Infant - Toddler - Pre School - Social Kids

Make-a-Craft Mondays

May 1 - December 18, 2017

Create your very own Phipps masterpiece!  On Make-a-Craft Mondays, children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Story Time Wednesdays

May 1 - December 27

Included with admission

“Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Come to Phipps for story time among the flowers. Kids at Story Time Wednesdays will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics. Attend six sessions with a special child in your life and receive a free children’s book from The Shop at Phipps. Story time takes place in the outdoors during the warm months and in the Tropical Forest Conservatory the rest of the year.

Each session lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.”

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Pot-a-Plant Fridays

May 1 – December 29

Included with admission

“On Pot-a-Plant Fridays, children are introduced to the important connections between people, plants and the planet by potting their own fun plants to take home. ”

10:30 a.m. – noon

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Tiny Tots Playgroup

May 1 – June 5

Creative crafts, music, story time & playtime, ages 18 months – 2 years

9:30 – 11 am Mondays, March 6 – April 10 & April 24 – June 5

Slippery Rock Area Parks & Recreation
320 N. Main St
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

 

The Factory

May 1 – December 31

Visitors of all ages and abilities are invited to explore some of Andy Warhol’s signature art-making techniques in our studio The Factory. Hands-on activities include water color painting, blotted-line drawing, acetate collage, silkscreen printing, and more. To learn the silkscreen printing process, participants may choose from a variety of images and colors of ink to print on paper (free), t-shirts ($12), and tote bags ($6). The Factory is run by artist educators with backgrounds in fine arts, art education, and art history. These artist educators have extensive knowledge of Warhol’s art and life and are happy to answer questions about the artist and the museum. Free with museum admission. Purchases in The Factory are cash only.

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

TriAnglers Lunchtime Fishing

May 3 – September 27

Everyone is welcome to come fishing with this weekly lunchtime fishing group, the TriAnglers. Come help us celebrate Pittsburgh's clean rivers and great fishing opportunities right here in downtown Pittsburgh.

Venture Outdoors Trip Leaders will be on hand to help the novice and expert alike learn more about this great destination and possibly land a trophy catch. Equipment and bait is provided. A limited selection of adaptive fishing equipment is available; please contact the office for more information or questions. Pennsylvania Fishing License required for anyone 16 and older.

Registration is requested but not required. Venture Outdoors trip leaders will be assisting on this event

http://www.ventureoutdoors.org | Please contact the office for more information or questions

Three Rivers Heritage Trail

 

Farm Heritage Day

May 27 @ 11 a.m.

Old fashioned games and artisans, hands on farm tours, live music, and great eats! Let us share the farm with you! Free event. Tours: $1/person or $5/family Farm Tour-bussed event)

The SpringHouse

1531 Route 136

Washington, PA 15301

 

Strider Cup Race

May 27 @ 8 a.m.

Strider Cup races are the highest level national Strider sanctioned races that give small children and people with special needs a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at several stops across the USA and worldwide. These unique Strider organized and operated events cater directly to children 2-5 years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

SouthSide Works
S 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

May 29 – September 4

Have a dino-mite time this summer at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Enjoy seeing life-size realistic dinosaurs in an immersive environment without leaving the city! Whether a citipati strikes your fancy, an edmontosaurs is out of this world or you think the t-rex is terrific, you will go back in time at the Zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

All-Clad Factory Outlet Sale

June 2 @ 9 a.m.

Washington County Fairgrounds

2151 North Main Street

Washington, PA 15301

 

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 2 – June 11

It's Pittsburgh's official launch of summer! Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival produced by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a time-honored tradition that connect the community to the arts with 10 days of live music performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, an artists market and exciting new features each year! This festival features activities and performances that are fun for all ages!

For a complete list of performances and exhibitions, visit: 3riversartsfest.org!

Point State Park & Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Saltsburg Canal Days

June 2 – June 4

Friday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM/ Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM/ Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 Join us for Saltsburgs Historical Canal Days Festival! Bring the entire family to enjoy a weekend of kid-friendly activities, local bands, great food and a lot of fun! Walk along our historic Mainline Canal, exploring local crafters and games. Enter the karaoke contest, watch the firemans parade and stay for the fireworks!

Downtown Saltsburg

 

Blue Lapis Light

June 2 – June 3

Aerial dance company Blue Lapis Light will extend boundaries and defy edges in their Pittsburgh premiere performance during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. This site-specific performance will be a completely original piece choreographed specifically for the Fifth Avenue Place facade.

Blue Lapis Light seeks to transform urban environments into inspired works of art, creating beauty that transcends space in their expansiveness, connecting us to a sense of wonder, possibility, and hope. Dancers enliven the structure through aerial balletic movements, igniting a sense of wonder and transcendent beauty.

