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  • Mon., Nov. 18, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Uno Chicago Grill

    205 Waterfront Dr. East, Homestead Homestead

    EuroSciCon extends its welcome to 6th Edition of World Congress on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases during November 18-19, 2019 at CHICAGO, USA with a theme “Platform for sharing new treatments and research for obesity and cardiovascular diseases”. 702-508-5200
  • Mon., Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m.

    Savoy Restaurant

    2623 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Strip District

    The amazing vocalist, Fred Pugh III, teams with saxophonist, Tony Campbell and his Jazzsurgery is set to create another night of music magic at Savoy. Come, hear for yourself; you’ll be glad you did. See you at Savoy! 4122810660
  • Mon., Nov. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

    City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

    40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh North Side

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    Free, but RSVP is required.

    Born in Ethiopia, author and essayist Maaza Mengiste has made a career of writing about those most affected by migration, war, and exile. Published in 2010, her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, follows a family during the Ethiopian revolution and Civil War that started in 1974. Alphabet City at City of Asylum presents a reading and discussion of her latest work, The Shadow King, a novel about one orphaned girl’s fight against fascism in 1935 as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s forces threaten Ethiopia. 4124351110
  • Mon., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

    Roxian Theatre

    425 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks McKees Rocks

    Put the phones down! Your favorite high functioning hot mess, comedian Heather McMahan is coming to a city near you. She’s live, liberated and lubed up. Doing the most and the least at the same damn time. Heather McMahan’s Farewell Tour…Her First, and Possibly the LAST! 4124437408
  • Through Dec. 31, 2020, 12 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

    LetsRoam!

    414 Grant St, pittsburgh Uptown

    Newsflash! Treasure hunts are just for pirates anymore. No need to dust off your map or sail the seven seas, you can discover hidden treasures in your own backyard with the ScavengerHunt.com scavenger hunt app! Yo ho ho and a bundle of fun, our scavenger hunts the perfect outdoor activity in Pittsburgh. Select a fearless captain to lead your crew to scavenger hunt victory as you uncover clues at landmarks and historic sites all over Pittsburgh. No need for a glorious galleon, this is a Pittsburgh walking tour! 833-202-7626
  • Through Dec. 31, 2020, 1 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

    LetsRoam!

    414 Grant St, pittsburgh Uptown

    Looking for fun things to do in Pittsburgh? Try a Pittsburgh photo scavenger hunt. On Pittsburgh’s Strength you will be going on an enthralling tour around Pittsburgh checking out the art, history, and culture along the way. You’ll see groups of friends competing to unearth fun facts, taking ridiculous pictures, and deciding who will be the next scavenger hunt champion! This is the ultimate small group activity. 833-202-7626
  • Through Jan. 15, 2020, 6 a.m.-11:59 p.m.

    Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

    500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh Downtown

    Free

    Contemporary Craft and Creatives 4 Climate present the group exhibition Crafting Conversations: A Call and Response to Our Changing Climate through Art. Located Downtown at Contemporary Craft’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery in the lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station, the show encourages transit users to consider their environmental impact with works demonstrating how local artists are attempting to lessen their contributions to climate change. A press release says Crafting Conversations “invites viewers to take a ‘long view,’ suggesting we shift our thinking, actions, and culture to allow for a more sustainable, life-affirming relationship between human and non-human nature.” 4122617003
  • Through Nov. 30, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Guardian Storage

    5879 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh Forest Hills

    Free

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    From October 1 to November 30 Guardian Storage will be partnering with One Warm Coat and Knock Knock Give A Sock to collect gently used coats and new socks at each of our 25 locations for local shelters throughout Pittsburgh and Denver. How to help: • Simply drop off your donations at any of our locations during normal office hours. • Socks and coats of ALL sizes will be accepted. • We can only accept new socks in their original packaging and ask that the coats are clean and have working zippers and/or fasteners. Learn more here: https://www.guardianstorage.com/wintercoatsockdrive/ 888-3737368
  • Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18

    Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

    5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh Oakland

    Free

    See works by botanical artists from all over the world at the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration. Now on display in the Hunt Library building at Carnegie Mellon University, the show features 41 artworks by 41 artists from 14 countries. Presented by CMU’s Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, which specializes in botanical history and plant science, the show adds to a full-color, illustrated catalog of various specimens available both in print and online. The show also coincides with the American Society of Botanical Artists educational conference held from Oct. 17–19 in Pittsburgh. 412-268-2434
  • Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Oct. 27

