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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 23-29, 2019

As the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, events this week were curated with care. Sing holiday carols in the Strip, celebrate Kwanzaa, volunteer for Mitzvah Day, and try some feats of strength for Festivus. Happy holidays!

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Other events you’ll love

Monday, Dec. 23

💥 Air your grievances for Festivus (Millvale)

🍪 Bake holiday cookies with experts (Spring Garden)

🔎 Sleuth with the Gingerbread Man at a holiday murder mystery dinner (Location given at purchase)

🕯️ Lift your spirit at Christmas Eve EVE candlelight service (Wilkinsburg

🎨 Play Christmas movie trivia and paint leg lamps (South Side

👟 Lace up for a Festivus run (Downtown)

🔧 Bring the family down for DIY workshops (Robsinson)

🕎 Participate in or just watch the Grand Menorah Parade (Squirrel Hill)

Tuesday, Dec. 24

🌚 Spend Christmas Eve with the moon baby (East Liberty

❄️ Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year making winter slime ( Allegheny Center)

🍹 Call your Uber after free breakfast bloody marys (Mt. Lebanon)

🎅 Enjoy brunch and beers with St. Nick (North Shore)

🎶 Sing carols for last minute shoppers (Strip District)

🙏 Relax into holiday celebrations with renewed peace and joy (Mt. Lebanon)

😅 Shake your jingle bells at Jazzercise (North Hills)

Wednesday, Dec. 25

✡️ Volunteer for community service during Mitzvah Day (Multiple locations)

🍹 Get out of the cold at a Secret Speakeasy tiki room (It’s a secret)

🎤 Rock out at Christmas karaoke (Dormont

💖 Spread love during a LGBTQ+ holiday brunch (Allegheny West)

Thursday, Dec. 26

💡 Heed the three warnings for “Gremlins” (North Shore)

🎷 Get jazzy before the year is out (Lawrenceville)

⛺ Learn how to tie camping knots (Edgewood)

🤖 Drop the kids off for a one-day holiday camp — also on Dec. 27 and 30 (North Shore)

🍻 Suit up for one last Christmas bar crawl (South Side)

💝 Learn how to make a chunky knit blanket (Robinson)

⏭️ Test your musical knowledge with DJ BINGO (North Side)

💞 Get together in support of “Umoja” (or unity) at this Kwanzaa mixer (Middle Hill)

Friday, Dec. 27

👄 Grab your Janets and Brads for Rocky Horror Picture Show trivia and painting (Robinson)

🎶 Enjoy the sounds of strolling carolers (Point Breeze)

💃 Dance in Purple Rain on Thriller night during Prince vs Michael Jackson (Lawrenceville

🦊 Find animals and books at an arctic scavenger hunt (Green Tree)

💪Bring your little one to work out and make mitten crafts (Ross Township)

Saturday, Dec. 28

☕️ Warm up at a Christmas Tea at Tupelo Honey Teas — through Jan. 29 (Millvale)

📜 Go back in time on this guided tour of the Fort Pitt Museum (Downtown)

🌎 Explore holidays around the world in a sensory sensitive setting (Oakland)

🐧 See penguins on parade at the Zoo (Highland Park)

🕺 Relive the music and the memories because “the Upstage lives 4ever” (Lawrenceville)

😃 Get moving at an Afrobeat party and dance class (South Side)

📈 Prepare for the new year at a vision board party (East Liberty)

🕯 Celebrate the Kwanzaa principle of “Ujima,” meaning collective work and responsibility (Homewood South)

Sunday, Dec. 29

🐇 Treat your bunny to a spa day (Ohio Township

🎉 Celebrate the new year early with brunch, cupcakes, and cocktails (East Liberty)

🎬 Experience “The Titanic” on the BIG screen at the Rangos Giant Cinema (North Shore)

🏒 Introduce children with physical and intellectual disabilities to ice hockey through an adaptive clinic (South Park)

👖 Get old clothes artfully mended to keep out of landfills (Lawrenceville


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