December Events: Make a Gingerbread House, Undressed at the Frick, Winter Foraging, Oscar Wilde Festival, Pittsburgh Record Fest, Pittsburgh in WWII, 65 Roses Sports Auction, MLJWC Call for Alumni Stories, Symphony of the Goddesses, Rec Center Mobile Game Design Workshop for Kids and Rocky Bleier’s “The Play.”
MAKE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE!
Bring the kids (ages 3 and older) to the library on Monday, December 11, 6:30 p.m., to build and decorate a gingerbread house. The library supplies the cartons and graham crackers, you bring a can of icing and leftover Halloween candy to decorate your house. Stories and other fun activities, too! www.MtLebanonLibrary.org.
Get a unique perspective on 300 years’ worth of fashion history at Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear. The exhibition, open until January 7 at the Frick Art Museum, explores the fascinating world of underwear design through the centuries and is divided into thematic sections: relaxation, revelation, temptation, transformation and performance. www.TheFrickPittsburgh.org.
Not all plants have called it quits for the year! Wild foods and foraging expert Adam Haritan from LearnYourLand.com will lead a winter walk in Bird Park on Sunday, December 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. You will search for edible plants and mushrooms, see some interesting trees and learn about the toxic winter species that are best left alone. Pre-registration required. www.LeboNature.org.
WILDE AT THE FRICK
Celebrate Oscar Wilde in a four-part series at the Frick Art Museum from December 6 to 10. First, In the Company of Oscar Wilde, a U.S. premiere composed of the words and writings of Wilde, will run every day of the festival. Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales, a family-friendly reading of two of his famous fairy tales written for his sons, will open for one performance only on Saturday, December 9. The festival will conclude with The Trial of Oscar Wilde on Sunday, December 10, featuring a re-creation of Wilde’s final cross-examination. www.PICTTheatre.org.
Bring your unwanted records to sell, buy or trade for some new ones, and enjoy a live DJ, libations and more at the Pittsburgh Record Fest! The event is upstairs at Spirit in Lawrenceville on Saturday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Free parking is available nearby. www.Facebook.com/pittsburgh.fest/
PITTSBURGH IN WWII
Heinz History Center speaker Leslie Preszbylek will present a program about how WWII impacted Pittsburgh and vice versa on Wednesday, December 13, at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. www.LeboHistory.org.
65 ROSES SPORTS AUCTION
Pittsburgh Steelers Cameron Heyward tackles cystic fibrosis with his fellow teammates at this popular sports auction on Thursday, December 14, at the Sheraton in Station Square. Guests receive an autographed football, enjoy a sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions featuring sports memorabilia, getaway packages and more. Pre-registration required. www.cff.org/WesternPA/.
CALLING ALL ALUMS
As Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club approaches its 50th anniversary year, it asks all members, past and present, to share stories, memories and photographs of the club throughout the decades. Alumni can email WLJWC50@mljwc.com with stories or questions. Stay tuned for more info on their upcoming 50th Anniversary celebrations!
SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESS
The Legend of Zelda Nintendo game franchise turns 30, so Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will celebrate with a two-hour concert featuring a reimagined score based on iconic Zelda tunes. The concert on Thursday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m., includes a 57-piece orchestra, 20-person choir and a video collage spotlighting exciting moments from the franchise. www.PittsburghSymphony.org.
VID KID MOBILE GAME DESIGN
If “Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again,” the Mt. Lebanon Recreation department will get your 9-to-13-year-old out of your hair for two days over holiday break to teach them about mobile game design! The workshop is December 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by the end of the workshop, they will have published their own video game that they can share with friends on any mobile device. www.MtLebanon.org.
Back for nine performances only, Rocky Bleier, Virginia Manor, returns to Pittsburgh Public Theater to perform his one-man-show, The Play. From December 28 to January 6, Rocky will tell the story of his life, from football field to battlefield to four Super Bowl victories, in a 90-minute performance at the O’Reilly Theater. www.PPT.org.