What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Jan. 21-27, 2019

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



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Begin this week by commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an AntiRacist Yoga Practice or a community celebration in East Liberty.

Later in the week, test your Roe v. Wade knowledge, share (or listen) at an open mic night, and make your voice heard in Pittsburgh’s gun legislation debate.

Follow the yellow brick road to the weekend where you can relax with a board game session, learn to square dance party, laugh out loud at an improv night, or watch “The Wizard of Oz” on the big screen.

Here’s the events forecast for the next seven days.

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🏅 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 (Downtown): Celebrate our Who’s Next: Fitness & Health class at this happy hour where you’ll meet honorees, and enjoy food and drinks.

👭 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 (Shadyside): Join us for a Galentine’s Day trivia takeover at Cappy’s Cafe. See you there, you poetic, noble, land mermaid.

Events you’ll love

Monday, Jan. 21

🙏 9 a.m. Monday (East Liberty): Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in this yoga session with a focus on social justice and antiracist practice.

📣 Noon Monday (East Liberty): Enjoy family-friendly performances, music, and activities at the 10th edition of East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

❓ 6 p.m. Tuesday (Bloomfield): Know Your Roe, a trivia night focusing on knowledge about Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights, marks the 46th anniversary of the landmark decision. Planned Parenthood of Western PA is hosting the event at Brillobox.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

🔊 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (East Liberty): At Inside Our Minds’ Anonymous Open Mic, anyone can share a poem, spoken word piece, or short story about mental health, mental illness, addiction, trauma, or other topics. Anonymous submissions are also welcome.

Thursday, Jan. 24

💘 Noon Thursday: Hey, lovebirds: Today is the deadline to register for a chance to win a free wedding at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Third Thursday.

🗣 6 p.m. Thursday (Downtown): Voice your opinion on Pittsburgh’s proposed gun legislation during a public hearing at the City-County Building. Learn about the legislation before you go.

Friday, Jan. 25

🎭 8 p.m. Friday (Hazelwood): This performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by the Pittsburgh Classic Players promises “drunken revels, love, loss, merriment, and melancholy.”

Saturday, Jan. 26

🎲 11 a.m. Saturday (Oakland): In this all-ages board gaming session at Carnegie Library, have some fun while learning something new.

🖌 12 p.m. Saturday (East Liberty): Use your body as a paintbrush to create a mess-free painting on your yoga mat at this Yoga Paint Party. “Think advanced finger-painting, without the mess and the stress.”

💝 Noon, 1, or 2 p.m. Saturday (North Shore): Make your own laser-cut Valentine’s Day cards in this workshop at Carnegie Science Center’s Fab Lab.

💃 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Square dance to fundraise for Art All Night. Steel City Squares will teach you how to dance — no experience necessary.

🤣 8 p.m. Saturday (Shadyside): Laugh out loud at this binge-worthy night of improv comedy shows from 11 different groups as Steel City Improv Theater turns nine.

Sunday, Jan. 27

👑 11 a.m. Sunday (East Liberty): As the event listing states, “The queens have come to slay! Get ready to play!” at this Drag Diva Brunch.

👠 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. Sunday (Somewhere Over the Rainbow – jk it’s in the South Side): Follow the yellow brick road to these 80th anniversary screenings of “The Wizard of Oz” at South Side Works Cinema.

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