This weekend, the Jazz Conspiracy Big Band performs at the Elks, SkyWatch happens rain or shine at the Carnegie Science Center, there’s a yoga class at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny Branch, and more.

Photo of the Jazz Conspiracy Big Band performing at the Elks Club in the Northside by Clifton Loosier

Thursday, Jan. 2

Storytime: Sensory Discoveries at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run

See the book, hear the words, feel the story. Children with developmental disabilities will build early literacy skills by interacting with stories, songs and activities that engage all the senses. Caregivers, children and their peers will interact in a calm, supportive environment. Click here for more details.

Big Band Jazz Conspiracy & Swing Dance Lessons at the Elks

The Big Band Swing with Beginner Swing Dance Lessons will be held at Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, located at 400 Cedar Avenue. Dance lessons will be given from 7:15 to 8:00 pm at no extra charge. The Jazz Conspiracy Big Band starts swinging at 8:00 pm. This event is open to the public. No dance experience or partner is required. This event is also great for folks who want to enjoy live music without dancing. This event is $10 general admission and $5 students with student ID at the door. Families are encouraged to attend. More information is available here.

Friday, Jan. 3

Good Friday at The Andy Warhol Museum

“For a more social experience, The Warhol Museum is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and offers half-price museum admission and a cash bar beginning at 5 p.m.” More information available here.

T-LEO at Mike’s Beer Bar

“Pappy & Al Reiber team up for another beautiful evening of music.” Starts at 9 p.m. Facebook event has more details.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Sahaja Meditation at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny

“Sahaja Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, increase wellness and help people to become more centered, focused, and balanced. Anyone can do it.” Held at CLP – Allegheny, 1230 Federal St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. More information is available here.

SkyWatch at Carnegie Science Center

“Visitors are invited to come to SkyWatch at the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium & Observatory and get up-close and personal with amazing celestial objects. SkyWatch happens rain or shine. The evening begins with a virtual tour of the night sky in Buhl Planetarium. Afterward, visitors are welcome to enjoy additional planetarium programs, and if the skies are clear, head up to our observatory! Spot Saturn’s rings or details on the lunar surface through our 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and chat with our team of expert stargazers.” This program is offered at both 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. More information is available here.

Sunday, Jan. 5

Yoga at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny Branch

“Take care of yourself by joining one of the wellness classes at the Library.” Time is from 2 to 3 p.m. More information is available here.

Youth Drop-off Workshop: Embroidered Tees at MuseumLab

“Grab a needle and thread and create beautiful designs for your tees with embroidery. This is a drop-off workshop for youth ages 10+ that takes place in our new building, MuseumLab. Museum admission is not required. Advance registration is required. Cost: $10 per participant.” More information and registration is available here.

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