Holidays in the ‘Burgh

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2018

Don’t miss cookies, the Polar Express, and penguins.

Penguins on Parade at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

Penguins on Parade at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
Rossilynne Culgan

Somehow it’s already December this week, which means we’ve been doing 2018 for 11 months. How? That’s a mystery to me, too.

Anyway, savor this last month of the year by shopping for some holiday gifts, crafting some things, indulging in a few cookies, and nebbing into some beautifully decorated homes. Here’s what’s on tap.

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Incline event

🎉 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (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. 26

🎨 7 p.m. Monday (Strip District): Design a sign with Paint Nite Pittsburgh. You pick the design — suggestion “It’s frickin’ cold” — and stencil it onto a piece of wood.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

🌽 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Squirrel Hill): Explore what it would take to create “a holistic food ecosystem in Pittsburgh” with this panel of experts at Chatham University. Before you go, learn about the region’s food deserts.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

🗻 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Downtown)Hear the story of Hilaree Nelson, the first woman to summit Everest and its neighbor peak Lhotse in a single 24-hour period, in this event by National Geographic at the August Wilson Center.

Thursday, Nov. 29

🙏 7 p.m. Thursday (Oakland): Relax and rejuvenate with a yoga class at Carnegie Museum of Art.

Friday, Nov. 30

🍵 7 p.m. Friday (Garfield)Learn how to brew kombucha at this workshop with Red Star Kombucha.

Saturday, Dec. 1

❤️ All day Saturday (Squirrel Hill): Knitted and crocheted squares for the Tree of Life blanket donation are due today and can be mailed to Yarns by Design (622 Allegheny River Blvd.; Oakmont, PA 15139) or dropped off at the store.

🍪 10 a.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Eat cookies while shopping in Lawrenceville at the annual Joy of Cookies tour. Expect 47 cookie stops (!!!) and 14 take-a-breaks at this daylong event.

🚂 10 a.m. Saturday (North Shore): Get into the holiday spirit with Polar Express in 3D at Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema.

🐧 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Highland Park): Watch as adorable penguins waddle through the zoo at Penguins on Parade.

🍻 7 p.m. Saturday (Lawrencville): Wear your PJs, indulge in an all-you-can-eat breakfast-for-dinner feast, and drink some beer at Cinderlands Beer Co.’s first anniversary party.

Sunday, Dec. 2

🛍 10 a.m. Sunday (Homestead): Find gifts from more than 100 local artists at the I Made It! Market, Pittsburgh’s “nomadic indie craft marketplace.” Shop till you drop (or until the event ends at 5 p.m.).

🏡 Noon Sunday (Oakmont): See six houses on this second annual Oakmont Christmas Home Tour, including a new home in the Edgewater development and historic homes.

🍸 4 p.m. Dec. 2 (Downtown): Stop by Miracle on Liberty for a drink. All sales today, the first day of Hanukkah, will be donated to Tree of Life.

🥘 6 p.m. Sunday (Downtown): Dine for a good cause. More than 20 of the city’s top chefs are coming together for Chefs Stand Against Hate. All proceeds go to the synagogue and “those who need it most,” per the event listing.


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