What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 31, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019

See ya never, 2018.

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This week: Bid farewell to 2018 by partying, and welcome 2019 by making resolutions and/or making a mess.

Also this week: Dance to bhangra music, take an urban fitness hike, and build a puzzle.

Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.

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Monday, Dec. 31

🎊 6 p.m. Monday (Downtown): Send off 2018 at First Night, featuring a parade, ice sculptures, a magic show, fireworks (of course), and a dramatic ball raising (here’s why Pittsburgh’s New Year’s ball rises, not drops, btw).

Tuesday, Jan. 1

🎨 10 a.m. Tuesday (North Shore): Get messy at Carnegie Science Center’s Mess Fest, a New Year’s Day tradition of all things ooey, gooey, slimy, and yucky.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

📝 6 p.m. Wednesday (Lawrenceville): Put pen to paper to set your intentions for 2019 at this goal-setting party at Spirit.

Thursday, Jan. 3

👟 6 p.m. Thursday (Mount Washington): If you’ve got fitness goals on your list, join Venture Outdoors for an urban fitness hike, which will traverse steep hills and high stairways with incredible views of the city.

Friday, Jan. 4

💃 9 p.m. Friday (Bloomfield): Dance into the new year at Pandemic, a party at Brillobox featuring dancehall, reggaeton, and bhangra music.

Saturday, Jan. 5

💪 7 a.m. Saturday (North Shore): Thinking about running the Pittsburgh Marathon this year? Kick off your practice with this marathon training run.

🍵 10 a.m. Saturday (Millvale): Relax with a day of wellness and warmth at Tupelo Honey Tea’s Hygge New Year.

⚙️ Noon Saturday (North Oakland): If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a vinyl cutter, this workshop at Prototype is your chance. Create stickers, screen print, and make pressed T-shirt decals in this hands-on workshop.

🤓 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Practice your puzzling skills with Puzzle Day at Carnegie Library.

⚡️ 11 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Don your finest glam attire for the Bowie Ball at Blue Moon Bar, hosted by Who’s Nexter Bambi Deerest.

Sunday, Jan. 6

♀ 9 a.m. Sunday (Swissvale): At the “Shred Your Fears Skateboarding Retreat for Women,” practice skateboarding and yoga during a half-day retreat at Switch & Signal Skatepark. Here’s more about its quest to transform the skatepark stereotype.


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