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NIGEL HALL BAND • COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT • FUTURE OF PITTSBURGH BALL • DANCE MAGIC • MUSIC • VISUAL ART • PARADE • FIRE & ICE PLAZA • COMEDY • KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT DECEMBER 6

2017

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

PITTSBURGH’S

NEW YEAR’S EVE

6PM-MIDNIGHT PARTY

I N T H E C U LT U R A L D I S T R I C T

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2017

Penguins & Paws Calendar! 20 $

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* Calendar will feature members of the Pittsburgh Penguins® organization with some adoptable animals from the Animal Rescue League Shelter Center er and Wildlife Cent ter and Western PA Humane Society. Calendars will be available and ship end of November. Just visit our website at www.animalrescue.org/penscalendar or contact Ann Yeager at 412-345-0346 or ayeager@animalrescue.org.

Photos ©Pittsburgh Penguins

* Plus shipping and handling.

Proceeds from the calendar benefit the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center and Western PA Humane Society.

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of the

The

S HOP EST. 1990

4000 Fifth Avenue • 412.648.1455 www.PittUniversityStore.com

3939 Forbes Ave • 412.648.2606 www.ThePittShop.com

209 Oakland Avenue • 412.648.1353 www.MaggieandStellasGifts.com

Find H oliday Gifts 4 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016

for Everyone on Your List!


IT’S THE MOST

wonderful gift of the year!

GNC Presents: The City Game

Disney on Ice Presents: Dare to Dream

WWE PPV ROADBLOCK

DEC 9 - 11, 2016

DEC 18, 2016

Harlem Globetrotters

Trans-Siberian Orchestra DEC 27, 2016

Three Rivers Classic:

DEC 29 - 30, 2016

Twenty One Pilots

Monster Jam

Casting Crowns

Atlantic 10 Championships

Eric Church

DEC 2, 2016

DEC 26, 2016

FEB 10 - 12, 2017

MAR 4, 2017

MAR 8 - 12, 2017

RMU Men’s Basketball vs. Buffalo DEC 21, 2016

JAN 27, 2017

APR 21, 2017

Give Them An Experience They Will Remember All Year Long PPGPAINTSARENA.COM Tickets available at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at ppg paints arena, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. PPGPAINTSARENA

PPGPAINTSARENA

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Guide Gifts for Her ••• 8 Gifts for Kids ••• 22 Gifts for Him ••• 26 Gifts for Pets ••• 38

MARKETING DIRECTOR Deanna Konesni

COME IN TODAY! Shop our entire store. Gifts starting at $100.

5501 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-682-0226 | hennejewelers.com

COVER ILLUSTRATION + CREATIVE DIRECTOR Lindsey Thompson MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTOR Alex Gordon CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016

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Graffiti Earrings

FRICK MUSEUM STORE, Point Breeze.

thefrickpittsburgh.org

Adobe Abode Alpaca Throw TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, Squirrel Hill.

tenthousandvillages.com

r e H r o f s t f i G Holiday Lanterns TRAX FARMS, South Hills.

traxfarms.com

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FOOD, TREATS, TOYS AND GEAR FOR ALL YOUR PETS! H

NOW OPEN!

European Fashion with Pittsburgh Flair

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417 WOOD STREET • PITTSBURGH, PA 15222 www.shopblp.com • 412.434.1325 MON-FRI 10-6 SAT 10-5

415 Gettysburg St St. • Suite 1 • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15206 localpetpgh.com • 412-404-7273

ONE FOR

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OPEN DAILY FOR HOLIDAY PARTY + GIFT SHOPPING

OPEN DAILY FOR TASTINGS, FLIGHTS + WINES BY THE GLASS

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Conservation is in our nature

Strange facts about Christmas For more than 80 years, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has protected, restored and beautified the region. We’ve accomplished our goals only with the help and hard work of our volunteers, the commitment of our partners and the generosity of our supporters. Together, we have conserved more than a quarter million acres of land and countless miles of waterways, planted and maintained gardens, trees and green spaces in cities and towns around the region – and preserved Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.® To join us, learn more or donate, visit WaterLandLife.org.

1.

Santa Claus brings us gifts from the North Pole. But until 1936, it was the other way around, forcing millions to dangerously trek to the North Pole to pick up their gifts every year. Thanks FDR!

2. On average, over 100 million pounds of

eggnog are consumed each holiday season, 80 million of which are deeply regretted.

3. The North Pole is disappearing. Not really a “strange” fact, but it is horrifying.

4.

