What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Feb. 25-March 3, 2019

Drink bottomless mimosas, play board games, and learn to dance the samba.

City of Bridges.

City of Bridges.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Stretch your mind this week while learning about everything from JavaScript to women’s history to poetry to Italian. Or stretch your body while dancing at a Carnaval party and taking a long walk through Oakland.

Also this week: Join your friends at The Incline to celebrate Pittsburgh’s up-and-coming community leaders and activists. We’re hosting a happy hour in their honor.

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

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Incline events

🎉 6 p.m. Wednesday (East Liberty): Celebrate The Incline’s Who’s Next: Community Leaders & Activists class at a happy hour. Come to network and enjoy food and drinks.

🗣 10 a.m. Monday, March 11: Nominate advertising, PR and marketing pros for The Incline’s Who’s Next: Communicators class.


Events you’ll love

Monday, Feb. 25

📢 6:30 p.m. Monday (Oakland): Join poet-artists Saretta Morgan and Bekezela Mguni for a generative workshop in conversation with the exhibit “Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame” at the Hillman Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

🤖 6 p.m. Tuesday (Wilkinsburg): Brainstorm about education innovation with Pittsburgh AI, Remake Learning, and KnowledgeWorks. Discussions will be rooted in artificial intelligence, learning, ethics, and humanities.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

📽 8 p.m. Wednesday (Oakland): See the film “Archival Anomalies,” a performance/screening of industrial found footage, culture jams, and 3D images, presented by legendary underground filmmaker Craig Baldwin.

Thursday, Feb. 28

🎲 6 p.m. Thursday (Lawrenceville): Bring your A-game to Babes, Brews & Board Games, a grlpwrpgh event held at Eleventh Hour Brewing.

Friday, March 1

🖥 9 a.m. Friday (Allegheny Center): Learn some new skills at this Practicing JavaScript workshop for first-timers as well as longtime dabblers.

🖋 5 p.m. Friday (Downtown): See the cartoons the Post-Gazette refused to publish at a new exhibit titled “Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers.”

☁️ 7 p.m. Friday (Garfield): See the opening of Things As They Are, a solo exhibition by Bunker Projects’ artist-in-residence Morgan Rose Free, which flips and exaggerates perceptions of the ordinary.

✨ 8 p.m. Friday (North Side): As part of the Warhol’s Sound Series, experience Princess, a performance duo who use music to explore “issues of queerness and the concept of masculinity.” They’ll present the world premiere of their live narrative video album Out There.

Saturday, March 2

♀ 9 a.m. Saturday (Oakland): On Venture Outdoors’ Women of Pittsburgh Walk, learn about the history of Pittsburgh’s most influential women while getting in some steps.

🇮🇹 11 a.m. Saturday (Squirrel Hill): Parli Italiano? Want to learn? Try this beginners’ Italian class at Carnegie Library.

💃 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Highland Park): Celebrate Carnaval with a samba dance lesson from The Pittsburgh Samba Group followed by a buffet style dinner from Casa Brasil and music by Timbeleza.

🎉 All day Saturday (various locations on the North Side): Start your Mardi Gras celebrations early with the annual North Side Mardi Gras, a neighborhood-wide celebration featuring a variety of restaurants, pubs, and businesses offering live entertainment, plus themed food and drink specials.

🎟 Various times and dates, now to March 3 (Homewood, Allegheny West and Sewickley): See a performance of Quantum Theatre’s “The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?).” The play tells five stories about one-person’s experience with guns and invites the audience to share their stories, too.

Sunday, March 3

🥂 12 p.m. Sunday (Downtown): “Mamma Mia! Here were go again” … to Mamma Mosa!, a drag brunch hosted by Who’s Nexter Bambi, featuring bottomless mimosas and a breakfast buffet.


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