What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Oct. 22-28, 2018

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Rossilynne Culgan

This week: Meditate with a monk, paint a pumpkin, dress up for Halloween, learn about Pittsburgh’s beer history, watch zombies wrestle, and so much more. Ready your Google calendar or your bullet journal, because there are a lot of great events to add this week.

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Incline events

🎨 6 p.m. Wednesday (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. Saturday (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.

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Oct. 22

🙏 6:15 p.m. Monday (East Liberty): Stop by Carnegie Library’s East Liberty branch to learn meditation techniques with monks from the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center at this all-levels meditation practice rooted in the Vipassana (insight) tradition.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

🎃 5 p.m. Tuesday (Lawrenceville): Show off your pumpkin painting painting skills at Industry Public House’s Master of Pumpkins night where “Troegs Brewery is bringing the pumpkins, you can mutilate them in any way you wish.”

Wednesday, Oct. 24

🚎 6:15 p.m. Wednesday (Downtown): Hear from the author of “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit,” who will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of transit systems in 47 American cities, including Pittsburgh.

Thursday, Oct. 25

☕️ 6 p.m. Thursday (Lawrenceville): Meet Maria Mercedes Aleman from internationally recognized Nicaraguan coffee cooperative Aldea Global and hear stories of sustainable development while sipping on coffee.

Friday, Oct. 26

🐶 5 p.m. Friday (Millvale): Kick off Halloween weekend at the Pups N Trucks Howl-o-ween Pawty, featuring food trucks, a costume contest, live music, and dogs.

Saturday, Oct. 27

💃 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Carnegie): See 40 dancers from the Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble present “Three Sisters,” a classic tale of love, family and adventure. Before the show, check out a Ukrainian Market Place with food and vendors.

🎨 4 p.m. Saturday (Garfield): At BOOM Concepts’ The Art Trap House: Paint Nite, learn to paint while listening to rap, trap and R&B hits from locals artists.

👻 5 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Experience Fright Up Night, an evening featuring a pumpkin pie-eating contest, a Halloween burlesque show, a costume contest, and even zombie wrestling. While you’re Downtown, you’re going to want to check out Pittsburgh’s zombie pop-up bar.

🍺 6 p.m. Saturday (North Shore): Sip beer samples, eat soft pretzels, explore Point State Park by the glow of a lantern, and learn about Pittsburgh’s beer history at the Fort Pitt Museum’s Fort Night – 18th Century Libations.

🎪 7 p.m. Saturday (Oakland): Watch a showcase of juggling, acro, and clowning acts at the FluggleBurgh Gala Show, part of a circus arts festival.

Sunday, Oct. 28

👟 7:30 a.m. Sunday (Regent Square): Start Sunday strong with a group trail run in Frick Park, ranging from five to nine miles.

“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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