5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: March 22-24 | TribLIVE.com

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: March 22-24

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Bryan Conley
This is the final weekend to see the Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland.
Jerry DiPaola | Tribune-Review
Wrestlers warm up Thursday, March 21, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in preparation for the first day of the NCAA wrestling championships. The competition continues today and Saturday.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop | Tribune-Review
Michael Foglia, manager of innovation and new product development for Wigle Whiskey , based in the Strip District. The company turns 7 this weekend with an event to be held Friday.
Josh Cozby
The Government Center, a record store and music hub on the North Side, will celebrate its grand opening on March 23. The place offers a wide selection of used and new records across all genres, with an emphasis on small labels, international and experimental releases, and limited editions.
Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan, author of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ will perform at the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival on March 22 at the Byham Theater

Here are some suggestions for things to do in Pittsburgh this first weekend of spring

Lucky No. 7 for Wigle

Wigle Whiskey turns 7 this weekend and is hosting the Wigle Whiskey Birthday Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at 2401 Smallman St. in the Strip District. As part of the festivities the company will release its Port Rye Whiskey and give free samples. Locally made Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream will be selling ice cream to go with Wigle’s cocktail “Have Your Cake & Drink It Too.” There will be live music by Adam Fritz.

Details: http://wiglewhiskey.com

Nearing the end

This is the final weekend to see the 57th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art’s signature exhibition. A concert “A Night of Deep Listening,” takes place on Saturday at the Oakland Museum. There will also be a symposium on Saturday with presentations by University of Pittsburgh students and a keynote conversation by curator Ingrid Schaffner and Janera Solomon, executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. This exhibit showcases work by 32 artists and artist collectives.

Details: http://cmoa.org

Oh, the Humanities

The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival is Friday through Sunday. This event brings together internationally renowned academics, artists, and intellectual innovators offering interviews, intimate conversations and performances focused on art, literature, music, science, policy, and politics at venues throughout Pittsburgh’s cultural district.

Details: http://trustarts.com

It’s a record

The Government Center, a new record store in the North Side neighborhood of Deutschtown celebrates its grand opening Saturday.

The event, co-hosted by independent, Pittsburgh-based record labels Misra Records and Crafted Sounds, will begin at noon starting with live music. At 8:30 p.m., PGHRecordNight will host guests who can bring their music or spin some from the store and be a disc jockey in a 30-minute time slot.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/thegovtcenter/


The NCAA Division I wrestling tournament is being held at PPG Paints Arena, Uptown through Saturday. This is the event’s first time here since 1957 when it was at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House. Wrestling is popular in the Commonwealth, with Penn State having won seven of the past eight NCAA titles. More than 50 NCAA qualifiers are from Pennsylvania, the largest representation of any state.

Details: http://ppgpaintsarena.com

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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