Like nothing ever presented in Pittsburgh before, this spectacle dance performance is free to attend.

Three Rivers Arts Festival

 

The Light Princess

June 3 – June 4

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Arts Education Department presents Jumping Jack Theater’s first multi-sensory adventure created for young audiences on the autism spectrum. Born without gravity, The Light Princess floats and laughs her way through each day. Her unusual behavior baffles and worries her family who views life resolutely from the ground. As her family struggles to accept her unique nature, an unexpected visitor comes along who changes everything. This sensory-friendly world premiere production features innovative puppetry, lush settings, an original score, and interactive moments designed to engage ALL audiences. Directed by Stephen Santa. Story adapted from George MacDonald’s fairy tale by Rebecca Covert and Joann Kielar.

Limit: 4 tickets per registration

Trust Arts Education Center

805/807 Liberty Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Fleatique on the Mon

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

Three mile street sale along Main Street. Rain or shine. Free admission and free parking. Antiques and crafters in Chess Park. Flea Market items everywhere! 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Downtown Monongahela

 

National Trail Day

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

Celebrate National Trail Day at McDonald Trail Station! Enjoy a family pancake breakfast then walk the Panhandle Trail!

McDonald Trail Station

160 S. McDonald Street

McDonald, PA 15057

 

Steel City Pet Expo

June 3 – 4

The Steel City Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

All About You! Free Admission Sunday

June 4 @ 11 a.m.

Admission is free the first Sunday of each month thanks to the generous support of UPMC Health Plan. It’s a great day to bring all of your friends and family. UPMC Health Plan members also receive a 10% discount in The Westmoreland Museum Shop this day.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

7th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

June 9 – June 11

Celebrate the birth of the jeep. Festival events at Cooper’s Lake Campground all weekend with Jeep Invasion in downtown Butler on Friday night. Off-road trails, Jeep Playground with mud pit, WWII Encampment, history, vendors, Little Jeepers Playground, Show ’n Shine and more. Fri. 9 AM-4 PM. Invasion in downtown Butler Fri 6-10 PM. Sat. 9 AM-6 PM. Sun. 9 AM-3 Pm.

Coopers Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Ethnic Festival & Spring Craft Show

June 10 @ 9 a.m.

Downtown Irwin

 

Invasion of the Snow Dogs

June 10

Fun dog event with snow dogs, parade, obstacle course, gift baskets, rescue dogs, treats and snacks.

Buffalo Drive

South Park, PA 15129

 

Jimmy Stewart Airport Festival

June 10 – June 11

This is a two day festival with food, entertainment and family fun.

Jimmy Stewart Airport

398 Airport Road

Indiana, PA 15701

Strawberry Saturday – Smicksburg Amish Shopping

June 10 @ 10 a.m.

All things Strawberry will be taking place throughout the various shops and winery in Smicksburg. Enjoy this great start to summer!

138 East Kittaning St

Smicksburg, PA 16256

 

PrideFest

June 10 – June 11

We're excited to announce that in 2017 PrideFest is now a TWO DAY free event that will take place on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh between 6th Street and 10th Street. In 2016, we had over 125,000 attendees and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever!

This year’s event will feature:

Over 150 vendors

Food booths

Family friendly carnival games and inflatable attractions

A wide variety of continuous entertainment on three stages

DJ/Dance area AND

a 300' Mobile Zip Line!

(Tickets for the mobile zip line to go on sale soon!)

Entertainment to be announced along with a full schedule!

Hours for PrideFest are:

Saturday from Noon-5 PM

Sunday from 1-7 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Kid’s Day at Schenley Plaza

June 11 @ 12 p.m.

Kids’ Day at Schenley Plaza offers fun family activities including face painting, balloon artist, lawn games, special guests and free rides on the PNC Carousel. Special guests may include: Pittsburgh Paramedics, Pittsburgh Aerial Silks, Teddy Bear Picnic, WYEP Reimagination artists and Sunburst School of Music. Kids’ Day is the 2nd Sunday of each month May 9am – 1pm / June – Oct from 12pm – 4pm Pittsburgh Paramedics (ambulance and medic cycle on site) Paramedics will also bring art activities *Fire and Police may also attend, but not confirmed

Schenley Plaza

4100 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

June 14 – June 25

BROADWAY’S UNDER THE SEA SPECTACULAR!

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl, “Part of Your World” and more! Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight.

Benedum Center

237 7th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

Wild Wednesdays

June 14 – August 2 @ 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Get wild during Wild Wednesdays at the Zoo. Enjoy fun crafts, animal enrichment and live entertainment.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Super Science Saturday: Jurassic Day

June 17 @ 12 p.m.

