What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 30, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020

Don’t end the year without shaking your jingle bells, partying in your jammies, and setting some intentions for the new year. Here’s what’s on tap for this week.

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Partner events

🎉 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. 30

🎉 Hang out at this Hanukkah Party, featuring food, music, and a candle lighting (Squirrel Hill)

👟 Make some new friends and get some exercise at this fun run (Allegheny West)

☕ Support sexual assault survivors over coffee (Lawrenceville)

🎮 Learn the basics of game design and make your own game for kids 8 -12 (Strip District)

💡 Join the director of “The Current Wars” to discuss early electricity and Pittsburgh’s role (Strip District)

Tuesday, Dec. 31

🗣️ Ring in the new year dancing to re-creations of Talking Heads (Millvale

🐘 Party with the animals on Noon Year’s Eve (Highland Park)

🎉 Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the adult North Shore block party (North Shore)

🎆 Kick off the new year with Pittsburgh’s First Night (Downtown)

🍻 Drink up at Brew Year’s Eve with unlimited beer pours (Allegheny Center)

☀️ Bring the kids and your jammies for Noon Years Eve party (Westview)

💃 Roar into the 20s Gatsby style (North Shore)

🕛 Countdown to noon for a bedtime friendly New Year’s celebration (Allegheny Center)

Wednesday, Jan. 1

😩 Recover at a hangover cure brunch (Downtown)

😄 “Get messy and make mistakes” with science (North Shore)

🏃 Start the new year with a resolution run (Larimer)

🏍️ Pull out your motorcycle for a polar bear ride (Pleasant Hills)

🍗 Resolve to eat 50 cent wings for New Year’s Wingsday (Mt. Washington)

Thursday, Jan. 2

😂 Laugh at the first jokes of the year (Lawrenceville)  

👶Learn about doula birthing support (Greenfield)

😃Create your own resin pour and take home a DIY resin art piece — also on Jan. 16 (Garfield)

Friday, Jan. 3

🎶 Be “delightfully pleased” to hear Punchline live (South Side)

💃 Bop to the icon that is Rihanna (Shadyside)

🎤 Hear Pittsburgh’s emerging hip-hop artists (South Side)

🎨 Get hyperlocal at a community art showcase (Bloomfield)

🤔 Set your Sankalpa (Brookline)

😂 Watch (or perform!) in this improv jam with queer performers (Downtown)

🎬 Rewatch memorable films during Coen Brothers week — through Jan. 9 (Lawrenceville)

Saturday, Jan. 4

🍣 Enjoy a sushi rolling class with sake tasting (Downtown)

👔 Attend a job fair for the cannabis industry (Strip District

🚚 Take a journey around the world tasting 30 food trucks (Monroeville)

🔔 Make a Ghungroo, an Indian musical anklet consisting of small bells (Greentree)

🎵 Dance and sing along with the funk and soul Bill Henry Band (Whitehall)

💚 Shop local growers and makers at the Bloomfield Saturday Winter Market — through Mar. 21 (Bloomfield

👩 Make a difference with empowered professional women (Downtown)

Sunday, Jan. 5

🚌 See the musical adaptation of “The Magic Schoolbus” — and Jan. 6 (Downtown

💪 Shred your fears at this women’s skateboarding workshop (Swissvale)

☕ Engage in open conversations with Poly in Pittsburgh over coffee (Lawrenceville)

👰 Watch vendors in action at the Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase and mock wedding (Mt. Washington)

🍊 Have brunch at Bluegrass N’ Biscuits (Lawrenceville

👶 Learn to communicate with your baby using sign language (Millvale)


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