100 things to do this fall | Pittsburgh City Paper

100 things to do this fall

Forget what you’ve heard; there are a lot of seasons in Pittsburgh. We’re claiming specific dates for Fall: Sept. 12-Nov. 14.

That gives everybody nine weeks to make most of cooler air, colorful leaves, the spice battle between pumpkin and apple, Halloween, and all the other things that make for a perfect fall around here. With a lazy summer behind and a hectic holiday season head of us, Pittsburghers understandably cherish the fruits that fall offers.

City Paper has selected 100 things to do this fall season. There is at least one for every day of what we’re calling “fall.”


Week One

Wed., Sept. 12

1. ARTPuja. Bright floral motifs dominate Puja, a show from muralist and art instructor Augustina Droze. The title is taken from the practice of paying homage with flowers to the gods of Hinduism, inspired by Droze’s time as a Nehru Senior Scholar in India. Continues through Sept. 21. Times vary. BoxHeart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. boxheartgallery.com

Thu., Sept. 13

2. COMMUNITY — All for All Immigrant and Refugee Summit. Navigating the world of politics and arts as related to immigration can be tricky. Pittsburgh-based Change Agency’s day-long interactive conference seeks to address exactly that through workshops, storytelling sessions, and networking. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. $75. changeagency.world/all-for-all 

3. LIT — A Reading by Jan Beatty, Sheila Carter-Jones and Adriana Ramírez, Benefiting Local Women Political Candidates. Members of the Pittsburgh literary community come together for a reading to support candidates Michele Knoll, Summer Lee, and Lindsey Williams. The event includes selections from poets Jan Beatty (The Switching/Yard), Sheila L. Carter-Jones (Three Birds Deep), and Adriana E. Ramírez (Dead Boys). 7-9 p.m. White Whale Bookstore, 4754 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. Free. whitewhalebookstore.com 

Fri., Sept. 14

4. STAGE — Sordid Lives. Everybody’s family is different. Some are thrown into turmoil when their matriarch dies after tripping over her sidepiece in a motel. This Del Shores play premiered in Los Angeles in 1996 and now makes its way to Pittsburgh. Sept. 14-16 and Sept. 21-23. Times vary. McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin St., McKeesport. $15. mckeesportlittletheater.com 

5. LIT — Regional Writers Series: Women, History and Place. Hear stories from Laurie Graham, author of Singing the City: The Bonds of Home in an Industrial Landscape, Rebuilding the House and In Other Words: Tales of Paris and Language. This event coincides with The Frick Pittsburgh’s exhibition Driving the Disenfranchised: The Automobile's Role in Women's Suffrage. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze. $10-12. thefrickpittsburgh.org

Sat., Sept. 15

6. GAME — Deadpool Pinball Launch Party. Pinball fanatics rejoice! Kickback Pinball Cafe debuts a Deadpool-themed machine with a launch party and competition. This tournament pits the greatest of flipper-pushers against one another in a battle for pinball supremacy. 1 p.m. Kickback Pinball Café, 4326 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free admission, $1/entry. kickbackpgh.com

7. BEERSteel City Big Pour. Grab your sampling glass and a lanyard and try offerings from a couple dozen breweries sharing a variety of flagship and experimental new brews. There’s also live music, food, and raffles to win kegerators hand-designed by local artists. Noon. Construction Junction, 214 N. Lexington, Point Breeze. cjreuse.org

Sun., Sept. 16 

8. STAGE — The Father. Andre is a retired tap dancer living with his daughter and her husband. Or is he? New Kinetic Theatre takes an intimate look at dementia in Tony-nominated play The Father. Continues through Sept. 23. Times vary. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, North Side. $36. kinetictheatre.org

Mon., Sept. 17

9. LIT — Eye of the Storm: The Moth in Pittsburgh. Five storytellers take the stage when Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures presents a Pittsburgh edition of the celebrated series, The Moth. Hosted by Kate Tellers, the evening features Beth de Araújo, Zeb Baccelli, Alistair Bane, Adam Gopnik, and Erin Marie (EM) Williams-Hatala. 7:30-10 p.m. Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown. $20-45. pittsburghlectures.org

Tue., Sept. 18

10.  ART — Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials. DVR every episode of NBC’s Making It? Spend weekends shopping for supplies at Construction Junction and Creative Reuse? Don’t miss Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, with artwork from 26 national and international artists using found objects. Continues through March 23, 2019. Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District. Free. contemporarycraft.org