Give a Gift of Entertainment! & THE NEW CHORDETTES

the nutcracker

thursday • december 1 • 7:30PM

tuesday • december 6 • 2PM

sat • dec 10 • 2pm/7PM & sun • dec 11 • 2pm

christmas memories featuring the latshaw pops

the wall theatrical extravaganza! celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd

cornell gunter’s coasters, the drifters & the platters “ holiday hop ”

friday • december 16 • 7:30PM

THE FOUR PREPS

thursday • january 19 • 7:30pm

kris kristofferson friday • january 27 • 8PM

Tuesday • february 14 • 8pM

friday • march 3 • 8PM

steven saturday • march 11 • 8PM

lisa lampanelli wednesday • march 29 • 7:30pm

The Palace Theatre, Greensburg 724-836-8000 • www.thepalacetheatre.org

FREE PARKING FOR EVENING & WEEKEND SHOWS

PalacePA

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Christmas Eve traditions. “If the chicken ain’t fried, it ain’t yuletide,” Bing Crosby once sang.

6.

As portrayed in popular culture, Santa Claus didn’t always have a beard. He was a goatee/ mutton chop man until the 70s.

7.

99.7% of the time, it is not Christmas. Most of the time, “not Christmas” is a safe bet.

8.

Mistletoe is poisonous to cats and dogs, but delicious to humans.

9.

Massachusetts Puritans forbade all Christmas celebrations. Breaking this rule would cost you five shillings, which today, is like … 7 shillings? Nobody knows.

10. Candy canes used to be colored entirely white,

and were actually used as canes since folks used to be much smaller. Times have truly changed.

golden dragon acrobats

seagal blues band

5. In Japan, eating KFC is a big part of many

fri & sat • january 20 & 21 • 8PM

LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS

Christmas wasn’t an official U.S. holiday until 1870, which is why people were always so bummed out back then.

friday • april 7 • 8PM


SUNDAY DEC 4 Noon–5 p.m. cmoa.org

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEKEND: DEC. 2

Bring your family for a day of holiday fun & shopping!

The Café Carnegie Sneak Peek

12:30 p.m. Movie: Frozen

Enjoy festive live music, and check out unique new gift ideas from local designers. Shop for exclusive glass by Burgh-born artist Erica Friedman at our Viterra trunk show. Color with artist Rick Antolic, creator of the charming Pittsburgh: A Coloring Book. Don’t miss the annual Carnegie Trees, a cherished tradition!

DEC. 2–4 2 p.m. Color with artist Rick Antolic—all ages

Viterra Glass Trunk Show. Artist on site Fri. & Sat., Noon–5 p.m.

2 p.m. Center for Young Musicians performance

3:30 pm. The East

Museum admission is not required to shop at the CMOA Store.

Winds Saxophones performance

Free gift wrapping

3 p.m. Movie:Elf

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Gifts for Her

One-of-a-kind Hand-Embossed and Hand-Painted Necklace from Charmed by Jenn BOUTIQUE LA PASSERELLE, Downtown.

shopblp.com

Lucky Pig Shakers

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, Squirrel Hill.

tenthousandvillages.com

Women’s Nordic Holiday Print, University of Pittsburgh Cathedral Ornament and Pat the Pitt Garden Gnome THE UNIVERSITY STORE ON FIFTH, Oakland.

pittuniversitystore.com

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ON SALE NOW! 30ARTISTS... 300COSTUMES 20ACTS... “DAZZLING” - THE WASHINGTON POST

Gifts for Her Upcycled Exhibition Banner Tote Bags FRICK MUSEUM STORE, Point Breeze.

thefrickpittsburgh.org

THE FAMILY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Efva Attling Sterling Silver Miss Butterfly Ring

HENNE JEWELERS, Shadyside.

hennejewelers.com

Swell Bottles

MAGGIE & STELLA’S CARDS & GIFTS, Oakland.

maggieandstellasgifts.com

DECEMBER 29 & 30, 2016

BENEDUM CENTER

TRUSTARTS.ORG • BOX OFFICE AT THEATER SQUARE 412-456-6666 • GROUPS 10+ TICKETS 412-471-6930

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Hilarious Pittsburgh-themed spoofs on your favorite winter classics told with Bricolage’s signature radio-style twist. With musical guests Molly Alphabet, Bob Banerjee, Jason Kendall, Anqwenique Wingfield, Nathan Zoob, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus! PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016 15


Gifts for Her

EYES WIDE

SHUT

NEW YEAR’S EVE

MASKED BALL

2016’S “LAST SUPPER” a communal four course prix fixe dinner in an intimate dining room by our fireplace. 7:30pm-10pm. $65 prix fixe dinner Includes Live Jazz entertainment during dinner and a New Year’s cocktail. Reservation required- seating limited. Our main dining room will be open normal hours. No reservation required but suggested

Efva Attling Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Stud Earrings HENNE JEWELERS, Shadyside.

