Editors’ pick: Mobsters, Molls and Marinara
Sunday, February 5
Step back in time! Support Outreach Teen & Family Services by enjoying a family-friendly afternoon of comedy, mystery and lunch as Pittsburgh’s number one interactive dinner theater takes a hilarious trip back to “Vinnie V’s joint.” Crowne Plaza Suites, Pittsburgh South, 164 Fort Couch Road. Doors open at 12. Show and lunch 1 to 3 p.m. $75/adults $40/kids
Lecturer, Historian, Curator
Monday, January 30
Dr. Jud Newborn’s speaking engagements leave audiences moved and exhilarated. The New York-based author and lecturer served as founding historian, curator and co-creator of New York’s Holocaust Museum. An expert on anti-Semitism, extremism and the fight for democracy and human rights, Newborn’s book, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, is considered a classic. Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, 7:30 p.m. RSVP by Monday, January 3.
Tropical Forest Hawai‘i Festival
Saturday, February 25
Check out Phipps Conservatory’s Tropical Forest Hawai‘i exhibit, complete with entertainment, activities and more, inspired by one of the world’s most botanically and culturally rich forest regions. Free with Conservatory admission. No cost for members and kids under 2.
National Geographic Live: Ami Vitale—Wild Hope
Friday, January 27
Join photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale as she shares the images and adventures that transformed her into a celebrated global storyteller. 7 p.m., PNC Theatre, 350 Forbes Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. playhouse.pointpark.edu
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Harlem
February 1- February 19
The stuff that dreams are made of! Pittsburgh Public Theater’s heightened and hilarious retelling of the Bard’s most magical romantic comedy. The art and music of the Harlem Renaissance injects new life and humor into the production. Various afternoon and evening showtimes, O’Reilly Theater, 612 Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh.
Pop Generation Senior Social
Monday, January 9 & Monday, February 13
For the generation that inspired Warhol. Exclusively for adults, age 65 and older, Pop Generation features guided tours of The Andy Warhol Museum’s collection and special exhibitions, topped off by a reception with complimentary refreshments. 10:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. both days, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh.
PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure
Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, January 22
The pack is back! Set sail for adventure with the pirate pups of the PAW Patrol! They arrrr dressed as pirates for their new high-seas mission aboard the Sea Patroller. Various morning and evening show times, Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, downtown Pittsburgh. For tickets, visit www.trustarts.org
Save the Dates
Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society
Monday, January 23
Join speaker Megan Clark Young at 1 p.m. as she discusses “Using Pennsylvania Land Records to Solve Tough Cases.” Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Boulevard. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Tuesday, January 17 & Tuesday, February 14
Enjoy a GNO with your bestie. Read a variety of great books, then share your thoughts in a lively discussion group. For girls 10 to 13 and their moms. Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Boulevard, 7 to 8 p.m. email@example.com.
Wine ‘n Shine Super Palooza
Saturday, February 11
Wine sampling, entertainment, shopping. Staggered sessions from 11:30 to 5 p.m. at Monroeville Convention Center (South Hall), 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville. $40.
Healthy Heart Presentation
Tuesday, January 25
Enjoy a delicious lunch and a Healthy Heart presentation. Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Pre-register at 412-278-2658.
The Audacity to Believe: An MLK Day Celebration Monday, January 16
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater annual community event includes a day of family-friendly activities that celebrate the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and Pittsburgh activists past and present. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. RSVP and more information: https://kelly-strayhorn.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S4M00000HP3kJUAT