Wigle Whiskey Opens Barrelhouse In Style
Tomorrow night, attend the local distillery’s bash, complete with cocktails and a barrel roll.
Photo by Heather Mull
PITTSBURGH’S WHISKEY MAVERICKS HEAD OUTSIDE
For too long, beer has held sway over, uh, outdoor drinking areas. Sure, beer gardens are great — and yes, it is true that you can technically drink whatever you want in most of them. But why not dedicate a relaxing outdoor area to a different kind of beverage? Why not a whiskey garden? Never fear: the innovators of the hard stuff in Pittsburgh, Wigle Whiskey, are here to make that change.
Tomorrow is the grand opening of Wigle’s Whiskey Garden and Barrelhouse, where you’ll be able to enjoy drinks with Wigle’s spirits al fresco. They’re kicking things off in style with an old-fashioned barrel roll from the Barrelhouse across the 16th Street Bridge; at the event proper, two signature cocktails will be offered alongside food from Wilson’s BBQ, music by the City Dwelling Nature Seekers and more.
(1055 Spring Garden Ave., East Allegheny; event 6 pm, barrel roll 5:30 pm; event $35, barrel roll $20; full info and tickets here)
PREPARE FOR OUR 2014 BEST RESTAURANTS PARTY WITH AFTER DARK
The annual Pittsburgh Magazine Best Restaurants Party is our biggest event of the year. More than a party, it’s a celebration of the ever-growing, diverse restaurant scene in town. It’s also a consumption challenge that tasks the most enduring stomachs with the Herculean labor of eating every delectable item up for grabs. Fortunately, we’ve been there before. In this week’s edition of After Dark, we offer the six simple rules that will help you get the most out of your Best Restaurants experience — and by the way, tickets are still available. Get ready to munch in this week’s edition of After Dark!
FIND OUT WHAT ANDY WAS HIDING
Most of us have untold boxes of correspondence, keepsakes and bric-a-brac laying around our basements and attics. For Andy Warhol, though, a habit of filling “time capsules” with daily ephemera became a lifelong pursuit — and one that, decades after the artist’s passing, is still being explored. Tomorrow night, the staff at the Andy Warhol Museum will open yet another of his mysterious boxes for the first time at OUT OF THE BOX: Time Capsule Opening. Previous boxes have revealed everything from unknown artworks and celebrity portraits to plain garbage — cheer for the former tomorrow night.
(117 Sandusky St., North Shore; 7 pm; $10; full info here)
IN THEATERS: Disney’s live-action look at the “Sleeping Beauty” villain, “Maleficent,” stars Angelina Jolie as the evil queen. It arrives in Pittsburgh cinemas this weekend, alongside “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane’s western parody, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” with Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson and Neil Patrick Harris. PM Film Editor Sean Collier will appear on the 102.5 WDVE Morning Show tomorrow at 7:15 a.m. to review “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” He promises not to simply tell you to watch “Blazing Saddles” instead. Tune in to 102.5-FM or DVE.com to hear Sean’s review!
Previews begin tonight for “Noises Off,” the enduring British farce by Michael Frayn. The classic will close Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Masterpiece Season; previews begin tonight, and tickets are available here.
British stand-up kingpin Eddie Izzard — once dubbed the “lost Python” by Monty Python member John Cleese — performs at the Byham Theater Saturday and Sunday. Tickets and info are here.