What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 9-15, 2019

The weather outside is frightful, but events this week are delightful. Meet Snow White and the Snow Queen, eat brunch on the roof with Santa, or heat things up with a very burlesque Christmas.

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Partner events

🎄Dec. 6-21: Get naughty at the Arcade this X-mas with a dark comedy full of yuletide debauchery by Anthony Neilson. Get your seat!

🎉 Dec. 31: Party at Arcade Comedy Theater on New Year’s Eve and have retro-themed fun with games, drinks, and a fun interactive game show. RSVP before it’s too late

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Dec. 9

🌈 Shop the Queer Craft Market at Ace Hotel (East Liberty)

💪 Shred your fears through an integrative skateboard and writing workshop (Swissvale

☕ Sip seasonal teas and chat about the Frick’s Katherine Hepburn exhibit (Mt. Lebanon)

Tuesday, Dec. 10

💛 Drop by on your lunch break for the I Made It! Mini Holiday Market at Nova Place (Allegheny Center)

🔥 Join a fireside chat with moguls and mavens (Allegheny Center)

🍺 Celebrate East End Brewing’s 15th Birthday (Larimer)

Wednesday, Dec. 11

🎭 Enjoy inQbator, a new play reading series — through Dec. 12 (Braddock)  

🎨 Practice the art of painting and the art of throwing axes (Homestead)

👸 Meet Snow White the and Snow Queen (Murrysville)

✋ Capture your child’s handprint on a holiday-themed plate (McMurray)

📊 Join a lunchtime discussion on using data to engage diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility dialogue at your organization (Downtown)

Thursday, Dec. 12

🤝 Network at Tech & Tinsel: Small Business Holiday Mixer (East Liberty)

🚴‍♀️ Explore past and present connections at Northside Bicycle Summit (North Shore)

🕯️ Decorate a wreath, sip eggnog, and make a candle (Lawrenceville)

🐕 Deck the howls while reading stories to furry friends (Homewood)

⚖️ Explore gender equity and women’s empowerment at Cocktails for a Cause (East Liberty)

💛 Head dahn to a Pittsburgh themed variety show, Yinzer Yuletide — through Dec. 15 and Dec. 19-22 (Downtown)

Friday, Dec. 13

🎶 Continue the holiday festivities with the Christmas in East Liberty concert (East Liberty

👹 Raise funds for a local theater group at Cookies with Krampus (Bloomfield)  

😻 Drink and support rescue cats while wearing your wildest Christmas sweater (South Side

🍻 Pick from eight local charities support at 12 Bars Of Charity (Multiple locations)

🤘 Find some cool merch at a punk rock flea market (Polish Hill)

❄️ Get dressed up for this adult winter wonderland party (Oakland)

🌠 Be dazzled by the stars at a holiday Sky Watch (North Shore)

Saturday, Dec. 14

🍪 Taste a variety of Eastern European cookies specialty pastries at this Cookie Walk (Carnegie)

⏰ Drop by the I Made It! Last Minute Market for last-minute finds from 80+ vendors (Ross Township)

💃 Have yourself a very burlesque Christmas (South Side)

🎞️ Watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Second Lady Gisele Fetterman (North Shore)  

💚 Eat lunch with the Grinch (Homestead)

🏺 Bring kids to paint pottery for a holiday gift (Millvale)

Sunday, Dec. 15

👛 Check out work from 40 of the Rust Belt’s best vintage shops, makers, and artists at the Made & Found Holiday Market (East Liberty)

🍺 Sip while you shop at East End Brewing’s Crafts and Drafts Holiday Market (Larimer)

🎅 Go up on the rooftop to have brunch with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their reindeer at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco (Downtown)

😋 Indulge in all-you-can-eat cereal while watching “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (Lawrenceville)

🤐 Know the first rule of fight club and be good at pinball (Lawrenceville)

🎅 Enjoy festive brunch features with the big man in red (Pleasant Hills)

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