Monday Nov 20 @ 10:00 AM
Coffee Klatch Thanksgiving Breakfast
New Brighton Christian Assembly – Two of our favorites- BREAKFAST & THANKSGIVING!! Come and enjoy food, music and fellowship as we celebrate all the good God has done for each of us!! Cost is $6 per person // Ages 55 and better
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 10:30 AM
Story Time!
The Seesaw Center...Indoor Play Center – The Castle Shannon Librarian will be stopping by for a story and a craft on 11/20 at 10:30am! Join us!
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 5:30 PM
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil w Judah Fellowship
New Voices Pittsburgh – Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Please join TransPride Pittsburgh Judah Fellowship, Persad Center, Trans YOUniting and SisTers PGH as we gather to remember those that we have lost.
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
2017 Thomas Merton Award
Thomas Merton Center – On Monday, November 20th, at 6pm, the Thomas Merton Center will hold its 45th Annual Thomas Merton Award Dinner at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Southside, Pittsburgh. This event is the major fundraiser of the Thomas Merton Center - the premier peace and social justice center in the tri-state area. For more information, visit https://2017mertonaward.eventbrite.com Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. CCR employs litigation, education, and advocacy to advance the law in a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, and to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys. CCR’s peace and justice work includes supporting undocumented migrants and US political prisoners, while resisting mass incarceration, the war on terror, and corporate human rights abuse.
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Community Thanksgiving
Unity Presbyterian Church – Community Thanksgiving Service, Monday, November 20, at Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church. The Congregations of Covenant-Community Presbyterian, Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian, S.S. Simon and Jude, St. Margaret of Scotland, and Unity Presbyterian Churches will gather for a Celebration of Thanksgiving for the evening. 6:00 p.m. Simple Meal in the Fellowship Hall 7:00 p.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Woman2Woman Toastmasters
The Center for Women Pittsburgh – Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? Join the only all-women Toastmasters club in Pittsburgh, right here at The Center for Women! Toastmasters has many benefits for women in transition served at The Center for Women. Toastmasters charges a fee of $20 for new member kit and $45 for six months’ dues. As a member you may attend as many sessions as you like each month. Contact Leora Flax at toastmasters@cfwpgh.org or 412-421-4400 with any questions. View our complete calendar of upcoming events at www.centerforwomenpgh.org/calendar/
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
The Mixtape Presented by Copper & Kings
Scratch Food & Beverage – Copper And Kings American Brandy Company presents "The Mixtape" featuring our very own bartender Justin Luis and guest bartender Marie Perriello. They'll be creating delicious cocktails inspired by Prince and Michael Jackson. Join us for a night of great drinks and even better music!
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour - SOLD OUT
PPG Paints Arena – LADY GAGA JOANNE WORLD TOUR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA Show 7:30pm JOANNE on Apple Music: http://gaga.lk/JoanneAppleMusic Lady Gaga Merch: smarturl.it/GagaStore Website: http://www.ladygaga.com Facebook: http://gaga.lk/facebook Instagram: http://gaga.lk/Instagram Twitter: http://gaga.lk/Twitter VEVO: http://gaga.lk/VEVO Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. Stay up to date with Live Nation https://www.facebook.com/LiveNation/ https://twitter.com/LiveNation https://www.instagram.com/livenation/ www.livenation.com
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
Richard Russo
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures – Made possible by the Drue Heinz Trust The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, Richard Russo, follows his bestselling Everybody’s Fool with Trajectory, a collection of short fiction that masterfully employs details and dialogue in perfectly calibrated narration. Russo is the author of eight novels, two collections of short stories, and a memoir. In 2002, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which was also adapted into an HBO miniseries starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt.
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM
Pop Evil at Jergels!
Jergels – Jergels & Drusky Entertainment Presents Pop Evil with Ded, LIONIZE Mon, November 20, 2017 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA $20.00 - $33.00 Tickets on sale Fri. 10/6 at 12PM - http://ticketf.ly/2xZeDfq This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian $20 advance / $23 day of show / $33 early entry (Early Entry doors at 5PM)!
