5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: April 8-10 -

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: April 8-10

It’s the weekend. Here are some ways to spend it.

Spring carnival

Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Spring Carnival is back after being held virtually the past two years because of the pandemic.

The event on the Oakland campus continues Friday through Sunday. A committee of students coordinates with other groups in the university to bring back the mobile robot competitions and the well-known Sweepstakes Races, also known as the buggy races. Ten teams will be competing in the buggy races, which started in 1920.

The theme is “Ad Astra” – Latin for “to the stars.” More than 4,000 students, alumni, faculty and staff are registered.

There will be live music by MAX and Noah Kahan and food. Janelle James from ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” will attend.

There will be class reunions.

Details: cmu.edu

Steel City Con

Steel City Con, a pop culture event at the Monroeville Convention Center, is from 10 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

Chevy Chase, an Emmy Award winner and former “Saturday Night Live” star is scheduled to be in attendance Saturday and Sunday. Model and actress Christie Brinkley joins Chase, her fellow “National Lampoon’s Vacation” star.

Horror legend Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” will be there, as will Christina Ricci from the Netflix comedy horror “Wednesday.”

About 600 vendors are expected to participate. Tickets start at $ 30. Autographs are an additional charge.

Details: steelcitycon.com

Out of Hand gala

Contemporary Craft’s annual Out of Hand gala is from 7 pm to 10:30 pm on Saturday at its new home at 5645 Butler St. in Lawrenceville. It will feature hands-on making activities, live art demonstrations, music and food and beverages.

The event will feature a new collaboration with Pittsburgh artist Nisha Blackwell of Knotzland, a line of limited-edition bow ties and lavallieres.

Tickets are $ 200.

Details: contemporarycraft.org

‘People We Love’

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership unveiled an international art installation “People We Love” at One Oxford Center. It encompasses 125 artists from Pittsburgh. It was created by United Kingdom artist Kit Monkman. The project features portraits of individuals looking at images of people they love. The gallery features seven screens showing video portraits of people reacting while reflecting on a photo of a person they love. A new face appears on the screen approximately every three minutes.

It is free and will be on display starting at 7 pm Friday and noon to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Details: DowntownPittsburgh.com

Easter eggs

St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie is hosting the 54th annual Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanky) Sale from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday. More than 1,200 eggs and 300 specialty eggs such as goose and ostrich will be available for purchase.

There will also be arts and crafts.

Details: orthodoxcarnegie.org

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, jharrop@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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