What to do that weekend, from a wildlife child bathe to Up to date Craft’s Golden Anniversary?

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Friday April 9th: Milton at the New Hazlett Theater
11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Next up for the Community Supported Art Performance Series is a biographical dance production based on the life of Milton Raiford, one of “the most controversial and confrontational lawyers in Pittsburgh.” The premiere was created by Kaylin Horgane and features original music by Treble NLS and Brittney Chantele. Buy tickets.

Friday, April 9th: In search of a home in contemporary handicrafts
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This solo exhibition shows the work of the Seattle-born, Pakistan-born artist Humaira Abid and offers an authentic look at the refugee crisis affecting women and girls around the world. Visitors experience life-size carvings of everyday objects, powerful personal narratives, interactive storytelling, research and interviews, and much more. Buy tickets.

Artwork by Adeel Ahmed. Photo courtesy Contemporary Craft.

Friday April 9th: Paired palates
Culture and cuisine are on the menu at this unique online event created by ZYNKA Gallery, Black Radish Kitchen and Allora Wine Group. The sensory experience includes a four-course meal put together by chef Kate Romane, wines selected by sommelier Michel Mincin, and a discussion inspired by the gallery’s new Viewer Discretion Is Advised exhibition. Buy tickets.

Friday April 9th: Virtual Music on the Bluff: Sonata for Viola and Piano
Different times
Fill your Friday with soothing classical music. The free concert series continues with a streaming performance of Brahms’ “Sonata for Viola and Piano” with violists Maryellen Gingras-Roy of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and David Allen Wehr, piano chair at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music.

Saturday April 10th: Wild Edibles Hike in South Side Park
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Join the fun for collectors! Melissa Sokulski from Food Under Foot will demonstrate how to identify, sustainably harvest and use wild edible plants in Pittsburgh’s parks – such as Japanese knotweed, garlic mustard, burdock and dandelion. Register for free.

Saturday April 10th: Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Baby Shower
11 am-2pm
Did you know that hundreds of baby wildlife, some of which are injured and abandoned, arrive at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center every spring? During this online event, you can experience wildlife encounters, take virtual tours, see baby animals being fed, and learn what to do when you find wildlife in your forest neck. T.There’s even a registration here: your donation will help all baby bunnies, owls, squirrels and much more.

Humane animal rescue

Photo courtesy Humane Animal Rescue.

Saturday April 10th: Staying at the Lebanon Public Library’s home and reading the gala
Different times
Make yourself comfortable with a good book – inside or outside – and support the mountain. Lebanon Public Library and National Library Week Celebration. Read alone or with your family – or even read to your dog or cat – and share books on Zoom. Don’t forget to make a donation and share a photo of yourself that you are reading!

Saturday, April 10th: A league of its own in Settlers Cabin Park
6 p.m.
Allegheny Countys Free Spring The Family Drive-In film franchise stars Penny Marshall’s beloved 1992 film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Order your movie license snacks in advance from Ekernally Yours Popcorn.

Saturday April 10th: Pickup N ‘Go Show with lots of fun at 1800 Preble Ave.
19 o’clock
Parking spaces aren’t just for hatchbacks. Enter the castle to start this new YaJagoff! Series of events animating the parking lot of Johnny Angels Ginchy Stuff & Bicycle Heaven. Outdoor action includes museum tours, a pop-up sale from North Country Brewing, and live music from Jack Hunt, Pete Hewlett, and Scott Anderson. Buy tickets.

Saturday April 10th: The Pittsburgh Irish Festival’s Spring Live Stream series
19 o’clock
Tap the catchy sounds of The Bow Tides during this free online concert. The spirited Irish violinists Katie Grennan, Jessie Burns and Ellery Klein will fill your weekend with their lush harmonies and rocking rhythms.

Saturday April 10th: Celebration of the 50th anniversary of contemporary crafts
7: 30-8: 30 a.m.
Help one of Pittsburgh’s cultural gems celebrate its golden anniversary during this online party. The one-year celebration begins tonight with a look back at the museum’s artistic accomplishments, an exclusive preview of its exciting plans, an auction of cool art from winners of the Raphael Founder’s Prize, and much more. Tracy Certo, founder of NEXTpittsburgh, is the host. Buy tickets.

Saturday April 10th: Miracles in Rwanda Online
8 p.m.
In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and the Prime Stage Theater are jointly presenting an online production and discussion based on the remarkable story of New York Times bestselling author Immaculée Ilibagiza. Written by Leslie Malaika Lewis and Edward Vilga, the play explores survival, self-empowerment, compassion, and more. Acclaimed Rwandan actor and activist Malaika Uwamahoro stars in Steven Wilson’s one-woman show. Buy tickets.


Photo courtesy of the YMCA.

Saturday April 11th: YMCA’s Family Scavenger Hunt Series
Different times
The weather is ideal for this new series of family scavenger hunts taking place in nearby parks. Get outdoors to find local attractions, complete scavenger hunt activities, answer questions, snap photos, and compete for prize packages. Register for free.

Sunday April 11th: Animal Sign Walk in McKinley Park
13 o’clock
From paw marks to screeching calls to pungent smells, animal signs can be seen everywhere. During this self-guided walking tour, families will use interactive materials to venture outside and look for signs of wildlife in the Pittsburgh area. Register for free.

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