MASKED BALL PARTY

hennejewelers.com

After 9pm, DJ Pete Butta will be creating his music paradise, Abbey bar staff has the best New Year cocktails and craft beers on draft. At midnight a balloon drop and a champagne toast. Music and dancing until 2am. No reservation required.

HANGOVER BUFFET BRUNCH New Years Day “Pittsburgh Style” Favorite ethnic breakfast and “stick to your ribs” savory lunch items. $18 9am – 3:30pm. Also don’t forget our “Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar”

Salt Crystal Cube Lamp

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES,

44635 Butler Street 412.682.0200

A PITTSBURGH GROWING TRADITION FOR 150 YEARS Unique Decor • Custom Wreaths Christmas Trees • Antiques Poinsettias • Craft Beer PA Wine • Christmas Cookies & Much More! BREAKFAST & LUNCH WITH SANTA Weekends in Dec. Reservation Required

Craft Beer

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Squirrel Hill.

tenthousandvillages.com

Vegan-Leather, Color-Blocked Handbag

BOUTIQUE LA PASSERELLE, Downtown.

shopblp.com


GIVE THE GIFT OF FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Pennsylvania Wine Cellar www.pawinecellar.com

Specializing in Italian, Irish, Pittsburgh, & NJ/NYC research and dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy.

Mention Promo Code CPHG for 10% off research services!*

Rich Venezia Genealogist Lecturer Researcher, Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) 412-339-0602 rich@richroots.net www.richroots.net

Featuring Wines from Heritage Wine Cellars Rich Roots Genealogy

THE WATERFRONT - HOMESTEAD

@RichRootsGen

*new clients only

G REAT FO R K ID S!

WE ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND ADVENTURES FOR GROUPS OF 2 TO 6 INDIVIDUALS. WE GUARANTEE FASCINATING BRAIN TEASERS AND GREAT TIME IN GENERAL. WITH QUESTBURGH, YOU WON’T BE BORED!

30 SOUTH 6TH STREET • PGH, PA 15203

Featuring Wines from Heritage Wine Cellars and Christian W. Klay Winery STATION SQUARE - PITTSBURGH

The Waterfront StationSquare HOMESTEAD 412-462-4646

PITTSBURGH 412-642-9212

W W W. Q U EST B U R G H . C O M

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Gifts for Her

IMPLANTS INVISALIGN WHITENING UTILIZE YOUR DENTAL BENEFITS BEFORE YEAR’S END

Hand-Painted Leather, Lace-Up Boot Styled with Printed Woven Textiles

NEW LOCATION

BOUTIQUE LA PASSERELLE,

------MORNINGSIDE ------

Downtown.

shopblp.com

JANCEY STREET | 412-362-5677

-------DOWNTOWN ------355 FIFTH AVENUE | SUITE 1500 | 412-281-3546

-------- CHURCHILL -------990 ROLAND ROAD | 412-823-525

NOW O O OFFERING G BOTOX O O AND DERMAL FILLERS S WE OFFER SEDATION OPTIONS | SAME-DAY EMERGENCY VISITS POLISHEDDENTALGROUP.COM

MYPITTSBURGHDENTAL.COM

Thank you City Paper readers for voting us one of the Best Chinese Restaurants in Pittsburgh

Hand-Crafted Sterling Silver Pins by Allison Hilton Jones

WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Greensburg.

thewestmoreland.org

China Palace Shadyside Featuring cuisine in the style of

Peking, Hunan, Szechuan and Mandarin

100 VEGETARIAN DISHES!

Delivery Hours

11:30 - 2 pm and 5-10pm

5440 Walnut Street, Shadyside 412-687-RICE www.chinapalace-shadyside.com 18 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016

Organic Bath and Body Care Gift Basket EAST END FOOD CO-OP, Point Breeze.

