Updated March 6
This week: Learn about weather, share your best poetry, watch cat videos, bathe in sound, and help the food bank.
Also, it’s International Women’s Day this week — celebrate accordingly.
Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.
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🗣 10 a.m. Monday, March 11: Nominate advertising, PR and marketing pros for The Incline’s Who’s Next: Communicators class.
🌱 Wednesday, April 3: Save the date for Spring into Action, a volunteer fair hosted by Pittsburgh Cares and The Incline.
🌏 8 a.m. Tuesday (Downtown): Join the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a breakfast briefing on the Japan-US perspective on East Asia.
♀ 8 a.m. Friday (Allegheny Center): Celebrate International Women’s Day at this daylong event, including a forum on diversity initiatives, a panel on how to welcome neighbors, and yoga.
📚 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 (Oakland): Put your literary knowledge to the test during Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Battle of the Books: After Hours Edition. Put together a team in advance or show up to witness the scholarly smackdown.
Events you’ll love
Monday, March 4
🌪 7 p.m. Monday (North Shore): B.Y.O. questions to explore the science of weather with WPXI’s Stephen Cropper at Carnegie Science Center’s Cafe Scientifique.
Tuesday, March 5
🎊 7 p.m. Tuesday (East Allegheny): Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Allegheny Elks Lodge with this evening of Mardi Gras festivities, including live music, a caricature artist, balloon art, tarot card readings, of course, a king cake.
Wednesday, March 6
🗣 10 p.m. Wednesday (Lawrenceville): Compete in a head-to-head poetry slam — or just watch. No topic is off limit at this bracket-style competition with a cash prize at Spirit.
Thursday, March 7
🚔 7 p.m. Thursday (Strip District): See the premiere of “The Rock,” a documentary about the life and legacy of Therese Rocco — one of America’s first female assistant police chiefs and the first in Pittsburgh. After the film screening at Heinz History Center, Rocco will speak and sign copies of her book.
Friday, March 8
☀️ 8:30 a.m. Friday (East Liberty): Attend the Rising Women Conference, a daylong celebration and female maker faire striving “to empower anyone identifying as a womxn to dream bigger and achieve the lives and careers they deserve.”
🤣 9 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Laugh out loud at Arcade Comedy Theater’s “Comedy Royale: Improv Madness Tournament” where the audience gets to judge a series of quick improv games.
Saturday, March 9
💪 8 a.m. Saturday (South Side): Kick off your weekend with Big Free Yoga at Ascend, a community yoga session.
🎨 Noon Saturday (South Shore): Attention ink aficionados: The Pittsburgh Bleed Black & Gold Tattoo Expo is back, offering a chance to meet renowned tattoo artists from around the nation and from Pittsburgh.
🙏 7 or 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Shadyside): Experience the powerful, magical, and primordial sound of an ancient gong bath at Yoga Flow.
📽 Various showtimes Saturday (South Side): Watch something new at the JFilm Festival, which presents international Jewish-themed films that deepen audiences’ understanding of Jewish culture, tolerance, and common humanity.
Sunday, March 10
👑 10:45 a.m. Sunday (Shadyside): Lola LeCroix is hosting the Ladies Who Drag Brunch at 5801 Video Lounge & Cafe, and it’s expected to sell out.
🐱 Noon or 6 p.m. Sunday (Lawrenceville): At Row House Cinema’s Cat Video Fest, ooh, aah, and lol over the best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions, music videos, and Internet powerhouses.
🍲 1 or 4 p.m. Sunday (Squirrel Hill): The Empty Bowls Dinner serves a simple meal of soup and bread as a reminder that many people throughout the region face hunger. Proceeds benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.
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