Events

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Community,
Family

Hike-A-Thon Presented by UPMC Health Plan

Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Hike, bike, birdwatch, or explore from wherever you are, and support the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats! READ MORE
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Knights of the Arcade: Epic D&D Comedy

Sep 30, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Knights of the Arcade is a monthly RPG-based improv comedy show. READ MORE
Community,
Entertainment,
Family,
Outdoor,
Tours

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh: Downtown Neighborhood Event

Oct 1, 2022 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Go behind the scenes, get unique access or just savor the opportunity to explore a large collection of buildings – theaters, government offices, artist spaces, hotels, commercial-residential and more! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Level Up Stand-Up

Oct 1, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Arcade Comedy Theater's popular stand-up comedy showcase, Level Up Stand-Up, is back! READ MORE
Community,
Entertainment

Andrew Conte: Death of the Daily News

Oct 3, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The changes in one city here in Allegheny County are being repeated across the country as hundreds of local newspapers close. In Death of the Daily News, author Andrew Conte grapples with the local news deserts that leave citizens with little access to reliable local journalism. READ MORE
Community,
Free event,
Tours

Old Allegheny County Jail Museum

Oct 3, 2022 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
A portion of one of the cell blocks has been preserved in the “Old Allegheny County Jail Museum.” The Jail Museum was created through a grant from the Drue Heinz Trust to PHLF, in cooperation with the Allegheny County Juvenile Court and Curator Ed Urban, former Deputy Warden. READ MORE
Community,
Music

Jazz Night with Eric Defade Trio

Oct 5, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jazz Night with Eric Defade With Wine & Charcuterie Features READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

The Future of Public Art in Pittsburgh

Oct 6, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Public Art Training Camp opens with presentations and a moderated discussion between Office for Public Art’s executive director Sallyann Kluz; Assistant Director, Public History, Art & Design division at the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning Sarah Minnaert; and art consultant Dominique Chestand. READ MORE
Community,
Free event

BOMA x Point Park Public Restrooms Community Forum

Oct 6, 2022 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Join us on Thursday, October 6th to network and learn more about the Public Restroom Research Project BOMA Pittsburgh collaborated with Point Park University on this summer. READ MORE
Community

Setting a Place to Call Home

Oct 7, 2022 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Support Sisters Place at their annual fall event: Setting a Place to Call Home! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

The Big Queer Improv Show

Oct 7, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Big Queer Improv Show celebrates featuring improv by Pittsburgh's queerest and funniest improvisers. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Out of Order: Stand-Up Comedy

Oct 7, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Arcade Comedy Theater's popular stand-up comedy showcase, Out of Order, is back with a night of laughs in our upstairs theater. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Jerome And...

Oct 8, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
There's "Yes and..." and then there's "Jerome and...". The comedy variety show that joins improv, sketch, stand-up, and you! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Super Late Night

Oct 8, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
See the premiere of a superhero themed late night comedy show! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Music

Off Minor Jazz Series: Thelonious Monk

Oct 9, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Monktet celebrates Thelonious! Thelonious Sphere Monk is one of America’s most iconic and original artists. To celebrate his birthday (October 10th), Pittsburgh musicians Thomas Wendt and David Throckmorton have assembled a new quintet—the Monktet—to perform some Monk. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Queer Nature Presented by Autumn House Press

Oct 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology amplifies and centers LGBTQIA+ voices and perspectives in a collection of contemporary nature poetry. READ MORE
Community,
Music

Live Jazz Night with Deanna Witkowski Trio

Oct 12, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jazz Night with Deanna Witkowski Trio with Wine & Charcuterie Features READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

The Peking Acrobats featuring The Shanghai Circus

Oct 12, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For the last thirty one years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

Site-Specific Commissions and Community Engagement

Oct 13, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Community engagement, as part of the public art process, is an important topic that local artists would like to learn more about. READ MORE
Community,
Music

Intermission: The Artful Happy Hour Series

Oct 13, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Drink. Dine. Dance. Decompress. READ MORE
Community

Carnegie Science Awards: Geek Out Gala

Oct 13, 2022
Enjoy a whimsical evening of drinks and food, explosive science demos, and getting to know Pittsburgh’s top scientists and innovators — all while raising money to support the Science Center’s STEM education programs! READ MORE
Community,
Holidays

Halloween Masquerade Party Cheers for Fears

Oct 14, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Come dressed in theme for a spooky night! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Animated Arias

Oct 14, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Don’t miss this unique event featuring Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Comedian Shaun Murphy

Oct 14, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Arcade Comedy Theater welcomes national touring comic out of New York City, Shaun Murphy! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Barbara, A Mother Improv Show

Oct 14, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dr. Pittsburgh presents a night of comedy featuring short-form and long-form improv by independent local teams! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Daddy Boo Year Bash

Oct 14, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Improv duo Daddy New Year present a spooky, goofy Halloween-themed variety show! READ MORE
Community,
Entertainment,
Family,
Festival

