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Events Calendar

Check here regularly for constantly-updated events all around Pittsburgh

Dec
7
Thu
Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building  | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The lecture will focus on the theme of children’s voices and creativity during the Holocaust as a form of resistance. The program is in partnership with the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dwork is the Professor of Holocaust History at Clark University, currently serving as Scholar-in-Residence at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

Tickets are also available to attend a private reception with Dr. Dwork at 6 p.m., also in the Frick Fine Arts Building. Tickets for the reception and lecture are $36; General Admission Tickets for the lecture only are $18, and free for students (with valid student ID) and Holocaust survivors.  Tickets can be purchased online at: https://jfedpgh.org/dwork-reception.

Dec
8
Fri
Polar Express Sleepover @ Carnegie Science Center
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

Families can enjoy a special evening of festive fun and the modern holiday classic The Polar Express in 3D in the brand-new Rangos Giant Cinema! The sleepover includes a late-night snack, themed activities, the opportunity to attend a planetarium or laser show, and a live theater show. Check-in for the sleepover begins at 6 pm and after spending the night in one of the museum’s exhibit spaces, guests will enjoy a continental breakfast the following morning. The cost for the sleepover is $39 per person and includes admission to the museum the following day. To register, call 412.237.1637.

All Science Center sleepovers include:

A Movie in the NEW Rangos Giant Cinema
Themed activities
Planetarium or laser show
Live theater show
Sleeping among our exciting exhibits
Official Science Center patch
Late-night snack
Continental breakfast
Free admission for the day following the sleepover, including Highmark SportsWorks® and USS Requin
Fees
Groups need to provide one adult chaperone for every eight children. Families or those not part of a group must also have a parent or guardian present.

Schedule
Check-in begins at 6 pm the evening of your sleepover, where you will receive a detailed schedule of the night’s happenings. The overnight experience will begin with a brief orientation, after which participants will enjoy a night of themed activities. Lights-out is at midnight. All sleepover gear must be removed from the building by 9:30 am, but you are welcome to stay the day after and explore even more with your general admission, included in your sleepover cost!

T-shirts
A Sleepover T-shirt is the best souvenir to remember your special night at the Science Center. They will be on sale in the XPLOR Store the morning after your overnight experience.

Dec
9
Sat
14th Annual Cookie Walk @ St. Peter & St. Paul's Ukranian Church Carnegie
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The St. Matrona Sisterhood announces its 14th Annual Cookie Walk to be held Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Homemade cookies and specialty pastries will fill the church hall located on Mansfield Blvd in Carnegie (just off the 79 exit). Some of our featured cookies will include nut crescents, fruit filled kolache, Ukrainian truffles, Italian rum balls, almond cookies, Hamentaschen and Russian tea cakes along with hundreds of beautifully decorated holiday favorites. Nut rolls, lady locks, biscotti, pizzelles and gluten free cookies will also be available.

The assortment will amaze you!! Cookies will be sold by the pound. Proceeds from the “Cookie Walk” enable the Sisterhood to continue its maintenance and beautification projects of the church, a Pittsburgh National Landmark Building, as well as support our many community outreach programs.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9th and join hte hundreds of Pittsburghers who have already made this event a holiday family tradition!

Kids Create: Gingerbread Houses @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - South Side
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our annual Gingerbread House day is back again! Children will have the opportunity to decorate a graham cracker “gingerbread” house while enjoying a holiday movie and munching on holiday treats. All materials are supplied. Please RSVP by phone or in person. Small children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Story Hike: Winter Trees @ Frick Environmental Center
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy naturalist educator for a story and hike through the woods to explore trees in the winter. This month’s story is Winter Trees by Carole Gerber!

 

This is an all-ages event. Registration is required.

Animal Friends presents Pet Tales @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hazelwood
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop at the library and spend time with our four-legged friends! Children and their caregivers will have an opportunity to read with a licensed therapy animal. This program is made possible by Animal Friends and their volunteers. Shelters are always in need of supplies. Consider donating canned dog and cat food at this event.

Happy Holidays In Pittsburgh @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown & Business
Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This documentary observes the holiday season as it is celebrated in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Highlights include the miniature railroad at the Carnegie Science Center, the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt, the old homes in Allegheny West, the light display at Hartwood Acres, and ice skating at PPG Place. Presented by PBS.

STEM All Hands on Tech: Coding for Kids @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Are you curious about how games or programs are developed? Do you want to learn how to code or program basic functions of a game? This program will teach some programming concepts with hands-on activities. There will be three sessions so you should be able to attend all three sessions. Recommended for students in grades 2-5.

Dec
10
Sun
Breakfast in Bed: Naughty or Nice at the Mattress Factory @ Mattress Factory
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast in Bed: Naughty or Nice at the Mattress Factory @ Mattress Factory | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Mattress Factory’s unique brunch series continues this December with “Breakfast in Bed: Naughty or Nice.”

Featuring an aphrodisiac bar and entertainers from the North “Pole,” this isn’t your grandmother’s Sunday brunch. [Or maybe it is!]

Tickets include breakfast bites + 2 drinks and access to the museum’s galleries. MF Members can email members@mattress.org for $10 off. Ho, ho, ho!

