What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Nov. 12-18, 2018

Dance. Decorate. Donate.

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MJ Slaby

Like it or not, cold weather and the holiday season are upon us.

This week is filled with ways to start your holiday gift and decoration preparation. Or if you just want to feel festive, there are events for that, too.

Also on the agenda: make global issues into local ones, dance the Lindy Hop, and help Tree of Life and the local Jewish community.

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Incline event

🗳 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 (Downtown): Celebrate 25 Pittsburghers making a difference in local politics at a happy hour for our third Who’s Next: Politics class.

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Nov. 12

 🎟 7 p.m. Monday (Downtown): See “The Children of Willesden Lane,” a free musical production, at the Byham Theater in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the anti-Jewish pogrom carried out by Nazis and collaborators. Reserve tickets in advance.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

🍔 5 p.m. Tuesday (Squirrel Hill): Enjoy food trucks with proceeds benefitting Tree of Life.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

🛍 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Point Breeze North): Go to the Ultimate Pop Up to sip and shop with local, women-run businesses. There will be special discounts and a photo booth, too.

Thursday, Nov. 15

🔮 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday (Allegheny Center): Make a magic wand, try bookbinding, and look into the future with a crystal ball at MAKEnight Magic at the Children’s Museum. This 21+ night also includes food and drink.

Friday, Nov. 16

👞 8 p.m. Friday (Oakland): Kickoff a weekend of dance at PittStop, where you can dance the Lindy Hop, a style of swing dance from the ’20s and ’30s. Friday bands are Chelsea Reed & The Fair Weather Five and Miss Freddye’s Blues Band.

Saturday, Nov. 17

🦃 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (Whitehall): Get crafty and make a Thanksgiving book turkey for your holiday centerpiece.

🍺 4-8 p.m. Saturday (Valencia): Embrace the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed festival featuring breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Plus, Santa will be there.

🎮 4-8 p.m. Saturday (McKees Rocks): Shop nerdy at the Nerd and Hobby Flea Market, where you’ll find board games, graphic novels, trains and more.

😎 5-10 p.m. Saturday (Central North Side): Join the Pittsburgh Cool Club; enjoy food, drinks and music; and hang out with friends you didn’t know you had.

🌏 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Crawford-Roberts): Go to Hub + Spoke 2018 to learn about The Global Switchboard’s network, and watch videos that tell the stories of how global issues impact Pittsburghers daily. Plus, find out how to add your story and volunteer.

Sunday, Nov. 18

🔴 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (Squirrel Hill): Make an appointment for a blood drive at Shaare Torah Congregation on Murray Avenue.

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