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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
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Joshua Grosso as Marius and the cast of “Les Misérables.” The musical comes to Benedum Center in Pittsburgh Nov. 26-Dec. 1 for eight performances.
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Santa Claus waves to the crowd as he makes his annual appearance at the Celebrate the Season Parade on Saturday afternoon, November 28, 2009. The 39th annual WPXI Holiday Parade presented by Neighborhood Ford Store is Nov. 30.
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Come and take your photo inside this large snow globe at The Block Northway in Ross on Nov. 30.
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City Theatre on the South Side presents "One Night in Miami" through Sunday. The show stars Thomas Walker Booker as Cassius Clay.
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Phipps Conservatory’s Winter Flower Show opens Nov. 29 in Oakland.

You probably ate too much turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Get moving and work off all calories. The weekend is the perfect time in Pittsburgh. Here are some options.


Holiday parade

The 39th annual WPXI Holiday Parade presented by Neighborhood Ford Store is Saturday in Downtown. It will be televised live on WPXI-TV and streamed live online.

The parade features floats, marching bands, balloons and, of course, Santa Claus. Actor Blake Stadnik, an Ellwood City native, who plays Jack Damon in NBC’s “This Is Us,” will participate. Stadnik, 28, attended Riverside High School and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, both in Beaver County. He is a Penn State musical theater graduate and lives in New York City.

Details: wpxi.com


Shining bright at Phipps

A brightly lit outdoor garden will welcome visitors to “Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden,” opening Friday at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland. There will be holiday trees, a tree carousel, colorful poinsettia trees, a floating forest of sparkling trees and more. Guests can enjoy the garden railroad, Santa visits and live music performances.

Details: phipps.conservatory.org


Snow globe

A Giant Snow Globe & Vendor Village is coming to The Block Northway in Ross on Saturday. The Community Liver Alliance will be accepting donations at the event to help support individuals in the community who are affected by liver disease.

Guests can walk into a giant snow globe and take photos. There will also be a vendor village and live holiday entertainment.

The Block Northway includes stores from Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th to The Container Store, Marshall’s and DSW Designer Shoes as well as plenty of dining options.

Details: theblocknorthway.com


‘One Night in Miami’

Written by Kemp Powers and directed by Reginald L. Douglas, “One Night in Miami” tells the story of Cassius Clay when he rocked the nation by winning the world heavyweight title by defeating Sonny Liston.

What happens next changes the soon-to-be Muhammad Ali’s life.

The one-act play runs through Sunday at City Theatre on the South Side. The story takes place in a Miami hotel room, and reimagines the true story of Clay’s friendships with civil rights activist Malcolm X, legendary singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The four friends spend the majority of the play in that room together. Powers’ tale transports the audience to the dawn of the civil rights movement.

The show is appropriate for ages 15 and older.

Details: citytheatre.culturaldistrict.org


‘Les Mis’

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon “Les Misérables” through Sunday at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown.

The scenery is inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo and set against the backdrop of 19th-century France. It tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.

Songs include “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home” and “One Day More.”

The performance has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the world.

Details:pittsburgh.broadway.com/shows/les-miserables/

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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