What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Jan. 14-20, 2019

Pierogi-making, Punxsutawney Phil, and a pancake party.

See the completed Straw Forward sculpture this week.

See the completed Straw Forward sculpture this week.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Update, Jan. 15

Several important community conversations are planned for this week, from a talk with Trayvon Martin’s mom to a discussion about racial inequity in local schools to a meet-up about women in the workplace.

For something more light-hearted, there’s a pierogi-making class, lunch with Punxsutawney Phil, a pancake party, and the debut of a sculpture made of straws.

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

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Incline event

🏅 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 (Downtown): Join us for a happy hour to celebrate Who’s Next: Fitness & Health. Meet the honorees and enjoy food and drinks.

Events you’ll love

Monday, Jan. 14

🍴 All day Monday (Various locations): Kick off the week with a good meal at a good price with Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. If you can’t make it today, you’ve got all week.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

🐟 10 a.m. Tuesday (North Shore): See the debut of the Straw Forward sculpture at Carnegie Science Center. Here’s the backstory on the sculpture, which recycled 25,000 straws into public art.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

🔊 7 p.m. Wednesday (East Liberty)Hear from Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the late Trayvon Martin, in this conversation hosted by the Metro-Urban Institute and 1Hood Media.

Thursday, Jan. 17

♀ 6 p.m. Thursday (Brookline): Join in on grlpwrpgh’s “Women in the Workplace: Circle Discussion,” a conversation about workplace hurdles and how to overcome them.

Friday, Jan. 18

⚖️ 6:30 p.m. Friday (Homewood): Over dinner, talk about the past and present of racial inequity in local schools. Repair the World is hosting the event at The Shop.

Saturday, Jan. 19

⛪️ 9 a.m. Saturday (Downtown): On the Ride With the King: Black History Tour, explore Pittsburgh’s historic churches, and hear first-hand stories from the leaders of Pittsburgh’s African American church community.

🤤 11 a.m. Saturday (Robinson Township): Study the delicious art of pierogi making in this class at Giant Eagle Market District.

🎩 11 a.m. Saturday (Spring Garden): Meet Punxsutawney Phil and learn about the quirky history of the prognosticator at Threadbare Cider House.

🎨 6 p.m. Saturday (Wilkinsburg): Attend the opening night of Colorism: Thinking Outside the Brown Paper Bag, a solo exhibition featuring the art of Ashley A. Jones, curated by Tara Fay Coleman, at Phosphor Project Space. The exhibition “explores the complex experience African American women have with the standardized ideas of beauty.”

🥞 8 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Pancakes. Booze. Art. You. It’s all happening at this late-night breakfast party at Spirit.

Sunday, Jan. 20

📺 12 p.m. Sunday (Spring Hill): It’s a Twin Peaks party at Spring Hill Brewing, featuring a costume contest, themed decor, and new brews. As the event listing states, “I have no idea where this will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.”


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