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Community,
Family,
Outdoor,
Sports + Recreation

Propel Schools Foundation's Trick or Trot (5K & Fun Run)

Oct 31, 2021 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Propel Schools Foundation will be hosting their Trick or Trot on Sunday, October 31, 2021! READ MORE
Music

In This Moment and Black Veil Brides at Stage AE

Oct 31, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh presents: “Ask the Experts”

Oct 31, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
In honor of Family History Month (October) and International Jewish Genealogy Month (the Hebrew month of Cheshvan), the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh is hosting “Ask The Experts.” READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community

Diamond Horseshoe Dinner

Oct 30, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spend a magical evening with Pittsburgh Opera to celebrate the opening of the season and The Return to Magic! READ MORE
Entertainment,
Family,
Tours

Halloween Fun on the Gateway Clipper

Oct 30, 2021 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Enjoy a kids costume party with frightfully friendly characters, fun prizes, dancing and more! READ MORE
Music

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Stage AE

Oct 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Arts + Culture,
Community

Circles: going in

Oct 28, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CIRCLES is a full-length dance work celebrating #BlackGirlMagic. Layering dance, visual arts, and a live original score, the work presents snapshots of popular culture through Choreographer Staycee Pearl’s lens as a Black woman. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Music,
Nightlife

Summer at the Square Block Party

Oct 28, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us in Mellon Square for the “Summer at the Square” block party! Enjoy live music, larger-than-life games, and food and drink specials provided by Talia! READ MORE
Music

Jordan Davis at Stage AE

Oct 28, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Outdoor,
Tours

Bridges in the Burgh Bike Tour

Oct 24, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lovin' the beautiful bridges of Pittsburgh? Ride with Bike The Burgh over 4 bridges and learn fun facts about them and their surrounding neighborhoods READ MORE
Music

Kevin Gates at Stage AE

Oct 24, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tours

Sportsburgh 10k Tour

Oct 24, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pittsburgh is the City of Champions (or champyinz), with all of our major sports teams having 5+ championships under their belts. Run with Pittsburgh Running Tours and learn more about Pittsburgh's sports history, as well as see many odes to sports figures around the 'burgh! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music,
Online & Virtual Events

In The Booth Hip Hop Camp

Oct 23, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
In the Booth is a four-part session that will focus on the history and evolution of hip-hop, lyrical content and artistic responsibility, and discover the connection between August Wilson and hip-hop music. READ MORE
Tours

Downtown 5k Tour

Oct 23, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Downtown Pittsburgh (or ‘dahntahn’ as the locals know it) is full of history, from the French and Indian War to the Underground Railroad. Learn about Fort Pitt, the Diamond Market, and more of Pittsburgh’s fascinating history on this 5k tour with Pittsburgh Running Tours. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Grieg's Beloved Piano Concerto

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021
This is one of the most beloved, most passionate Piano Concertos in the entire repertoire. READ MORE
Music

Angels & Airwaves at Stage AE

Oct 22, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Outdoor,
Tours

Wine Tasting Cruise on the Gateway Clipper

Oct 21, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Looking for a great night out in Pittsburgh? Join us on the Three Rivers for wine, hors d’oeuvres and the great company of your friends aboard our ALL NEW Wine Tasting Cruise! READ MORE
Entertainment

The Chief

Oct 20, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021
Go behind the steel curtain with Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney in this all-new production of The Public's favorite classic by renowned playwright Rob Zellers and award-winning columnist Gene Collier. READ MORE
Music

Marc Rebillet at Stage AE

Oct 18, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Entertainment,
Family

Alton Brown - Beyond The Eats

Oct 17, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Food Network celebrity chef Alton Brown brings his zany Beyond The Eats show to Heinz Hall on Oct 17. This family-fun event is an entertaining mix of comedy, music, and science. READ MORE
Nightlife

The BIG Bash, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Oct 16, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh invites you to join for The BIG Bash, to be held on October 16, 2021, at Nova Place -- in person! -- for a night of jubilation and all the hugs, handshakes, laughter, and dancing that go along with it.? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Nightlife

Leanne Morgan at Heinz Hall

Oct 16, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
After 22 years in comedy, Leanne is embarking on her 100-city Big Panty Tour across the U.S. with Outback Concerts. READ MORE
Music,
Nightlife

