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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 2-8, 2019

The holiday season is upon us, so events this week are festive and give back. Support brilliant women at TEDxPittsburghWomen, get jazzy with Rick Sebak, or check out a Schitty Christma$ drag show.

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Partner events

🎄 Nov. 30: Get into the holiday spirit with live music while you sniff soaps, try on jewelry, and admire artwork at Kimpton Hotel Monaco’s Wintermarket (Downtown)

🏆 Dec 3: Celebrate with the American Marketing Association at their annual Marketer of the Year Gala. Hall of Fame Honoree is Lee Terbosic this year! RSVP by November 29th!

🎄 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!


Other events you’ll love

Monday, Dec. 2

😲 Discover giant new dinosaurs (North Shore)  

👩 Meet empowered women in the cannabis industry (Lawrenceville)

🎍 Learn the art of macramé and dyed plant hangers (Bloomfield

🏳️‍🌈 Experience a reading of three new queer one acts (South Side)  

🌟 ‘Pay the price’ with Kiya Tomlin at this lunch and lecture (Downtown)

📷 Meet the official photographer under President Obama and see behind-the-scenes photos (Oakmont)

Tuesday, Dec. 3

😂 Laugh out loud with Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Alan Zwiebel, a Saturday Night Live original writer (Upper St. Clair)

👅 See why you should never ever lick a pole (Homestead

🐾 Get your pet’s photo with Santa and help out homeless animals on Giving Tuesday (Multiple locations)

Wednesday, Dec. 4

🎄 Eat, drink, and be merry while supporting The Brashear Association at Mittens & Mingles (South Side

🚴 Make a holiday wreath out of a recycled bike wheel (Spring Garden)

Thursday, Dec. 5

💛 Mix Charles Dickens and Pittsburgh for Yinzer Scrooged — through Dec. 21 (Downtown

🖌 Buy a gift — or learn to make your own — in this crafting class at the library’s Holiday Maker Fair & Market (East Liberty)

👹 Celebrate the ancient European holiday, Krampus Night (Downtown

🍎 Support 412 Food Rescue and sip cider from locally foraged apples (Spring Garden

👩 Hear from bold and brilliant women at TEDxPittsburghWomen (McKees Rocks

🎬 Don’t miss the premiere of All-Abilities Media 2019 (Downtown)

Friday, Dec. 6

🎅 Meet Penn Avenue’s maker community and pick up some holiday gifts at the Winter Indie Mart (Garfield)

✍️ Join author Carleton Young for discussions on his book, “Voices from the Attic” (East Liberty)

🔔 See a new spin on “The Nutcracker” with aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers — through Dec. 8 (South Side)

🎄 Buy handmade glass art or make your own glass ornament — through Dec. 7 (Friendship

🍪 Shop locally and eat deliciously at the Joy of Cookies: Cookie Tour 2019 — through Dec. 8 (Lawrenceville

💃 Save the last dance for the end of Pandemic’s Brillobox residency (Bloomfield

🚀 May the force be with you at Star Wars After Dark (Oakland)  

🍿 Grab a buddy for Science and Cinema: “Elf” (North Shore)

🛍️  Fill a bag at a thrift sale and treasure hunt  — Dec. 9-11 (Shadyside)

Saturday, Dec. 7

🏠 Tour historic homes on this holiday house tour (Ben Avon)

🛍 Don’t miss Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair, with 250 makers, designers, and artists (Downtown)

🎁 Support Girls on the Run while shopping for handmade items at the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show (Lawrenceville)

💛 Join Rick Sebak for a jazzy holiday spectacular (Allegheny East)  

🇺🇸 Experience an evening of Civil War artifacts, reenactors, and lectures (Carrick)

🔥 Wear your beer jacket to Grist House: Fire Fest (Millvale)

🌲 Pick out the perfect tree and sip hot cocktails — also on Dec. 8 and 14 (Spring Garden)

Sunday, Dec. 8

📚 Pick up a good book at the 7th Annual Holiday Book Sale (Lawrenceville)

🦌 Ring in the season and help children in need at the Reindeer Ball (Downtown)

💪 Support women running small businesses at Black Forge Coffee’s High Priestess Market (McKees Rocks

💲Don’t miss a Schitty Christma$ drag show (Lawrenceville)  

🍴 Taste the miracle on 41st Street (Lawrenceville)


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