What to do this week in Pittsburgh: April 8-14, 2019

This week: Belly dance, sketch, geocache, and rock out.

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Surprise yourself this week by trying something new.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to belly dance? This week’s your chance. Want to practice your sketching? Try your hand on Thursday. Always wanted to go to a drag show? You’ve got to see Schwa de Vivre on Friday. Or maybe you want to find a new favorite band or meet some new people. That’s on tap this week, too.

Here’s what’s going on in Pittsburgh for the next seven days.

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Incline events

🐶 10 a.m. April 15: Deadline to nominate under-40 Pittsburghers for our Who’s Next: Animal Advocates class.

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


Events you’ll love

Monday, April 8

📽 4:30 p.m. Monday (Oakland): Watch the documentary “East of Liberty,” a film series on race, class, and gentrification, and then discuss the work with filmmaker Chris Ivey.

Tuesday, April 9

⚙️ 7 p.m. Tuesday (Garfield): Make a new friend and spark some inspiration at the Maker & Creatives Happy Hour.

Wednesday, April 10

🌼 6 p.m. Wednesday (Friendship): Sip springy spirits while watching expert glassmakers, listening to live music, and making your own glass flower in this Spring Garden Party at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

✨ 7 p.m. Wednesday (North Oakland): At the one-night-only Reflection + Flow, experience the work of soul singer-songwriter Clara Kent and performance artist Corrine Jasmin.

Thursday, April 11

🎨 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Sharpsburg): Grab your sketchbook and spend three hours drawing at Ketchup City Creative’s Costumed Figure Drawing.

Friday, April 12

👑 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): At “After Werk! Schwa’s Drag Cabaret,” expect “a brand new show with fabulous live vocals, original spoofs, hilarious stand up, gorgeous guests, games, glitter, and RIDICULOUSNESS.”

Saturday, April 13

💃 10:15 a.m. Saturday (North Side): Ever wanted to learn to belly dance? Now’s your chance in this free class for beginners.

🎉 12 p.m. Saturday (Oakland): At the annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival, experience Latin American and Caribbean food, arts, crafts, music, and dance.

🗺 1 p.m. Saturday (Various locations): Embark on a different kind of Easter egg hunt — a geocaching adventure — in Frick Park.

🎸 4 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Find your new favorite band at Pittsburgh Indie-Rockfest.

📣 5 p.m. Saturday (Millvale): Hear from local poets in this fundraiser for the Millvale Community Library led by Who’s Nexter Sheena Carroll.

Sunday, April 14

🥚 11 a.m. Sunday (Carnegie): Check out the dazzling tiny works of art at the 51st Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Sale, featuring more than 1,200 Pysanky eggs and other hand-crafted items from Ukraine. Before you go, catch up on the story behind the art here.


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