What to do this week in Pittsburgh: April 1-7, 2019

Spring into Action at our volunteer fair this week.

The dawn of a new month in Pittsburgh.

The dawn of a new month in Pittsburgh.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Welcome to April.

The month begins with spoken word, Shakespearian songs, vintage vibes, rosé, and comedy — no April fooling here.

Also this week, you’re invited to our Spring into Action volunteer fair. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the city you love, join us to learn about volunteer opportunities with organizations like Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Art All Night, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls on the Run, Scent with Love, and so many more.

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

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Incline events

🌱 3 p.m. Wednesday (Allegheny Center): Find ways to give back at Spring into Action, a volunteer fair hosted by Pittsburgh Cares and The Incline.

🐶 10 a.m. April 15 (Downtown): Nominate under-40 Pittsburghers for our Who’s Next: Animal Advocates class.

💬 6 p.m. April 24: Celebrate 18 people giving a voice to Pittsburgh’s stories at our Who’s Next: Communicators happy hour.


Partner events

📚 7 p.m. Friday (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, April 1

🗣 8 p.m. Monday (Garfield): Visit Bantha Tea Bar for an evening of spoken word performances.

Tuesday, April 2

🎤 7 p.m. Tuesday (East Liberty): At Aria 412’s Real Will: True Confessions of Shakespeare, hear opera, musical theater, and popular songs around the theme of the Bard.

Wednesday, April 3

🍷 5 p.m. Wednesday (Downtown): Check out the grand opening of Pittsburgh’s newest pop-up bar: The Rosé Room at Harris Grill, featuring rosé on tap, 27 wines by the glass, frozé, and rosé tasting flights.

Thursday, April 4

🔍 8 p.m. Thursday (Downtown): Head to Arcade Comedy Theater for a new staged reading of the 1985 mystery comedy “Clue,” performed by local actors and comedians. (If you can’t make it tonight, look for shows on Friday and Saturday, too.)

Friday, April 5

🖼 6 p.m. Friday (Garfield): Explore art during the Unblurred art crawl along Penn Avenue — and don’t miss the debut of “Cisco Kid vs. Donald Trump” at The Irma Freeman Center and “Wade in the Water” by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe at BOOM Concepts.

Saturday, April 6

🚲 8 a.m. Saturday (East Liberty): Talk about shared experiences, challenges, and tools to address mobility, biking, advocacy and more at the daylong BikePGH Women & Non-Binary Forum.

🛍 10 a.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Score some vintage home goods (ceramics, lighting, barware, artwork) at the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer Home Show.

💃 11 a.m. Saturday (East Liberty): Twist, shake, and groove at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Let’s Move! Family Dance Party.

✏️ 2 p.m. Saturday (Braddock): Practice your poetry at this “I Too Am Pittsburgh” workshop at the Braddock Public Library.

👗 7 p.m. Saturday (Oakland): Get some style inspo at the SPIRIT Fashion Show, held on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus.

Sunday, April 7

🥅 1 p.m. Sunday (East Liberty): Find an accountability partner at the GOALfriend Matchmaking Soiree to help you with professional, spiritual, financial, or health-related goals.


“Other Events You’ll Love” are curated by The Incline’s editorial staff. To have your event considered, send an event link to [email protected] — subject line: Event listing — at least two weeks in advance.

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