*Indicates accessible restroom
4828 Penn Ave.
6:00 - 10:00pm
Jen Liu is an artist, educator, and researcher working at the intersections of art, design, technology and culture. Working across different fields such as traditional craft, digital media and interaction design, she is interested in exploring ways of using technology to examine relationships between the body and the environment. This May exhibit is titled 'Soft Power: Smart textiles, speculation and play'. Soft Power is a collection of work that examines the relationship between tangible craft and digital media through the use of speculation, humor and play. The work includes prototypes, artworks, and artifacts developed through research, along with "Pom Pom Point Cloud" a collaborative installation that invites the visitor to contribute and question the intersections between digital data and physical materials.
Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop
4901 Penn Ave.
4 - 11pm
In the spirit of GA/GI, we have put together some Love Thyself or Another kits that are available for purchase. As always, we have a ton of incense, sage, candles, oils, jewelry, soaps, and more in stock! www.facebook.com/artsncraftspgh instagram.com/artsncraftspgh
4901 Penn Ave.
6 - 11pm
Spring Cleaning Exhibit
Do you need art? There's no better time to get it! The artists featured in the Spring Cleaning Exhibition need to clean out their closets so they have room to make more amazing art! All pieces in this show are priced under $100. www.facebook.com/local412pgh instagram.com/local412pgh
Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Café*
4905 Penn Ave.
5 - 9pm
Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Café will be having a grand opening on May 5th from 5pm-9pm! Aurochs Brewing Company will be sampling locally made gluten-free beer and the bakery will be offering extra special vegan & gluten-free (sweet and savory) treats for sale.
The Mr. Roboto Project*
5106 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
An opening reception for the photographic work Anomaly by Emily Kovacic. The series of images focus on breaking the classic style of concert photography through the use of abstraction.
Creative Nonfiction Foundation*
5119 Coral St.
6 - 9pm
Magazine Launch Party // True Soiree (Spring Edition)
Mix and mingle with the editors and staff of Creative Nonfiction (CNF), a national magazine with Pittsburgh roots, publishing the best true stories. CNF is releasing its spring issue, #63: How We Teach and True Story issue #7 featuring "Take Your Son to Work Day" by Andrew Maynard. To celebrate we'll have sweet treats and cold drinks; art by Mary Dorfner Hay, the local artist featured on the cover of issue #63; special First Friday discounts; and more.
*CNF is located just off Penn Avenue, between S. Evaline and Winebiddle.
5122 Penn Ave.
7 - 11pm
Join workshop PGH for art and DIY activities every first Friday. For May we will host a plant theme with various DIY activities you can participate in for donation or at cost. Workshoppgh.com
5139 Penn Ave.
7 - 10pm
On May 5th, JENESIS Magazine will celebrate its 10th anniversary through exhibition. Over the past 5 years JENESIS has highlighted graphic designers, photographers, traditional artist under its column "Illustrative Excellence" and will feature works from Grant Tucker, Kara Young, Maggie Negrete, VRSX, Andre Jones, Tim Powell, Dewey Bryan Saunders, Julie Mallis and more. These artists have gone on to do professional works with artist and brands such as Anderson Paak, Alex Wiley, Nike, Bright Bright Great, as well as their own professionally gained accolades. Their works will be paired with past JENESIS photography from issues, articles, events, and more.
People's Indian Restaurant*
5147 Penn Ave.
5 - 9:00pm
All you can eat dinner buffet 5pm to 9:30pm $14.95
Garfield Night Market
113 N. Pacific Ave.
6 - 10pm
The Garfield Night Market returns for its 5th season! Featuring vendors selling food, art, jewelry, and other wares, the Night Market is a family-friendly event where you can find some great items and great people. Live music from Brooklyn-based band, Adios Ghost. Adiosghost.com
5335 Penn Ave.
5 - 8pm
New oil and mixed media paintings and sculptures by Susan Wagner. classic-sculpture.com
5430 Penn Ave.
5pm - 11pm
Join us for delicious cocktails and small plates!
Farm & Forest*
5437 Penn Ave.
6 - 10pm
Step inside our magical world of plants at Farm & Forest. We've got a nice selection of plants and gifts so show yourself or someone else some love with a wonderful living gift. We'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a succulent terrarium workshop that begins at 6pm. Register online at www.pghfarmandforest.com
Instagram and Facebook: @pghfarmandforest
Pittsburgh Glass Center*
5472 Penn Ave.
6 - 9pm
We're excited to partner with Phipps and welcome Seattle glass artist Jason Gamrath as our special guest for the May Hot Jam. He'll be blowing glass and demonstrating how he made his organic artwork that will be on display at Phipps. Also we are opening a new exhibition by Leana Quade that will give you a new way to experience glass its luscious light, erratic fluidity and its amazing resilience focusing on time, tension and transformation. www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
5504 Penn Ave.
Local art, Daily Bling, handbags, jewelry and more; Featured: Paul McMillian and many other wonderful local Pittsburgh artists.