Kick Off Summer in Lawrenceville
Start off June on Butler street and beyond. Check out the opening of the neighborhood farmers’ market, tour a garden, try a new restaurant…but more importantly, see how the neighborhood comes alive in the summertime!
June 8. 6-9 p.m. Roberto Clemente Museum. 3339 Penn Ave. Lawrenceville Corporation’s annual meeting is June 8! Come join your fellow businesses and neighbors for a celebration of all things Lawrenceville. This event is free for LC members, and will feature tastes from Lawrenceville’s Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants, Engine House 25 Wines and other neighborhood craft beer & spirits, and a silent auction featuring exclusive items from many of Lawrenceville’s women-owned businesses. RSVP here.
June 3. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Arsenal Park. The start of the Lawrenceville Farmers Market is here! Head to Arsenal Park from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of the best season. What can you expect to find at market on opening day? Great food (duh!), the brand new educational chef booth offering demos and free samples from 1:30-3:30pm, a scavenger hunt and yard games for kids of all ages, yoga in the park (more details coming soon), music, and more! View the Facebook event page here.
June 10 and 11. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Duncan, Carnegie, Holmes and 52nd Streets. Lawrenceville Sidewalk Sale. Come see and purchase art from local artists. All are encouraged to join in and participate, sellers encouraged to donate part of the proceeds to a worthy cause. Flyer here.
June 11. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4734 Butler Street. Lawrenceville Hospitality Association presents the annual Free Garden Tour. Eleven distinctly unique gardens, backyards and courtyards will be featured on this self-guided, walking tour. Some locations may offer light snacks to visitors along with tips from the resident gardeners on how they make their gardens grow or the unique features of their backyard spaces. Information on tour stops will only be available on June 11 at 11:00 am at the entrance to Allegheny Cemetery, 4734 Butler Street. Tour sponsors are Cavacini Landscaping and Garden Supply and Von Walter & Funk: Purveyors of Fine Goods. For more information visit lha15201.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5400 Butler Street. Have breakfast with Caffe De Amore and Relish! Come grab some doughnuts and freshly toasted bagels provided by Relish outside of your favorite Upper Lawrenceville coffee spot! We’ll be testing a couple new flavors, as usual, and supplying some of your current favorites! Come hungry! Caffè d’Amore will be open and slinging top-notch espresso beverages as well as house made chai, creamy matcha, and so many other delightful things to pair with your meal! Visit the event page here.
June 17. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 242 51st Street. Curious to try out some of the Vegan Friendly restaurants in Pittsburgh? Then come to Spirit on June 17 for “A Taste of Vegan Pittsburgh!” We want you to taste some of what our participating restaurants have to offer, so we’ll be fixing up Vegan Pittsburgh Sampler Plates: An all-vegan Sampler Plate can be yours for just $5 (while supplies last!) Still hungry? Spirit will be taking orders for their delicious vegan pizza, available by the slice or pie. View the event page here.
June 11. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 3810 Butler Street. Bring your dog to Franktuary every second Sunday of the month! Treats for humans and human’s best friend. Franktuary is now open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays, with brunch until 3:00 p.m. and the full menu all day!
Hang out with Dad
June 3. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 3609 Butler Street. Many don’t know this but our sustainable bow ties began their journey styling on the necks of young dappers!! Join us at Brambler Boutique, as we celebrate our roots by giving Dads a chance to match the coolest bow tie kids on earth this Father’s Day!! View the event page here. Shop Brambler: bramblerboutique.com & Shop Knotzland: knotzland.com
June 18. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 3473 Butler Street. Senti Restaurant and Wine Bar in Lower Lawrenceville will be offering a special a la carte menu this Father’s Day. Dads are welcome to try Chef Antonio’s rabbit ravioli or mussels in a light pepper broth for an appetizer. Featured entrees include a 22 oz grilled porterhouse steak served with spinach Florentine and thyme scented roasted potatoes or Senti’s own potato gnocchi served with mushrooms and sausage in a light tomato sauce. Homemade s’mores will be featured as Senti’s special dessert. Dads will have the option to try a suggested wine pairing with every course. Senti’s regular dinner menu will also be available.
Art & Crafts
Every Tuesday. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 279 Fisk Street. The Windmill @ CLP – Lville. Drop in any Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Carnegie Library to work, collaborate, share your knowledge and learn from others. Bring your tablet device (iPad, Surface, etc.) or a classic sketch pad and pencil to make something new or finish up a current project. Hang out, collaborate, create!
Songbird Artistry, 4316 Penn Avenue. Want to learn how to sew? Stitch? Decorate? Songbird Artistry hosts classes and activities for all ages. To register, contact email here or call 412.427.5500. Visit their website for a full schedule of events and classes and to see their collection of handmade treasures from many local vendors.
Hate the heat? Stay inside!
June 9-15. Showtimes vary. 4115 Butler Street. Check out Wes Fest at Row House Cinema. He has been coined the king of “literary geek chic” and his style is immediately recognizable. Wes Anderson, despite much debate on the topic itself, is textbook auteur. His films drip with color and meticulous attention to set design creating diorama-like worlds where quirky characters embark on great adventures. This week’s lineup features films spanning 18 years of Anderson’s career, “Bottle Rocket,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” and “The Grant Budapest Hotel.”
June 16. 7 p.m. 5400 Butler Street. Nine Stories is very excited to host a reading with Joe Aguilar and Rob Foreman at the shop. Readan excerpt of Joe’s Half Out Where here, check out some of Rob’s essays here, and pick up copies of both writers’ collections at the shop the night of the reading!
June 21. 9:00 p.m. 4016 Butler Street. The Terrible Twos are over! Row House + Bierport are turning 3 years-old to the very day on Wednesday, June 21st. Help us do it up right with a birthday dancey time bash at Belvedere’s Ultra Dive you’ll never forget! Because we couldn’t do what we do without you! Tickets and info here.
June 28. 7 p.m. 5400 Butler Street. Nine Stories’ monthly book club is still going strong and they love getting together with regular members and first-time participants! This month, the group is reading 2017 Nebula Winner All The Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders! They have plenty of copies in at the shop, but if you want to get a head start, check out the first few chapters here! This month’s meeting will be held on June 28th at 7pm!