The Can’t Miss

By January 14, 2020 No Comments

By Emerson Andrews
Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer

Take close toed shoes to Ace Axe Throwing Center for an hour-and-a-half painting session followed by an hour of axe throwing. The event is in partnership with Painting With a Twist and welcomes participants 16 and up. If under 18, parent supervision is required along with signing a waiver. Those old enough to drink can enjoy the full bar at Ace Axe Throwing. 7 p.m. Jan. 15. 145 E. 8th Ave. Homestead. $45.

January 16

Pittsburgh-based science journalist Chip Walter joins the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series at Carnegie Lecture Hall. Walter’s latest book, Immortality Inc., explores the latest developments in research on aging and why scientists are taking on the task. The event is free with registration, and a book signing will follow the lecture. 6 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. Free. 412-622-8866 or

Come enjoy some local artists or sign up to perform at The Oaks Theater’s Open Jam Night. House Band 8mm Lead will headline the event, and sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. The event is free to participate for performers and listeners. 7 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont. Free.

January 17

Beethoven fans can enjoy Part XI of the composer’s complete piano sonata cycle as performed by Walter Morales, concert pianist and faculty member at Chatham University. The concert, held at the James Laughlin Music Center, is free. 4 p.m. Chapel Hill Rd. Free.

January 18

Women’s March Pittsburgh holds a march outside the City-County Building in partnership with Indivisible Pittsburgh to protest war and the current administration. 11 a.m. 414 Grant St. Free.

BikePGH’s Women and Non-Binary Program holds a workshop to inform cyclists how to dress for the elements and ride safely when biking in the winter, hosted by Kat Gregor and Sarah Quinn. 12 p.m. 188 43rd St. Free. 412-325-4334 or

January 19

The Carnegie Museum of Art opens its doors for the first of their Mindful Mornings of 2020. Those 18 years and older can bring a yoga mat and comfortable clothes to participate in yoga, restorative movement and a guided tour of the galleries. 10 a.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $20 for students and members, $25 general admission. 412-622-3131 or

January 20

The Mattress Factory hosts their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day with hands-on art activities, refreshments and music by DJ Wavy Bunch Sound, a local duo that encompasses a variety of genres created in the African Diaspora, with an emphasis on Afro-Caribbean sounds. 1 p.m. 500 Sampsonia Way. Free.

January 21

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City continues their Latinx & Proud series with readings by Carlos Andrés Gómez, Diannely Antigua, Juno Nascimento and Rosa Iris Alvarez. The event is free with reservation. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

January 22

Planned Parenthood of Western PA partners with Threadbare Cider for cocktails and trivia to commemorate Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court Case. Prizes will be given out. 5 p.m. 1291 Spring Garden Ave. Free admission. or 412-322-5100

January 23

Award-winning documentary Dosed comes to Row House Cinema. After the screening, the Pittsburgh Psychedelic Club will hold a Q&A session. 6:30 p.m. 4115 Butler St. $13.

Pittsburgh Black Film Network meets at Arnold’s Tea to bring creatives and like-minded people together. 6 p.m. 502 E. Ohio St. Free. or

January 24

Bottoms Up Bingo, at The Oaks Theater, combines drag and daubers for a night of fun. Participants purchase tickets for five games and can enter a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Borough of Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department. Prizes will be given out to the winners of all five games. 6:30 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont. $15. 888-718-4253 or

January 25

Yoga and art flow together at the Carnegie Museum of Art at their Yoga Paint Parties. Participants attend an hour-long session that ends with an original painting that captures their yoga style. Ticket price includes all materials. 11 a.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $50 for members, $55 general admission. 412-622-3131 or

January 26

LeeAnn Dance, director of My Dear Children, joins Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh at Row House Cinema for a screening and Q&A session. Dance’s documentary is the first of its kind to cover the pogroms following the Russian Revolution, what would only be a precursor to the Holocaust. 3 p.m. 4115 Butler St. Free for students and Holocaust survivors, $18 general admission.

Parents can bring their 18-months to 3-year-old kids for a First Ballet Class at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. This demo includes a tour of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s studios and a Q&A session with Children’s Division Coordinator Kaila Lewis. Cost is per child, and early registration by Jan. 14 gets participants a discounted ticket. 10 a.m. 2900 Liberty Ave. $40 per child.

January 27

The Black Cat Market hosts a Sexual Assault Survivors Coffeehouse, where victims of assault can find support and resources from members of their community as well as Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. Drinks are available for purchase, and attendees may also purchase unlimited time in the cat room for $5. 7 p.m. 5171 Butler St. Free. 412-408-2218 or

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