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Weekend Treadings of the cultural nature: some bites and sounds, some artistic expressions and whatever else you add to the mix.
THURSDAY, MAY 23rd
This recurring conversation series that focuses on global events will talk about gender-specific issues directed towards women and the efforts made around the world for equality and women’s rights.
Union Project @ 801 N Negley Ave - Highland Park
6-8pm // FREE
In one night encounter a dazzling selection of songs by Broadway’s musical master, Stephen Sondheim. You can look forward to Company, Follies and Anyone Can Whistle and others.
Cabaret at Theater Square @ 655 Penn Ave - Cultural District
7:30pm // $39.7
FRIDAY, MAY 24th
$5 food and drink tickets where 10% of your bar tab will benefit Pittsburgh Promise. Of course there will be specialty drinks, Cafe Raymond nosh and the ambiance of the too-cool Wigle Whiskey space and peeps.
Wigle Whiskey @ 2401 Smallman St - Strip District
6-9pm // $5+ depending on your thirst and appetite
For an after work treat enjoy live music, learn a thing or two about the chemistry of winemaking (while enjoying a glass) or get a lesson on creating mozzarella in the Science Center’s Kitchen Theatre.
Carnegie Science Center @ One Allegheny Ave - North Shore
6-10pm // $10
Experience the Tropical Forest Conservatory as it’s transformed into a Pittsburgh nightspot! All the typical indulgences will be included - live dj, tasty cocktails and indulgent morsels.
Phipps Conservatory @ One Schenley Park - Oakland
7-11pm // FREE w. admission // 21+
SATURDAY, MAY 25th
If you missed last year, this round is promised to be even better as Ricardo Caballer Ricasa brings their show, that’s never been seen in the US, straight from Spain. There will also be a “Rocks Love” sequel along with live music, food and a kids zone.
Hartwood Acres - Pittsburgh
3pm gates open // FREE-$60
If you’re a Hip Hop fan than this one-man show is a must see! Spoken word, monologues, movement and multi-media imagery give life to this generation and it’s many influences.
August Wilson Center @ 980 Liberty Ave - Cultural District
8pm // $10
This Italian producer/dj who was born the same year as punk rock will join special guests at Mr. Smalls to put on one of his raucous and infamous shows. Expect high energy and a mask bearing performer.
Mr. Smalls Funhouse @ 400 Lincoln Ave - Millvale
9pm // $25
SUNDAY, MAY 26th
In our stumbling off-the-beaten-path nature we discovered a great couple who hosts a series of house concerts in their home (we like their style!). To find out more or join them this weekend email email@example.com or call 412.361.6051.
$15 // RSVP required
We are excited to announce the first annual Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival this weekend that will be host to a wide range of workshops, artists and activities. Be a part of something PGH and art in the making!
Toonseum @ 945 Liberty Ave - Cultural District
12-5pm // FREE or $150-250 for VIP
What better way to celebrate spring and its sunshine than with live music, from Backstabbing Good People, an outdoor deck and lots of great beer and food?
Bocktown Robinson @ 690 Chauvet Dr - Robinson
7-10pm // FREE but not including suds
MONDAY, MAY 27th
A special ceremony for fallen PA service members, field day activities, drum corps performances, museum tours and the opportunity to write letters to troops overseas! Rare historical flags will be on display as well.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum @ 4141 Fifth Ave - Oakland
10am-4pm // FREE
Do you know of any cultural happenings that weren’t listed this week? Don’t forget you can submit events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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