Celtic Woman and Pgh Symphony Team Up for ‘Best of Christmas’; Whoville Pop-Up Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Oakland (Wed., 12/18/19)

1) Celtic Woman are hitting Heinz Hall, accompanied by another top entertainment outfit, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, to perform The Best of Christmas Show. The multi-platinum-selling group of angelic-voiced women rose to fame on their vocal talents and  quality production values. Many people learned of the group through their popular performance specials on PBS. Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the long-running Irish stage show Riverdance, created the ensemble. Although members have changed over the years, the sound remains the same. 7:30 p.m. 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (RH)

2) The Whoville pop-up bar at The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place should give you a warm Christmas feeling. Pop-up highlights include a Whoville Family Living Room, Grinch’s Lair, and other movie set recreations that will place you in the setting of the wonderful Dr. Seuss tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Whoville pop-up bar will magically materialize between 3:30 p.m. and close each evening in the hotel’s Mezzanine level Lounge. The Grinch will be on hand as well. Hopefully, it will be the good Grinch with the big heart. There are also specialty cocktails like The Grinch and Jo Jo’s Jingle Juice. The food side of the menu is having some fun too with items such as Who Hash (artichoke dip with toasted pita) and Cindy (Buffa)Lou-Who Dip (buffalo chicken dip). No word on whether rock music from The Who will be playing. The Whoville experience will run through December 21. 3454 Forbes Ave., Oakland.