What to do this week in Pittsburgh: March 25-31, 2019

This week: Meditate, talk about robots, and eat all the mac and cheese.

Pittsburgh in spring hues.

Pittsburgh in spring hues.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Welcome to the first full week of spring.

Try something new this week, like a wonderfully weird open mic night, a Sahaja meditation class, a women’s history walk, or a Cards Against Humanity/poetry mash-up.

Also, party with us! We’re celebrating Pittsburgh’s up-and-comers in the music scene, and you’re invited to join us.

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

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Incline events

🎺 6 p.m. Wednesday (Allegheny Center): Celebrate the honorees of Who’s Next: Musicians at our happy hour. Meet the class here.

🌱 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 (Allegheny Center): Find ways to give back at Spring into Action, a volunteer fair hosted by Pittsburgh Cares and The Incline.

Partner events

📚 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 (Oakland): Put your literary knowledge to the test during Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Battle of the Books: After Hours Edition. Put together a team in advance or show up to witness the scholarly smackdown.

Events you’ll love

Monday, March 25

🎶 9 p.m. Monday (East Liberty): Head to the Ace Hotel for “In The Weeds: Darkness is Spreading x HUNY,” an evening that “fosters dope music and good vibes from a Black cultural perspective.”

Tuesday, March 26

🗣 7:45 p.m. Tuesday (Lawrenceville): Hear from a variety of poets, including featured poet Wayne Henry, at the Steel City Slam.

Wednesday, March 27

🎤 6 p.m. Wednesday (Allentown): “The weirder the better” — from music to spoken word to performance art — at this all-ages open mic at Black Forge Coffee House.

Thursday, March 28

🤖 5:30 p.m. Thursday (East Liberty): Explore Pittsburgh’s tech transformation at AlphaLab’s
From Here To There…Pittsburgh Robots Are Everywhere!

Friday, March 29

🖼 5 p.m. Friday (North Side): At the Warhol Museum’s Good Fridays, score half-price admission and the chance to peruse the collection after hours.

Saturday, March 30

🌿 9 a.m. Saturday (Braddock): Journey through the past, present, and future of Braddock on this Growing Braddock Walk with Venture Outdoors.

🙏 11 a.m. Saturday (North Side): Breathe deeply in the practice of Sahaja meditation, shown to reduce stress and increase wellness.

📚 1 p.m. Saturday (Wilkinsburg): Find something new to read at Protohaven’s book swap.

🧀 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Morningside): Sample mac and cheese from local chefs at the Morningside Area Community Council (MACC) annual MACC n’ Cheese Bake-off.

🛍 8 p.m. Saturday (Elliott): Leave your inhibitions at the door for this Cards Against Humanity ‘Make a Haiku’ Death Match at Lorenz Cafe.

Sunday, March 31

🎸 1 p.m. Sunday (Homestead): Tour Pittsburgh’s newest music venue, a collaboration between James Street Promotions and Enix Brewing.

💪 2 p.m. Sunday (Allegheny West): Stroll through Allegheny West while discovering the history of Pittsburgh’s famous women in the arts. Featured stops will highlight Martha Graham, Nellie Bly, Lois Weber, and authors Margaret Deland, Mary Roberts Rinehart, and Willa Cather.

“Other Events You’ll Love” are curated by The Incline’s editorial staff. To have your event considered, send an event link to [email protected] — subject line: Event listing — at least two weeks in advance.

With “Partner Events” inquiries, contact [email protected].