Gibson Gives Presents Women Who Rock Benefit Concert

Oct 16, 2021
Benefiting Magee-Women's Research Institute & Foundation READ MORE
Outdoor,
Sports + Recreation

GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan

Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The GAP Relay presented by UPMC Health Plan is a two-day non-stop relay challenge that you won't want to miss. Relay teams will tackle 150 or 60 miles that include relay legs of varying distances along Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cumberland, Maryland. READ MORE
Music

Doobie at Stage AE

Oct 15, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Community,
Entertainment,
Family,
Festival,
Music

Easterseals Over The Edge

Oct 15, 2021 | 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania is hosting Over The Edge- an event where participants have the opportunity to rappel over a skyscraper. For those who are not able to rappel, there will be a ground festival hosted on Smithfield Street and Mellon Square. READ MORE
Music,
Nightlife,
Tours

Second Chance Homecoming Cruise

Oct 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Relive your High School Homecoming on a two-hour riverboat tour of the Three Rivers! READ MORE
Music

Frank Turner at Stage AE

Oct 14, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Community,
Online & Virtual Events

The Power of Positive Human Interaction with Ken Nwadike Jr.

Oct 14, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this fun, creative and interactive program Ken brings his “Free Hugs Project” to engage participants in conversations of understanding and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism. READ MORE
Music

$uicideboy$ at Stage AE

Oct 12, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Outdoor,
Tours

Bridges in the Burgh Bike Tour

Oct 10, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lovin' the beautiful bridges of Pittsburgh? Ride with Bike the burgh over 4 bridges and learn fun facts about them and their surrounding neighborhoods READ MORE
Tours

Downtown 5k Tour

Oct 10, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Downtown Pittsburgh (or ‘dahntahn’ as the locals know it) is full of history, from the French and Indian War to the Underground Railroad. Learn about Fort Pitt, the Diamond Market, and more of Pittsburgh’s fascinating history on this 5k tour with Pittsburgh Running Tours. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Brushes & Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas

Oct 9, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join the National Aviary’s newest live online series; pick up a paint brush, and create your own masterpiece! Learn how to paint a portrait via Zoom under the direction of local artist Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family

Whodunit? A Mystery Writing Workshop

Oct 9, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Put on your sleuthing hat and tap into your inner Sherlock Holmes as you write a story that will have your friends guessing whodunit. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

RADical Days: Fort Pitt Museum

Oct 9, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Fort Pitt Museum as part of this year’s RADical Days READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Family

Mobile Makers Art Workshop

Oct 9, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Celebrate community through the design of your unique mobile using found objects. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family

Public Art and Design Workshop (Grades 6 - 8)

Oct 9, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Transform the windows of the Trust Arts Education Center into a beautiful piece of public art. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family

Photography Aesthetics and Curation Workshop(for grades 9-12)

Oct 9, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Get a hands-on opportunity to create a curated photo gallery of your own and show off your artistic side. READ MORE
Entertainment

Comedian Mike Lemme: Healing +

Oct 8, 2021 | 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come help comedian Mike Lemme move out of his apartment as part of his new theatrical comedy show Healing+. READ MORE
Community

28th Annual History Makers Award Dinner

Oct 7, 2021
The History Makers Award Dinner honors distinguished individuals with Western Pennsylvanian roots for their exceptional contributions to the region, the nation and the world. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Online & Virtual Events

Slow Food

Oct 5, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
A comedy for anyone who's ever been "hangry." READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Music

Auberle's 17th Annual Voices Carry

Oct 5, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Auberle is hosting its 17th Annual Voices Carry fundraiser. This is an electrifying evening of music, food and fun! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

RADical Days: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Oct 5, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Celebrate RADical Days and the 50th anniversary of Heinz Hall as the home of the orchestra with this free concert! READ MORE
Music

Primus at Stage AE

Oct 5, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Bridges in the Burgh Bike Tour

Oct 4, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lovin' the beautiful bridges of Pittsburgh? Ride with us over 4 bridges and learn fun facts about them and their surrounding neighborhoods READ MORE
Music,
Outdoor