Wander through our world-class Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition hall, dig for fossils in Bonehunters Quarry, and take part in hands-on, dinosaur-themed activities! Meet reptiles from the museum’s living collection, check out Jurassic Park movie memorabilia, meet our Spinosaurus puppet, and watch Jurassic Park in the Earth Theater! Super Science Saturdays is a free program at Carnegie Museum of Natural History that allows visitors of all ages to explore a special theme through hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts, and more!

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Eat’n Park Family Week

June 17 – June 24 @ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lots of smiles and fun abound as we celebrate family during Eat’n Park Family Week.  Each day features a new theme with tons of activities, animal encounters, and mascot appearances.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Father’s Day at the Zoo

June 18

Dads of all ages receive free admission to the Zoo when accompanied by their children. Treat your dad like the King of the Jungle with a special trip to the Zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Jungle Odyssey

June 20 @ 9:30 a.m.

Take a trip to the Jungle this summer at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Visit with a pygmy hippo, capybara, fossa, and ocelot in an immersive atmosphere. Then reach for the sky on the Zoo's new zipline.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Members Only Night

June 21 @ 6:30 p.m.

Members will enjoy food specials, a 20% discount in Zoo gift shops, a dance party in the PNC Pavilion, carousel rides, and face painting.

Members with a Dino Membership will be able to preview our new exhibit, Dinosaurs in the Pittsburgh Zoo, for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests with a regular Zoo Membership are welcome to pay an additional fee to tour the Dinosaur exhibit from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Reservations are not necessary. Guests are welcome to attend with members at half price admission.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Italian Festival

June 24 – June 25

Live entertainment, music, dancing, TIPS Tournament, great food, vendors, morra, baby doll dance & more!

Cascade Park

1928 East Wilmington Street

New Castle, PA 16101

 

23rd Annual Cruise-a-Palooza

June 24 @ 11 a.m.

Join the Rodfathers at the Butler Farm Show Grounds for Butler’s biggest car cruise of the year. DJs, dash plaques, special entertainment. 11 AM-Dusk.

Butler Farm Show Grounds
627 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

Kennywood KidsFest

June 27 – June 28

It's all about kids on these special days at Kennywood! Meet your favorite superheroes, princesses, and other characters from TV and movies.

Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

Celebrate America

June 29 – July 4

Countdown the days to the Fourth of July with music, crafts, jugglers, and fireworks.

Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

Big Butler Fair

June 30 – July 8

The Big Butler Fair is the largest fair in western PA and considered by many to be the best fair in the country. We are proud to be a symbol of American family values. Year after year, families from all over PA, Ohio, New York and West Virginia come to the Big Butler Fair to enjoy fireworks, the midway, games, demolition derbies, concerts and truck pulls. 9 AM-10 PM.

Big Butler Fairground
1127 New Castle Road
Prospect, PA 16052

 

Ellwood City Festival

June 30 – July 2

200 + booths of arts, crafts, canvas & slate painting, candles, jewelry, stained glass, wooden gifts & more. Entertainment, children's area, ethnic foods, family fun & FIREWORKS finale. Free. Parking: ($)

Ewing Park

330 Sims St.

Ellwood City, PA 16117

 

EQT Flashes of Freedom Celebrate America Pittsburgh

July 4 @ 12 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s official 4th of July celebration. Fun starts at 12 p.m., fireworks at 9:35 p.m. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.celebrateamericapgh.com.

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Mega Cruise at the Butler County Airport

July 8 @ 2 p.m.

There is parking for over 1,000 show cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and airplanes. There will also be great food, beverages, music, 50/50 raffles and a Chinese auction. 2-10 PM.

Butler County Airport
475 Airport Road
Butler, PA 16002

 

Cranberry Township Community Days

July 13 – July 15

Features Art in the Park, car cruise, concerts, free kids area, carnival and more. Thur. and Fri. 4-10 PM. Sat. 12-7 PM.

Cranberry Township Community Park
Ernie Mashuda Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

 

Horsetrading Days

July 13 – July 15

Bring your loved ones and enjoy this classic small town event full of music, games, food and a lot of summer fun! The event, now celebrating its 53rd year, has grown to one of the largest in the area and welcomes as many as 40,000 guests each year. We encourage you to tour the historic sites, enjoy the free concerts, explore our unique stores, and dine at our fine restaurants and cafes. Thur 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 11 AM - 8 PM Sat. 10 AM - 8 PM

Main Street Zelienople
Zelienople, PA 16063

 

PPG Festival of Color

July 22 @ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Create colorful carts including sand art, chalk designs, and tie-dying t-shirts. Watch as some of our animals create their own masterpieces. Sponsored by PPG Industries.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Brunch with Valentino the Sloth

July 23 & August 20

Two Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Join Valentino the sloth for brunch exclusively prepared by Atria’s! Dine in the National Aviary's historic, blooming Rose Garden with everyone's favorite Two-toed Sloth. With activities for children and plenty of entrees designed for adult palates, this is a perfect brunch for every member of the family.

