Did you get your save the date? Because you’re invited to a wedding this week. Keep the post-Valentine’s Day lovefest going on Thursday at the nuptials of two high school sweethearts — everybody is invited.
Also this week: Test your knowledge of Black cinema, pick up some plants, and party with some feathered friends.
Here’s what’s on tap for the next seven days.
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🎶 10 a.m. Monday: Nominate an under-40 Pittsburgher for Who’s Next: Musicians.
🗣 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 (East Liberty): Celebrate The Incline’s Who’s Next: Community Leaders & Activists class at a happy hour in honor of the 20 young Pittsburgh honorees. Come to network and enjoy food and drinks.
Events you’ll love
Monday, Feb. 18
🖥 7 p.m. Monday (Bluff): As part of Duquesne University’s Human Rights Film Series, watch “The Cleaners,” a story told in the style of a cyberpunk thriller. The movie charts “social media’s evolution from a shared vision of a global village to a dangerous web of fake news, extremism and radicalization.”
Tuesday, Feb. 19
🎨 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oakland): Hear from two local artists in this CMU Art Lecture: Thaddeus Mosley, who creates towering, hand-carved wood sculptures, and Naomi Chambers, the co-creator of FlowerHouse, a community art studio and creative space in Wilkinsburg.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
📽 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Homewood): Attend a screening of “Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power” at Carnegie Library in Homewood. The film is part of Heinz History Center’s From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.
Thursday, Feb. 21
⚡️ 6 p.m. Thursday (South Side): Sip on some drinks while learning about energy efficiency at a Green Drinks Pittsburgh happy hour at The Urban Tap.
Friday, Feb. 22
🐦 6 p.m. Friday (Allegheny Center): Escape from winter into the tropics at the National Aviary’s 21+ Summertime Somewhere, an evening featuring tropical birds, activities, and food and drinks.
Saturday, Feb. 23
🌱 10:45 a.m. Saturday (Oakland): The surest sign of spring: It’s time for the annual Celebration of Seeds: Seed and Plant Swap.
🛍 11 a.m. Saturday (East Liberty): Check out Pittsburgh’s Indie Fiber Arts Marketplace at the daylong Indie Knit & Spin held at Ace Hotel.
🎸 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Ambridge): Hosted by SweetWater Bikes, Beats & Bikes Open Mic Night benefits BikePGH with an evening of live music.
🎭 8 p.m. Saturday and multiple dates through March 9 (Braddock): Experience the Legend of Georgia McBride, which tells the tale of an Elvis impersonator who transforms into “an all-out queen.” Shua Potter, The Acting Officiant, is among the stars of the show.
🎉 All day Saturday (various locations on the North Side): Start your Mardi Gras celebrations early with the annual North Side Mardi Gras, a neighborhood-wide celebration featuring a variety of restaurants, pubs, and businesses offering live entertainment, plus themed food and drink specials.
🎟 Various times and dates, now to March 3 (Homewood, Allegheny West and Sewickley): See a performance of Quantum Theatre’s “The Gun Show (Can we talk about this?).” The play tells five stories about one-person’s experience with guns and invites the audience to share their stories, too.
Sunday, Feb. 24
🏆 5 p.m. Sunday (Downtown): Head to the August Wilson Cultural Center for That Should’ve Won An Oscar! Black Cinema Trivia Game hosted by Who’s Nexter Darrell Kinsel.
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