22nd @ArtAllNight is this weekend! 77 31st St., Pittsburgh, Pa. Here is a map to show where to park for art drop off ( Sat. 10 am – 2 pm only)and the event itself starting at 4 pm on Saturday! Watch for No Parking areas.We are not responsible if your vehicle gets towed. pic.twitter.com/JswW0V8tm8
— ArtAllNight (@ArtAllNight) April 25, 2019
On the hard court
The annual Pittsburgh Jam Fest is Friday through Sunday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. It brings 36 courts under one roof. Every year, the tournament attracts over 475 high level teams along with 225-plus college coaches for an unmatched basketball experience.
500+ teams are locked in for next weekend 😈. Pittsburgh Jam Fest schedule is LIVE #HGJamfest
— Hoop Group (@TheHoopGroup) April 18, 2019
Crawl around the galleries
The annual spring Gallery Crawl in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is set for 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. The free event encompasses 21 venues and more than 30 events.
The Gallery Crawl has been a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for 15 years with quarterly iterations celebrating the constant evolution of art and creatives in the city. Nearly 30,000 visitors enjoy this open house in Pittsburgh’s renowned Cultural District.
You don't want to miss @CulturalTrust Gallery Crawl this Friday! Our @PPSnews students' artwork will be on display AND ten Alt-City performances @ the Trust Arts Edu Cntr @ 6:30pm. FREE FREE FREE https://t.co/E4JVy1snKC @PPS_PerfArts @PPS_VisualArts @CityPGH
— PPS Arts Education (@pps_arts) April 23, 2019
Beer and bikes
On Saturday, a group of several hundred bicyclists will leave East End Brewing in Larimer, towing several kegs of beer for the Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride on a several mile course through the city.
The destination is kept a secret until the riders arrive.
Once they reach the final destination, the participants will be treated to a fresh pint of Pedal Pale Ale. Money raised is donated to Auberle Foster Care, a charity Smith said does amazing things for children in bad family situations.
Small breweries… small bridges… Who knows where the #KegRide will take you?
Also: Do you self-identify as a micro-bridge or a “craft bridge”? Or the more modern Independent Bridge? #afaf https://t.co/zIVqXVv1Ah
— East End Brewing (@EastEndBrewing) April 24, 2019
The Showmasters Pittsburgh Gun Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Monroeville Convention Center. The public can purchase, trade and sell guns, ammunition and related merchandise.
Our Spring shows are FILLING UP FAST!! Call our office to reserve or rebook your tables today! pic.twitter.com/BvCTrEFwaL
— Showmasters Gun Show (@ShowmastersShow) February 14, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .