Events

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Community,
Nightlife,
Online & Virtual Events

First Night Pittsburgh

Dec 31, 2020 | 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
This New Year’s Eve, the party is coming to you! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Clayton Christmas Memories

Dec 29, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Although we can’t be together to enjoy a holiday tour of Clayton this year, we can relive some of our favorite decorations, installations, and stories about how the Frick family and others celebrated the season. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

BNY Mellon JazzLive @Home

Dec 24, 2020
BNY Mellon presents JazzLive @Home is a free online video series produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. READ MORE
Community

412 Food Rescue and the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team food distribution at Heinz Field

Dec 23, 2020 | 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
412 Food Rescue in conjunction with the USDA'a Farmers to Families program joins forces with PAART - Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team - to distribute food boxes and pet food! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Free Online Roast of Rudolph

Dec 23, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Watch holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with comedians on a live stream as they make jokes and play drinking games with the audience. READ MORE
Family,
Online & Virtual Events

Phipps’ Virtual Stories with Santa

Dec 22, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Phipps for a virtual story with Santa himself on select evenings this holiday season! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

The Show Must Go On(line)

Dec 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh is our region’s first shared programming channel. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music,
Online & Virtual Events

"The Nutcracker" Children's Dance Workshop

Dec 20, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children ages 3-8 can delight in these creative one hour workshops, inspired by Act I and Act II of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s "The Nutcracker". READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Online & Virtual Events

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

Dec 19, 2020 | 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! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

PBT’s Fireside Nutcracker

Dec 17, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Fireside Nutcracker brings the magic of the holiday season to your home! READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Winter Birding Webinar

Dec 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you looking for ways to stay active and appreciate the outdoors this winter? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

In Conversation Online: Diane Severin Nguyen and Hannah Turpin

Dec 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join artist Diane Severin Nguyen and Hannah Turpin, Carnegie Museum of Art's Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photography as they discuss Diane Severin Nguyen: Tyrant Star, the museum's latest online exhibition. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Online & Virtual Events

BREW: The Museum of Beer Online Exhibit

Dec 15, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What Is Brew: The Museum of Beer? READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

First Step: Business Essentials Webinar

Dec 15, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Are you considering starting a business but do not know where to start? Are you wondering which business structure is right for your business? READ MORE
Community

Holiday Dog Food Distribution at Humane Animal Rescue

Dec 14, 2020 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Donations to Ellie’s Pet Pantry are urgently needed! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

'A Worm in the Heart' presented by ReelQ

Dec 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join City of Asylum for the regional premier and unreleased screening of "A Worm in the Heart" hosted by ReelQ. READ MORE
Tours

Downtown 5k Tour

Dec 12, 2020 | 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. Run through downtown and 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,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

I Just Want to Watch: "Andy Warhol's T.V. on Saturday Night Live"

Dec 12, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Andy Warhol Museum presents the first installment of an online screening series featuring the film, video, and television work of Andy Warhol. The programs will showcase classic, rarely screened, and never-before-seen films, video diaries, and television projects Warhol and company created from 1963–1987. READ MORE
Shopping

Merry Market: Pop-Up on Penn

Dec 12, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live music, outdoor dining, and holiday light projections create a festive atmosphere for a new pop-up marketplace in parking lots and alleys along Penn Avenue, in partnership with Handmade Arcade. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

I Just Want to Watch: Andy Warhol's "Factory Diaries"

Dec 11, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Andy Warhol Museum presents the first installment of an online screening series featuring the film, video, and television work of Andy Warhol. The programs will showcase classic, rarely screened, and never-before-seen films, video diaries, and television projects Warhol and company created from 1963–1987. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

I Just Want to Watch: Eat + "Eat Sign"

Dec 10, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Andy Warhol Museum presents the first installment of an online screening series featuring the film, video, and television work of Andy Warhol. The programs will showcase classic, rarely screened, and never-before-seen films, video diaries, and television projects Warhol and company created from 1963–1987. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Pittsburgh Opera Holiday Bazaar

Dec 10, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020
Gather the family around the computer or television to watch Pittsburgh Opera's Resident Artists READ MORE
Entertainment,
Online & Virtual Events

Virtual Pittsburgh Tech Happy Hour

Dec 10, 2020 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pour yourself a drink then log in to get to know some of Pittsburgh's most interesting tech professionals and leaders from the comfort of your own home. READ MORE
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

