David Bachman Photography.

Make art while sipping brews, savor an authentic Syrian dinner and do your part to reduce plastic pollution.

Monday, April 29: Work in Progress at Full Pint Wild Side Pub
7-9 p.m.
What would YOU make if you were given some antlers, skulls, feathers, shells and stuffed birds? Find out during this new drop-in, pay-what-you-can art series that includes access to natural history collection objects, refreshing brews and space for you to channel your inner maker with fellow creatives.

Monday, April 29: True Conviction at City of Asylum Pittsburgh
7-9 p.m.
Don’t miss this remarkable true story documenting three recently exonerated Texans — Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips. After serving a combined 60 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, the trio joined forces to help free wrongfully convicted prisoners. Part of the Sembène Film & Art Festival, the free event will include a Q&A with one of the film’s subjects.

True Conviction, Jamie Meltzer.

Tuesday, April 30: Residência Pop-Up Dinner at Casa Brasil
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday never tasted so good. Hello Neighbor and Casa Brasil are teaming up to expose Pittsburghers to authentic ethnic cuisine and diverse cultures while supporting refugee and immigrant families. Enjoy mouth-watering Syrian food (think: traditional tea, muhammara and pistachio pannacotta, and more) made by a local refugee woman who will speak with diners about her experiences, family and culture.

Tuesday, April 30: Housing Celebration and Resource Fair at 412 Boulevard of the Allies
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Housing Opportunity Fund, this is your one-stop shop for learning about programs and services for tenants and homeowners, asking all of your burning housing-related questions and talking with representatives from 15+ local housing organizations. This event is free and family-friendly, and refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 30: Don Pasquale at the Benedum
7 p.m.
Pittsburgh Opera is giving Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera “Don Pasquale” a fresh new lease on life with a premier production set in glamorous 1930s Hollywood. Find out what transpires when the old, wealthy bachelor Don Pasquale tries to arrange a “proper” marriage for his nephew Ernesto — who is madly love with a young widow named Norina.

Wednesday, May 1: May Day Green Soiree at the Pittsburgh Golf Club
5:30-8 p.m.
Explore one of today’s most pressing global environmental issues — how plastics are impacting our health and planet — at this eco-evening hosted by Women for a Healthy Environment. Hear from Heinz Award winner Dr. Sherri Mason (read our interview with her) and epidemiology professor Dr. Jennifer Adibi, discover how you can take action to reduce plastic toxicity, and network with other eco-minded professionals. There will also be refreshments, a silent auction and a showcase of locally-owned businesses.

Thursday, May 2: Ilja Nieuwland at Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
6 p.m.
The dinosaur Dippy seems to be the Burgh’s de facto mascot. But did you know that in 1899 a team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur? Join writer Ilja Nieuwland and Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Head of Vertebrate Paleontology Matthew Lamanna for a lively discussion about the untold story of Carnegie’s prized dinosaur and its influence on European culture.

Looking for more events? Read Top 13 things to do in Pittsburgh in May.

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.