Actions this week, from a digital Irish Christmas live performance to the Museum of Beer on-line exhibit
Here are the virtual and outdoor events you need to know about this week in Pittsburgh December 14-17.
Monday December 14th: Holiday dog food distribution at Humane Animal Rescue
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ellie’s Pet Pantry ensures that our region’s four-legged friends do not go hungry this holiday season. Pet owners in need can drive to Humane Animal Rescue’s North Side Campus, where staff will load vehicles with free dog food.
Monday, December 14th: A worm in the heart with ReelQ
Attend the Pittsburgh LGBTQ Film Festival to see the regional premieres of “A Worm in the Heart,” a collection of never-before-seen stories from Russia, Mongolia and China where citizens live under oppressive laws and extreme attitudes . The online program includes a live interview with director Paul Rice and producer Liam Jackson Montgomery. Register for free.
Monday, December 14th: Virtual tour of the Bayernhof Museum with Doors Open Pittsburgh
Did you know that an eccentric mansion in O’Hara Township has an amazing collection of antique music machines? Take a peek inside this 19,000 square foot site to see the rooftop observatory, interior cave, pool, 10 foot waterfall, 10 chimneys, and more – and then you’ll want to see this place in person later. Buy tickets.
Tuesday, December 15th: Step One: Business Essentials Webinar
10-11: 30 a.m.
Do you need support for your new startup? During this webinar, hosted by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center, aspiring entrepreneurs learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, finance, and taxation. Buy tickets.
Tuesday, December 15th: Parks and Reps in South Park
Grab some straps, body bars, and kettlebells to help strengthen your core and upper and lower body during this outdoor workout class that’s open to all fitness levels. Buy tickets.
Tuesday, December 15th: BREW: The Beer Museum
This museum wants Pittsburgh to be a beer mecca. The project kicks off its first online exhibit tonight with foamy presentations from museum founder Joe McAllister, BrewDog brewer Paul Young, and St. Vincent College lecturer Lauren Churilla. Pour yourself a Munich-style lager and hear fascinating stories about beer in Pennsylvania. Register for free.
Tuesday, December 15th: Voices Carry: Comfort and Joy Edition
Join Auberle to provide thousands of residents with access to critical programs and services such as nursing, human development, housing, mental health support, education, home care and emergency housing, and more. The online fundraiser features music by Scott Blasey, Clinton Clegg, Jeff Jimerson, and others. Buy tickets.
Wednesday, December 16: In conversation online: Diane Severin Nguyen and Hannah Turpin
The latest edition of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s online exhibition series features Tyrant Star by Diane Severin Nguyen. The single-channel video work, shot in Ho Chi Minh City, encourages viewers to reflect on the “social, psychological and spatial effects of our time.” Nguyen will co-direct an online exhibition of the elements and themes of the work with the museum’s curatorial assistant Hannah Turpin. Buy tickets.
Wednesday, December 16: Winter Birding Webinar with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Your new bird watching hobby doesn’t have to stop in winter. Join naturalist Stephen Bucklin on this virtual course that includes tools and tips for winter bird watching, techniques to identify birds, and species you are most likely to see in Pittsburgh.
Register for free.
Wednesday, December 16: At the booth and behind the scenes with PICT Classic Theater
Visit the recording booth and take a special behind-the-scenes look at PICT’s latest radio play, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The streaming Christmas production, adapted and staged by Alan Stanford, shows the singing talents of 14 actors and was recorded by WQED. Buy tickets.
Wednesday December 16: Webinar on Recycling and Waste Reduction with the Pennsylvania Resources Council
Are you confused about recycling rules? All of your questions will be answered in this online workshop on recycling issues such as roadside collection, hard-to-recycle materials, and pharmaceutical disposal. Register for free.
Wednesday, December 16: African American Cinema Virtual American Series pioneers
Next on the program for the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s online theatrical series is Blood of Jesus, a rural religious parable made in 1941 by Spencer Williams. The virtual screening includes an after-movie discussion led by Joe Lewis and Kenneth Nicholson. Register for free.
Wednesday December 16: An Irish Christmas Concert
Celebrate the holidays with Irish friends and relatives across the pond during this virtual concert with seven award-winning acts. The event will highlight some of Ireland’s finest musicians – from established acts to emerging stars – and will feature Dervish, The High Kings, Screaming Orphans, We Banjo 3 and others. See why nothing lifts your spirits like an Irish tune. Watch it for free here.
Thursday December 17th: Real Conversation with Founders Holiday Edition
Get inspired, network and look to the year 2021 with other founders, entrepreneurs and investors. The virtual event will feature entertaining networking activities, a fireplace chat between Ascender Executive Director Nadyli Nuñez and Niche CEO Luke Skurman, freebies and music by Jordan Montgomery of Driving While Black Records. Register for free.
Thursday, December 17th: Popping & animation course with Level Up
6:30 in the evening
Set off to explore the basics of funk dance styles, including popping, boogaloo, waving, touting, and robots. Through exercises, exercises, choreography and freestyle work, the participants learn body control, musicality, storytelling, pantomime and spatial awareness. Buy tickets.
Thursday December 17th: The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival is almost like the real thing
6:30 in the evening
This annual film series ensures that cinephiles can enjoy an authentic festival experience at home. Today’s virtual presentation includes an introductory video, a screening of Jose Muniain’s film “Garbage” and a discussion hosted by Mark Clayton Southers. Buy tickets.
Thursday December 17th: The Nutcracker Fireside Opening Ceremony with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Make yourself comfortable and ring in a popular holiday tradition. This virtual film adaptation of the legendary ballet brings the magic of the holidays to ballet fans everywhere, featuring Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, dazzling choreography and iconic characters. Register for free.
Thursday, December 17th: DJ Hi-Tide Holiday Livestream
Surf is up in the burgh. Sip on your favorite tiki cocktail while enjoying a mix of surf, lounge, and exotic seasonal favorites during this vinyl live stream hosted by Hi-Tide Recordings and Hidden Harbor.
You can find more events here.