eastendfood.coop


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SHADYSIDE

5847 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412.362.5656

SHADYSIDE

229 S. Highland Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412.661.5656

SHADYSIDE

5849 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412.362.6198

STRIP DISTRICT

bigburrito.com

2000 Smallman St Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412.261.6565

STRIP DISTRICT

1150 Smallman St Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412.201.5656

8 Locations madmex.com

PITTSBURGH

With full service and drop-off catering, any of the award winning big Burrito cuisines will bring your event to life. 412.361.3272 x208


■ The RAND Corporation, in Pittsburgh, is conducting a research study to learn about what children, ages 11-17, purchase at convenience stores. Participation requires one 20 minute phone/internet survey and one 90 minute visit to the RAND study center. ■ Children who complete the study will be compensated for their time and effort with $50 in gift certificates. Parking and travel compensation is provided. ■ If you are interested and want to learn more about the study, please call 412-545-3005, e-mail c-storestudy@rand.org or visit us at www.rand.org/storestudy.

Best Holiday Movies 1. The Nightmare Before Christmas Creepy, charming, beautiful.

2. Die Hard

Beats out Lethal Weapon for best 80s action holiday film.

3. Trading Places

Drunk Dan Aykroyd will always be my Santa.

4. Elf

If only for that creepy narwhal.

5. It’s A Wonderful Life

The rare suicide/holiday movie mashup.

6. A Christmas Story Duh.

7. Home Alone

Because R-rated movies, pizza and ice cream are timeless treasures.

8. Bad Santa

Gotta love that kid.

9. Krampus

There’s two sides to every story.

a spectacular variety of unique items handcrafted by over 250 local art elves SHOP | CAFÉ BISTRO | CLASSES | EXHIBITS | EVENTS 1635 McFarland Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15216 | ArtsmithsPGH.com

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10. The Hebrew Hammer

For some much needed variety.


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Otto Finn Onesie

MATTRESS FACTORY SHOP, North Side.

mfshop.org

Tipster Robot

XPLOR STORE AT CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, North Shore.

carnegiesciencecenter.org

5887 FORBES AVENUE Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-421-2909 pittsburgh.colormemine.com

301 SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE Pittsburgh, PA 15241 412-854-1074 southhills.colormemine.com

s d i K r o f Gifts Hangry Lunch Tote

MATTRESS FACTORY SHOP, North Side.

mfshop.org

CHRISTMAS at CASS

ELF

LIMITED

“OVERNIGHT PACKAGES AVAILABLE THROUGH SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT”

BOOK YOUR TRIP AND GET A MAGICAL GIFT FROM SANTA!

Many Dates available late November to December 11th.

CALL: 866.677.8365 22 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016

Science Wiz DNA Kit

XPLOR STORE AT CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, North Shore.

carnegiesciencecenter.org


H A N D C RA F T E D G I F T S FROM A WONDERFUL WORLD

RUBY WARMTH GLASSES Hand-blown charm from Egypt

OFF ONE ITEM

WITH THIS COUPON

1002652

5820 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh Holiday hours: Mon–Thu 10–8, Fri–Sat 10–6, Sun 11–3 412-421-2160 tenthousandvillages.com/pittsburgh Offer valid at participating stores until 12/31/16. Not valid with other offers or discounts, purchase of gift cards, Oriental rugs, Traveler’s Finds items or consumables. One coupon per store per customer.

    



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25%

Explore something new this season! • Marvel at the mechanics of humans in the NEW BodyWorks exhibit • Climb high in Highmark SportsWorks® • Check out the latest addition to the Miniature Railroad & Village® • See the extreme on Pittsburgh’s BIGGEST screen at Rangos Omnimax Theater

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Gifts that look expensive but are cheap as hell 1.

Laserdisc of The Lion King.

2.

Bruce Springsteen’s signature red bandana. Tell them it’s authentic,

For the youngsters in your life who might not know the movie or the medium, it’ll seem like a fancy obscure relic.

even though you bought it for $7.99 at a gas station.

The Holidays start at your Co-op! A personalized holiday gift basket is a thoughtful choice for the foodie, work colleague or college student in your life. Local products, great tasting food, gift cards;\RXȇOOȴQGLWDOOKHUHDW\RXU&RRS 7516 Meade Street . Pittsburgh, PA 15208 www.eastendfood.coop . 412.242.3598 24 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016

3.

Hanukkah gelt. It shines like gold and looks like money, but it’s neither.

4.

One of those “buy a star” things.

5.

Cheap wine.

6.

Anything wrapped in aluminum foil.

7.

Car keys. They’ll think the car comes with, but nope! Hilarious.

8.

One of those bank bags with $$ signs on them. Just like in the cartoons.

