What to do this week in Pittsburgh: May 6-12, 2019

This week is all about music.

Monongahela sunrise.

Monongahela sunrise.

Paul McCarthy / Flickr
Rossilynne Culgan

Music is the name of the game this week — from opera to hip-hop to cumbia to a flute concerto to a drag cabaret.

And if music’s not your jam, treat yourself to a sandwich party, shop ’til you drop, and have some important conversations.

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

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Incline event

✏️ Now through May 20: Nominate under-40 up-and-comers for our 2019 Who’s Next: Education class by 10 a.m. on Monday, May 20.


Partner event

💼 Wednesday: Looking for a job in the South Hills? Learn about open positions, such as residential care advisors and residential support specialists, at Pittsburgh Mercy’s career fair. (Mt. Lebanon)


Other events you’ll love

Monday, May 6

🇫🇷 Brush up on your Français with this French Conversation Group (North Side)

🍳 Pick up some (free!) cooking tips from an expert Community Kitchen chef (South Side)

💬 Learn about religious diversity in this panel discussion at WQED (Squirrel Hill)

🎭 See the legendary Ed Asner perform in “The Soap Myth” as part of the Holocaust Center’s Week of Remembrance (Shadyside)

Tuesday, May 7

💬 Break the stigma of mental illness in the workplace (Downtown)

🎤 Listen to vocal stylings inspired by the “Goddesses of Opera” (East Liberty)

🍺 Crack open a cold one at the soft opening of Cinderlands Warehouse (Strip District)

🏛 Check out what CMU architecture students have been up to at this student showcase (Oakland)

Wednesday, May 8

☕️ Start your morning with caffeine and conversation with other professional women (Downtown)

🏡 Learn the tricks of the trade for first-time homebuyers (East Allegheny)

🎂 Celebrate the birthday of the organization that gives birthday parties to kids (North Shore)

Thursday, May 9

🤤 Sample so many sammiches at the kickoff to North Side Sandwich Week (East Allegheny)

👾 Peek behind the scenes at game development company Schell Games’ open house (Station Square)

🖼 Hear a MoMA curator’s take on the relationship between design and everyday life (Oakland)

Friday, May 10

👑 Laugh, relax, and forget about your week at Schwa de Vivre’s After Werk: A Drag Cabaret (Downtown)

🎭 Experience a landmark performance of King Lear at a local landmark — Carrie Furnaces Through June 2 (Swissvale)

🎨 Explore artwork from abstraction to hyper-realism at James Gallery’s Multiplicity Through June 29 (West End)

🖌 Check out Fiberart International 2019, Contemporary Craft’s last exhibition in the Produce Terminal before they move to Lawrenceville, Through Aug. 24 (Strip District)

Saturday, May 11

🎷 Move and groove to Balkan brass, cumbia, hip-hop, and big band at the Pittonkatonk May Day BBQ, which promises “euphoric musical experiences” (Oakland)

🐶 Celebrate Dog Moms at this event featuring professional photographers so you can get the best selfies with your pup (Shadyside)

🎸 Support local music at the Millvale Music Festival (Millvale)

🍺 Sip some beers while supporting Make-A-Wish at the Butler Street Wish Crawl (Lawrenceville)

💃 Dance to “the best hip hop and dance music by women and femmes” at YASS QUEEN (Lawrenceville)

Sunday, May 12

🛍 Shop for something special at the Neighborhood Flea (Strip District)

🎶 Hear local musicians and the world-premiere of a flute concerto at Resonance Works’ American Serenade (Shadyside)


“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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