Information and Pricing:

Adults - $37

Children ages 4-10 - $19.50

Children 3 & under - Free

Members - $32

Member Children - $17

Price includes admission

Space is limited; reservations required. Tickets are transferable, but non refundable. Rain or shine; admission included.  Payment in full is required with reservations.

National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Celebrate the Bloom

July 29 @ 9 a.m.

Full day of activities including walks, workshops, demonstrations and a culminating bonfire, plus local food, vendors and entertainment. 9 AM-5:30 PM. Free event

Celebrating the state’s only prairie (and the eastern-most prairie in the US), the festival includes nature explorations (i.e. bird, butterfly and wildflower walks), engaging demonstrations, local artisans and food, and musical guests. The event is produced in cooperation with 3MJC (the friends group and funding partner of Jennings). Music is presented by Lonesome No More Productions/Dennis McCurdy. celebratethebloom.wordpress.com.

Jennings Environmental Center
2951 Prospect Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Concordia Summer Festival

July 30 @ 12 p.m.

Scheduled “under the tents” behind the Lund Care Center, the traditional festival features a worship service of thanksgiving, a mass choir of members of our congregations, Haven residents and Pittsburgh Lutheran Chorus members, a special menu based on the year’s theme. Entertainment for all ages. This event has been held annually for more than 130 years. 12-6 PM

Concordia Lutheran Services
134 Marwood Road
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Portersville Steam Show

August 3 – August 6

The Portersville Steam Show provides a large variety of activities for the whole family. A vintage village, farm animals, train rides, steam engines, flea market, crafts, great food, kids’ pedal tractor pulling, tractors, large traction engines, ice cream, tractor pulls, and a steam building featured. 8 AM - 8 PM

Portersville Steam Show Grounds
1512 Perry Highway
Portersville, PA 16051

 

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

August 4 – August 6

A weekend-long celebration of Pittsburgh’s three rivers featuring headlining music acts, Formula One powerboat racing, the “Wheel of Lights” ferris wheel, fireworks and more. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.yougottaregatta.com.

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

2017 USA BMX Steel City National Series

August 4 – August 6

USA BMX, the world's largest bicycle motocross organization, will be hosting the 2016 USA BMX Steel City National Series in Pittsburgh from August 4-6, 2017.

For more information please visit the event website.

South Park – Allegheny County Parks
Buffalo Drive
South Park, PA 15129

 

19th Annual Regatta at Lake Arthur

August 5 – August 6

Live entertainment, SummersCool Eco-Recreational Instruction, marketplace of food, craft and business vendors, community sailing and races, children's’ activities, crafts and games, native butterfly release, MSP Partner Spotlight and mountain bike trail ride. Sat 10 AM-9 PM Sun 10 AM-6 PM

Moraine State Park – South Shore
225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16052

 

69th Annual Butler Farm Show

August 7 – August 12

Showcases the county’s farming community at the showgrounds on Route 68 with farming exhibits, tractor pulls, crafts, rides, food and demonstrations. 8:30 AM - 11 PM.

Butler Farm Show Grounds
627 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

Kids’ Zoofari

August 12 – August 20

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Macy’s Elephant Day

August 12 @ 11 a.m.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

North Washington Rodeo

August 15 – August 19

Grab your cowboy hat as the North Washington Rodeo brings the excitement of professional rodeo to Butler County. Parade on Aug. 15th. $14 adult ($12 advance), $6 children ($5 advance), Under 3 are free.

North Washington Rodeo
2225 Oneida Valley Road
Petrolia, PA 16050

 

32nd Annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts

September 9 – September 10

Please join us for the 32nd annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts! Crafts, food, music, art demonstrations, and most of all, fun! Free parking and shuttle. Sat. 10 AM-6 PM. Sun. Noon-5 PM.

Roebling Park
157 N Rebecca Street
Saxonburg, PA 16056

 

Grandparent’s Day

September 10

Happy Grandparent's Day!  All grandparents receive free admission when accompanied by their grandchild.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Evans City Oktoberfest

September 15 – September 17

Quilt show, crafts, food vendors, games, pancake breakfast, parade, kids tractor pull, fireworks, car cruise, live entertainment and more. Fri. 10 AM-7 PM Sat. 10 AM-8 PM Sun. 12-5 PM

Main Street – Evans City
Evans City, PA 16033

 

Antiques and Artisans Festival at Whispering Pines Farm

September 16- September 17

Bi-annual festival features outstanding antique dealers, talented artisans and many passionate vendors that take pride in their products. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM. Sun. 9 AM-4 PM.

