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This week Downtown: September 19 – 25

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Whether you’re visiting Pittsburgh or looking for something new to do, find unique outdoor dining, an array of public art, and tours of the neighborhood by foot, bike, or boat!

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Monday, September 19

Stephen Schwartz & Friends | 7:30 p.m.

See cabaret great Marilyn Maye, Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, with special appearances by Tony Award-winning Debbie Gravitte, Scott Coulter, and Michael McCorry Rose. Learn more.

Zach Bryan, American Heartbreak Tour

See Zach Bryan with Charles Wesley Godwin at Stage AE for a concert under the stars at Stage AE’s outdoor venue. Learn more.

The National

See The National and Indigo Sparke at Heinz Hall. Learn more.


Tuesday, September 20

Roger Humphries + RH Factor | 5 p.m.

Local jazz icon Roger Humphries has been playing drums since he was 3.5 years old. See Roger Humphries and the RH Factor live at the Backyard in the Cultural District. Learn more.

Rusalka | 7 p.m.

Rusalka is the Czech version of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. While it has many similarities to the familiar Disney movie, they are not exactly the same. Will a jealous Princess ruin Rusalka’s plan? Will Rusalka’s father be able to bail her out if things go awry? Will true love triumph? Learn more.

Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary Distant Worlds | 7:30 p.m.

The producers of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to present a new orchestra concert experience: FINAL FANTASY 35th Anniversary Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY Coral. Conductor and GRAMMY-Award winner Arnie Roth leads your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and vocalist Susan Calloway, totaling 100 musicians on stage. Learn more.

Clutch

See Clutch, Quicksand, Helmet, and JD Pinkus at Stage AE. Learn more.


Wednesday, September 21

Burgh Bus PG-13 Tour | 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

All aboard the Burgh Bus, Pittsburgh’s one, and only transportainment bus! Hear local comedians guide you on a journey around ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. Learn more.

Tri-Anglers Lunch Time Fishing | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join Venture Outdoors for free relaxed lunchtime fishing on the North Shore! No equipment or experience is needed. Learn more.

Summer at the Square | 12 – 2 p.m.

Visit Mellon Square for a weekly block party during the lunch hour! Enjoy music, games, and more. This week, hear SUAM, Something under a microscope, Josh and Trey. Learn more.

Yoga in the Square | 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing Wednesday yoga flow with local instructors in the heart of the city. The class is free, but don’t forget your mat! Learn more.

Next Big Thing Concert with Dillon Carmichael | 7 p.m.

It’s a BIG Country Night out on the water the Three Rivers with great music, cool drinks, and great views of Pittsburgh! Enjoy an acoustic performance by Dillon Carmichael featuring all his hits and more. Learn more.

Sound Series: Haley Heynderickx and The Westerlies | 8 p.m.

The Andy Warhol Museum welcomes Portland, Oregon-based folk singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickx joined by The Westerlies as her band. The Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring artists and bands from around the word. Learn more.

Marcus King, Young Blood Tour

See Marcus King, Neal Francis, Ashland Craft, and Dean Delray live at Stage AE. Learn more.


Thursday, September 22

Market Square Farmers Market | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Shop local at the Market Square Farmers Market every Thursday! This week, enjoy live music by local favorite, Gena y Pena. Learn more.

Burgh Bus PG-13 Tour | 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

All aboard the Burgh Bus, Pittsburgh’s one, and only transportainment bus! Hear local comedians guide you on a journey around ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. Learn more.

Wine Tasting Cruise & Tour | 5:45 p.m.

Looking for a great night out in Pittsburgh?  Come aboard a Three Rivers cruise and tour featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres, and the great company of friends on a Thursday Evening! Learn more.

Latin Thursdays | 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Join CrossBody Dance + Movement for a mix of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba & Zouk! Learn more.

GOO GOO DOLLS Summer Tour

See the GOO GOO DOLLS and Blue October live at Stage AE. Learn more.


Friday, September 23

Burgh Bus PG-13 Tour | 1 p.m.

All aboard the Burgh Bus, Pittsburgh’s one, and only transportainment bus! Hear local comedians guide you on a journey around ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. Learn more.

Moonrise Maker Market | 5 – 10 p.m.

As part of the Cultural District’s Fall Gallery Crawl, the Moonrise Maker Market features 30 local makers, hands-on activities for all ages, and music from DJ Mark Mack. Learn more.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl | 5:30 – 10 p.m.

The Fall 2022 Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District welcomes you to four gallery exhibitions and 15+ total performing and visual arts attractions spanning 14-square blocks. Since 2004, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, has been a free, one-night-only, multi-venue showcase of Pittsburgh’s dynamic art and entertainment scene. Learn more.

The Friday Night Light Show with Matt Light | 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

All aboard the Burgh Bus, Pittsburgh’s one, and only transportainment bus! Hear local comedians guide you on a journey around ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. Learn more.

Rusalka | 7:30 p.m.

Rusalka is the Czech version of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. While it has many similarities to the familiar Disney movie, they are not exactly the same. Will a jealous Princess ruin Rusalka’s plan? Will Rusalka’s father be able to bail her out if things go awry? Will true love triumph? Learn more.


Saturday, September 24

Burgh Bus PG-13 Tour | 12 and 2 p.m.

All aboard the Burgh Bus, Pittsburgh’s one, and only transportainment bus! Hear local comedians guide you on a journey around ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. Learn more.

Saturday Night Market | 5 – 10 p.m.

Shop from local makers and artists in an outdoor pop-up shopping market and festival. Learn more.

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show | 6 – 9 p.m.

See America’s Largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show! Tackle a challenging crime while feasting on a fantastic dinner at the Omni William Penn. Beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room. Learn more.

R-Rated Saturday Night Ride | 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

All aboard the Burgh Bus, Pittsburgh’s one, and only transportainment bus! Hear local comedians guide you on a journey around ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. Learn more.


Sunday, September 25

Burgh Bus PG-13 Tour | 12 and 2 p.m.

All aboard the Burgh Bus, Pittsburgh’s one, and only transportainment bus! Hear local comedians guide you on a journey around ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. Learn more.

Rusalka | 2 p.m.

Rusalka is the Czech version of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. While it has many similarities to the familiar Disney movie, they are not exactly the same. Will a jealous Princess ruin Rusalka’s plan? Will Rusalka’s father be able to bail her out if things go awry? Will true love triumph? Learn more.


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