Design in Conversation: Retail Real Talk

Dec 10, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Carnegie Museum of Art for an evening with owners and managers from retail locations around Pittsburgh discussing what it is to be a craft-centric business and the realities of selling local. READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Startups Awards with TiE Pittsburgh

Dec 10, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TiE Pittsburgh’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring to positively affect the growth and prosperity of our region. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Looking & Learning—On Portraits of Pittsburgh

Dec 10, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In partnership with the Heinz History Center, The Frick Pittsburgh will explore Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery, currently on view at the Heinz READ MORE
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

A Musical Christmas Carol with Pittsburgh CLO

Dec 10, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce that the public will be able to enjoy the magic of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL for the 29th consecutive year! READ MORE
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Pittsburgh Playhouse’s Ordinary Days

Dec 9, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ordinary Days features a unique concept and design that brings theatre and film together in a new multimedia hybrid conceived by director Dave Solomon and Emmy-winner Jason Ardizzone-West ("Jesus Christ Superstar Live"). READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Dominic Chambers: Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water| Artist Talk

Dec 8, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Dominic Chambers and Amani Lewis for a discussion about the ways in which artists use storytelling, fantasy, and pleasure to remind us of the expansiveness and wealth of Black humanity. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Online & Virtual Events

Steel City Slam Open Mic & Hang

Dec 8, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join Steel City Slam for an Open Mic & Hang! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Reflections on Warhol with Hilton Als

Dec 8, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Conversation with Milton Fine Curator Jessica Beck READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Employee Safety & Health: A Model for Action (Webinar)

Dec 8, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Employees are vital for every business. Healthy Workplace Programs are not add-on benefits but investments in human capital. READ MORE
Tours

Downtown 5k Tour

Dec 6, 2020 | 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. Run through downtown and 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

Family Drawing: Neapolitan Presepio

Dec 6, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join in with family and friends for a drawing workshop highlighting Neapolitan presepio. READ MORE
Community,
Family

Brunch in the Garden at the National Aviary

Dec 6, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Enjoy A Relaxing Sunday Brunch At The Garden Room, The National Aviary’s Newest Event Space.  READ MORE
Tours

Downtown 5k Tour

Dec 5, 2020 | 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. Run through downtown and 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

AWCommunity Day: Gingerbread House Pick-Up

Dec 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AWAACC will share Gingerbread house kits with interested families to participate in a friendly gingerbread house making competition.  READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Women of Broadway with Vanessa Williams

Dec 5, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As part of a new series, join Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for a livestream concert series READ MORE
Community,
Family,
Online & Virtual Events

Heart & Home Holiday Party with The Joe Beretta Foundation

Dec 5, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heart & Home Holiday Party is a FREE virtual event that will take place on Saturday, December 5th READ MORE
Shopping

Merry Market: Pop-Up on Penn

Dec 5, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Live music, outdoor dining, and holiday light projections create a festive atmosphere for a new pop-up marketplace in parking lots and alleys along Penn Avenue, in partnership with Handmade Arcade. READ MORE
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

WTAE-TV’s Project Bundle-Up Telethon

Dec 4, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WTAE’TV’s project Bundle-Up does more than just #BundleThemUp with hats, coats, gloves, scarves and boots. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

City Theatre’s Claws Out Holiday Drag Musical

Dec 4, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
This is a filmed stage production that is available from December 4, 2020 through January 10, 2021. READ MORE
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

5th Annual Healthy Schools Summit

Dec 3, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How are school stakeholders coming together to realize our shared goal for green, safe and healthy schools for students and staff to return to? READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Virtual Biophilia with Phipps

Dec 3, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Phipps virtually Thurs., Dec. 3 for a conversation with Kelly Sarkis, youth education and training coordinator with Venture Outdoors. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Online & Virtual Events

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

Dec 3, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CMU IFF will be emulating our in-person festival event by hosting a screening followed by a live discussion READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Punch & Crunch with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Western PA/WV

Dec 3, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation for a virtual night of boxing and core! READ MORE
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

Celebrations of the Season: Cultural Holiday Traditions Share

Dec 3, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Just as the holiday season has always been filled with food, family, music, and stories, Pittsburgh has always been a city of diversity. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Caricature as Portraiture: A Conversation with Tim Menees

Dec 3, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Heinz History Center for an evening of musings on caricature and portraiture with one of Pittsburgh’s most renowned cartoonists, Tim Menees. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Terreno Comum: The Brazilian Project