Whispering Pines Farm
201 Winsome Lane
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Villagefest

September 16 @ 10 a.m.

This is a free street festival featuring children's activities (balloon sculptures, pony rides, face painting, pet rock painting, a treasure hunt and more). There are always lots of crafters, food, and vendors. Don't forget to check out the farmer's market, sporting events and live music. 10 AM-5 PM

The Village at Slippery Rock
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Butler Fall Festival

September 23 @ 11 a.m.

Family-oriented festival featuring regional crafters, children’s activities, food vendors and entertainment. Classic car show sponsored by the Rodfathers. Event is free. 11 AM-6 PM.

Main Street – Butler
Diamond Park to Brady Street
Butler, PA 16001

 

Alameda Septemberfest

September 24 @ 9 a.m.

Fishing tournament, car cruise, the Toot and Scoot 5K, and craft and vendor show. Admission is free! Award-winning youth fishing tournament (yes, we have live fish in Alameda Pool), along with games, a petting zoo, mini pony rides, face painting, inflatable jump castles and slide, activities, music, prizes, and the Annual Alameda Fall Fest Car Cruise put on by Butler Pentastars Car Club. 9 AM-4 PM

Alameda Park
184 Alameda Park Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

Concordia Oktoberfest

October 7 @ 4 p.m.

The campus is transformed into a site for fun, food, friends and family to enjoy the traditional German Oktoberfest. The day features a special German menu, musical entertainment, a petting zoo/pony rides, and games and entertainment for all ages ending with Zambelli fireworks. This tradition found its way to Concordia more than 25 years ago due to the heritage of so many of our residents. 4-8 PM

Concordia Lutheran Services
134 Marwood Road
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Sleepy Hollow Festival

October 14 @ 9 a.m.

All day event with live music, trick or treat, a scavenger hunt, costume contests, face painting, ghost walks, and more. Held in conjunction with the Zelienople-Harmony Fall Festival. 9 AM-7 PM

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street
Harmony, PA 16037

 

Zelie/Harmony Fall Festival

October 14 – October 15

Enjoy shopping our stores or a relaxing meal. Music, food, historic encampments, farmers’ market, pony rides, farm pets, antiques, crafters, free rides in a horse-drawn trolley wagon, chili cook-off, kids activities, toy tractors/hobby show, shops, sidewalk sales, historical tours, art exhibits and sales, and lots of food. Sat. 9 AM-7 PM Sun. Noon-5 PM

Main Street – Zelienople
Zelienople, PA 16063

 

ZooBoo

October 21 – October 29 (Saturday/Sunday)

Have a spook-tacular time at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium this Halloween. Enjoy collecting great candy, see the animals receive special treats, brew up a boo-iffic costume and participate in the costume contest and parade.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt (Christmas Market)

November 11 – November 12

Juried regional artisans and other vendors present a marketplace in the tradition of Germany’s famed Christmas markets, with quality artwork and handcrafted goods as well as German and other European imports plus entertainment, refreshments and foods. Sat is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harmony’s National Historic Landmark District
Market & Mercer Streets
Harmony, PA 16037

 

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

December 2 – December 17

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, decorate a Christmas cookie, create a commemorative craft, and tell Santa what you want for Christmas!  Don't forget to let Mom and Dad snap a picture of you with the big man himself!

REGISTRATION BEGINS OCTOBER 31.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 11 a.m.

Ring in 2018 Zoo-style with crafts, entertainment, keeper talks, and a Noon Ball drop!

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School - Social Kids

Make-a-Craft Mondays

May 1 - December 18 , 2017

Create your very own Phipps masterpiece!  On Make-a-Craft Mondays, children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Story Time Wednesdays

May 1 - December 27, 2017

Included with admission

“Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Come to Phipps for story time among the flowers. Kids at Story Time Wednesdays will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics. Attend six sessions with a special child in your life and receive a free children’s book from The Shop at Phipps. Story time takes place in the outdoors during the warm months and in the Tropical Forest Conservatory the rest of the year.

Each session lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.”

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Pot-a-Plant Fridays

May 1 – December 29, 2017

Included with admission

“On Pot-a-Plant Fridays, children are introduced to the important connections between people, plants and the planet by potting their own fun plants to take home. ”

10:30 a.m. – noon

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Sunday Science & Nature Program

May 1 - June 11

Second Sunday of each month, Nature Talk for adults, participants can drop off your children ages 8-13 at Nature Explorers, a hands-on investigation of the natural world, 1pm

Powdermill Nature Reserve
1795 Route 381
Rector, PA 15677

 

“Mayors of Pittsburgh” Tour at Allegheny Cemetery

May 1 - December 31, 2020

“To commemorate the City of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association now offers self-guided tours for guests to visit the final resting place of twenty-eight Pittsburgh Mayors in historic Allegheny Cemetery!

