Pittsburgh’s Top Events: November 17-23

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IRL = real life event; VIRTUAL = streaming or online event only; HYBRID = Mix of In Real Life and Online events

Thu 17 Nov

THEATER • IRL
Of course, Rudolph is for children, but Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center will ensure in its latest production that the beloved reindeer is also interpreted by the children. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jr.. adapts the 1964 Rankin/Bass holiday classic for the stage, bringing to life the adventures of Rudoph and his friends Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius and the islanders from Misfit Toys. See it all performed by young actors in grades 7-9, under the direction of Rosh Raines and choreographer Krista Shovlin. 7:30 p.m. Continues until December 4. 1 Lincoln Park, Midland. $22-27. lincolnparkarts.org

Fri 18 Nov

ART • IRL
Gallery SPACEit is new exhibition, Collective #notwhite 2016-2022, looks at the past six years through the prism of 13 female artists. Comprised of immigrants and descendants of immigrants, the #notwhite collective website describes itself as a non-hierarchical group whose mission is to “dig into stories, expose realities, and exorcise oppression.” The exhibition will feature multimedia works that explore immigrant perspectives and the personal identities of people such as founding member Madame Dolores, Amber Epps and Veronica Corpuz. Continues through January 2023. 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Free. trustarts.org

EVENT • IRL
The Pittsburgh Pet Show is back at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and will include a list of lost activities. Find out about grooming contests, dog shows, reptile shows, adoption opportunities and more. The event will also showcase the latest pet products and services presented by hundreds of exhibitors. Participants are encouraged to bring their pets. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Continues until Sunday, November 20. 1000, boul. Fort Duquesne, downtown. $6-12. pghpetexpo.com

MARKET • IRL
Start your holiday shopping early at Contemporary Craftsmanship. That of the gallery CRAFTED Holiday Shopping Event promises new merchandise and holidays, including an exclusive selection of mugs and glasses from 30 national artists. CRAFTED 2022 will also serve as the launch for an exclusive line of Penn/Fairmount glass created by the artists of the Pittsburgh Glass Center and available only at Contemporary Craft. Shoppers can also enjoy light snacks and refreshments, including a cocktail and mocktail.at 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 5645 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. $15. contemporarycraftsmanship.org

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CRAFTED Holiday Shopping Event at Contemporary Craft

Sat 19 Nov

DRAG • IRL
Rally around an old Pittsburgh tradition when Voodoo Brewing Co. present Slide into the light. Presented in conjunction with Pittsburgh’s annual Light Up Night, the event will feature a dance party with DJ Nick @ Nite, a pop-up performance and a view of the downtown grand fireworks from the patio. Prepare for fabulous entertainment with drag queens Vivian Spice, Aurora, Glitter Devil and Sienna. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the night. 5 p.m. 337 North Shore Drive, north side. Free. facebook.com/voodoopittsburgh

BED • IRL
White Whale Bookstore welcome the author Sara R. Burnett at the launch of her new collection of poetry, Plant Celestial. Burnett will read alongside Pittsburgh writers Daniel M. Shapiro, author of (This is not a) mixtape for the end of the world, and John Beattymemoir author 2021 American bastard. Burnett, who also wrote Native language in 2019, frequently examines mother-daughter relationships and perspectives of Cuban immigrants in her work. In Celestial SeedBurnett broadens the lens to explore Greek mythological mothers like Demeter, showing that “fearing and loving where we come from and where we are going are enduring human traits”. 7-8 p.m. 4754 Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield. Free. Registration required. whitewhalebookstore.com/events

Sun 20 Nov

MUSIC • IRL
Anyone who had taken a music lesson in elementary school had most likely tried the recorder, that plastic flute-like instrument that, in the hands of a child, sounded more boring than enjoyable. Baroque Chatham set out to prove that, in the hands of a master musician, the recorder can sound magnificent. The virtuoso recorder promises a program of “sparkling Italian Baroque concertos and sonatas” and includes works by Sammartini, Scarlatti and Vivaldi. Everything is led by a guest artist and a recorder player Judith Linsenberg. To see in the Hicks Memorial Chapel at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. 2:30 p.m. 616 North Highland Ave., East Liberty. $20-40. chathambaroque.org

Mon 21 Nov

DRAG • IRL
Be lucky in Lawrenceville when New Amsterdam presents another series of Slide bingo. Hosted by local drag queens Luna Skye and Indi Skies, the event will also feature special guest Calipso. Seating starts at 6pm, so you have time to stock up on New Amsterdam’s bite-sized menu and sample a selection of 20 drafts. Buy your tickets online or at the door. Either way, you are guaranteed four bingo games. 6 p.m. 4421 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. $20. facebook.com/ssproductionspgh

Tue 22 Nov

ILLUMINATED • VIRTUAL
city ​​of asylum welcomes two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Russell Banks to discuss his new book The magic kingdom. The expansive story follows the story of Harley Mann’s told life through more than 50 years. Set in the swamps of pre-Disney World Florida, Mann’s family joins a community of Shakers, a religious sect led by the mysterious Brother John. What follows is an eerie journey described by publisher Penguin Random House as “a meditation on youth, Florida’s ever-changing landscape, and the search for an American utopia.” Check out the book Margaret Atwood called “eerily timely.” 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. cityofasylum.org/events

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Wretched at the Byham Theater

THEATER • IRL
The Benedum Center presents one of the most popular musicals in the world, Wretched. From producer Cameron Mackintosh, the Tony Award-winning musical transports audiences to 19th century France to focus on unrequited love, shattered dreams, passion, sacrifice, redemption and freedom. Performing as part of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, the show will feature hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “One Day More” and “Master of the House,” along with incredible, movie-specific costumes and sets. the period. 7:30 p.m. Continues until Sunday, November 27. 237 Seventh St., Downtown. $35-155. trustarts.org

MUSIC • IRL
The International Performance Group Soweto Gospel Choir will adorn Pittsburgh with its uplifting sound at Byham Theater. Since 2002, the choir has traveled to countries around the world with the aim of showcasing the power of African gospel music. He has since won numerous awards, including three Grammys, and performed for a long list of celebrities and world leaders, including as guests of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the former South African President. and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. 7:30 p.m. 101 Sixth Street, Downtown. $30-40. trustarts.org

Wed 23 Nov

ART • IRL
The Christine Frechard Gallery present A COLLABORATIONan art exhibition featuring works by Marc Muse and Annette Gloomis. The two artists met several years ago and discovered that they had a similar aesthetic. Although Gloomis is primarily a painter and Muse a photographer, both love local landscapes and are concerned about climate change. They decided to collaborate on this exhibit, which heavily features wild areas of West Virginia. Continues until December 10. 5126 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. christinefrechardgallery.com

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