What We're Reading in October

Poet and essayist Kristin Kovacic’s History of My Breath is a luminous study in shared intimacy. These essays ranging in topic from childhood to childbirth, parenting to care giving, busing to active shooter drills in schools take in the full scope of Kovacic’s life.

Are you a volunteer? Do you know someone who makes our community a better place through volunteerism? Nominate them for Pittsburgh Magazine’s Three Rivers Champions recognition program, where we tell the stories of local individuals whose charitable deeds are worth celebrating.

Meet our champions here.


Oct 1 – Nov 30 all-day Guardian Storage in your area!
Join us for our coat and sock drive to help keep our neighbors in need warm this winter! From October 1 to November 30 Guardian Storage will be partnering with One Warm Coat and Knock Knock Give A Sock to collect gently used coats and new socks at each of our 25 locations for local shelters throughout Pittsburgh and Denver....
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 10:30 pm Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
Be inspired by the story of an extraordinary little girl who proves that with courage and cleverness, you can do anything you put your mind to. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda will thrill audiences of all ages with high-energy singing and dancing and inspire you to take your destiny into your own hands. Friday and Saturday shows...
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm Carnegie Stage
By Allison Gregory Directed by Allison Weakland With Drew Leigh Williams, Elizabeth Boyke, Allan Snyder An exhausted working mother escapes for just one night to the sanctuary of the theater – except the play is one she desperately doesn’t want to watch. As the show goes on, she finds herself drawn from her reality into Medea’s, even as she draws...
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm David L. Lawrence Convention Center
In its 29th year, METALCON 2019, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, takes place in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. This annual 3-day tradeshow and conference draws designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators and suppliers from more than 50 countries each...
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm CLP - West End
Help the Friends of CLP–West End support our neighborhood library programming! Small (mass market) Paperbacks and children’s books – $.50 Large (trade) Paperbacks – $.75 All Hardbacks, Audiobooks, & Music CDs $1 DVDs $2 Bag Sale—Saturday 10/19—noon-4:00 pm—Fill a Bag with books for $5! Audiobooks, CDs and DVDs will be 1/2 price! Our Friends will provide bags and CLP tote...
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
“Carson Ellis: Selected Works,” on view at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) through December 23, presents a collection of original drawings, prints, and illustrations by bestselling author and illustrator Carson Ellis. A public reception will take place Oct. 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. and will include an artist’s talk with Ellis.
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Pediatric Orthopaedic Institute
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