Welcome to the new and improved Get Out Weekend Planner! We recently combined the Grab & Go Kids Planner with Get Out for a one-stop shop for fun weekend planning!
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Where/When: Mt. Lebanon Ice Center, Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m.
Why Go?: This is an on-ice group lesson for adults and children. There will be refreshments, music and cartoon videos. Any preschool or kindergarten age child must be accompanied by an adult on skates.
Pricing: $4.25 per person.
Where/When: Hollywood Theater, Dormont, Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m.
Why Go?: Meet 2009 CNN Hero Betty Makoni at a screening of the documentary, Tapestries of Hope. This award-winning film by Michealene Risley exposes the myth, widely held in Africa, that raping a virgin cures a man of HIV. In the voices of young girls and Makoni herself, it also details Makoni's struggles and triumphs in creating the Girl Child Network of shelters for abused girls. The celebration of hope begins with appetizers and music at 6 p.m. The film shows at 7 p.m. and there will be Q&A with Makoni afterward. All proceeds from this all-volunteer event go to the Girl Child Network. Most of the event organizers are from neighborhoods, businesses, and churches in the South Hills.
Pricing: Tickets are $20, click here to purchase tickets.
Where/When: , Thursday, 7 p.m.
Why Go?: This food preservation workshop will be held at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square. Participants will learn how to safely can tomatoes, salsa, pears in liquor and applesauce following the latest USDA guidelines with instruction provided by Penn State Certified Master Food Preservers. Call 412-473-2540 to register.
Where/When: South Park Theater, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.
Why Go?: Phase 3 presents a fresh, modern take on this beloved musical classic. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, the sparkling score boasts a string of well-loved songs. Godspell is a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
Pricing: $15, click here to purchase tickets.
Where/When: Allegheny County Courthouse, Friday, 11:30 a.m.
Why Go?: The Allegheny County Special Events Office will host International Food Fridays in the Courthouse Courtyard. International Food Fridays will feature lunch specials, desserts, drinks and music from Poland, Lebanon, Greece and Ethiopia. Local restaurants will provide and serve the lunches. This week’s restaurant is Rodos Greek Cafe!
Pricing: $5 to $7
Where/When: RMU Island Sports Center Golf Dome, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.
Why Go?: Families can earn and save money at the Back to School "Just Between Friends" event. Shoppers can typically save between 50 and 90 percent on everything they need to raise a family such as, clothes for infants, children, teens and more! Expectant mothers will find baby equipment, baby and kids’ furniture, DVDs, games, books, toys, boutique items and more.
Pricing: $3 on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon (under 18 is free). Admission is free other days.
Where/When: Trax Farms, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
Why Go?: The 42nd Annual Fall Festival is back at Trax Farms. There is plenty to do such as hayrides, rock wall, petting zoo and much more.
Pricing: Free admission, for full price details, click here.
Where/When: Pottery Barn at the Galleria, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Why Go?: The National Geographic Little Explorers Club is coming to Pottery Barn at the Galleria in Mount Lebanon. This week, the club will focus on all things tigers! Children, ages 3 and up, will learn all about these big cats through hands-on activities, songs and more! Children will receive a badge for each event they attend. Call 412-344-1615 to register.
Where/When: Lowes, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Why Go?: Children will build and decorate their own fire truck using this project kit. The truck is complete with stickers and working sirens.
Where/When: ,Saturday, 7 p.m.
Why Go?: Woodville Plantation presents a special 18th century music concert featuring George Balderose and Richard Hughes. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of authentic 18th century Scots-Irish music in the historic surroundings or the parlor at Woodville Plantation. George Balderose and Richard Hughes are nationally renowned musicians and experts in Scottish, Irish and Appalachian music. Both musicians are members of the group Road to the Isles. A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.
Pricing: $20 per person, call 412-257-3353 to order tickets.