Shop Vintage This Weekend at the Heinz History Center
Expand your collections of vinyl, jewelry and more this Saturday at the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer.
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RETRO-FIT YOUR HOME WITH HELP FROM VINTAGE PITTSBURGH
Sometimes, you just want the old stuff. Will a brand-new set of turntables with a state-of-the-art amp make my vinyl sound better? Sure. Would I rather have a 50-year-old hi-fi system the size of a hot tub in my living room? Oh yeah. So get yourself some long-enduring items at Vintage Pittsburgh, set for Saturday at the Sen. John Heinz History Center with help from Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer, where more than 40 vintage vendors will be on hand.
What are they offering? Clothes. Accessories. Housewares. Books, works of art, small furniture, miscellaneous whatnot and — yes — vinyl. They’ll be joined by live DJs spinning classic hits, a cocktail demonstration from Wigle Whiskey, hirsute haircuts and beard trimmings from Graham's Barbershop and more. Plus, a replica of the famous “Zippo Car” — the rolling lighter conceived in the 1940s by Bradford, Pa.’s Zippo Co. — will be out in front for your Instagram selfies (with a sepia filter, obviously).
(1212 Smallman St., Strip District; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; click here for info)
THE AFTER DARK HALL OF FAME INDUCTS ITS FIRST BAR
So far, the After Dark Hall of Fame selection committee has dodged an important decision: What bar should be the first inductee? We’ve inducted a restaurant chain, a street and an entire category of establishments — what single saloon can stand up to entries as vital as those? Well, we got to thinking. The first honoree would have to be a long-standing establishment in good health; we can’t risk selecting a place that’ll be closed later this year, and any newer bar runs that risk. It also should represent Pittsburgh at its core; this should be a pub for no city but ours. And it should have a singular, instantly identifiable signature item. Such as, say, a fish sandwich? Read about the latest inductee in this week’s edition of After Dark!
THE DOMINANT PITTSBURGH PASSION RETURNS TO THE SOUTH SIDE
Hey, everywhere else: Could we get some competition for the Pittsburgh Passion, please? The defending Independent Women's Football League champions didn’t let anybody come close during their 2014 campaign; in eight regular-season games, they outscored opponents 278-24. Now, the only team that even threatened the Passion — the New York Sharks, who fell to the Passion by a relatively close score of 26-12 in last year’s playoffs — come to George Cupples Stadium for a Saturday showdown. Both teams are undefeated this year. The team is offering discounted ($10) tickets to “Those Who Serve” — members of the military, police officers, firefighters and EMS workers — as well as all moms in honor of Mother’s Day. Can’t make it Saturday? The Passion will be home May 16, June 6 and June 13 as well.
(930 E. Carson St., South Side; 7 p.m.; click here for tickets)