    Animal Lifeline Thrift Store

    139 E 8th Avenue, Homestead Homestead

    Animal Lifeline Pittsburgh operates a Thrift Store where all Proceeds support our Ride to Rescue program, pet food bank, adoption program and our other animal welfare programs that provide assistance to at-risk pets in our communities and beyond. 412-464-9575
  • Through March 8, 2020, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

    1 Schenley Park, Pittsburgh Oakland

    Hipps' new miniature railroad display Farms, Food and Family invites you and your family to celebrate and learn about farm life. With clucking chickens, mooing cows, riding tractors and even landscaping goats, Farms, Food and Family shows guests that planet-friendly farming can be a part of any space. Using exciting, animated displays, this show explores a wide range of farm types, from large rural fields to urban neighborhoods. 412-622-6914
  • Ongoing, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

    BoxHeart Gallery

    4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh Bloomfield

    Free

    BoxHeart Gallery serves up a sweet exhibition with the opening of Arabella Proffer: Soft Sugars. With its bright, otherworldly floral images, Soft Sugars brings together Proffer’s interests in botany, microbiology, space, disease, and the evolution of cells. As one press release details, the works are also influenced by the artist’s own experiences with cancer from which a new fascination with the “macro universe and micro universe” was born. Located on the gallery’s second floor, Soft Sugars coincides with the main gallery exhibit, Allsorts, presented by guest curator Natalie Shahinian. 412-687-8858
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31

    Allegory Gallery

    215 East Main, Ligonier Latrobe

    Instruction is free; you pay only for the materials you use.

    Learn how to make great jewelry! All projects take 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete, and you will leave with a finished project every time! We will work with you on your schedule, anytime between 12PM to 4PM on Mondays & Wednesdays. Plus, on the first and third Wednesday of every month, we stay until 7PM! So, there's a time to fit nearly everyone's schedule! Create one of our pre-made projects, or design your own! Our teachers will help you bring your creations to life! 724-610-3770
  • Through Dec. 31, 2020, 12-11 p.m.

    City-County Building

    414 Grant St., Pittsburgh Downtown

    Stop stressing about finding the perfect group activity for adults and sign up for a Pittsburgh scavenger hunt today! On Pittsburgh’s Strength, you and your friends will venture off on a Pittsburgh walking tour to different landmarks, to learn about the history, culture, and art Pittsburgh has to offer. Along the way, you’ll participate in various challenges to find out who will be crowned the scavenger hunt king! 8332027626
  • Mondays. Continues through Dec. 30

    La Palapa

    1925 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh South Side

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    The title says it all, 🌮🌮Taco Taco 🌮🌮, is a Monday night weekly event hosted by local artist 👩‍🎨 TJ Harris👨‍🎨 in conjunction with La Palapa Restaurant. Doors will open to the public at approximately 7pm every Monday and food will start being served at 8pm The cost for entry and food will be only $10. Every month we will offer 3 tacos 1 meat🍗🥩, 1 vegetarian🍠🥑🥬, and 1 special taco💝💝. 🍈🍺3.50 Coronas and 🧂🍈6.00 margaritas will be available all day! 412-879-0752
  • Through Nov. 29

    BUNKERprojects

    5106 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Garfield

    Explore the ominous, neon world of technology acceleration with Utopia or Oblivion at Bunker Projects. The exhibit by mixed-media sculptural artist Kevin Clancy explores the “omnipresent forces” of phones, computers, tablets, and other screens in our lives, from social media to surveillance. His stark white sculptures, often backlit by glowing neon, are eerie in their critique, but like screens, you just can’t look away.
  • Through Dec. 1

    City Theatre

    1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh South Side

    $5

    City Theatre presents a preview performance of One Night in Miami, a play about four of the most important figures in Black Civil Rights history. Written by Kemp Powers and directed by Reginald L. Douglas, the work dramatizes the fateful night of February 25, 1964, when young boxer Muhammed Ali, Islamic leader and activist Malcolm X, music legend Sam Cooke, and NFL player Jim Browne meet in a Miami hotel room to celebrate Ali’s title win over Sonny Liston. In a fictionalized account of a real event, the play portrays a pivotal moment in the lives of these men. 412-431-2489
  • Through Jan. 12, 2020

    The Frick Pittsburgh

    7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh Point Breeze

    $8-15/Free for members and kids 5 and under

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    412-371-0600
  • Through Dec. 31

