What to do this week in Pittsburgh: April 29-May 5, 2019

Triple the events, triple the fun.

The confluence.

The confluence.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Frequent readers may notice something different here — double, triple, and even quadruple the amount of events compared to past stories.

When we write the weekly event listings, it’s tough to select just one event per weekday, so we thought, why not list more? That’s what you’ll see below and in our newsletters. What do you think? Feedback is very welcome here.

Now, let’s get down to business because there’s a whole lot to do this week. Here’s what’s going on in Pittsburgh for the next seven days.

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Partner event

🎭 April 27-May 5 (Downtown): Experience Pittsburgh Opera’s comic masterpiece Don Pasquale, a perfect “beginner” opera for a date or a night out with friends. Incline readers save 20% with promo code POINCLINE.


Events you’ll love

Monday, April 29

💬 Contribute to a community conversation on mental health (South Side)

🎭 Perform some Shakespeare (or just listen) at Bring Your Own Bard (Squirrel Hill)

🐚 Create art with inspiration from Natural History collection objects — think antlers, skulls, feathers, and shells (Lawrenceville)

Tuesday, April 30

👗 Learn to slay at a sewing machine (Garfield)

🕯 Make your own aromatherapy soy candle (Garfield)

Wednesday, May 1

💗 Take care of yourself at this free holistic clinic with everything from sound healing to midwifery (Highland Park)

🥃 Taste Wigle Whiskey’s “Runner of Steel” bourbon, whether you’re a runner or not (Strip District)

🍺 Sip some Maibock to celebrate Hofbrauhaus’ 10 years in Pittsburgh (South Side)

🍸 Eat, drink, and play at East Lit Bingo (East Liberty)

Thursday, May 2

➡️ Honor victims of the Holocaust in this Days of Remembrance (Yom HaShoah) ceremony at Community Day School (Squirrel Hill)

➡️ Listen to readings honoring Holocaust victims, rescuers, and liberators at the Jewish Community Center (Squirrel Hill)

👚 Green up your wardrobe and learn how to stop fashion pollution (East Liberty)

🗺 Weigh in on Pennsylvania’s redistricting plans (Oakland)

🎭 Fill in the gaps in the script at Blank, a show that upends the typical theater experience (Oakland)

Friday, May 3

🌷 Stroll and reflect during this National Garden Meditation Day walk (East End)

🍷 Sip wine, eat cheese, and learn from a somm (Lawrenceville)

🖼 Pick up some affordable art at Fiddy2: The Art Show, where everything is under $50 (East Liberty)

🌴 Party in the tropics at Phipps Conservatory (Oakland)

Saturday, May 4

⚙️ Explore the mind of a genius during Da Vinci 500 Weekend (North Shore)

🖌 Use your body as a paintbrush at this Yoga Paint Party for the new moon (East Liberty)

🌱 Clean up gardens and plant flowers (Swissvale)

🍹 Celebrate Pittsburgh’s cocktail renaissance — with cocktails (Downtown)

Sunday, May 5

👟 Cheer on Pittsburgh Marathon runners — and if you need any sign inspiration, we’ve got you covered (multiple locations)

🛍 Score some records and vintage trinkets at The Pgh Flea (Lawrenceville)

🌿 Lend a hand at Mama Africa’s Green Scouts’ First Planting Day (Uptown/Bluff)


“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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