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A man in a tan coat holding a magnifying glass, magnifying his eyeEditors’ pick: Dial ‘M’ for Mother

Saturday, January 27

Need a date night or GNO? Outreach Teen & Family Services is hosting an evening of intrigue, presented by Mystery’s Most Wanted, 4 to 8:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Suites on Ft. Couch Road.

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Community Drum Circle

Monday, January 8

Bang the drums! Experience group music-making through a drum circle at Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. No drumming or musical skills necessary. All ages welcome. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided. Registration encouraged.

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First Day Hike

Monday, January 1
Greet 2024 with a hike on the Pleasant Valley Trail at Moraine State Park, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First Day hikes are open to all ages, and may include friendly dogs on leashes. Reservations required.


green tropical plants with big leaves and ferns and flowersTropical Forest Hawai‘i Festival

Saturday, January 27

Fun for all ages! Phipps Conservatory’s Tropical Forest Hawai‘i Festival features entertainment, activities and more inspired by one of the world’s most botanically and culturally rich forest regions. Free with Conservatory admission. Members and kids under 2 enter at no cost.

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Fire Safety Talk

Wednesday, January 17

Enjoy good company, a delicious lunch and learn about fire safety from the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department. 1 p.m., Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. $5/person. Call 412-278-2658 to pre-register.

a mand and woman dancing on a mirror ball, the man is dipping the woman with her leg upDancing with the Stars

Wednesday, January 24
Fab … u … lous! Following last year’s run of sold-out shows, Dancing with the Stars is back on tour with a dazzling, sexy, high-energy, brand new live production! See your favorite professional dancers from the hit TV show performing new numbers as well as some of the showstoppers from season 32. 8 p.m., Benedum Center.

Dragon Lady

Wednesday, February 7 through Sunday, February 25
Gangsters, murder and karaoke. Sara Porkalob of Broadway’s 1776 brings her transformational storytelling to the O’Reilly Theater in this funny and fearless one-woman cabaret musical. Get tickets here.

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Mr. Messado’s School of Magic

Sundays through February 25

Magic tricks for the young and young at heart. 2 p.m., Sundays, Liberty Magic. Mr. Messado brings a fresh new take on the age-old art of prestidigitation. Mr. Messado’s Magic School for the Young and Young at Heart will have both teens and adults entertained from start to finish!

Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, January 28
Warm up with a chili cook-off! 11:30 a.m., Sunset Hills Presbyterian Church. All entries are welcome on the day of the event. Reminder to bring add-ons (cheese, sour cream, etc.) to complement the entry.

Chamber Music Pittsburgh: SPA Trio

Monday, February 12

Acclaimed soprano, violist, and pianist, Susanna Phillips, Paul Neubauer, and Anne-Marie McDermott, combine for a salon-style concert. 7:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Playhouse, PNC Theater.