Notable stops include Ebenezer Denny in Section 11, the City’s first Mayor, compatriot of George Washington and famed hero of the Revolutionary War. In Section 29 we find Joseph Barker, who served from 1850-1851 and was elected into office while incarcerated (one of at least eight times he was imprisoned). Section 20 boasts Mayor George W. Guthrie who served from 1906-1909 before his appointment as the United States Ambassador to Japan by President Woodrow Wilson. We find Charles Kline in Section 40, whose service was marked by scandal, a corruption conviction and the now infamous “oriental rug.” William McNair’s headstone in Section 33 simply reads, “Husband,” though public record will remember him best for his antics in office when he named his Chauffeur the City’s Director of Public Safety and gladly stood on his head for press photos. At every stop, visitors will find a plaque with an image of the Mayor (when available) and details on the years they lived, terms served, political affiliation and accomplishments while in office.

No reservations are needed and self-guided tours are free to the public. Maps, brochures and literature detailing the Cemetery’s history and additional famous “residents” are available at the Administration Office which is staffed from 8:15am Monday – Friday until 5:00pm and Saturday until 4:00pm.

Allegheny Cemetery is a registered [501 (c)(13)] non-denominational, non-profit organization established in 1844 by the City of Pittsburgh’s most prominent citizens and philanthropists. Over 170 years later, her landscape remains as celebrated as her residents and the public is invited to visit seven days per week until 7:00pm in summer months. Fifteen miles of winding country roads offer visitors a chance to escape urban gridlock and “get lost” in a Romantic Era rural garden filled with one-of-a-kind memorial statuary and spectacular historic architecture. The Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association provides tours, educational literature and public programming as part of its mission to preserve the historic integrity of Allegheny Cemetery and celebrate the rich heritage of the greater Pittsburgh region. Guided group tours are available as well as information on burial, cremation and memorial products and services by calling 412-682-1624.”

Open every day from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Allegheny Cemetery
4734 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

 

Ice Station Zebra

May 1 - May 28

Ice Station Zebra, lead by American artist Emily Newman, is an anti-Cold War project designed to entertain, inform, and engage children and adults on opposite sides of a historical intrigue to play together. Using the language of old Hollywood, the aim of the project is to open an alternative channel for dialogue, in contrast to the current global media, which on both sides is reviving Cold War-era tensions and bringing out feelings of mistrust and paranoia in the civilian population. Peace, Friendship, Bubblegum! The project addresses the special relevance of the Kirkenes/Nikel NATO border as a high-tension point in ongoing US/Russia relations, and also draws attention to the Arctic as a location for imagined and real dramatic scenarios–the cold heart of the Cold War. Emily Newman has been working on this project since 2014 and this exhibition will be one of the many milestones of its journey. Her process has been captured here on her Facebook page. The F.I.N.E. Art Residency is supported by the Fine Foundation.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

All About the Burgh, the Culture to Ketchup Tour!

May 1 - October 31

At Molly’s Trolleys, we offer exciting, fully narrated tours of the must-see places in Pittsburgh! We invite you to travel with us through the most popular areas including; the South Side, Oakland, Downtown, the Strip District, North Shore and Mt. Washington. Our knowledgeable guides make for an unforgettable experience as they blend history with current events. Your two hour tour includes a photo opportunity of the spectacular Pittsburgh Skyline and a ride on the historic Duquesne Incline! The Molly’s Trolleys Sightseeing Tour is approximately two hours long and departs from Station Square. Book with Molly’s Trolleys for a fun, informative way to see the city! Tours depart at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily, April – October. Book your tickets online at www.mollystrolleyspittsburghtours.com or call 412-391-7433

Station Square
125 West Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

The Factory

May 1 – December 31

Visitors of all ages and abilities are invited to explore some of Andy Warhol’s signature art-making techniques in our studio The Factory. Hands-on activities include water color painting, blotted-line drawing, acetate collage, silkscreen printing, and more. To learn the silkscreen printing process, participants may choose from a variety of images and colors of ink to print on paper (free), t-shirts ($12), and tote bags ($6). The Factory is run by artist educators with backgrounds in fine arts, art education, and art history. These artist educators have extensive knowledge of Warhol’s art and life and are happy to answer questions about the artist and the museum. Free with museum admission. Purchases in The Factory are cash only.