 
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 21 @ 8:00 PM
PigPen Theatre Co. 11/20 at Club Cafe (additional show 12/4)
Club Cafe – PigPen Theatre Co. 11/20 Tix - http://bit.ly/1120pigpentheatreco 12/04 Tix - http://bit.ly/1204pigpentheatreco Tickets on sale now! Tix: $15.00 adv/dos [per show] http://www.ticketweb.com/clubcafe 866-468-3401 or in person at Dave's Music Mine (Southside), and at Club Cafe during any event Ages: 21+ http://www.pigpentheatre.com/ https://www.facebook.com/PigPenTheatreCo https://twitter.com/PigPenTheatreCo https://www.instagram.com/pigpentheatreco/ PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. Their debut album, "Bremen", was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post's 2012 Grammy preview sending PigPen on tour playing to sold-out crowds across the country. American Songwriter premiered their follow-up EP, "The Way I'm Running", in 2013 while the band was playing a series of concerts that became one of the most popular residencies of the past decade at the legendary Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago. In 2015 PigPen released their sophomore album, "Whole Sun", performed at Mumford & Sons' return to the Gentlemen of the Road Festival, and made their feature film debut in Jonathan Demme's "Ricki and the Flash" starring Meryl Streep. They are currently writing their debut children's novel and performing Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Sir Trevor Nunn at Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, NY.
 
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 21 @ 9:00 PM
Gaga After the Show Party
Cruze Bar – GAGA IS IN TOWN!! Come party after the show with us! We are gonna party the night away..... Someone send her an invite!!!
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 8:30 AM
Grandparents & Special Friends Day
The Ellis School – Ellis grandparents and special friends are invited to a very special morning at Ellis hosted by the Lower and Middle Schools! Please complete a form at the link below for your daughter's guests (limit 4 per person) and they will receive a formal invitation. https://www.theellisschool.org/page/grandparent-and-special-friend-contact-information
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 9:00 AM
CCAC Skilled Trades & Services Fair
CCAC – You are invited! Join CCAC at our West Hills Center location on Thursday, November 21 for the CCAC Skilled Trades & Services Fair. The skilled trades are some of the nation's highest-paying occupations, and CCAC offers more than 30 programs in these professions. If you're unsure about your career path or you want to learn more about the changing face of construction and manufacturing in Allegheny County, come explore these extraordinary opportunities in fields such as: -Automotive Technology -Carpentry -Electrical Utility Industry -Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) -Heavy Equipment Operation -Iron Working -Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing -Oil & Gas Industry -Plumbing -Welding Participants will be able to enjoy hands-on student contests and live trades demonstrations throughout the day. Center tours for groups of five or more will run from 9am-1pm. There will be a workshop for women looking to learn more about the skilled trades entitled The Changing Face of the Industry: Women in the Skilled Trades at 10:30am. For more information, contact 412.369.3612 or rmccaskill@ccac.edu. RSVP online at ccac.edu/CCAC-Trades-Fair-2017
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 10:30 AM
The Changing Face of Industry: Women in the Skilled Trades
CCAC – You are invited! Join CCAC at our West Hills Center location on Wednesday, March 1 for a Career Exploration Day for women interested in skilled trades careers. Hear from female professionals in your field of interest at our workshop, “The Changing Face of Industry: Women in the Skilled Trades,” held in room S1308 at 10:30 a.m. Panelists will share their stories, answer questions and offer tips and tools to young men and women looking for a career in STEM and/or the Skilled Trades. The skilled trades are some of the nation's highest-paying occupations, and CCAC offers more than 30 programs in these professions. If you're unsure about your career path or you want to learn more about the changing face of construction and manufacturing in Allegheny County, come explore these extraordinary opportunities for women. Prepared for Community College of Allegheny County by Hannah Locop, Coro Fellows Class of 2017–2018. This workshop will be presented as part of the CCAC Skilled Trades & Services Fair on Tuesday, November 21 from 9am-1pm at CCAC West Hills Center.
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 - Nov 26 @ 11:00 AM
Elephant & Piggie Story Time
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh – Join us in the Theater for a reading of one of Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books and meet the beloved characters!
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 PM
Thanksgiving Luncheon Feast
Franklin Center of Beaver County – Feeling alone during the Holidays? Looking for some fellowship? Join the Franklin Center of Beaver County for a FREE Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 FROM 12PM-2PM at the Broadcast (464 Franklin Ave. Aliquippa). Yes, the feast is FREE, but you MUST make a reservation by calling 724.378.2882 or stopping in at the Franklin Center (524 Franklin Ave. Aliquippa). Sick or shut-in? Call 724.378.2882 by Friday, November 17th to arrange for a meal! (Donations of turkeys and side dishes are always welcome)
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Spinnsters Monthly Ride: November!
