Get Out: Cabaret, Sweet Jazz or Brave American 5K

Patch takes a look ahead at local events this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. No worries. Check out our 10 ideas for the weekend and let us know about your plans.


When/Where: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at .

Why Go: Here's your last chance this month to enjoy sweet jazz in an intimate setting featuring Kenia. The internationally known, Pittsburgh-based Brazilian vocalist combines jazz, samba and bossa nova.

Admission: $10 advance/$12 day of event for members and $15 advance/$18 day of for nonmembers. 


When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium at , Leetsdale.

Why Go: Join the cast of the high school musical for a family-friendly evening of entertainment showcasing individual talents at the annual fundraiser.

Admission: $5. Walk-ins welcome.


When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the auditorium, , 8353 University Blvd.

Why Go: Local Moon high bands, teachers' bands, and likely a guest appearance from members of The Clarks of local fame will perform. There also will be a Chinese auction. All proceeds from the student project go to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Admission: $3 at the door.


When/Where: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at . 

Why Go: Throughout February, the historical church in the heart of Sewickley is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast.  Come eat and enjoy the fellowship.

Admission: Free.


When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday at War Memorial Park, Sewickley.

Why Go: Proceeds raised from the student project support troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan at the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors in Bluemont, VA.

Admission: $25 for the 5k run and $15 for the 1-mile walk. Visit register.runhigh.com to register.


When/Where: 11 a.m. Saturday at .

Why Go: Create art with a regal spin, including attire for kings and queens, a castle fit for any prince or princess, and maybe a dragon puppet or two in this family program.

Admission: Free. Click here to register.


When/Where: 2 p.m. Saturday in Gregg Theater, .  

Why Go: Catch a free movie and learn something in the process. They Chose China is a documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Shuibo Wang, who presents the story of 21 American soldiers who opted to stay in China after the Korean War ended in 1954. The film will be followed by a moderated discussion.

Admission: Free. The film includes some graphic war images. Parental discretion is advised.


Beer Tasting School

When/Where: 6 p.m. Saturday at Giant Eagle Market District, Robinson Township.

Why Go: Escape to cooking school and join Chef Luke Cypher, a culinary and beer consultant, to taste some winter beers, including limited-time winter brews. Chef will share his favorites from the store's 700-plus beer selection. Food pairings are included. Must be 21 with photo ID.

Admission: $15, which includes five 4-ounce pours of beer. Register here.


When/Where: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ferris Ballroom at the , 8256 University Blvd., Moon. 

Why Go:  Just in time for spring, the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport brings its annual Bridal Show, with photographers, tuxedo shops, travel agents, ice creations and limousine companies all in one locale.  

Admission: Free.


Wheels Exhibit

When/Where: Runs daily through May 13. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Why Go: Maneuver a variety of vehicles around a test track. Try a chariot, swing car or rickshaw. A variety of wheels, wheel-building and wheeled vehicles are introduced to visitors throughout this family-friendly exhibit. 

Admission: $12 adult/ $11 seniors and children 2-18. Children 2 and under free.


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