Food by Black Radish Kitchen

Drinks by Salúd Juicery + Penn Brewery

Entertainment by Steel City Kitty Burlesque and Variety Show

Parking is available at 1300 Brighton Road or on the streets surrounding the museum. Handicap accessible parking is available at 505 Jacksonia Street.

Keyla Cooks: Brazilian Pop-Up Series @ Plate & Bowl
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Keyla Cooks: Brazilian Pop-Up Series @ Plate & Bowl | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Keyla Cooks Brazilian Pop-Up Series at Plate & Bowl is coming to an end with “Beleza” Brunch on December 10.

This series mingles together a diverse menu full of Brazilian flavors from traditional to home cooking styles of dishes—bringing Pittsburgh a true representation of Keyla’s work through her Brazilian cuisine.

“Beleza” Brunch brings to Plate & Bowl Brazilian food by Keyla Cooks and music by Beleza Party/ DJ SMI.

Beleza Brunch

December 10

Time: 11am-12:30pm or 12:30-2pm

Brunch Menu: Buffet Style brunch composed by Keyla Cooks with some traditional Brazilian flavors such pão de queijo (cheesebread) waffles, bolinho de chuva (rain cakes), pinto bean soup, fruits among others.

Non-alcoholic beverages included on your ticket

Mimosas available upon donation

Brazilian Music by DJ SMI

Tickets

Brunch will be divided in 2 sets: 11-12:30pm and 12:30-2pm (Food is the same for both times). When purchasing your ticket, choose the time you would like to attend.

Should I buy a ticket or pay at the door?

Buying your ticket in advance will guarantee that you can join if we are close to capacity. If you arrive and there aren’t any tables available, you might need to wait to enter the brunch area.

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $14

Children (5-12 years old): $7

Children (0-5 years old): Free

Attending as a large group and would like to seat together? Purchase your tickets in advance and send me an email with the number of people in your group along with their names.

Questions? Send me an email!

I hope to see you there!

Keyla

Walk the Block @ The Block Northway
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walk the Block @ The Block Northway | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Come out to The Block Northway on Sunday, December 10th from 12-5pm for our first-ever holiday Walk the Block event and enjoy strolling Victorian carolers, amazing food, the I Made It Market, and more! Everyone 18 and older will have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at The Block!

Starting at 11:00 am, I Made It! Market​ is setting up shop with two entire floors of hand-made wares from over 60 local crafters and makers.

At noon, head over to the north corridor (between Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th) to grab your Walk the Block stamp card and get your name in for the $500 shopping spreed!

Afternoon High Tea @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm
Afternoon High Tea @ Hilton Garden Inn | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Are you a fan of Downton Abby? Have you ever wanted to experience a tradional tea service? Then join us for our Afternoon High Tea! Experience dining like royalty with our special menu, exceptional service, and excellent teas.

The menu will feature traditional finger foods such as Petite Chicken Salad Croissants and Dill and Cucumber Sandwiches, as well as delectable desserts like Maple-Honey Cream Tartlets!

RSVPs are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Plan an afternoon with your friends for a truly unique treat this holiday season!

Call Hope Dobies for reservations 412-688-1996 or email hope.dobies@hilton.com!

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Sing @ St. Brendan’s Church
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Sing @ St. Brendan’s Church | Sewickley | Pennsylvania | United States

A much-loved Christmas tradition offered by Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and St. Brendan’s Church, Franklin Park. We invite all those in the Greater Pittsburgh area who love to sing, or to listen, to come with family and friends to recreate selections from Handel’s sacred masterpiece. With 14-piece orchestra and soloists, Under the baton of PCC Music Director, Dr. Susan Medley. This event features the audience performing choruses (and some solos), singing with great fervor and robust sound – without rehearsal!

Music scores will be loaned to those who do not have a copy. A cookie reception at intermission will provide a time to rest the voice and to mingle with the singers and instrumentalists.

No tickets, no admission fee, no reservations. (Baskets will be provided for a free will offering.) Come early and sit with your voice section or join others just to listen!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/146058142790589/

Jan
11
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

Jan
13
Sat
Black Bodies and the Justice of God-Community Conversation on Race and Faith @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Black Bodies and the Justice of God-Community Conversation on Race and Faith @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Hear the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, a scholar and social justice activist, as the 2018 Kelso Endowed Lecturer. Her lecture will be the centerpiece of a day-long event designed to equip and empower individuals to form on-going relationships that cross traditional boundaries to work for justice, especially racial justice. This event is free to participants and targeted toward students, community members, and members and leaders in faith-based organizations.

Jan
18
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

Jan
25
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

Feb
1
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

Feb
3
Sat
Holy Curiosity! Science, Wonder, and the Desire to Know @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holy Curiosity! Science, Wonder, and the Desire to Know @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Einstein once said, “Never lose a holy curiosity.” Join renowned scientists who are “passionately curious!” Learn about the origins of the science/faith schism. Explore the universe through the eye of the Hubble Space Telescope with Ted B. Davis, Professor, Messiah College and Jennifer Wiseman, Sr. Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Youth leaders are encouraged to bring groups.

Feb
8
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.