Heinz History Center's Hometown-Homegrown Food Fest

Oct 15, 2022 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Senator John Heinz History Center's popular Hometown-Homegrown food festival, presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh, returns with over 40 local food vendors and cooking demonstrations by Pittsburgh's premier culinary experts. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Garrick Ohlsson with Apollon Musagete Quartet

Oct 17, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, “justly acclaimed as a titanic force at the keyboard” (Cleveland.com) headlines an intimate chamber performance with the dynamic and charismatic Apollon Musagète Quartet. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Music

World Music Series: Taak Ensemble

Oct 17, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To celebrate National Hafez Day (October 12th in Iran), Taak Ensemble pays homage to this legendary 14th-century poet, weaving his poetry into their performance of classical and folk Persian music. READ MORE
Community,
Free event,
Tours

Old Allegheny County Jail Museum

Oct 17, 2022 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
A portion of one of the cell blocks has been preserved in the “Old Allegheny County Jail Museum.” The Jail Museum was created through a grant from the Drue Heinz Trust to PHLF, in cooperation with the Allegheny County Juvenile Court and Curator Ed Urban, former Deputy Warden. READ MORE
Community,
Workshops & Classes

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Guest Speaker Dr. Adam Brufsky

Oct 18, 2022 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rivers Club will be hosting a Women's Empowerment Luncheon READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Story Club PGH Story Slam: Bump in the Night

Oct 18, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join City of Asylum and Story Club Pittsburgh for a monthly nonfiction storytelling series mixing the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater. Organized and hosted by the former producers of The Moth Pittsburgh. READ MORE
Community,
Music

Jazz Night with Thomas Wendt Trio

Oct 19, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wine & Charcuterie Features READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Outdoor,
Tours

Downtown Walking Tour: Upper Penn-Liberty Corridor

Oct 21, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
During this tour, there will be so much to admire such as the compact area bounded by Penn and Liberty Avenues and Ninth and Tenth Streets Downtown, where commerce and rail transportation merged in the late 19th century. READ MORE
Community

Chef Collaboration Series: Dave Anoia - DiAois's

Oct 24, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a dining experience fit for a Royal... or just our Members! READ MORE
Community

Thuzio Presents from PSU To The Steel Curtain Catching Up with Tight End Pat Freiermuth

Oct 24, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thuzio Presents - From PSU to the Steel Curtain catching up with Tight End Pat Freiermuth READ MORE
Community,
Music

Live Jazz with Paul Consentino Trio

Oct 26, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wine & Charcuterie Features READ MORE
Community

Speaker Series: John Brennan

Oct 26, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Having a front row seat in the tumultuous arena of world affairs for three decades and serving under six presidents, Brennan became director of the CIA from 2013-2017. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

Make the Jump: Shifting Artistic Ideas

Oct 27, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Make the Jump: Shifting Artistic Ideas features presentations by artists Kipp Kobayashi and Clayton Merrell followed by discussion with the audience. READ MORE
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Fridays with Emmai Alaquiva

Oct 28, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Emmai Alaquiva, is a 4-Time Emmy Award-winning film director, photographer, and composer. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Yiyun Li: The Book of Goose

Oct 30, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Described as “one of our major novelists” by Salman Rushdie, Yiyun Li makes her City of Asylum debut to share her highly acclaimed latest novel, The Book of Goose. READ MORE
Community,
Convention

Bright Futures

Nov 2, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A fun evening with live music and an intimate gathering of supporters and sponsors. READ MORE
Community,
Entertainment,
Music

The Black & Gold Gala

Nov 5, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Break out your favorite formal black and gold attire, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and one of the largest cookie tables in Pittsburgh. READ MORE
Community,
Outdoor

Office Retreat on Grant Street

Jun 2, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Book your next meeting at one of three beautifully designed and curated outdoor spaces in the U.S. Steel Plaza on Grant Street. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

The Pittsburgh Left at Space Gallery

Aug 26, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
The Pittsburgh Left is an exhibition of work by eleven artists whose practice is intrinsically connected to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

Zouk Practica

Oct 4, 2022 - Oct 25, 2022 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Find free Zouk practica every Tuesday at Crossbody Dance + Movement READ MORE
Community,
Market Square,
Shopping

The Saturday Night Market

Jul 23, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Experience Market Square with live entertainment, vendors, and delicious food! READ MORE
Community

The Dinner Detective Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Sep 10, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission includes a full dinner, murder mystery entertainment, a prize package for Top Sleuth, and much more! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

Use What You Got at 707 Gallery

Aug 26, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
USE WHAT YOU GOT is the debut solo-exhibition of works created by atiya jones. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

Supply and Demand at Wood St Galleries

Jul 22, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
Supply and Demand by artist Ian Brill, is an interstitial navigation between beauty, the sublime, and the picturesque. READ MORE

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