What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Nov. 12-18, 2018

Dance. Decorate. Donate.

Riverlife
Maranie Staab / Riverlife
MJ Slaby

Like it or not, cold weather and the holiday season are upon us.

This week is filled with ways to start your holiday gift and decoration preparation. Or if you just want to feel festive, there are events for that, too.

Also on the agenda: make global issues into local ones, dance the Lindy Hop, and help Tree of Life and the local Jewish community.

P.S. Sign up for our daily newsletter to have awesome events like these delivered straight to your inbox each morning.


Incline event

🗳 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 (Downtown): Celebrate 25 Pittsburghers making a difference in local politics at a happy hour for our third Who’s Next: Politics class.


Other events you’ll love

Monday, Nov. 12

 🎟 7 p.m. Monday (Downtown): See “The Children of Willesden Lane,” a free musical production, at the Byham Theater in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the anti-Jewish pogrom carried out by Nazis and collaborators. Reserve tickets in advance.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

🍔 5 p.m. Tuesday (Squirrel Hill): Enjoy food trucks with proceeds benefitting Tree of Life.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

🛍 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Point Breeze North): Go to the Ultimate Pop Up to sip and shop with local, women-run businesses. There will be special discounts and a photo booth, too.

Thursday, Nov. 15

🔮 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday (Allegheny Center): Make a magic wand, try bookbinding, and look into the future with a crystal ball at MAKEnight Magic at the Children’s Museum. This 21+ night also includes food and drink.

Friday, Nov. 16

👞 8 p.m. Friday (Oakland): Kickoff a weekend of dance at PittStop, where you can dance the Lindy Hop, a style of swing dance from the ’20s and ’30s. Friday bands are Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five and Miss Freddye’s Blues Band.

Saturday, Nov. 17

🦃 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (Whitehall): Get crafty and make a Thanksgiving book turkey for your holiday centerpiece.

🍺 4-8 p.m. Saturday (Valencia): Embrace the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed festival featuring breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Plus, Santa will be there.

🎮 4-8 p.m. Saturday (McKees Rocks): Shop nerdy at the Nerd and Hobby Flea Market, where you’ll find board games, graphic novels, trains and more.

😎 5-10 p.m. Saturday (Central North Side): Join the Pittsburgh Cool Club; enjoy food, drinks and music; and hang out with friends you didn’t know you had.

🌏 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Crawford-Roberts): Go to Hub + Spoke 2018 to learn about The Global Switchboard’s network, and watch videos that tell the stories of how global issues impact Pittsburghers daily. Plus, find out how to add your story and volunteer.

Sunday, Nov. 18

🔴 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (Squirrel Hill): Make an appointment for a blood drive at Shaare Torah Congregation on Murray Avenue.


“Other Events You’ll Love” are curated by The Incline’s editorial staff. To have your event considered, send an event link to tips@theincline.com — subject line: Event listing — at least two weeks in advance.

With “Partner Events” inquiries, contact sales@theincline.com.

We love you, Pittsburgh.

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the end of articles.

Because you love learning about Pittsburgh, you need our free morning newsletter, full of useful news, can’t-miss events, and everything else you need to know about our city.

It feels like we know each other.

It’s nice seeing you here, because we can’t do this without you.

Make our relevant, original, and actionable journalism possible by contributing now.

Let’s make it official.

Your support allows us to do great work like the article you just read, and we can’t do it without you.

Will you become a member today to help us for the long haul?

You’re the best.

Members often ask us how they can go the extra mile to help us. Your financial support makes this possible. Bringing your friends makes it fun.

Get your loved ones to sign up for our daily newsletter today.