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Here are the events you need to know about this week in Pittsburgh: October 5-8. Know of an interesting event? Email us here.

Monday, October 5: CelebratED: The #RemakeTomorrow Edition
8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Join Remake Learning to honor our region’s innovative teachers. Amplifying the voices of educators, students and parents, the World Teachers’ Day celebration will feature a keynote address by Project Fuel founder Deepak Ramola, DJ music by Pittsburgh Dilworth teacher Joseph Wilk, performances by storyteller Shannon Reed and Alumni Theater Company and more. Register for free.

Monday, October 5: Greenwood Week Pittsburgh
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This first of its kind minority business conference offers how-to sessions all week long, covering topics from finances and fundraising to mental health to capacity building and much more. Register for free.

Monday, October 5: Pop-up Picnic at Churchview Farm
4 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Pack your picnic gear and head to this South Hills farmette to savor a four-course meal crafted by the culinary team from Casa Brasil. The socially distanced picnic will also feature fresh homemade juices, DJs and self-guided tours. Buy tickets.

Monday, October 5: Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival
Various times
Boasting 25 films from 11 countries, this annual festival offers a unique look at ethnological and archaeological research from around the planet. Over seven days, you’ll time travel to experience rarely-seen documentaries exploring past cultures, world and local heritage, underwater archaeology and more. View a schedule and register for free.

Tuesday, October 6: Rachel Carson with the Citizen Science Lab and Heinz History Center
3-4 p.m.
Discover the story of the environmental trailblazer and Pittsburgh native Rachel Carson. During the live online broadcast, families will view the Portraits of Pittsburgh exhibit and enjoy hands-on activities and experiments demonstrating Carson’s legacy. Register for free.

Tufted Titmouse. Photo courtesy of the National Aviary.

Wednesday, October 7: Winter Birds Virtual Class with the National Aviary
10-11 a.m.
Make your yard a haven for wintering birds using feeders, shelters and special features, explore raptors and Bald Eagles and learn about the migrating flocks flying overhead during this virtual program led by ornithologist Bob Mulvihill. Buy tickets.

Wednesday, October 7: Fascinating Fall Fungi with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
6 p.m.
Explore the amazing diversity of mushrooms that populate our local landscapes during October and November. Learn to identify 15 species of fungi, see live specimens and participate in a Q&A during this online event led by naturalist Educator Stephen Bucklin. Register for free.

Wednesday, October 7: Caroline Kim & Alexander Chee
6 p.m.
For its next Made Local event, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is hosting 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner Caroline Kim in conversation with author and judge Alexander Chee. Kim’s award-winning story collection, “The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories,” examines what it means to be human throughout the Korean diaspora. Register for free.

Wednesday, October 7: Get Out The VOTE!: Women in the Arts Network Fall Meet-up
6-7:30 p.m.
Get out the vote during this election-themed happy hour showcasing Pittsburgh activists and artists. Penny Mateer will share her project, Pole-2-Polls, a community group installing hand-sewn voting signs on utility poles, while Elaine Harris-Fulton will discuss her work with Wake Up the Vote Wilkinsburg. Buy tickets.

Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo by Bryan Conley.

Thursday, October 8: Half-priced tickets and extended hours at Carnegie Museum of Art
3.-8 p.m.
Whether you’re craving a cultural family outing, a creative date night or a solo staycation, don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy half-priced admission to CMOA for five hours on Thursdays. Buy tickets.

Thursday, October 8: Standing Firm Virtual Awards Luncheon
12-1 p.m.
Help combat relationship violence and support survivors during this online fundraiser benefiting the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Featured keynote speaker is 2020 Hillman Prize winner Rachel Louise Snyder, author of “No Visible Bruises.” Buy tickets.

Thursday, October 8: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Live Happy Hour: Sounds by Treble and Jane
5-6 p.m.
Turn up the volume on your happy hour. Mix up a cocktail and log on for live music by Treble NLS and Jane West,  mingle in the Zoom chat room and network with the local arts community. Register for free.

Amachi Pittsburgh. Photo by Rose Colored Creative.

Thursday, October 8: Amachi Hachi Pachi Glow in the Dark Celebration
6:45-8:30 p.m.
Join Franco Harris and Amachi Pittsburgh to help young people overcome the challenges of parental incarceration. Dress in glow in the dark duds during this virtual fundraiser featuring a photo booth contest judged by the famed fullback himself, plus special guests and giveaways. Buy tickets.

Amun Ray, 2020, Diversity Billboard Art Project.

Thursday, October 8: Diversity Billboard Art Project Artists’ Talk
7 p.m.
Alejandro Fiez and Amun Ray will lead this virtual conversation about the Diversity Billboard Art Project. Curated by the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition and Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the public art campaign is displaying 10 works of art on billboards throughout Westmoreland County. Register for free.

Thursday, October 8: Reel Q LGBTQ+ Film Festival
7-11 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s longest-running film festival kicks off tonight with “Monsoon,” starring Henry Golding as a British Vietnamese man returning to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since his family fled the war-torn city. View a schedule and buy tickets.

Image courtesy of Princess.

Thursday, October 8: The Andy Warhol Museum Sound Series: Princess @1minworld
9 p.m.
Don’t miss this online premiere of @1minworld, a new multimedia work by Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill (aka Princess), which was created exclusively for Instagram. The duo, who recorded the performance live in The Warhol’s intimate theater, will also lead a conversation about the work. Buy tickets.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...