The Can’t Miss

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January 28

Fans of The Shining can head to their own Overlook Hotel Popup at Industry Public House for food, drinks and interactive scares. Hotel souvenirs will be available while supplies last, and gusts may also enter a raffle to win a prize basket. Reservations are required. 7 p.m. 4305 Butler St. $10. 412-683-1100 or

January 29

Southern Tier Brewing Co. is holding its first ever Pints & Puzzles Night. Ten teams of up to five people will compete to complete 500-piece jigsaw puzzles, provided by STBC, the fastest for a $50 gift certificate. The event is free entry with reservation. 6 p.m. 316 N. Shore Dr. Free. 412-301-2337 or

Port Authority holds three Community Discussions throughout the day at the David Lawrence Convention Center to discuss the future of transit, answer questions and engage in conversation with Pittsburghers. 9 a.m. 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Free.

January 30

The Sembene Film Festival continues with a screening of Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, Official Selection of the 2015 Pan African Film Festival. Directed by Tony Buba, the film follows scholar Marcus Rediker and his team to Sierra Leone where they search for the descendents of the 1839 slave rebellion. Rediker and Buba will lead a discussion after the screening. 6 p.m. 622 N. Homewood Ave. Free. 412-657-6916

January 31

Phat Man Dee comes to The Oaks Theater with her jazz band and featured dancers to hold a roaring 20s party for the new 2020s. Attendees can participate in a costume contest while they enjoy the themed cocktails and live music. The event is for 18 year olds and up. 6:30 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont. $12 auditorium seating, $15 table seating. 888-418-4253 or

February 1

The Glitterbox Theater hosts another installment of Commercial Cinema, this time looking at vintage television commercials from the 1980s. The program will include consumer awareness films from the decade, a reel from the 1986 Clio Awards and a series of 30-Second-Spots made by Joan Logue, who will participate in a discussion via Skype after the screening. This event is BYOB but open to all ages. 7 p.m. 460 Melwood Ave. $8. or

February 2

Dan Geimhart joins the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series at Carnegie Lecture Hall. Geimhart, an elementary school teacher and librarian, has penned five middle grade novels, including his most recent, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. A book signing will follow the lecture. 2:30 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $10. 412-622-8866 or

Reverend Deryck Tines and The Deryck Tines Gospel Choir perform at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. The group’s latest project, “We Shall Overcome Someday!” blends gospel, spiritual and hymns from 100 years of black music in America. The event is free with reservation. 6 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

February 4

Professor Clifford Bob joins City of Asylum @ Alphabet City for readings from his book Rights as Weapons: Instruments of Conflict, Tools of Power. The book explores how institutions make use of majority rights to oppress the weak. The discussion will be moderated by Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson, who previously served as a Deputy Assistant Administrator at USAID from 2010-2014. The event is free with reservation. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

February 5

Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends combines East and West into a musical program at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. The featured musicians will utilize a range of instruments from around the globe and mix musical traditions from different regions into an evening of creativity. The event is free with reservation. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

February 6

The Andy Warhol Museum presents singer, songwriter, cellist and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla at Carnegie Lecture Hall as part of their Sound Series, which features performances by contemporary independent artists from around the world. McCalla, the daughter of Haitain immigrants, studied cello performance and chamber music at New York University and is inspired by Louisiana Creole music and culture. 7 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $15 for students and members, $20 general admission. 412-237-8300 or

February 8

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens holds a Tropical Forest Cuba Festival. Participate in activities for all ages while learning about the entertainment, food and rich diversity of plant life in Cuba’s forest region. 11 a.m. One Schenley Park. $11.95 for kids, $17.95 for students and seniors with ID, $19.95 general admission.

Enjoy a free Brown Bag Concert by Pittsburgh Opera. An informal reception with the resident artist will follow the performance. The event is bring your own lunch. 11:30 a.m. 2425 Liberty Ave. Free.

The Edgewood Symphony Orchestra holds their 3rd Annual Rhapsody in Brew homebrew competition to benefit their non-profit group. Sample different beers from local brewers and enjoy live music, including a special VIP hour played by the Bartlett Street Quartet. The event is for twenty-one year-olds and up. 5 p.m. for VIPs, 6 p.m. general admission. 242 51st St. $65 for VIP, $40 general admission, $20 designated drivers.

February 9

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh opens their For You Were Strangers exhibit, featuring the history of Jewish immigrants to Pittsburgh in the 19th and 20th centuries and how it has impacted our society today. The event is free with registration. 11 a.m. 826 Hazelwood Ave. Free.

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City hosts Hilliard Greene as he performs “Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom”. The performance, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and Black History Month, is based on and features songs associated with the Underground Railroad. The event is free with reservation. 6 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

Kids are invited to a “Beauty and the Beast” workshop at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. The class will be led by Kaila Lewis, PBT School’s Children’s Division Coordinator, and features music, crafts, costuming and a special appearance by Beauty herself. Families of attendees will also receive a promo code for 30% discounted tickets to redeem on Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s upcoming performances of Beauty and the Beast at the Benedum Center. 10 a.m. 2900 Liberty Ave. $75.

February 10

ACLU-PA Young Leadership Outreach Team Pittsburgh brings a screening of The Bail Trap to City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. The documentary discusses how the money bail system works and how it disproportionately disadvantages impoverished inmates in the United States. ACLU-PA Legal Fellow Ali Szemanski will lead a discussion after the screening about the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice. The event is free with reservation. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

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