Don't Miss Our Bakery's Best Party at Bakery Square
This Saturday, enjoy sweet treats from some of the region's best bakeries and a free brew, too.
Photo of Prantl's burnt almond torte by Laura Petrilla
PM'S BAKERY'S BEST PARTY
It's PMweekend's duty to bring you the best events to fill your days off, even if those events happen to be our own. And we've got a great one this Saturday. In celebration of our Top Bakeries issue, we’re throwing the first Bakery’s Best Party at — where else — Bakery Square. Enjoy an acoustic set from 'Burgh standouts Good Brother Earl, sample selections from some of the city’s top purveyors of sweet treats and find out who will be named Best Bakery! Plus, grab a free brew (if you’re of age, of course) and cast a vote for the People’s Choice award. All this and free parking! What’s not to like? Hope to see you Saturday!
DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION CENTER BECOMES A GEARHEAD HEAVEN
If you’re an automotive nut, chances are you’re already counting down to this weekend’s three-day Baierl Subaru World of Wheels convention. The annual fest is, after all, Valhalla for car fanatics. Exhibits! Demonstrations! Cars! Competitions! More cars! Sales! Seminars! Yet more cars! What’s not to love?
But the spectacle is worth a look even if you’re a casual fan of all things fast and chrome. In addition to the aforementioned vehicles and related events, there’s live music, BMX stunt shows, a pin-up contest, charity auctions, a pinball tournament and more. The point is that there's a lot packed into the Convention Center this weekend. Plus, who doesn't love bizarre celebrity appearances? If you need an autograph from the likes of “Jersey Shore” star Deena Nicole, former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio or A&E reality subject Billy the Exterminator, you’re in luck.
(1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. Fri., 3-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $15; kids 6-12, $5; kids 5 and under, free. Info, tickets: autorama.com/shows/attend/pittsburgh-2012)
"THE WEIRD" IN LAWRENCEVILLE
Brand-new company 12 Peers Theater has decided that things just aren't strange enough in Lawrenceville. For its debut performance, 12 Peers brought comic artist and playwright Roberto Agguirre-Sacasa's The Weird to the Grey Box Theatre. The anthology-style show is a spooky send-up of horror anthologies like “Tales from the Crypt,” presenting a series of short vignettes that feature Cajun zombies, blue collar vampires and everything in between. It’s a fun, unique night at the theater, one that's not to be missed. Get the full review in this week’s edition of After Dark!
In Theaters This Weekend: New movies coming to Pittsburgh this week include Liam Neeson fighting wolves in The Grey, Sam Worthington fighting gravity in Man on a Ledge, Katherine Heigl fighting fugitives in (the Pittsburgh-filmed!) One for the Money and Sigmund Freud fighting the mind in A Dangerous Method. PM Film Editor Sean Collier will be on the 102.5 WDVE Morning Show Friday at 7:15 a.m. to review Man on a Ledge and talk about this year’s Oscar nominees. Hopefully Man on a Ledge will be good enough to be mentioned alongside the year’s best. Tune in to 102.5 FM or DVE.com for Sean’s review!
Attention all art enthusiasts: If you're heading down to the Gallery Crawl tomorrow, you should stick around afterward for the ToonSeum's rockin' After-Crawl Party. READ MORE.
Love the outdoors? Have a camera? Then you'd love the Winter Walk, held in Cook Forest on Saturday at Gateway Lodge. READ MORE.