Here are the events you need to know about this week in Pittsburgh: November 30-December 3. Know of an interesting event? Email us here.
Monday, November 30: EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
You have one more day to finish the ultimate Pittsburgh race. Each mile of this virtual course celebrates an authentic local characteristic — with routes dedicated to Pittsburghese, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” famed athletes — and even pickles and pierogies. Participants get a Pittsburgh Celebration Box, finisher’s medal and tech race shirt. Register here.
Monday, November 30: The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht: Memoirs of America’s Most Controversial Forensic Pathologist
Prominent Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht is the subject of a new autobiography chronicling his life — from growing up in the Hill District to becoming as one of the world’s leading authorities in his field — including consulting on the assassination of JFK, the O.J. Simpson trial, Elvis’s death and more. Wecht will join writer and film producer Jeff Sewald will for a virtual discussion and audience Q&A. Register for free.
Tuesday, December 1: Free admission to Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
December is a terrific time to visit the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum because kids aged 17 and under get in for free all month long at both cultural destinations. Buy tickets.
Tuesday, December 1: Give Big Pittsburgh
This holiday season, give back to the charitable causes you care about most. During this 24-hour online fundraising platform, you can help local nonprofits raise critical funds needed now more than ever.
Tuesday, December 1: LiftOff Pgh Virtual Summit
Pittsburgh’s leaders in the entrepreneurial, education and health sectors will gather around this “digital kitchen table” for 16 days of innovation. Participants can access webinars and networking sessions, chat with exhibitors in real-time, check out interactive displays and more. The conference culminates with a live broadcast featuring Shankar Vedantam, host of NPR’s The Hidden Brain podcast. Register here.
Tuesday, December 1: Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS
As Covid continues to impact the globe, The Andy Warhol Museum is teaming up with Visual AIDS to present contemporary videos examining the impact of HIV and AIDS in six countries. The videos also reflect on the two epidemics within the context of geography, race and gender. A live Q&A with the artists will follow the online screening. Register for free.
Wednesday, December 2: Carnegie Museum of Art Maker Mixer
Locally Sourced artist Hanna Dausch will join the exhibition‘s curator Alyssa Velazquez for a discussion about creativity, learning and woodworking techniques. During the online event, a local distiller will share DIY cocktail recipes inspired by the conversation. Register here.
Wednesday, December 2: Backyard Composting Webinar with Pennsylvania Resources Council
Learn how to set up and maintain a compost pile and ways to use finished compost. The course fee includes an 82-gallon compost bin. Buy tickets.
Tuesday, December 1: Deck the Halls Series with Phipps
Want holiday decor that would make Martha swoon? During this webinar led by Rose Grealish, you’ll learn to make a festive wreath for your holiday door and personalize your home for the season. Buy tickets.
Thursday, December 3: Healthy Schools Summit with Women for a Healthy Environment
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
This timely online summit will explore solutions for reopening schools safely and preventing environmental hazards. Open to the public, sessions will be led by national, state and local experts. Topics include everything from public health research in response to Covid and infection prevention, to indoor air quality and lead in schools. Buy tickets.
Thursday, December 3: Virtual Biophilia with Phipps
Dreading the impending cold? Join Kelly Sarkis of Venture Outdoors for an online conversation that’ll inspire you to get outside and have fun. Learn about new outdoor experiences and local resources, play interactive games and discover the health benefits of being outside during winter. Register for free.
Thursday, December 3: Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival’s Almost Like the Real Thing
This annual film event is making sure that cinephiles can enjoy an authentic festival experience at home. The virtual presentation will include an introductory video, the Pittsburgh premiere of Idrissou Mora-Kpai’s “America Street,” and a live discussion. Buy tickets.
Thursday, December 3: Punch & Crunch with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Western PA/WV
After feasting last week, get moving for an important cause. Led by Trey McCune of the YMCA, the virtual workout will include boxing and core exercises. All that sweat will help fight Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and IBD.
Thursday, December 3: Celebrations of the Season: Cultural Holiday Traditions
Join The Frick Pittsburgh to experience the Polish folk art traditions of szopka, the customs of the Japanese New Year (Oshogatsu) and the deliciousness of festive Mexican tamales through interviews with local experts. Buy tickets.
Thursday, December 3: Caricature as Portraiture: A Conversation with Tim Menees
Don’t miss this special evening with renowned cartoonist Tim Menees. During the online event, Menees will share stories about his satirical caricatures of famous Pittsburghers and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at his vast collection of original sketches and cartoons. Register for free.
Thursday, December 3: AW Studio Sessions with the August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Presenting a wide range of Black musical traditions, this new streaming series features intimate studio sessions that were recorded live with some of today’s top jazz, blues, R&B and soul musicians and vocalists. Don’t miss tonight’s kick-off concert, Terreno Comun: The Brazilian Project, led by acclaimed jazz pianist Orrin Evans. Buy tickets.
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