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Painting With a Twist – East Liberty

May 1 – December 31

Painting With A Twist is Pittsburgh's premier BYOB art studio! We are LOCALLY OWNED and are the most popular paint and sip franchise. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage, your favorite food & your favorite people and we'll take care of the rest. One of our talented, local artists will be with you every step of the way as you eat, drink and paint your way to a finished work of art. You'll be amazed before the night is over! ANYONE can do this, from ages 5 to 105!!! We promise!!! Do we pre-sketch our canvases, you ask?!?! Most of our classes are NOT pre-sketched. The reason? It allows for a lot more creativity and customization! Our artists are awesome and know how to teach anyone!!! Our twisters (customers) end the night with a feeling of pride, accomplishment, and "can't believe I just painted that on my own." Yes, we have brought some twisters to tears because of how amazed and accomplished they feel at the end of class. Come discover your inner artist in a relaxed, stress-free, fun studio. See why we are the best and don't disappoint! Public classes are offered for adults at $35 and $45 and for kids at $25 and $35. Also, check our calendar for special promotions such as BOGO nights and Manic Mondays!!!

PWAT – East Liberty

5807 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

The Ultimate Car Cruise @ the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

May 1 – November 10

Everyone is invited to our Wednesday and Friday car cruises at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Cool Cars, Great Music, Fun, Delicious Food and Shopping. This is a family friendly event. Please no burnouts and no alcohol. in the event of questionable weather please check www.carcruises.com after 3pm

Pittsburgh Mills Mall

590 Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard

Tarentum, PA 15084

 

TriAnglers Lunchtime Fishing

May 3 – September 27

Everyone is welcome to come fishing with this weekly lunchtime fishing group, the TriAnglers. Come help us celebrate Pittsburgh's clean rivers and great fishing opportunities right here in downtown Pittsburgh.

Venture Outdoors Trip Leaders will be on hand to help the novice and expert alike learn more about this great destination and possibly land a trophy catch. Equipment and bait is provided. A limited selection of adaptive fishing equipment is available; please contact the office for more information or questions. Pennsylvania Fishing License required for anyone 16 and older.

Registration is requested but not required. Venture Outdoors trip leaders will be assisting on this event

http://www.ventureoutdoors.org | Please contact the office for more information or questions

Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

The Neighborhood Flea

May 14 – October 8

The Neighborhood Flea is a vibrant, pop up urban Flea Market located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Discover treasures provided by top-quality vendors offering: vintage & antiques, clothing, repurposed furniture, handmade jewelry & cosmetics, fresh flowers, and reclaimed wooden wares. Eat at the Flea! Each month features a food truck round-up, fresh baked goods, frozen treats & coffee! Plan to spend the day with us. Workshops, demos, and live art are just a few of the many activities to experience each month. For more information or to apply to join us as a vendor, visit neighborhoodflea.com.

Strip District

11th & Smallman Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

 

Hands-On Harley Davidson

May 20 – September 9

Focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, this interactive exhibit offers a one-of-a-kind visitor experience - including a kid-sized motorcycle dealership and engineering lab - that lets kids (and adults) Dream It. Build It. Ride It. Created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in partnership with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children's Way

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

 

Bakery Square Summer Kick Off

May 26 @ 5 p.m.

Start your Memorial Day weekend off the right way with Bakery Square's annual Summer Kick-Off, featuring some of Pittsburgh's best food trucks, craft beer, and live music from Walk of Shame! The event is FREE and open to the public. Wristbands for all-you-can-drink craft beer will be available for $20 and single drink tickets for $6. FREE parking will be available in the Bakery Square Garage. The event will take place on the lawn along Penn Avenue, directly across the street from Bakery Square. Participating Food Trucks: BRGR - Pittsburgh Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique PGH Pierogi Truck South Side BBQ Company Miss Meatball Pgh Crepes Brassero Grill Berlin - Your Local European Grill Blue Sparrow Bull Dawgs Fire Fires - Zero Fossil Gaucho Parrilla Argentina Gyros N'at Las Chicas Oakmont Barbeque Company Oh My Grill Pgh Po'boy Pittsburgh Smokehouse Sushi Boat The Steer and Wheel Vagabond Food Truck Franktuary ...and even more to come! Check back soon for more details on the rest of our BkSq Summer Event series: July 21st and September 22nd.

Bakery Square

6425 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Strider Cup Race

May 27 @ 8 a.m.

Strider Cup races are the highest level national Strider sanctioned races that give small children and people with special needs a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at several stops across the USA and worldwide. These unique Strider organized and operated events cater directly to children 2-5 years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

SouthSide Works
S 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

Farm Heritage Day

May 27 @ 11 a.m.

