Celebrate patio season in our neighborhood! Grab a cocktail outside, go on a bike ride through Butler Street, peruse our infamous 22 hour arts festival, or if you’re not quite ready to get back outside, catch a movie or visit an art gallery. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we have something to offer. Check out the best of Lawrenceville this April.
Get Back Outside
Steel City Roll – Lawrenceville– Steel City Roll is a monthly bicycle ride that meets the first Monday of the month. Meet in Market Square and bike anywhere from 9-15 miles. Leave your ride at one of our newly installed bike corrals at 4059 Penn (in front of Constellation Coffee) or 43rd Street and grab a beer at Hambones or brillobox. April 3. 7-10 p.m. Free.
How to Buy A Bike Workshop – Want to get into bicycling but have no idea where to start? Get all your beginner questions answered by the experts at BikePGH. The workshop is part of Move, Yinz! a series of fitness classes that support Planned Parenthood. April 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m. brillobox. 4101 Penn Avenue. $5-10 sliding donation.
Franktuary is excited to announce brunch all weekend PLUS new Sunday hours! Look for their garage doors to open the second it gets warm, and watch a Penguins or Pirates game on their big screen. 3810 Butler Street.
B52 Vegan Cafe and Bakery is now open on Mondays! Make the beginning of the work week a little better with a falafel salad or seitan shwarma. Open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm. Brunch is served on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Allegheny Arsenal Celebration. Did you know that fire cannons were tested in L-ville? On April 9, 1814, the Allegheny Arsenal was established, storing large artillery pieces created by the Fort Pitt Foundry! Come learn about the history of our neighborhood and have a glass of cider. 10% of your bill goes to the Lawrenceville Historical Society. April 9. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 300 39th Street.
Upgrade Your Spring Wardrobe
PGH Vintage Mixer is a one-of-a-kind genuine vintage vendor fair that melds community, creative inspiration and nostalgia. This spring event will include local DJs spinning vintage-inspired sets throughout the day, local food trucks, and beverages from Espresso a Mano and Allegheny Wine Mixer. Visit the Facebook event page here. April 8. 9-5 p.m. Teamsters Local Union. 4701 Butler Street. Free and open to the public.
Vestis is hosting a spring lookbook release party. Beer will be provided from Roundabout Brewery, food from local vendors, wine, and a signature cocktail. Visit the event page here. April 15. 5-9 p.m. 5124 Butler Street. Free and open to the public.
Dance Away Your Winter Funk
Pandemic is a monthly installment of dancehall beats featuring Pandemic Pete. April 7 $10. 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. brillobox. 4101 Penn Avenue.
Art All Night Pay what you can for a night with the band Senior Moment. BYO for food and drink, but all money donated goes to the programming for the nonstop 48 hour art festival held in Lawrenceville each year. April 7. 7-11 p.m. 3832 Mintwood Street.
In Bed By Ten Dance Party is back at Spirit for the April Fulltimepgh edition of In Bed by Ten. This time the party is raising money for Pittsburgh’s Center for Victims, which serves the individuals, families, and communities of Allegheny County by providing victim support services and education that meet the diverse needs of all people. April 22. 6-9 p.m. Spirit | 242 51st Street. Suggested $5 donation.
Art For Everyone
Bohemia Exhibit at Ravenwood. An exhibit featuring eclectic and fantasy inspired work from local tattoo artists and other fine artists. April 1. 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 4519 Butler Street.
Asian Influences Annual Spring Sale | The sale continues from March 23 until April 29. Visit the galleries from Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3513 Butler 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! Carnegie Library of Lawrenceville | 279 Fisk Street.
Art All Night The 20th year of Art All Night is here! The grassroots and entirely volunteer run 22 hour art festival is open to the public and also free for artists to submit! Get updates about programming and submissions here. April 29 4:00 p.m. – April 30 at 2 p.m. 85 36th Street. Free and open to the public.
Catch a Movie
House + Ramen. Head to Row House Cinema for a unique movie going experience. Part of The Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival, House is a 1977 psychedelic classic that has been described as a stream-of-consciousness bedtime story, an episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava, and a hallucinatory head trip. Grab some ramen before the show from Blue Sparrow food truck. Buy tickets here. $9 for film, $15 for film and ramen. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 4115 Butler Street.
Row House Cinema presents the second annual Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival. The festival showcases seven of Japan’s more recent or historically best films, each in a different genre, reflecting the richness and diversity of Japanese cinema. Join us for a week of special performances, presentations, Japanese treats and beers, and local guest vendors! April 7-13. Ticket prices vary. 4115 Butler Street.