Bike Pittsburgh – Greetings Spinnsters! Join me and the group on our last ride of the season until next Spring! See you on November 20th for a casual no-drop all levels welcome ride followed by a fun and optional happy hour. If you've been waiting for the chance to get active on two wheels with a group of welcoming friendly and fun wymn bikers and have a great time while doing it, these monthly rides are the ticket for you. Mark your calenders, I can't wait to see you there! **You must have front and rear bike lights and a helmet to attend this ride. Be sure to do a safety check of your bike before heading out!** When: Tuesday, November 21st Meet time and location: 6:00PM @ Schenley Plaza outside The Porch Pedal time: 6:15pm Estimated end time and location: 8:00 pm Happy hour location: TBA Route: TBA
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Third Tuesday Happy Hour at Bakersfield
PDCDC – Join the PDCDC for Third Tuesday Happy Hour on November 21st at Bakersfields. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. have a drink with downtown neighbors, friends, and professionals. As always PDCDC members can enjoy free appetizers, and you can sign up to be a member at the event! We hope to see you there!
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
Children Of Bodom 11/21 at Mr. Smalls Theatre
Mr. Smalls Theatre – Iron City Rocks & Opus One Productions present Children Of Bodom - 20 Years Down & Dirty Tour w/ Carach Angren, Lost Society, Uncured Direct Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/1121bodom Contest has ended. And the winner is...Andy Will! Tickets on sale now! $25.00 adv/dos http://www.ticketweb.com/mrsmalls 866-468-3401 or at all Opus One Productions Ticket Outlets - Dave's Music Mine, Juke Records, Brighton Music Center, and the Mr. Smalls Daytime Box Office All Ages http://www.cobhc.com/site/ https://www.facebook.com/childrenofbodom https://twitter.com/cobhc https://www.youtube.com/user/cobofficial Children of Bodom – I Worship Chaos (Nuclear Blast) Band: Alexi Laiho – lead vocals, guitars Jaska Raatikainen – drums, backing vocals Henkka Seppälä – bass guitar, backing vocals Janne Wirman – keyboards Produced by Mikko Karmila and Children of Bodom The songs: 1. “I Hurt” 2. “My Bodom (I Am the Only One)” 3. “Morrigan” 4. “Horns” 5. “Prayer for the Afflicted” 6. “I Worship Chaos” 7. “Hold Your Tongue” 8. “Suicide Bomber” 9. “All for Nothing” 10. “Widdershins” Fully 20 years into the tough, heroic grind that represents the lifeblood of extreme musicians, Finland metal scientists Children of Bodom have certainly won over crowds globally through a crafted alloy that is theirs alone. But the building of their esteemed career has also been aided an abetted by the simple math of all that work, the intense touring, that inevitable return visit to your town that has made the band’s shows engaging, personable and energetic thrash parties indelibly stamped on the circuit boards of headbangers worldwide. The party continues, with the release of the band’s ninth album, I Worship Chaos, which finds guitar hero for a new generation Alexi Lahio recording for the first time in a four-piece configuration (along with Janne, Jaska and Henkka), given the sudden and recent departure of long-time co-guitarist Roope Latvala from the ranks. Which has lent the band a forced but fortuitous sense of focus, says Alexi: “It was hard because we’ve never been the kind of a band who changes members every other week. So all of a sudden you are one family member short. I was obviously on double duty, because I had to record all the guitars. But I didn’t even care, man; we just went and got everything done. And I think us parting ways with him has made us strive and pull together as a group, which was a beautiful thing, really. Because it felt like we were teenagers again making our first album. Plus it made the guitars tighter. It’s not like I’m talking [trash] about Roope or anything, but it’s just a scientific fact that if there’s one guy playing everything, it tends to get tighter. And I’m definitely happy with the result.” If there’s an increased level of heaviness rippling and rifling through I Worship Chaos, it might be because the album is constructed with guitars that are tuned a half step lower. Hence tracks like blackened thrashers “Horns” and “Suicide Bomber,” as well as the rhythmically sophisticated “My Bodom (I Am the Only One)” reverberate with bottom end from both bass and guitar, even if keyboards and the band’s modern approach to drum mix fight to uphold Children of Bodom’s celebrated sense of cut, clarity and agility. All told, says Alexi, “The mission will always be to get as heavy as possible, but also try to improve as musicians and as songwriters. Honestly, this is the strongest COB album in a long, long time. We just wanted to change things up a bit. I think the album has a darker vibe than the previous ones, especially Halo of Blood—it is definitely heavier, as well as darker as far as the melodies go. It’s got a lot of sadness and hurt and anger in it. Which sounds like, hey, what else is new? But it really is different (laughs).” The Skyclad-meets-Dark Tranquillity of “Morrigan,” with its expert synthesis between keyboards and mid-paced riff, with its thump and near swing feel, is sure to stand out as one of the magic