9.

Knockoff clothing and accessories.

Total nonsense.

Take off the labels and get it dirty, tell them it was discovered on an old pirate ship. Shiny stuff never fails.

All the finest Louie Baton and Channel, without the price tag or quality.

10. A signed picture of Tom Cruise. You’ll need a magic marker and a picture of Tom Cruise.


Tantalize your taste buds North/South Indian Indo Chinese & Tandoori

Elegant Dining Hall

Catering call 412-877-7731 Lunch & Dinner BUFFET every day Vegan and Gluten-Free Entrees Available 20% Off Take Out 5PM-7PM

OVER

25 YEARS

315 N. CRAIG STREET

EXPERIENCE

OAKLAND 412-681-6600

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UK Frankie & Animal Giclée Canvas Prints by LEX Covato Art

Him

THE ARTSMITHS OF PITTSBURGH, South Hills.

Gif

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for

artsmithspgh.com

Men’s On Field Training Jacket PITTSBURGH PIRATES,

Henne Pittsburgh Tie

North Side.

HENNE JEWELERS,

pirates.com

Shadyside.

hennejewelers.com

Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Gift Basket EAST END FOOD CO-OP, Point Breeze.

eastendfood.coop

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Celebrate The Holidays

Gifts for Him

with Independent Craft Beer

CHEERS!

Pittsburgh Sports Gear TRAX FARMS, South Hills.

traxfarms.com

Vecenie Distributing Co. 140 North Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15209 209 412-821-4618 www.beersince1933.com

Formerly the

Tin Angel

Norman Childs Eyewear ‘Ginger’ Frame EYETIQUE,

Multiple Locations.

eyetique.com

Book Your Holiday Parties NOW!

Diningg with a

Anywhere Travel Guide

1200 GRANDVIEW AVENUE • MT. WASHINGTON 412-381-1919 • VUE412.COM 28 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016

MATTRESS FACTORY SHOP, North Side.

mfshop.org


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Gifts for Him Hopper Beer Glasses

CMOA STORE, Oakland.

shop.cmoa.org

*LIW3DFNLQFOXGHV x A Free Outfit (a $45 value)

New and Used Guitars and Ukuleles

x A Free Tote Bag

PITTSBURGH GUITARS, South Side.

pittsburghguitars.com

x A Free Info DVD x 3 Months of Classes x Just $199

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Music Hall USB-1 Turntable MUSIC TO MY EAR, North Hills.

musictomyear.com


Things you should not re-gift 1. Undergarments.

And other unmentionables.

2. Old City Papers.

They already read it and you got it for free! Shameful.

3. Hand-made marble sculptures of you and your Irish Setter. Why would they want that?

4. A diary that is already filled out. That’s private.

5. Overdue utility bills.

Not really a gift, more of a cry for help.

6. Pre-assembled Legos. That’s just cruel.

7. Airbags.

Pretty sure these are one-time use only.

8. Tangled iPod headphones. Why is this even an option?

9. Your new kidney. You need that thing!

10. Your holiday spirit. Hold it close.

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Gifts for Him

Presents:

Eddie Steen is

ELVIS

CHUCK BLASKO &

THE VOGUES SATURDAY 12/3 7:30pm $20

SATURDAY 12/10 7:30pm

$22

Season’s Greetings T-Shirt, New Era Biggest Fan Beanie (left), New Era Snow Crown Beanie (right) THE PITT SHOP, Oakland.

store.thepittshop.com

SATURDAY 1/21

FRIDAY 1/20

Netbook E-Bag

222 MAIN STREET • DOWNTOWN IRWIN 724-367-4000 • LAMPTHEATRE.ORG

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, Squirrel Hill.

tenthousandvillages.com

Bread & Boxers Loungewear TRIM,

East Liberty.

trimpittsburgh.com

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SATURDAY

December 10th 4:00 PM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PITTSBURGH

Featuring works by Bach, Praetorius and Rheinberger as well as carols from around the world. WWW.MUSIC.PITT.EDU/TICKETS PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016 33


Wine Your Way (and Brew Too!) Holidays into the

The Mercer County PA Wine and Brew Trail is off to a great start with eight wineries and five breweries for groups and individual travelers to enjoy.

