What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 10-16, 2018

Get your photo with Santa (and a penguin) this week.

Santa's Pittsburgh sleigh.

Santa's Pittsburgh sleigh.

Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
Rossilynne Culgan

There’s a lot of holiday cheer this week, from some opportunities for last-minute shopping to a holiday-themed drag cabaret to a screening of “A Christmas Story.”

Get into the spirit with this guide to your week.

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Other events you’ll love

Monday, Dec. 10

🎅 11 a.m. Monday (Downtown): Sneak in some shopping at Kimpton Hotel Monaco’s Wintermarket, which will feature locally made gifts, food and drink, and live holiday tunes.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

🎻 8 p.m. Tuesday: Set your DVR to record the WQED production “Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity” with Itzhak Perlman and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on its national airdate.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

🎭 8 p.m. Wednesday (Wilkinsburg): Attend opening night of the Folklab show “Other: multiracial folklore” in which the ensemble was challenged to “explore their multiracial identity and create new folklore that fully represents themselves through performance.”

Thursday, Dec. 13

⚙️ 7 p.m. Thursday (Wilkinsburg): Celebrate the launch of Protohaven 1.0, a building packed with professional equipment to help artists, educators, inventors, and entrepreneurs create and scale their projects.

Friday, Dec. 14

👑 8 p.m. Friday (Downtown): Laugh out loud at “AFTER WERK! Home for the Schwalidays,” a drag cabaret by Schwa de Vivre (a.k.a. The Acting Officiant).

Saturday, Dec. 15

🛍 10 a.m. Saturday (Ross Township): Check off some last-minute shopping with the I Made It! market, featuring 90 vendors.

🐧 11 a.m. Saturday (Allegheny Center): Bring you camera for a photo with Santa and his penguin helper at the National Aviary.

🎉 11 a.m. Saturday (Downtown): Learn about the core principles of Kwanzaa, participate in interactive arts and crafts, and enjoy live performances at the August Wilson Center’s Kwanzaa celebration.

🍺 12 p.m. Saturday (Larimer): Buy crafts while drinking drafts at East End Brewing’s holiday market featuring more than a dozen vendors, food, and, of course, beer.

🐰 7 p.m. Saturday (North Shore): Watch the iconic “A Christmas Story” at Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema — as the venue states, “we triple-dog-dare you to find a better theater to watch this quintessential holiday classic.” Look for multiple showtimes all weekend.

Sunday, Dec. 16

🛒 10 a.m. Sunday (East Liberty): Discover vintage presents at Made + Found Holiday Market.


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