It’s the first full week of 2019, so there’s no better time to get out of your comfort zone.
Try something new this week with: A song circle, a drag cabaret, a sound bath, or a debate about time itself. Or for something more mainstream: Learn about the real history of “Hamilton,” shop Penn Avenue, or tour Carnegie Library.
Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.
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Events you’ll love
Monday, Jan. 7
⌛️ 7 p.m. Monday (North Shore): Just in time for the new year, it’s time for a heady discussion about … time. Hear about the debate over time and the time symmetry of modern quantum mechanics at Carnegie Science Center’s Cafe Scientifique.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Wednesday, Jan. 9
🥁 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Highland Park): Join in on a “Song Circle for the People,” where you’ll learn chants then mix them with beats to create spoken word.
Thursday, Jan. 10
📜 7 p.m. Thursday (Strip District): Learn about the differences between “Hamilton” and history at the History Center’s Hamilton Remix: History Meets Show Biz. And by the way: Pittsburghers of 1794 hated Alexander Hamilton — here’s the history on that drama.
Friday, Jan. 11
🎉 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Celebrate Friday with Schwa de Vivre’s “dragalicious improv comedy concert cabaret” titled “AFTER WERK! Happy New Queer.” Expect live vocals, stand-up comedy, games, and glitter.
Saturday, Jan. 12
🍹 10 a.m. Saturday (Strip District): Get a crash course in kombucha with staff from Pittsburgh Juice Company at Heirloom Superfood Market.
🌿 10 a.m. Saturday (Collier Township): Practice yoga among the plants at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s indoor winter yoga series.
🍊 11 a.m. Saturday (East Liberty): Eat muffins. Drink mimosas. Shop Penn Avenue.
✨ 5 p.m. Saturday (South Side): Take a “sound bath” at BYS Yoga Collective. Also referred to as a “horizontal concert,” expect to lie on a yoga mat and enjoy the music while receiving vibrational healing.
💃 10 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Have fun at Spirit’s recurring Make Sure You Have Fun dance party.
Sunday, Jan. 13
🏛 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Sunday (Oakland): Take a tour of Carnegie Library‘s main branch and learn about the building’s art, architecture, and history.
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