What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Feb. 4-10, 2019

Beat the cold with squash (the sport), straws, and heart-bombs.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Updated, Feb. 6

There’s a little something for everybody this week: Arts (a drawing session at the museum), science (a seminar about single-use plastics), sports (a squash competition), and revelry (a homebrew competition).

In other Very Important News, the Mr. Rogers film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” premieres on television this week.

Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.

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👭 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.

🎶 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18: Nominate an under-40 Pittsburgher for Who’s Next: Musicians.

Events you’ll love

Monday, Feb. 4

🐢 7 p.m. Monday (North Shore): Learn about plastic pollution at Cafe Scientifique and see the Straw Forward sculpture at Carnegie Science Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

🔊 7 p.m. Tuesday (Oakland): Hear from Georgia Hunter, author of the bestselling novel “We Were the Lucky Ones,” a book based on the true story of her family’s survival during the Holocaust, in a speech at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

👟 5 p.m. Wednesday (Downtown): Watch as the top squash players from around the world try to squash the competition at 2019 Three Rivers Capital Pittsburgh Open held at the Rivers Club.

❓ 8 p.m. Wednesday (South Side): Test your “Parks & Rec” prowess while eating zerts and tre-tres at Claddagh. Be sure to make a reservation for your team.

Thursday, Feb. 7

📖 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Strip District): Grab a pint and listen to some poetry (or share some of your own writing) at Poetry & Pints.

Friday, Feb. 8

🕺 9 p.m. Friday (Strip District): Celebrate the last dance at Cruze Bar’s Once & For All Closing Ball. Before you go, read up on how the closure signals a changing landscape for Pittsburgh’s Strip District and its LGBTQ community.

Saturday, Feb. 9

💝 10 a.m. Saturday (North Shore and Downtown): Make hand-crafted valentines called “heart bombs” with the Young Preservationists Association at their North Shore office, then head to the Cantini murals Downtown to adorn the soon-to-be dismantled art with your creations.

🖼 11 a.m. Saturday (South Side): Catch “The Self, Realized: Queering the Art of Self-Portraiture” on the show’s last day.

🍺 6 p.m. Saturday (Lawrenceville): Sample homebrews at the Rhapsody in Brew homebrew competition at Spirit, a benefit for the Edgewood Symphony.

📺 8 p.m. Saturday: Tune in for the television premiere of the Mr. Rogers film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

🎤 8 p.m. Saturday (Millvale): At the Pittsburgh’s Very Own show, hear the musical stylings of Mars Jackson (a Who’s Next: Music honoree), Benji., Isaiah Small, and Clara Kent.

Sunday, Feb. 10

✏️ 2 p.m. Sunday (Oakland): Draw valentines at Carnegie Museum of Art with Alex Da Corte, a Philadelphia-based artist participating in Carnegie International.

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