Maxo Vanka
Photo: Rob Long, Clear Story.

Here are the events you need to know about this week in Pittsburgh: November 2-5. Know of an interesting event? Email us here.

Monday, November 2: Park After Dark: Owl Prowl in Deer Lakes Park
6-8 p.m.

Explore the wild and wonderful world of owls with a park ranger on a crisp fall night. Bring a flashlight for this two-mile walk in the woods. Buy tickets.

Monday, November 2: Mo Rocca Virtual Lecture
7 p.m.
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures welcomes “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca. Described as “an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him,” Rocca’s “Mobituaries” follows on the heels of his hit podcast. Buy tickets.

Rich Engler
Rich Engler. Photo courtesy of Doors Open Pittsburgh.

Monday, November 2: Behind the Stage Door with Doors Open Pittsburgh
7:30-8:15 p.m.
Alway wanted to go back stage at a rock show? Go behind the velvet rope during this four-part virtual series exploring many facets of the music biz — from concert production to club ownership. The rock ‘n roll fun kicks off tonight with show promoter, Rich Engler, who will share insights and inside stories about some of the industry’s most iconic bands. Who required a limo for each band member? You don’t want to miss this. Learn more and buy tickets.

Monday, November 2: Actors Talk August with the August Wilson House
8:15 p.m.
For the second edition of this new web series, theater critic Chris Rawson talks with longtime Wilsonian actor and Homestead native Montae Russell, who has completed all 10 American Century Cycle plays.
Register for free.

Pittsburgher Burger Bash
Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgher Burger Bash.

Tuesday, November 3: Pittsburgher Burger Bash
Various times
Pittsburghers love a good burger so it’s a very good thing there’s an entire month celebrating the beef between two buns. Eat up to support 20-plus restaurants offering food and drink specials. Tonight while watching the election results you can take advantage of the “Your Burger Counts” offerings.
Learn more and buy tickets.

Wednesday, November 4: CMU’s Corporate Startup Lab Forum
1-4 p.m.
Kicking off today, CMU’s Corporate Startup Lab Forum will examine everything from fintech and healthcare, to mobility and advanced manufacturing. With 30 experts and six days of programming, the virtual forum includes keynotes talks by Seth Godin and Kerrie Holley, along with fireside chats, panel discussions, startup pitches and small group sessions. Register for free.

Thursday, November 5: Free admission to Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
November is a terrific time to visit the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum because kids ages 17 and under will receive free admission all month at both cultural destinations. Buy tickets.

Thursday, November 5: Real Talk with Investors
4-5 p.m.
Connect with startup investors, network and ask all of your burning questions when Ascender’s Real Talk discussion series welcomes Will Allen. The former Pittsburgh Steelers safety is co-founder of Nascent Group Holdings and runs his own foundation. Register for free.

Denmarsh Photography
Photo by Denmarsh Photography, Inc. Courtesy of Phipps.

Thursday, November 5: Virtual Biophilia with Phipps
6 p.m.
Sonja Bochart leads this virtual conversation about biophilia, a practice that brings elements from nature into design to promote well-being. Learn ways to reconnect to nature and how to applying biophilic design to your own home. Register for free.

Thursday, November 5: Cocktails and Conservation
7 p.m.
Help preserve one of Pittsburgh’s cultural masterpieces during this virtual celebration hosted by the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka. The enriching evening includes a cocktail hour, raffles, and extensive lineup of entertainment, performances, stories and reflections, and more. Proceeds support Vanka’s breathtaking “Gift to America” murals created for St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Millvale. Buy tickets to receive our Vanka-To-Go Box.

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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 of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.