How to celebrate International Women’s Day in Pittsburgh

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Crystal Grabowski and Hana Uman make signs for a 2017 Pittsburgh rally in support of the International Women's Strike.

Crystal Grabowski and Hana Uman make signs for a 2017 Pittsburgh rally in support of the International Women's Strike.

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It’s International Women’s Day a.k.a. a day to celebrate women, their achievements and the movement for women’s rights.

In Pittsburgh, there are multiple ways to celebrate and to take action — panels, a tip session about how to run for office, a rally and even a dance party. The Incline rounded up these five can’t-miss ways to celebrate women:

Celebrate International Women’s Day

This International Women's Day event will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and mark a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Events include a "Women in Politics and How to Run for Office" session and a "Women at Work" panel (on which The Incline's food and culture editor Rossilynne Culgan will participate).

Where:Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)

When:March 8, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

How much:Free (advance registration requested)


Seen at the Women's March 2018 Downtown.

Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline

Join the Pittsburgh International Women’s Strike to call for paid sick days

The Pittsburgh International Women’s Strike, a coalition of multiple organizations, will host a lunchtime rally to highlight the importance of paid sick days especially for women of color, queer and trans women, parents, caregivers, women who work low-wage jobs, people with disabilities, and people who've experienced domestic and sexual abuse. The rally will call for support of the local Paid Sick Days Ordinance.

Where:City-County Building at 401 Grant St. (Downtown)

When:March 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Shop with wage gap prices

For International Women's Day, women will receive an extra 24 percent off at Thriftique as a way to call attention to the wage gap between men and women in Pennsylvania.

Where:Thriftique at 125 51st. St. (Lawrenceville)

When:March 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


A sign referencing the wage gap at Women's March 2018 in Pittsburgh.

Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline

Shop and give to the Women’s Center and Shelter

Shop at Ten Thousand Villages, and 10 percent of sales will go to the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. The store will also collect items for the shelter through Saturday. Needed items include new bath towels, pajamas, robes, slippers and underwear (for women and for children) as well as Arm & Hammer diaper pail refill bags and diaper genie bags. Those who donate items will receive a free bracelet and a coupon for 25 percent off one item.  

Where:Ten Thousand Villages at 5820 Forbes Ave. (Squirrel Hill)

When:March 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dance to songs from four women DJs

In honor of International Women's Day, Coven a.k.a. Belvederes weekly dark dance night will host four women DJs. DJ KellyA and DJ Cyphexia will be in charge of the music from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Then, from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Erica Scary and DJ dark & stormy will take over the soundtrack for the evening. It's 21+ and a portion of the cover charge will benefit the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

Where:Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)

When:March 8, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. to March 9, 2018 at 2:00 a.m.

How much:$5