The Can’t Miss

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By Emerson Andrews
Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer

February 26

Mt. Lebanon Public Library hosts journalist Cody McDevitt for a presentation and discussion of his latest book, Banished from Johnston: Racist Backlash in Pennsylvania. The book covers the aftermath of the 1923 shooting of four policemen and the edict passed by the mayor of Johnston forcing African-Americans and Mexican immigrants to leave the community or face fines and jail time. The event is free with registration. 7 p.m. 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. Mt. Lebanon. Free. 412-531-1912 or

Film buffs can gather at the Carnegie Science Center for a screening in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, history’s first true horror film. 7 p.m. One Allegheny Ave. $7.95 for members, $9.95 general admission.

February 27

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City hosts a number of the contributors to “TENDER a literary anthology & book of spells: evidence” for selected readings and book signings. The anthology was written by and for black womxn and femmes in Pittsburgh. The event is free with reservation. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

Small Mall hosts a Tiny Talk with artist Karen Lue. Attendees can also view and buy her work. 6 p.m. 5300 Butler St. Free admission. 412-552-3600 or

February 28

The Carnegie Science Center continues their Science After Hours program with a True Crime session. Adult guests can learn more in-depth scientific concepts, see riskier experiments and try to solve the whodunnit. 6 p.m. One Allegheny Ave. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale performs Carl Orff’s Carmina burana with two pianos and percussion. Selections of this classic work have been made part of popular consciousness through ads. The concert will be held two nights, Feb. 28 and Mar. 1. 7:30 p.m. 1501 W. Ingomar Rd. Free for kids under 12, $8 for students 12 and up, $20 in advance and $23 at the door for adults. 412-635-7654 or

Short story writers 21 and up can test out their craft in the old school way at Assemble with a workshop hosted by Doctor Sparks. Participants will type the story they come up with on one of fifteen antique typewriters provided for the event, with the winner of best story taking home a prize. Drinks, snacks and all materials are included in ticket price. 7 p.m. 4824 Penn Ave. $35. 412-661-6111 or

February 29

Kids 10 to 14 years old can learn to make a felt, zippered pencil pouch with a sewing machine at MuseumLab. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. 2 p.m. 6 Allegheny Square E. $10. 412-322-5058

Actors and models in Pittsburgh are invited to a Professional Development training session with Women in Film and Media at the Heinz History Center. Registration after Feb. 19 does not include lunch. 9 a.m. 1212 Smallman St. $30 for members, $40 general admission. or

March 1

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Lecture Hall continues with bestselling Author Linda Sue Park. Park has written more than two dozen books for young readers of various age ranges and serves on the Advisory Board for the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. A book signing will follow the lecture. 2:30 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $10. 412-622-8866 or

March 2

OTB at the North Park Boathouse hosts the 3rd Annual Charity Event for the Woodlands Foundation, which raises awareness for children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness. The event will feature $2 off draft beers, $5 house wines, $1 off signature cocktails and $6 signature burgers. 6 p.m. 10301 Pearce Mill Rd. Allison Park. Free admission. 412-940-5000

March 3

Teens are invited to workshop on storytelling in the digital age at Carnegie Library of Homestead. Attendees will get tips and practice pitching their stories for digital media. 4 p.m. 510 East 10th Ave. Free. 412-462-3444 or

March 4

5.11 Pittsburgh holds a free Women’s Self-Defense Course following the SHARP (Sexual Harassment Assault and Rape Prevention) program and the Mary Conroy method of self-defense. Seats are limited and registration is required. 6 p.m. 7803 McKnight Rd. Free. 412-404-3079

The PA Market holds a wine sampling of Pinot Noirs from around the world. Charcuterie provided with ticket price, and attendees are responsible for notifying organizers of dietary restrictions or allergies. Spots are limited, and registration is required. 6:30 p.m. 108 19th St. $40. 412-762-7872 or 

March 6

Ms.Tre’Jae and seven piece band pay tribute to Mary J. Blige at The Oaks Theater. Hit such as “Real Love”, “You Remind Me”, “My Life” and more will be performed. 6:30 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont. $18 side auditorium seats, $20 center auditorium seats, $24 table seats. 1-888-718-4253 or

March 7

Girl Scouts are invited to a Space Night sleepover at Carnegie Science Center. Using virtual reality and design, participants will learn what it’s like to be an astronaut, sleep among the exhibits and enjoy a continental breakfast and free admission for the following day. 6 p.m. One Allegheny Ave. $39.

March 8

Women in Film and Media presents the documentary Trailblazers of the Suffrage Movement – Celebrating 100 Years. With interviews from descendants of the Suffragists, Cecile Springer and Mayor Bill Peduto, the documentary promises a wide range of stories. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m. VIP reception, 6:15 p.m. doors open. 1212 Smallman St. $25 VIP, $15 general admission.

March 9

Pittsburgh Opera puts on a fashion show with local looks from Emphatics boutique, Diana Misetic, and more. The show also promises drinks, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and an operatic twist to match the stunning fashions. See Pittsburgh Opera’s website for details on VIP pricing and packages. 6:30 p.m. 2425 Liberty Ave. $45 general admission.

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