APRIL

Wel­come, dear Read­ers, to the beau­ti­ful mon­th of April. It is the mon­th of flow­ers, of Trick­sters and of Grilled Cheese! This mon­th is absolute­ly packed with fun spring things! High­lights include:  Nation­al Peanut but­ter and Jel­ly Day (April 2), Tekko (April 7 — 10), Nation­al Library Week (April 10–16), Drop Every­thing and Read Day (April 12) and Talk Like Shake­speare Day (April 23)! There are PILES more hol­i­days and events, so keep on read­ing!

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April is the mon­th of many things! It’s Alco­hol Aware­ness Mon­th, Grilled Cheese Mon­th, Knuck­le Down Mon­th and STDs Mon­th! What an inter­est­ing com­bo! Basi­cal­ly, knuck­le down, and edu­cate your­self. Then cel­e­brate with Grilled Cheese! Sounds good to us!

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April starts off string with like 6 hol­i­days in the first TWO DAYS! On April 1st, you can choose to cel­e­brate April Fools Day or Nation­al Fun at Work Day! Or you can be everyone’s favorite trick­ster-cowork­er and cel­e­brate both! On April 2nd, it’s Inter­na­tion­al Children’s Book Day, Tweed Day, Nation­al Peanut­but­ter and Jel­ly Day, and Inter­na­tion­al Pil­low Fight Day! If you feel like trav­el­ing a wee bit, you can hit up the 39th Annu­al Maple Syrup Fes­ti­val in Mey­ers­dale, PA. It’s fab-tac­tic road trip weath­er, right?

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This week is Nation­al Robot­ics Week (April 2 — 10)! So grab your WD-20 and get chug­ging! Wait. What?
On April 6th, we’re pret­ty inter­est­ed in the Speak Freely with John Fet­ter­man event. World Health Day is on April 7th, the same day as the start of Tekko!! Cel­e­brate Nation­al Sib­lings Day (April 10th) hang­ing out with your favorite sib­ling! Make sure to Insta­gram all those pics you take so your oth­er sib­lings know what’s up!

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It’s Nation­al Library Week! It’s like the BEST WEEK OF THE WHOLE YEAR. This week is also jam-packed full of things: Bar­ber­shop Quar­tet Day (April 11), Drop Every­thing and Read Day (April 12), Scrab­ble Day (April 13), Nation­al That Sucks Day (April 15), Record Store Day and Nation­al Wear your Paja­mas to Work Day (both April 16).

There are a num­ber of fun things hap­pen­ing around the city, also! The Jun­gle Book (the new ver­sion) will be hit­ting the­aters April 15, the same night as Carnegie Sci­ence Center’s 21+ Night, themed SCI FI!  <3
The Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val of Col­ors is on the 16th. Or, if you’re look­ing for more Rough and Row­dy events, check out the Steel City Roller Der­by Game (also April 16)!

Shadyside peo­ple will be excit­ed to know that on Sat­ur­day, April 16th the 4th Annu­al Bark Shadyside Pup Walk, the 6th Annu­al Great Shadyside Yard Sale and the sec­ond Shadyside appear­ance of The Neigh­bor­hood Flea is hap­pen­ing from 9am — 2pm in the Lib­er­ty School Park­ing Lot (cor­ner of Ivy & Ellsworth)!!!!

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Start the week off on a high note: It’s 420 (April 20) and Nation­al HIGH Five Day (April 21)! Earth Day is April 22, but Pitts­burgh will be cel­e­brat­ing Earth Day from the 21st to the 24th. 
Talk Like Shake­speare Day is April 23. Passover starts on the 23rd as well, and goes on through the 30th.
Need your film fix? Hunts­man: Winter’s War opens April 22nd!

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It’s Admin­is­tra­tive Pro­fes­sion­al Day and Morse Code Day on April 27! Say a big old thanks to the peo­ple who keep the world run­ning smooth­ly with some beeps and bops and boops! Plant a tree on Arbor Day (April 29)! And then, the Nation­al Pie Cham­pi­onships hap­pen! And Inter­na­tion­al Jazz Day! Pies and Jazz! Both on April 30th! You can also get your spring-time Hal­loween fix and cel­e­brate Walpur­gis Night (also April 30).
We are ridicu­lous­ly excit­ed for one movie in par­tic­u­lar this week­end: Keanu hits the­aters April 29! It’s a fun­ny John Wick with a kit­ten. Seri­ous­ly. So. Excit­ed. Check out this trail­er.

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That’s it folks! Hap­py April!

So, what do you think?