The Rolling Stones at Heinz Field

Oct 4, 2021
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Tours

Hollywood East Tour - A Downtown Movie Tour

Oct 3, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ready, Set, Action! Explore original filming locations of big blockbusters as well as smaller independent movies and get to know the history of the actual landmarks you see in the various movie scenes! READ MORE
Sports + Recreation

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

Oct 3, 2021 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Music

Madeon at Stage AE

Oct 3, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Entertainment

Comedian Alex Hooper: Live Album Recording

Oct 2, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arcade Comedy Theater welcomes LA comedian Alex Hooper back to his hometown of Pittsburgh for a night of two headlining shows being recording for his brand new album. READ MORE
Music

Mt. Joy at Stage AE

Oct 2, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
READ MORE
Tours

North Shore 5k Tour

Oct 2, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
From bridges to stadiums to fantastic views of downtown and more, there is plenty to see on the North Shore 5k route with Pittsburgh Running Tours. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Family,
Tours

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh 2021 Annual Event

Oct 2, 2021 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh invites you to experience Downtown like never before on Saturday, October 2nd! READ MORE
Tours

Downtown 5k Tour

Oct 2, 2021 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Downtown Pittsburgh (or ‘dahntahn’ as the locals know it) is full of history, from the French and Indian War to the Underground Railroad. Learn about Fort Pitt, the Diamond Market, and more of Pittsburgh’s fascinating history on this 5k tour with Pittsburgh Running Tours. READ MORE
Family,
Music

Schooltime: Meet the Orchestra

Oct 1, 2021 - May 18, 2022
Explore each instrument family of the orchestra through a series of instrument demonstrations, chamber performances, and interviews with individual PSO musicians. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

For August: One Act Play Competition

Oct 1, 2021
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center and the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books are partnering to launch the For August: One Act Play Competition. READ MORE
Nightlife,
Tours

Beer & Bourbon Tasting on the Gateway Clipper

Oct 1, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy a riverboat cruise of Pittsburgh featuring a great variety of national and international beers and some of the best bourbon the USA has to offer! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Music

Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival 2021

Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
The Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival (HBHF) is about hope, roots, and the connections that music makes across races, neighborhoods, and beliefs. READ MORE
Music

Blue October at Stage AE

Oct 1, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Entertainment,
Film & Movies

"Dear Evan Hansen" Film Screening

Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021
The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Antors

Sep 11, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
The brain child of Crystal Noel Jalil, and curated by The Coloured Section's Natiq & Zeal Eva, Antors explores the concept of ancestor veneration and how we receive the lessons of those who came before us. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia

Sep 11, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022
Exhibited for the first time in Pittsburgh, Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia presents the work of eleven female artists who are deeply connected to Belgrade, Serbia. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Remnants by Philip Rostek

Sep 11, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
In his latest show, Remnants at 707 Penn Gallery, Philip explores his body of work through the lens of this "post-medical miracle," which deepened his belief that the relationship between art and life is best understood as a continuum that ties the iterations of his work together. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

This Sacred Thing

Sep 11, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021
This Sacred Thing examines perspectives related to relics, ranging from the divine to the obsolete. The exhibit features work from 37 local and international artists. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Matthew Schreiber | New Work

Sep 11, 2021 - Mar 13, 2022
Explore two floors, and three new installations, at Wood Street Galleries, incorporating all of these media intertwined with physics, technology, and the exploration of perception. READ MORE
Family,
Music,
Online & Virtual Events

Schooltime: Musical Storytelling

Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 1, 2021
Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for musical readings of three children’s books, each read by a guest narrator and featuring performances by PSO musicians. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Hardest Working River Tour

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Once known as the “Hardest Working River in the World,” the Monongahela River was responsible for much of Pittsburgh’s early commercial and industrial success—even centuries before it earned that moniker! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Season Premiere

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021
Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra READ MORE
Family,
Tours

Autumn Serenade Luncheon Cruise on the Gateway Clipper

Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Experience the lush scenery from the top deck, enjoy a Autumn Harvest luncheon, and then get ready for the one-of-a-kind show “The Autumn Harvest Serenade.” READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Mendelssohn's "Scottish"

Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Orchestra’s Lorna McGhee plays the Pittsburgh Symphony premiere of “Wing of the Dream” by Kaija Sarriaho READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Family

