Dance lovers rejoice: the 13th Annual PittStop Lindy Hop runs through this weekend. Dancers of all ages and experience levels swing dance to live bands and deejayed music. Hundreds of dancers from across the country come out to celebrate dances of days gone by. The event features seven dances — including two late-nights — as well as spacious venues and great bands Gordon Webster, The Boilermaker Jazz Band, Dr. Zoot and the Solomon Douglas Sextet featuring Alison Dreyfuss. The event runs this weekend, with dances at various times and various venues (you can find a full schedule here) throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Crowd-favorite comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood bring their improvisational talents to Pittsburgh this Saturday. Following the success of the ABC classic “Whose Line is it Anyway?”—as well as the rebooted current version on the CW—the two stars have teamed up to present an evening of comedy. The duo takes contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes, creating a truly interactive entertainment experience. “Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group” comes to the Carnegie Library Music Hall in Homestead for shows at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. this Saturday.
This weekend is your last chance to catch the extraordinary filmmaking on display at this year’s Three Rivers Film Festival. The festival’s final act features a nice variety of programming, including the silent era adventure “The General,” the transnational psychological thriller “Il Futuro,” the James Franco-directed biopic “Sal,” and the competitive selection of 10 short films culled from 100 submissions. The final nights of the Three Rivers Film Festival come this Saturday and Sunday, with shows running throughout both days (check out a full schedule here). Showings run at Regent Square Theater, Harris Theater, Waterworks Cinema, and the Melwood Screening Room.
This holiday season marks the second year that Market Square has transformed into the Peoples Gas Holiday Market. Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts, visitors are treated to a one-of-a-kind shopping village filled with high quality gifts. Vendors offer a mix of ethnic and local traditions. During your visit, make sure to stop by Santa’s downtown home, where you can trade a donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for a complimentary photo with Santa. The Peoples Gas Holiday Market opens this Saturday in Market Square downtown, following Friday’s Light Up Night events.