The Clemente Museum
The Clemente Museum.

Here are the events you need to know about this weekend in Pittsburgh: November 6-8. Know of an interesting event? Email us here.

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7: Sewickley Black History Self-Guided Tour
Various times
Did you know that Sewickley has had a prominent, thriving Black community since the 1820s? It’s the final weekend to experience this free self-guided tour highlighting Sewickley’s African American heritage as part of Sweetwater Center for the Arts’ Mavuno Festival. Learn more.

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7: Clemente Fall Fest
4-7 p.m. & 12-4 p.m.
Enjoy a crisp fall weekend at The Clemente Museum. Setting up shop in the parking lot below Kyle Holbrook’s massive mural of the baseball legend, the outdoor vendor market will include Birch Creek Farm, DiAnoia’s, Engine House 25 Wines, Lola’s Eatery, spruce & adorn, Yetter’s Candy and others.

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7: Carrie Carpool Cinema
6 p.m.
Rivers of Steel is delving into cult cinema with a double feature weekend, proving that drive-ins are not just for summer. The fun kicks off with Friday’s science fiction doubleheader, perfect for viewing at a former steel mill. Ridley Scott’s dystopian masterpiece, “Blade Runner,” will be paired with Alex Cox’s sardonic story, “Repo Man.” Return Saturday for Spike Lee’s trailblazing “Do the Right Thing,” followed by “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.” Buy tickets.

Friday, November 6: Behind the Stage Door with Doors Open Pittsburgh
7:30-8:15 p.m.
This virtual series wraps up tonight with Pittsburgh legend Johnny Angel, who’s performed with everyone from Chuck Berry to The Marcels. Take a virtual visit to the Ginchy Stuff Museum, as Angel shares his collection of memorabilia and experiences in the music industry. Learn more and buy tickets.

Johnny Angel. Photo courtesy of Doors Open Pittsburgh.

Saturday, November 7: Family-friendly Hike in North Park
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join L.L. Bean for a leisurely hike that will include lots of stops along the way for exploring nature. Register for free.

Saturday, November 7: Greenhouse Horticultural Therapy at Boyce Park Nature Center
2-4 p.m.
Want to bring nature into your home and yard? A park naturalist will share tips for planting window boxes with seasonal herbs, recipe crops and edible flowers, constructing sheltered hibernation sites and creating a cookbook or journal based on your observations. Register for free.

Saturday, November 7: Shake Your Booties Virtual Gala with The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center
6-7 p.m.
Help support children and families in need during this virtual benefit bash emceed by Courtney and Kelly Brennan. Go behind the scenes at The Children’s Home, bid on auction items and participate in special “Fund the Mission” activities. Buy tickets.

Photo courtesy of Watch Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins.

Saturday, November 7: Watch Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins with the Harris Theater @ Home
Various times
It’s the perfect month to stream Janice Engel’s new documentary about the inimitable newspaper columnist, political commentator and humorist, Molly Ivins, who was known for taking on “Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it.” Rent the movie.

Sunday, November 8: Brunch In The Garden at the National Aviary
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a much-needed change of scenery with a delicious brunch in the Aviary’s brand-new, light-filled event space. With the Rose Garden as your backdrop, you’ll sip mimosas and savor seasonal culinary creations. After brunch, stroll through the immersive habitats. Buy tickets.

Sunday, November 8: Gingerbread House Display & Competition with the City of Pittsburgh
Various times
Combine your sweet tooth and your chef aspirations during this beloved holiday tradition. Create your own gingerbread masterpiece by November 15 and upload photos to enter the competition. Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Award winner. Learn more.

Photo courtesy of the City of Pittsburgh.

Sunday, November 8: The Frick Reflects: Looking Back, Moving Forward
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Get an in-depth look at rarely seen objects from The Frick Art Museum and Clayton. Focusing a critical eye on its permanent collection, the exhibition examines the social context surrounding the lives of Frick family members. Visitors will gain new insights about Helen Clay Frick’s motivation for establishing the institution and the viewpoints revealed by the collection. Inspired by The Frick Art Museum’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition includes paintings, decorative art, books, archival images, and more. Reserve free tickets.

Sunday, November 8: Virtual Polishfest
12-5 p.m.
Travel 4,000 miles virtually to enjoy Polish culture and cuisine. Create colorful Easter eggs, make pierogies, celebrate a traditional Lithuanian Christmas Eve and see the Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Center — all without leaving home. The free festival will also feature crafts, folk dancing and video presentations.

Sunday, November 8: Sunday Night Wine Down Pop-up Party
5 p.m.
After a week like this, we could all use some wine. During this interactive online event, you’ll play trivia and enjoy vino and food pairings hosted by the Wineshop at Home — all while supporting youth leadership programs offered by Multiplying Good. 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...