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Nov
20
Mon
Friendsgiving Week @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friendsgiving Week @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Thanksgiving is a good time of year to reflect on what makes your life wonderful and this year, inspired by our upcoming exhibit The Pigeon Comes to Pittsburgh! A Mo Willems Exhibit, we will be focusing on the brilliant gift of friendship by celebrating Friendsgiving. Join us for a week chockfull of activities honoring the special and everlasting bond of friendship.

Happenings throughout the museum:

  • Make your way to the Big Red Room Café for a Friendsgiving Feast.  Take time to reflect and appreciate your friends while sharing a variety of seasonal treats together. Sponsored in part by Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, November 21, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Join us in the Big Red Room Café to braid, weave and tie your own friendship bracelets using colorful embroidery thread and ribbon.  Learn and practice different techniques and styles to create your own one of kind mementos to give to your friends as a token of appreciation for all they do. This event is supported by UPMC MyHealth Communityan initiative ofUPMC Health Plan. November 22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Stop by the Friendship Trading Post located in the Big Red Room Café and exchange a pledge to do a good deed for a friend in need for a warm cup of apple cider. November 24, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Be inspired by what makes your relationship special and collaborate to create a Friendship Treasure in the MAKESHOP! What can we design and make together? November 26, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Grab a friend and strike a pose! Join us in the Studio as we explore portraiture with friends. Using props, pencils, and paper, how will you make a portrait of a friend? How will you show that they are happy? What about sad? Come one down to the Studio and explore with us! Daily, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Nov
21
Tue
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 21 all-day
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us in the Theater for a reading of one of Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books and the chance to meet two very special guests. Don’t forget your camera!

Story times are:

  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM

This month’s Elephant & Piggie Story Time and Meet Up dates are Tuesday, November 21; Friday, November 24; Saturday, November 25; and Sunday, November 26.

Nov
24
Fri
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 24 all-day
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us in the Theater for a reading of one of Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books and the chance to meet two very special guests. Don’t forget your camera!

Story times are:

  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM

This month’s Elephant & Piggie Story Time and Meet Up dates are Tuesday, November 21; Friday, November 24; Saturday, November 25; and Sunday, November 26.

Nov
25
Sat
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 25 all-day
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us in the Theater for a reading of one of Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books and the chance to meet two very special guests. Don’t forget your camera!

Story times are:

  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM

This month’s Elephant & Piggie Story Time and Meet Up dates are Tuesday, November 21; Friday, November 24; Saturday, November 25; and Sunday, November 26.

Nov
26
Sun
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 26 all-day
Elephant & Piggie STORY TIME and Meet Up @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us in the Theater for a reading of one of Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books and the chance to meet two very special guests. Don’t forget your camera!

Story times are:

  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM

This month’s Elephant & Piggie Story Time and Meet Up dates are Tuesday, November 21; Friday, November 24; Saturday, November 25; and Sunday, November 26.

Dec
1
Fri
LET THE MEN COOK! DURING SEWICKLEY’S LIGHT UP NIGHT @ Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LET THE MEN COOK! DURING SEWICKLEY’S LIGHT UP NIGHT @ Sweetwater Center for the Arts | Sewickley | Pennsylvania | United States

Sewickley Light Up Night is a longstanding holiday tradition! Bring the whole family to Sweetwater on December 1 for our Let the Men Cook Fundraiser! Enjoy holiday music, Holiday mART shopping, and a gourmet meal provided by our all male volunteer-chef team! The evening menu includes many original family recipes that won’t disappoint! All ages welcome!

*Shopping extended until 10:00pm.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY. $15/adult, $5/children 12 & under

Holiday mART is a fundraiser. As a nonprofit organization, Holiday mART proceeds support Sweetwater’s numerous art programs and scholarships for children and adults held throughout the year in addition to providing support to participating artists.

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. Unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no recited campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don’t even realize it until they die…the performers, that is! Our Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone and find clues as more people die. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime.

Dec
5
Tue
Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Krampus in Pittsburgh invites all to celebrate this ancient European holiday! Enjoy the restaurants, performers, and holiday shops with the whole family on this night of old world festivities and magical surprises.

KRAMPUS WILL ARRIVE AT 7:00PM – DON’T MISS HIM!
Be at the main stage at 7:00 sharp to see Krampus. Get your picture taken on his lap.

Live music – Krampus band “Sleigher” at 7:30

Krampus Krawl bar crawl sponsored by Straub Beer after Sleigher

What is Krampusnacht?

The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December.On the preceding evening of December 5, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, the Krampus appears on the streets. Sometimes accompanying St. Nicholas and sometimes on his own, Krampus visits homes and businesses.The Saint usually appears in the Eastern Rite vestments of a bishop, and he carries a golden ceremonial staff. Unlike North American versions of Santa Claus, in these celebrations Saint Nicholas concerns himself only with the good children, while Krampus is responsible for the bad. Nicholas dispenses gifts, while Krampus supplies coal and the ruten bundles.
In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.

Dec
9
Sat
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. Unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no recited campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don’t even realize it until they die…the performers, that is! Our Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone and find clues as more people die. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime.

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
12
Fri
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Jan 12 all-day
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

One magical night of play to benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.

The Gym at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh transforms for one night only into a winter playground for gown ups. Carnival games galore, special appearances, winter spectacles, and whimsical performances are just the beginning. Warm your bellies playful takes on winter treats and carnival fare from the Whitfield and hot spiked cocktails.

Our medical professionals and EMT workers help each and every one of us year round. Kick off 2018 by supporting these innovative and courageous men and women in Emergency Medicine at the PEMF Winter Carnivale.

*Dress for the ski lodge with a twist. Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots and hats, or cocktail attire paired with your best ski goggles. Anything goes at the Winter Carnivale.

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
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.