Dec 3, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The new virtual series, AW Studio Sessions is an intimate music experience with the most talented musicians on the scene, LIVE in studio READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Carnegie Museum of Art Maker Mixer

Dec 2, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Hanna Dausch and Locally Sourced curator Alyssa Velazquez as they discuss Dausch’s process of “figuring it out as you go.” READ MORE
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

Give Big Pittsburgh

Dec 1, 2020
Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS

Dec 1, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Warhol is partnering with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Deck the Halls Series with Phipps

Dec 1, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Personalize your home for the holidays!  READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community

Gavin Benjamin: Heads of State at BoxHeart Gallery

Nov 18, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
Explore the artwork of Gavin Benjamin at the BoxHeart Gallery READ MORE
Tours

Hollywood East Movie Tour

Aug 30, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020 | 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
Tours

Black & Gold Sunset Tour

Aug 25, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | 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
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Front Row: The PSO Virtual Experience

Dec 18, 2020 - May 11, 2021
Tapestry of Light - A Holiday Celebration Recorded live at Heinz Hall and Manchester Craftsmen's Guild READ MORE
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Dec 16, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021
Following the success of October’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll, PICT Classic Theatre is thrilled to bring Charles Dickens’ cherished holiday classic to life in this world premiere audio experience! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music,
Online & Virtual Events

"The Nutcracker" Children's Dance Workshop

Dec 13, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children ages 3-8 can delight in these creative one hour workshops, inspired by Act I and Act II of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s "The Nutcracker". READ MORE
Community,
Shopping

The Black Market: Holiday Edition

Dec 4, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
New this year, we’re partnering with Shayla Hawkins Events to launch a holiday edition of The Black Market! READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Liftoff PGH 2020

Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 16, 2020
Liftoff PGH 2020 is a virtual healthcare innovation summit. READ MORE
Entertainment

Downtown Cocktail Trail: Holiday Edition

Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Support the Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant scene and taste the holiday flavors during the entire month of December along the Downtown Cocktail Trail: Holiday Edition presented by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Pittsburgh City Paper, and sponsored by Bacardi. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Shopping

Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace

Nov 28, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020
Support local artists and find the perfect gift this holiday season! READ MORE
Family

Holiday KidsPlay Selfie Garden

Nov 27, 2020 - Dec 23, 2020
Reinvented this year to provide safe and accessible outdoor fun, Holiday KidsPlay, presented by Highmark and in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Family,
Online & Virtual Events

EQT Children's Theater Festival @ Home

Nov 19, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
Enjoy full-length performance streams, workshops with artists, a Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt, and more! READ MORE
Tours

Best Of The Burgh Walking Tour

Aug 25, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come join and explore the heart of Downtown by foot. READ MORE
Tours

Beauty Of The Burgh Bike Tour

Aug 25, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This tour is perfect if you are new to the city and you would like to see the most interesting spots of Pittsburgh. READ MORE
Tours

Black & Ghost Tour

Aug 25, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Experience the Best of Pittsburgh’s Downtown while being spooked! READ MORE
Entertainment,
Family

EXTENDED! Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

Jul 6, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Explore 125 real mummies and related artifacts from across the globe! READ MORE
Entertainment,
Music

Rick Sebak's Rockin' Christmas Cabana!

Dec 9, 2020 - Dec 23, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On Wednesday, December 2, Hidden Harbor is launching the most “Pittsburgh” pop-up of the season: Rick Sebak’s Rockin’ Christmas Cabana. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Family,
Market Square,
Tours

Jolly Trolley Holiday Sightseeing Tour

Dec 5, 2020 - Dec 20, 2020 | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
See Pittsburgh’s holiday traditions come to life from the comfort of a vintage-style trolley! Join Molly's Trolleys Pittsburgh for a special sightseeing trolley tour this holiday season. READ MORE
Community,
Sports + Recreation

Wellness Saturdays - Yoga at Fairmont Pittsburgh

Oct 31, 2020 - Dec 26, 2020 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
The Health Club & Spa at Fairmont Pittsburgh invites you to join them for an energizing (and social distanced) yoga experience. READ MORE
Tours

Whiskey Walking Tour

Aug 29, 2020 - Dec 26, 2020 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Love whiskey? Walking? Pittsburgh? This sounds like the tour for you! READ MORE

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