5 events worth checking out in Pittsburgh this week

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Looking to mix things up this week? From a staged reading to a stand-up comedy performance, here's a lineup of options to help you get off the couch and out into the world.

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The De Chardin Project

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The De Chardin Project is a staged reading about Jesuit priest, scientist and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955). Silenced and exiled by the church, de Chardin, a renowned paleontologist, crossed continents searching for the missing link between his love for God and his love of science. His groundbreaking discoveries in human evolution transcended barriers between faith and science. And today, his work is regarded as having changed the conversation about cosmology, evolution and theology and spirituality.  

When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave.
Admission: $10
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Mirage: Virtual Reality Spa

From the event description:

The Mirage is a virtual reality spa and heaven-like installation. Relive the happiest memories of people in our communities. Experience virtual memory, holographic harpists and experiment with joy. Relax with angels in this BYOB expanded cinema performance.

When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m.- Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 a.m.
Where: 3577 Studios, 3577 Bigelow Blvd.
Admission: Free
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Randy Baumann's Ramble at The Rex

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Randy Baumann's Ramble at The Rex will feature performers like Chet Vincent, Andre Costello and Molly Alphabet. 

When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m.- Sunday, Nov. 24, midnight
Where: The Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St.
Admission: $15
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Thunderbird Comedy Showcase

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Suzanne Lawrence has performed all over the country and has been a featured performer in the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and the Burning Bridges Festival; West Virginia native Leslie Cavala is a self-described responsibly bad mom; Tim Ross is a comic from Pittsburgh, Pa who combines a sharp wit with the absurdity of his life and upbringing for a hilarious act that connects with people of all ages and backgrounds.

When: Sunday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.
Where: Thunderbird Café & Music Hall, 4053 Butler St.
Admission: $12
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Smokes & Jokes with Headliner Kevin McCaffrey

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Kevin McCaffrey is a comedian who made his TV debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." He is a current regular and two-time champion of truTV’s "Comedy Knockout," and appears every week on the network's show "World’s Dumbest." With more than a million streams, McCaffrey’s album “Nice & Drunk” was named Sirius XM Comedy album of the month in June 2018, and it hit the top spot on iTunes and Amazon comedy charts in its debut week. 

When: Sunday, Nov. 24, 8-10:30 p.m.
Where: BURN by Rocky Patel Pittsburgh, 346 N. Shore Drive
Admission: $10
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