Four Things To Do This Week

This week: Oscar season kicks off and one of the best musicals of all time visits Pittsburgh!


Steel City Poetry Slam
Tuesday, ~9:30p, $5
Shadow Lounge, Shadyside

The Steel City Poetry Slam is held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Shadow Lounge on Baum Blvd. Sign up sheet goes out usually between 9:15 and 9:30pm, and the slam starts shortly thereafter.

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Pittsburgh Job Fair
Monday, 11a
Holiday Inn, North Hills

All job seekers are encouraged to network, submit resumes and connect with hiring managers from some of the area’s top local employers.


Les Miserables
Tuesday 1/15 Sunday 1/27
Benedum Center For The Performing Arts

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 French novel, this stage musical has touched lives around the world with the powerful story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his life-long struggle for redemption during the French Revolution. See the musical behind the movie that’s nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, among other awards.



Manor At Midnight: Oscar Classics
Every Saturday through 2/23
The Manor, Squirrel Hill

My favorite local theater is showing classic Oscar films, leading up to the big event every Saturday at midnight. This week: the beautiful One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

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