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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th
Hear artist Larry Kirkland talk about his design process for the PA WWII Memorial as well as his other public art pieces.
Carnegie Science Center @ One Allegheny Ave - North Shore
4-5:30pm // FREE // registration required: 412.391.2060 or online
Bring your words alive at this new monthly happening that encourages text, song, music, movement, and soul in a jazzed-up, mic-less format!
The Space Upstairs @ 214 N Lexington St - Point Breeze
8-10pm // FREE // BYOB
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
Assembles annual bazaar highlights makers of all kinds living within a ten block radius of the space. This all ages event is a great opportunity to mingle with your surrounding hood (or hang out spot) and peruse unique gifts.
Assemble @ 5125 Penn Ave - Garfield
5-9pm // FREE // part of Unblurred
Whether you’re looking to spruce up your eye or scout rising talent, CMU’s Senior Open Studios has a wide range of work waiting to be observed. Their reception is filled with full spreads and fun tunes.
CMU School of the Arts @ 5000 Forbes Ave - Oakland
5-9pm // FREE
Art, revelry and libations in celebration of the world’s most amazing toy ball invented by chemist Norman Stingley in 1964!
The Mine Factory @ 201 N Braddock Ave - Point Breeze
6-10pm // FREE
Carnegie International co-curator Tina Kukielski is the juror and has chosen 20+ artists from near and far! We love this space and can’t wait to see the art.
AIR @ 418 Foreland St - Northside
7-9pm // FREE
In memory of Warhol collaborator Lou Reed, have a first listen to the 45th anniversary release of White Light/White Heat in their new store. Warhol films featuring the late songwriter and band will be screening in the theater.
Warhol Museum @ 117 Sandusky St - North Side
7-10pm // FREE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
Ten years strong, Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair allows you to explore the toils of local makers. Start checking off holiday errands, reignite your own creativity or discover a new passion.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center @ 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd - Downtown
11am-7pm // FREE
With vendors like the South Side Carnegie Library, Spaces Corners and Caliban Books this market of old and new is sure to open your eyes and spike your curiosity.
Silver Eye Center for Photography @ 1015 East Carson St - South Side
12-6pm // FREE
Get your 2014 calendar, put together by some of our favorite locals, and enjoy a variety show! Dancing and Pittsburgh prizes also included.
Artisan Tattoo & Gallery @ 5001 Penn Ave - Garfield
8-11pm // FREE
Pull out your NYE gear early for this grand, glittery event where the 3rd floor will be transformed into a glitter cave with DJ J. Malls to get you in the mood. Proceeds benefit Yoga in Schools.
Wood Street Galleries, 3rd Flr @ 601 Wood St - Cultural District
8pm-12am // $10 (drinks included)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th
- Treaders Choice -
Highland Park Pottery Tour (12/7-8)
If you’re a pottery lover like us then join this third annual tour as you visit the private homes of four local potters and the Union Project Ceramics Co-Op!
11am-4pm // FREE
Blood Brother, awarded best US Documentary at Sundance (among others!) is back in Pittsburgh. Unbridle your Sunday with this beautiful film of a Pittsburgh native who headed to India to share his love with HIV infected orphans.
Regent Square Theater @ 1035 S Braddock Ave - Regent Square
3 & 5:30pm // $9
Let your naughty prevail over nice at these horror holiday themed screenings…Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) at 4:30pm, Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2013) at 6:30pm and Silent Night Deadly Night 2 (1987) at 8:15pm.
Hollywood Theater @ 1449 Potomac Ave - Dormont
4:30pm // $5-10
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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