Here are the events you need to know about this weekend in Pittsburgh: November 20-22. Know of an interesting event? Email us here.
Friday, November 20: Monmade at Module Virtual Open House
Be inspired by locally-made goods and sustainable living. Explore a curated collection of furniture, lighting and décor from the Black Street Development showroom in Garfield, while learning about Monmade’s network of talented makers and Module’s energy-efficient homes. Register for free.
Friday, November 20: Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays at Phipps
9:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Your stress will melt away at this winter wonderland filled with twinkling lights and glowing orbs, festive horticulture, topiary animals and more. Watch furniture spring to life with intricate plant materials and be captivated by a shimmering carousel. Phipps’ fragrant trees adorned with thousands of poinsettias and paper lanterns will make your spirits bright. Buy tickets.
Friday, November 20: Locally Sourced at Carnegie Museum of Art
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring 100 objects by 19 makers working across clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, paper and 3D technologies, Locally Sourced celebrates the diversity of Pittsburgh’s maker community and the region’s legacy in manufacturing and craftsmanship. Buy tickets.
Friday, November 20: PPG Ice Skating Rink Opening
11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Lace up those skates and glide your way into the holidays. Skate around a towering 65-foot tree while surrounded by the shimmering reflections of PPG Place. Buy tickets.
Friday, November 20: Sabira Cole Film Festival
This international film competition features independent cinema events exploring the African Diaspora. Tonight’s virtual event includes films about people who have been uprooted from their homelands, a panel discussion and a presentation of the Viewer’s Choice Award. Register for free.
Friday, November 20: Virtual Bingo with Every Child, Inc.
Join Every Child, Inc. Junior Board Chair Max Armour for a family game night while helping the nonprofit provide critical services to children throughout southwestern PA. Buy tickets.
Friday, November 20: Film Pittsburgh Fall Festival
It’s the final weekend for this expansive showcase featuring 137 Pittsburgh Shorts, 30 Three Rivers Film Festival features, ReelAbilities and JFilm highlights, an Asian sidebar and more. The majority of films are available for viewing during the entire run, so get the popcorn and pillows ready. Buy tickets.
Friday, November 20: Front Row with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Next up for the PSO’s virtual experience is Originators and Disrupters, featuring music, history and interviews. Connecting classical music lovers around the world, the series is available online and via Xfinity for Pittsburgh customers.
Saturday, November 21: Northside Holiday Market on East Ohio Street
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Buy local for the holidays from vendors and artisans who will set up shop both outdoors and indoor throughout the Deutschtown business district.
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22: Space Out! Astronomy Weekend
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate the grand reopening of Buhl Planetarium while exploring galaxies far, far away. Have a blast as you fly over Jupiter, learn how the Sun and Earth are connected, view real meteorites and enjoy out-of-this-world activities. Buy tickets.
Saturday, November 21: Community Moves: Attack Theatre & Alina’s Light
Attack Theatre is teaming up with a local charity to honor the memory of Alina Sheykhet and fund a high school scholarship in her name. During the online pay-what-you-can event, families — and even their pets and toys — will enjoy movement games and art activities. Register here.
Saturday, November 21: Traditional Environmental Stories at Harrison Hills Park
Express your gratitude to Mother Nature during this special event led by park naturalists. Listen to Native American tales, enjoy conservation activities and participate in a moonlight flower project. Register for free.
Saturday, November 21: Hershey Felder Presents: Backstory with Pittsburgh Public Theater
Explore the profound impact that three children of Russian and Ukrainian immigrants — Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein — have had on American music. In this one-of-a-kind virtual show, pianist, actor and playwright Hershey Felder brings these giants of music to life via rarely-seen stories and unforgettable music. Buy tickets.
Saturday, November 20: A View from Home Punk Livestream
If you’re missing punk rock basement shows, this livestream concert is for you. Rock out from the comfort of your living room when Collision TV presents music by local bands Living World, White Stains and Speed Plans, plus DJ sets from Sewer Head.
Sunday, November 22: Tree Identification Guide Hike at White Oak Park
Learn to identify our region’s diverse and beautiful trees by examining their leaves during this two-mile hike led by park rangers. Register for free.
Sunday, November 22: Virtual talk with Jerry Craft
As part of its Words & Pictures series, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures is welcoming New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Jerry Craft. Craft will introduce his latest novel, “Class Act,” about an eighth-grader trying to “find his way as one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school.” Register for free.
Sunday, November 22: The Concord Jazz Quartet with Alphabet City
Turn your living room into a jazz club during this musical tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet. Featuring Andy Reamer (vibraphone), Eric Susoeff (guitar), Jeff Grubbs (bass) and Thomas Wendt (drums), the Concord Jazz Quartet show will be broadcast from Alphabet City as part of the Off Minor Jazz Series. Register for free.
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