RADical Days: Heinz History Center

Oct 3, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Heinz History Center as part of this year’s RADical Days. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Swingin’ at the Club at Heinz Hall

Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
 Inspired by Harlem's famed musical hot spots like The Cotton Club and The Savoy READ MORE
Sports + Recreation

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Online & Virtual Events

Schooltime: Meet the Orchestra

Oct 1, 2021 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Explore each instrument family of the orchestra through a series of instrument demonstrations, chamber performances, and interviews with individual PSO musicians. READ MORE
Sports + Recreation,
Tours

Gateway Clipper Shuttle to PNC Park

Sep 28, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Take a Riverboat ride aboard the Gateway Clipper! Find Shuttle services to every home game & concert at PNC Park & Heinz Field! READ MORE
Tours

Best of the Burgh Tour

Apr 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Walk by and into must-see cultural and historical landmarks as well as iconic buildings! READ MORE
Tours

Beauty of the Burgh Tour

Mar 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This tour is perfect if you are new to the city and you would like to see the most interesting spots of Pittsburgh. But if you know the Burgh already, we promise you that you will still find out unknown historical facts! READ MORE
Entertainment,
Nightlife,
Tours

Haunted Pittsburgh Cruise on the Gateway Clipper

Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hear “true” haunted tales of Pittsburgh as our team provides you with a rich collection of ghost stories and tales that center around historical areas and landmarks along the Three Rivers as well as under the waters! READ MORE
Music,
Nightlife,
Tours

Moonlight Cruise on the Gateway Clipper

Sep 17, 2021 - Oct 15, 2021
It’s time to party out on the water every Friday night this summer! DJ ROC is back on the boat with a mix of the best of today’s urban hits, hip-hop, rap, R&B, and old school jams. And enjoy a free Tex Mex buffet! READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Black & Ghost Tour with Walk the Burgh

Sep 6, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Experience the spookiest of Pittsburgh’s Downtown! Get to see outstanding historic landmarks (often beautifully lit up in the darker and colder months) during the quiet evening hours and learn about their history and which spirits lurk in them. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Captain's Dinner Saturday on the Gateway Clipper

Aug 7, 2021 - Nov 20, 2021
Looking for fun and unique evening out in Pittsburgh? Join us on our Captain’s Dinner for a great dinner, music, dancing and fabulous views of the city skyline! READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Black & Gold Sunset Tour

Jul 10, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden, squared—it’s our Best of the Burgh Tour around Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle during the golden hour! READ MORE
Market Square,
Outdoor

Saturday Night Market

Jun 19, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presented by Green Mountain Energy, Night Markets bring an awesome outdoor pop-up shopping market and festival to Downtown, featuring Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Whiskey Walking Tour

Jun 12, 2021 - Dec 25, 2021
Love whiskey? Walking? Pittsburgh? This sounds like the tour for you! READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise on the Gateway Clipper

Jun 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
The only way to see the City and truly learn about her past, present, and future is aboard one of our Pittsburgh river cruises. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Jun 11, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The weekend is the time to relax, unwind, and have fun! Join us out on the water aboard our Sunset Dinner Cruise. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family

Youth Open Studio

Jun 9, 2021 - Dec 29, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teens learn the photographic silkscreen printing process, experiment with new art-making tools and techniques, and work on independent projects in a relaxed, creative environment. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Chicken & Ribs - Lock & Dam Dinner on the Gateway Clipper

Jun 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
We've combined two of our favorite cruises into one fantastic Pittsburgh dining & sightseeing cruise fun for the entire family! Enjoy our world famous BBQ, narrated passage through a Lock & Dam, music, and the beautiful sights of the three rivers! READ MORE
Market Square,
Outdoor

Market Square Farmers Market

May 13, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 | 10:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Green Mountain Energy, the rain-or-shine market offers regionally-grown produce, organic products, and small-batch foods from a variety of vendors each week, serving Downtown’s workers, residents, visitors, and more.  READ MORE
Market Square,
Shopping,
Sports + Recreation

Yoga in the Square

May 2, 2021 - Oct 13, 2021
Pittsburgh’s favorite public yoga series brings some of the city’s best instructors into Downtown for two weekly classes held in the middle of picturesque Market Square. READ MORE

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