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Pittsburgh Film Office virtual red carpet fundraiser

The show must go online! The Pittsburgh Film Office will roll out the virtual red carpet from 8 to 9 p.m. on April 24 for the 21st annual Lights! Glamour! Action! fundraiser. Online events include a photo booth, celebrity speakers, musical acts and a presentation of the movie lines video contest awards.

Drink a Gin Gimlet to support Night Life Line

Raise a beverage to help local hospitality and nightlife workers who have had their lives put on hold due to Covid. Creatives Drink, Shop412, Lawrenceville Distilling and Market Street Grocery have teamed up to create a 12-ounce Gin Gimlet to support Night Life Line. Cans are sold for $10 each at Market Street Grocery at 435 Market St., Downtown while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the crisis relief organization for people in Pittsburgh’s food, beverage and entertainment industries. Night Life Line is a collaboration between Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid and the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Independent Venue Association.

The Gobblerito. Photo courtesy of Mad Mex.

Give thanks for the Gobblerito

Mad Mex is bringing back its popular Thanksgiving-inspired burrito, the Gobblerito, for one day only on April 20. It will be available for dine-in service or takeout. Takeout orders must be picked up at 6 p.m. or earlier to guarantee availability.

Allegheny County hosts pop-up e-waste collections in May

Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is launching a recycling pilot program for the collection of electronics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in May at Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling locations at 408 Hoffman Road in Reserve, and at 901 Horning Road in Baldwin. At no cost, people can drop off mobile and home phones, computer towers, keyboards, laptops, video game consoles and DVD players. For a fee, televisions, computer monitors and printers will be accepted. Register in advance online or call 412-488-7490 x 3.

Pittsburgh to host 2023 National Senior Games

The 2023 National Senior Games will take place in Pittsburgh. Thousands of athletes over age 50 will participate in more than 20 sports over the course of two weeks. The biennial event, managed locally by SportsPITTSBURGH and P3R, is expected to draw nearly 30,000 visitors to the region, resulting in a $35 million economic impact. Pittsburgh previously hosted the event in 2005.

Take a survey on reopening public spaces

The Pittsburgh Creative Corps, a collaboration between Riverlife, the Office of Public Art and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, wants to engage local artists in projects that will support public health, community healing and economic recovery. To reach this goal, the organization released an online survey about reopening and returning to Pittsburgh public open spaces. It will be open through May 3.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.