What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Oct. 15-21, 2018

Job advice? Got it. Gigantic pumpkins? Yup. Creepy puppets? Sure.

Chris Togneri / For The Incline
Rossilynne Culgan

Updated Oct. 17

Looking for job advice? There’s a mentorship opportunity this week.

Into creepy puppets? Have we got the event for you.

Want to see a ginormous pumpkin? You can also do that this week.

That’s just a sneak peek at all the events in this week’s round-up, so mark your calendar.

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Incline events

🎨 6 p.m. Oct. 24 (Allegheny Center): Celebrate 22 Pittsburghers making art and making a difference at this happy hour for our inaugural Who’s Next: Art class.

❓ 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 (Point Breeze): Bring your questions about Homewood Cemetery to our Peculiar Pittsburgh tour complete with hot drinks and donuts. This event is sold out.

🗳 8 p.m. Nov. 6 (South Side): Vote — and then come hang out with reporters from The Incline and Pittsburgh Current at Local Bar + Kitchen. Join us for food and drink specials, games, and door prizes.

Editor’s Note: We have decided to postpone Pittsburgh Pitch 2 for logistical reasons and to give Pittsburgh journalists and podcasters more opportunity to come up with fresh story ideas and pitches. Please watch The Incline and the Center for Media Innovation for upcoming details in 2019.

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Oct. 15

📣 6 p.m. Monday (Braddock): As contestants vie for $1,000 in grant funding, hear their project pitches and get an inside look at how grants are awarded during this Awesome Pitch-Burgh Party.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

👗 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Greenfield): Explore “Stitching History from the Holocaust,” the heartbreaking story of a young female Jewish fashion designer whose clothing designs are being brought back to life at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh 70 years after her death.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

💼 6 p.m. Wednesday (Allegheny Center): Join a speed-mentoring meet-up with Ellevate, which helps women advance in the workplace, focusing on career advancement, whether that means taking on a new role, asking for a raise or promotion, or leaving a job.

Thursday, Oct. 18

🎧 8 p.m. Thursday (Lawrenceville): Celebrate Pittsburgh’s DJs at the Goldmark for DJ Appreciation Day. Hear from Grind Hard DJs, DJ Nugget, BassBurgh and The Pgh Funk Fam, and more.

Friday, Oct. 19

👻 8 p.m. Friday (North Oakland): Experience “a night of short, sweet, and blood-curdling puppet vignettes sliced up cabaret style into a gruesome selection of rapid fire puppet performances” with The Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh at the Glitterbox Theater. These definitely aren’t the puppets you knew as a kid.

Saturday, Oct. 20

🎃 10 a.m. Saturday (North Shore): See GIANT pumpkins at the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival 2018. These pumpkins weigh in at 2,000 pounds. Then, remember to check it off on your Incline fall BINGO.

🌋 10 a.m. Saturday (Swissvale): Tour Carrie Furnaces to learn about Pittsburgh’s industrial past, the iron-making process, and the site’s technology, workers, and culture. Read up in advance with this article about why Pittsburgh’s iconic blast furnaces were named after local women.

🏡 11 a.m. Saturday (Bellevue): Check out magazine-ready showplaces and fixer-uppers at the Bellevue 2018 ‘Live Worship Shop’ House Tour.

🎶 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Shadyside): Experience a concert from NAT 28 focusing on the works of Pittsburgh composer Amy Williams, presented through flute, oboe, violin, viola, and piano.

🤣 8 p.m. Saturday (Elliott): Laugh, cringe, and maybe even cover your ears at this “Cards Against Humanity ‘Make a Haiku’ Death Match.”

Sunday, Oct. 21

🗺 1 p.m. Sunday (Oakland): Learn how political mapping can go so wrong and how ordinary citizens can help it go much better at this non-partisan Draw the Lines PA Mapathon.

“Other Events You’ll Love” are curated by The Incline’s editorial staff. To have your event considered, send an event link to [email protected] — subject line: Event listing — at least two weeks in advance.

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