stadium rock moments of the entire Children of Bodom catalogue. “That one stood out from the line-up from the get-go,” explains Alexi. “It’s like everybody—the band, the record company and the management—were like, that’s gotta be the single. And even all my friends I ran it past said, dude, that’s so catchy, you gotta make a single out of that. Lyrically, Morrigan is one of the goddesses of the underworld, and it’s sang basically from a mortal man’s point of view, where he expresses obsessive love and lust for her. That idea inspired me to write that song, but it’s not necessarily about a certain goddess. It could be anybody, and so it’s a song that is probably very easy for people to relate to.” Even more elegantly shocking is “All for Nothing,” on which Alexei opens with a frightening whisper-type vocal over a track that is often Maiden-esque and textural, the bonus being a searing guitar solo which demonstrates why Laiho has quietly become—weirdly and specifically—an elder statesman of razor-wired guitar to a very young next generation of Bodomites. Says Alexi, “All For Nothing” is very different from anything that we have done before—you would not know that that’s Children of Bodom. That vocal was a challenge to record, but that’s how it should be. You shouldn’t be too comfortable with what you do; you’ve got to try new things.” But there’s signature white-knuckle Bodom all over the record as well, songs that slam but then are sweetened by synth legend Janne Warman’s array of slicing keyboard sounds. “Sure, well, the opening track called ‘I Hurt’ is fast and intense,” describes Laiho, “with a lot of things going now. At first you’re thinking it’s basically pure chaos, but then there’s a chorus that is just so catchy on every level, that I think it’s the best opening track we’ve had in a long time. It’s one of those that doesn’t fly by you—that chorus will stick with you for sure. The title track, ‘I Worship Chaos’ is another fast one but it’s very simple—you know, main riff, verse/chorus, that sort of thing—but it’s got lyrics that are quite autobiographical and true, basically around the idea that I’m not good with quiet, I’m not good with dead silence—that stresses the crap out of me. I need a lot of noise and chaos around me constantly, on every level, to function. I’m pretty proud of those lyrics and I poured a lot of effort into them.” Underscoring the sense of contrast to the record—in fact, its perfectly sequenced ebb and flow—is “Hold Your Tongue,” which Alexi describes as “a straight up rock ‘n’ roll song, which lyrically is me basically being upset at people who complain too much when they don’t have anything to complain about.” Add those examples up, and one can divine the componentry of the Children of Bodom sound, which Alexi articulates as such: “Well, obviously the guitars with those keyboards is a different dimension from almost all the extreme bands, when you think about it. The keyboard thing is obvious, I would say. But really, the guitars... it’s extreme metal—basically death and black metal and thrash—but there are also sleazy little ‘80s riffs in there. And same thing with the keyboards, really; we do a lot of stuff with keyboards that could be in a friggin’ disco song. But we have a way of making it sound dark and heavy as well. We grew up listening to everything, and even though we were death metal kids and black metal kids when we were teenagers, there was still the whole ‘80s thing with W.A.S.P. and everything. That’s always stuck with me and so I automatically kind of incorporated that into our whole death metal sound.” And is there something intrinsically Finnish about Children of Bodom? “Personally I don’t think there’s a Finnish sound,” reflects Laiho. “People talk about the old school black metal thing from Norway or the Gothenburg sound, which both exist on some level, but in Finland there are so many different bands that sound nothing like each other. If anything, I think the Finnish thing in Children of Bodom would be an attitude, where it’s perhaps angry and blunt, but with a dose of dark humor.” The band’s sense of not taking themselves too seriously might be divined from their choice of covers to be used for I Worship Chaos bonus material. Sure the band celebrate their heritage (and the music the guys loved as teenagers) through Amorphis track “Black Winter Day.” But then there’s an exploration of Alexi’s love for deep tracks punk through a cover of The Plasmatics’ “Mistress of Taboo” as well as a metal send-up of Kenny Loggins’ soundtrack classic, “Danger Zone.” “Well, Plasmatics was just fun,” laughs Alexi. “I’d been listening to Plasmatics a lot, for some reason, just before we started recording. I can’t recall any bands like us that have covered Plasmatics, so I thought that would be cool. I have always been a huge W.A.S.P. fan—the first two W.A.S.P. records, I love them. And to me, The Plasmatics sound like W.A.S.P. before W.A.S.P., you know? I’m sure that Blackie Lawless was listening to a lot of Wendy O. Williams and Plasmatics back in the day. As for Kenny Loggins, well, we just love to do goofy silly covers, so that was just one of those things. Everyone loves Top Gun, right? So there you go. I’m not even sure it turned out that well, but you’ll get a laugh out of it, and that’s all that matters (laughs).”