Carnegie Mellon University

OCTOBER 22, 2021

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Fall breeze and autumn leaves, it's almost the spookiest time of year! Autumn is in the air, which means it's time to put on a cozy sweater, grab a hot drink, and enjoy the city. This week is the perfect opportunity to catch a game, stop by a pop-up market or local art galleries, or discover a secret riverfront garden. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.


OIE & CMU News & Events

The Trouble with My Name

Stop by the McConomy Auditorium in the Cohon University Center for Javier Ávila's one-man show, The Trouble with My Name, on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., as he tells his life story and examines the issues of language, race, and social justice. The Trouble with My Name is sure to make audiences laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world. There will be limited seating available for this event, and it is strongly encouraged that you register by Friday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Walkups are welcome; however, seats cannot be guaranteed.

Our Pittsburgh Picks

Penguins vs. Flames - Hispanic Heritage Night

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Pittsburgh is known for our beloved sports teams, after all, we "bleed black and gold," and this is a perfect opportunity to see what that phrase is all about. Catch a Penguins hockey game with discounted tickets in honor of Hispanic Heritage Night on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., when the Penguins host the Calgary Flames at PPG Paints Arena.

Cultural District Art Gallery Tour

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Check out the local art scene on a walking tour of local galleries on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 12 to 2 p.m., or 2 to 4 p.m. Presented by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh guest curators from SPACE, 707, 820 and 937 Galleries will guide you through some of the best galleries in downtown. The tour is less than a mile of walking and will take you on an in-depth exploration of some of the latest exhibitions. More information on the exhibits and starting location is available.

Choderwood - A Secret City Riverfront Oasis

Picture of a park with the words Choderwood A Secret City Riverfront Oasis

Explore one of Pittsburgh's hidden gems at Choderwood, Sunday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you've ever ventured out to Highland Park, you've probably walked right by Choderwood and never noticed. Hidden along the Allegheny River, this park makes the hustle and bustle of the city seem worlds away. Explore Choderwood's lush gardens, koi ponds, a riverside fire pit, a greenhouse-enclosed swimming pool and a meditation hut, all while chickens and ducks provide fresh eggs daily. More information on tour times and location are available here.

Lawrenceville Pop-Up Market

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Head over to the Lawrenceville Pop-Up Market on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. to check out more than 40 local vendors. This outdoor market showcases locally-made, handmade, and vintage goods at Radiant Hall Lawrenceville (4514 Plummer St.), Ice House Studios (100 43rd St.), and Attack Theatre (212 45th St.). For more information and updates, check out their Instagram @lvpopupmarket.

The Oakland Open at Schenley Plaza!

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Head into the heart of Oakland for a pop-up, 9-hole mini-golf course in the Pittsburgh Innovation District. The Oakland Open is a great study break that's not too far from campus. Play a round of mini-golf, then treat yourself to a snack break at one of the great spots off Schenley Plaza. The course is open Thursday - Saturday from 12 to 8 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m., now through the end of October. More information is available here.

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