What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Dec. 24-30, 2018

Ho-ho-ho-holiday week.

Santa Claus is coming to 'tahn.

Santa Claus is coming to 'tahn.

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Christmas festivities and Kwanzaa celebrations take center stage this week, offering a chance to feast, watch classic movies, and hang out with fellow Pittsburghers.

Also this week: Penguins on Parade, Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History, and a comedy show inspired by the drama of high school.

Here’s a round-up of all the good tidings and holiday cheer on tap for the next seven days.

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Events you’ll love

Monday, Dec. 24

🐟 6 and 8 p.m. Monday (Strip District): If you’re not up for making your own Feast of the Seven Fishes, visit Lidia’s Pittsburgh for dinner, where they’ll do the work for you. Here’s more about the Feast of the Seven Fishes tradition.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

🎞 Various showtimes Tuesday (Lawrenceville): Watch a Christmas movie while eating Chinese food and sushi in your seat at Row House Cinema. “Jingle All the Way,” “Elf,” “Christmas Vacation,” and “Die Hard” will play throughout the day, and tickets are expected to sell out.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

💃 8 p.m. Wednesday (Mt. Lebanon): Don your fanciest apparel and head to The Korner Pub for its annual Boxing Day Party. Black tie optional.

Thursday, Dec. 27

🎁 6 p.m. Thursday (Perry South): Celebrate the second principle of Kwanzaa called “Kujichagulia” (self-determination) at this community gathering.

Friday, Dec. 28

📼 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oakmont): Watch “Die Hard” while enjoying a full bar and food at The Oaks Theater.

Saturday, Dec. 29

🐧 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Highland Park): Get free admission to the zoo and and see penguins on parade.

🌈 3 p.m. Saturday (North Side): Join artist educators at the Warhol Museum for Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History for a tour that “traces Warhol’s romantic relationships and queer identity against the backdrop of the historical gay rights movement in the United States.”

🎉 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Crawford-Roberts): Mark the fourth day of Kwanzaa with a celebration featuring cultural art, STEAM activities, button making, rhyming, dancing, screen printing, and circuitry at the Ujamaa Collective.

🤣 8 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Laugh out loud for Arcade Comedy Theater’s “Your High: Yearbook-Inspired Comedy,” which uses high school yearbooks submitted by performers and audience members to inspire short- and long-form comedy.

🎵 10 p.m. Saturday (South Side): Embrace your feelings by sending off 2018 with the “best emo and pop punk songs of all time” at The Smiling Moose.

Sunday, Dec. 30

👟 9 a.m. Sunday (Swissvale): Grab a skateboard and join in for Switch & Signal’s “Old Folks Skate” tailored to the 30+ crowd. Here’s more about Switch & Signal Skatepark and its quest to transform the skatepark stereotype.


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