Perfect for Corporate Events & Retreats, Bachelorette or Bachelor Parties, Special Events and more! How it works: • Contact us • We will build you a customized itinerary that will include 3-5 stops on the wine trail, brew trail, or both Each tour will feature: • Door to Door transportation of up to 8 hours (minimum group size of 6) • Tastings • Outstanding food and entertainment at many of the stops • Production Tours available

Contact us at 724-346-3771 or mcpa@visitmercercountypa.com

Partners include: • Brew 36 • Conneaut Cellars Winery & Distillery • Fractured Grape Wine Cellars • Knockin Noggin Cidery and Winery • Lago Winery • Mortals Key Brewing Company • Nova Cellars Winery • Webb Winery • Wilhelm Winery • Brewtus Brewing Company • The Depot Saloon • Stone Church Pizza House & Brewpub • Volant Mill Winery

Complete your adventure with an overnight stay at one of our quality accommodations.

to get started planning a special wine and brew experience on the Mercer County PA Wine and Brew Trail.

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DISCOVER ANDY’S LIFELONG FIXATION WITH BODY, BEAUTY AND SHAME. ONLY AT THE WARHOL.

Andy Warhol: my perfect body

October 21 - January 22 2

The Andy Warhol Museum receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Image: Edward Wallowitch, Andy Warhol with Face in Hands, 1957–58, © Estate of Edward Wallowitch. All rights reserved. Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body is generously supported by Cadillac and UPMC Health Plan.

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Signs that a gift you received was put together last minute 1. Price tag still intact. 2. Gift Receipt is still warm. 3. Gifter averts eye contact. 4. Gifter blames Amazon for “late arrival.”

Give the perfect gift… and a little something for yourself!

5. “To” field still says “TBD.” 6. Gift wrapped in today’s newspaper.

7. Gift bow still smells like bow factory.

& SHOOTING CENTER

8. Gift comes with chocolate

(best way to quell suspicion).

9. It’s their dog.

Holiday Gift Card Deal Spend $50 receive a

$5 BONUS GIFT CARD

Good on anything in the store! Guns, shooting lessons, indoor shooting range, ammo, accessories!

VISIT OUR INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE - OPEN 7 DAYS 2980 LEBANON CHURCH RD. • WEST MIFFLIN, PA 15122 • 412-469-9992 W W W . A N T H O N YA R M S . C O M 36 PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER HOLIDAY GUIDE 2016

10. Gifter says “I forgot you

existed until this morning” while giving gift.


THE SEXIEST PARTIES & BEST PACKAGES IN THE CITY B I R T H D AY PA R T I E S | B A C H E L O R PA R T I E S

——— PACKAGE #1 ——— $20 per person, 10 person minimum, includes: 2 hour VIP Booth or Private Room Rental. Unlimited Yuengling & Miller Drafts

——— PACKAGE #2 ——— $40 per person, 10 person minimum, includes: 2 hour VIP Booth or Private Room Rental. 2 BOTTLES FROM OUR LIST. Unlimited Yuengling & Miller Drafts. PLUS A FREE ROUND OF GOLF for the Groom and Best Man at Westwood Golf Club

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Do You Shop at Convenience Stores?

Jax & Bones Holiday Rope Ring Dog Toy PETAGOGY,

Have you ever purchased energy drinks, cookies, or cigarettes from a convenience store? If so you may be eligible for a research study. The RAND Corporation, in Pittsburgh, is conducting a research study to learn about what ADULTS, ages 18-65, buy at convenience stores. Participation requires completion of a 10 minute phone or internet survey, one 90 minute visit to the RAND study center, and a short follow-up phone call. People who complete the study will be compensated for their time and effort with $75 in gift cards. Parking or bus passes will be provided. If you are interested and want to learn more about the study, please call 412-204-7353, e-mail adult-cstore-study@rand.org or visit us at www.rand.org/storestudy. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.

Multiple Locations.

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s t e P r o f s t f Gi West Paw Holiday Field Mouse PETAGOGY,

Multiple Locations.

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Now Hiring Pharmacy Techs & Interns!

Multiple locations throughout the Pittsburgh region For more information visit www.GiantEagle.com/RxJobs

and click the link on the page or search keyword “Pharmacy� Giant Eagle is an equal opportunity employer.

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Dirty Dog Doormat

LOCAL PET, Point Breeze.

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West Paw Catnip Star PETAGOGY,

Multiple Locations.

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Stainless Steel Bowl LOCAL PET, Point Breeze.

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Jax & Bones Cotton Lounge Dog Beds

PETAGOGY,

Multiple Locations.

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Happy Holidays

for Drinking Responsibly this Holiday Season!

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2016 Holiday Guide - Pittsburgh City Paper