    707 Penn Gallery

    707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Downtown

    707 Gallery presents Get Well Soon, a solo exhibition featuring work by Derek Peel, a Pittsburgh-based sculpture and installation artist. Like the name implies, the exhibit explores the idea of illness and consolation. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust website describes the included pieces as reflecting “various stages of trauma” and examining “how trauma is perceived when victims are objectified.” 412-325-7017
  • Through April 19, 2020

    Carnegie Science Center

    1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh North Side

    What secrets do mummies hold about the past ... and what clues do they bring us for the future? Unravel their mysteries with Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, only at Carnegie Science Center for a limited time. 412-237-3400
  • Through Dec. 31

    Wood Street Galleries

    601 Wood Street, Pittsburgh Downtown

    412-471-5605
  • Mondays, 4-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16

    Assemble

    4824 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh Garfield

    Free

    Mondays (Girls, Grades 5-8), 4-6 pm Girls Maker Night welcomes nonbinary and trans students. Are you a girl who likes to make art, build things, and get tech-y? Our Monday Girls’ Maker Night is a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) program just for girls! This program empowers girls in grades 5-8 by making connections between hands-on STEAM learning and the world around us. Students will work individually and collaboratively as they explore new skills, experiment with exciting materials, and create transformative projects. (412) 661-6111
  • Through Dec. 13, 6 p.m.

    Carlow University

    3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland

    The #notwhite collective, a group of 12 women artists who do not “fit neatly in cultural categories,” grabbed attention earlier this year with the launch of its Manifesto Project, a year-long residency with Bloomfield’s public-art mural series, the Sidewall Project. Woman It Woman takes the art off the street and into a gallery, bringing a wide range of the collective’s artwork, including sculpture, mixed-media, and video installations. Talk with the artists during the opening reception as they boldly celebrate “the multi-faceted aspects of female brown power.” 412-578-8749
  • Through Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

    Spinning Plate Gallery

    5720 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh Friendship

    Free

    Artist Devan Shimoyama made a splash last year with his debut solo exhibition Cry, Baby at the Andy Warhol Museum. Now you can see em-bod-i-ment, a show juried by Shimoyama opening at Spinning Plate Gallery. Presented as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the Pittsburgh arts association, Group A, em-bod-i-ment invited 17 artists to “incorporate the human body in work that gives a tangible or visible form to an abstract idea, quality or feeling.”
  • Through Jan. 26, 2020, 6 p.m.

    The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

    221 N. Main Street, Greensburg Greensburg

    $100

    The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh celebrates more than a century in operation with a party at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and Seton Hill University. The event includes a preview of the group’s 107th annual juried exhibition, showcasing works by artists from the region. There will be food and drink, live music, an awards presentation, and transportation to and from Seton Hill University, as well as and the opportunity to meet exhibition juror Juana Williams and the chosen artists. The show opens to the public on Nov. 11. 724-837-1500
  • Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main

    4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh Oakland

    Learn a variety of simple techniques to cultivate an "energy" of Peace that will start within yourself...then permeate your community and the world. Some topics include: Heart Coherence; Writing it Out of You; Effortless Meditation; Brain Waves 101. You'll also learn an easy technique to train your brain into a new habit, to actually USE the tools you learn. Space allows for 7 guests; attend 1 week or all weeks as your schedule allows. Please bring water and notebook/pen. Event is in the 2nd floor conference room of the Library. 412-983-6720
  • Through Nov. 30, 12-10 p.m.

    Bar Marco

    2216 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Strip District

    Free

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    Art duo Casey Sommers and Angela Briggs (Desaturated Worlds) present 26 new works in their solo exhibition, titled, “Watching the Shadows.” The opening reception (11/7/19) will include an additional 14 pieces that will only be shown on that evening. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will run from November 7 to November 30. 412-694-3094
  • Through Jan. 31, 2020, 7 p.m.

    Silver Eye Center for Photography

    4808 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Bloomfield

    Free

    412-431-1810
  • Through Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m.

    Greer Cabaret Theater

    655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Downtown

    $39.75-56.25

    Four dead guys are coming to Downtown Pittsburgh just in time for Halloween. Only these aren't the typical zombies one might expect for a show opening on the second scariest night of the year. (See this week’s Election Guide for a preview of the first.) The members of the all-male singing group in Pittsburgh CLO’s production of Forever Plaid return to life not to eat the brains of unexpected passersby, but for the performance of a lifetime. The musical comedy features the goofy barbershop quartet performing classic 1950s hits. (Expect lots of crooning.) The show marks an anniversary for both…

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