Old fashioned games and artisans, hands on farm tours, live music, and great eats! Let us share the farm with you! Free event. Tours: $1/person or $5/family Farm Tour-bussed event)

The SpringHouse

1531 Route 136

Washington, PA 15301

 

The Power of Poison

May 27 – September 4

R.P. Simmons Family Gallery Venture down a jungle path, or step into a fairytale this summer at a new exhibition that will take you on an exciting journey through science, history, and literature. Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s summer blockbuster The Power of Poison is all about nature’s most dangerous chemicals. Your whole family can explore a tropical forest where venomous flora and fauna lurk around each corner. The adventure continues as you become a part of an enchanted scene where Snow White slumbers and witches brew something spooky in a smoking cauldron. Kids can put on their detective hats to solve a poisoning mystery using iPads or watch illustrations magically appear at the touch of their hands as they turn the heavy, cloth pages of a giant storybook. The Power of Poison has live animals, interactive technology, and surprising science, so there is something for everyone. Grab the kids, and do not miss the most thrilling exhibition in Pittsburgh this summer. Note: To enter The Power of Poison, you must purchase exhibition tickets at the front desk.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Hookstown Grange Annual Memorial Day Car Cruise

May 29 @ 12 p.m.

Hookstown Fairgrounds, 1198 State Rt. 168, Hookstown. Dash plaques for the first 50 vehicles. Lunch will be served in the Grange Hall Cafeteria. 50/50. 12-3pm. Free admission. 724-573-9044

1198 State Rt. 168

Hookstown, PA 15050

 

Pittsburgh Pride

June 2 – 11

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Three Rivers Arts Fest

June 2 – 11

IT’S FREE. Yes, free, as in no tickets are required. As one of the largest and most-celebrated FREE arts festivals in the world, we welcome you for 10 days of free music, theater, dance, public art installations, gallery exhibitions, a visual artist market, creative activities, food, and more. For more information, visit http://traf.trustarts.org/.

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Saltsburg Canal Days

June 2 – June 4

Friday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM/ Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM/ Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 Join us for Saltsburgs Historical Canal Days Festival! Bring the entire family to enjoy a weekend of kid-friendly activities, local bands, great food and a lot of fun! Walk along our historic Mainline Canal, exploring local crafters and games. Enter the karaoke contest, watch the firemans parade and stay for the fireworks!

Downtown Saltsburg

 

Blue Lapis Light

June 2 – June 3

Aerial dance company Blue Lapis Light will extend boundaries and defy edges in their Pittsburgh premiere performance during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. This site-specific performance will be a completely original piece choreographed specifically for the Fifth Avenue Place facade.

Blue Lapis Light seeks to transform urban environments into inspired works of art, creating beauty that transcends space in their expansiveness, connecting us to a sense of wonder, possibility, and hope. Dancers enliven the structure through aerial balletic movements, igniting a sense of wonder and transcendent beauty.

Like nothing ever presented in Pittsburgh before, this spectacle dance performance is free to attend.

Three Rivers Arts Festival

 

The Light Princess

June 3 – June 4

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Arts Education Department presents Jumping Jack Theater’s first multi-sensory adventure created for young audiences on the autism spectrum. Born without gravity, The Light Princess floats and laughs her way through each day. Her unusual behavior baffles and worries her family who views life resolutely from the ground. As her family struggles to accept her unique nature, an unexpected visitor comes along who changes everything. This sensory-friendly world premiere production features innovative puppetry, lush settings, an original score, and interactive moments designed to engage ALL audiences. Directed by Stephen Santa. Story adapted from George MacDonald’s fairy tale by Rebecca Covert and Joann Kielar.

Limit: 4 tickets per registration

Trust Arts Education Center

805/807 Liberty Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Intensity Dance Academy

June 3 @ 4:30 p.m.

The Academy’s biggest performance of the year! The evening will showcase the growth of students from level one to pre-professional level, while celebrating dance through movement and the passion of this art form through innovative choreography, entertainment and technique.

Byham Theater

101 6th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Fleatique on the Mon

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

Three mile street sale along Main Street. Rain or shine. Free admission and free parking. Antiques and crafters in Chess Park. Flea Market items everywhere! 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Downtown Monongahela

 

National Trail Day

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

Celebrate National Trail Day at McDonald Trail Station! Enjoy a family pancake breakfast then walk the Panhandle Trail!

McDonald Trail Station

160 S. McDonald Street

McDonald, PA 15057

 

Steel City Pet Expo

June 3 – 4

The Steel City Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

All About You! Free Admission Sunday

June 4 @ 11 a.m.

Admission is free the first Sunday of each month thanks to the generous support of UPMC Health Plan. It’s a great day to bring all of your friends and family. UPMC Health Plan members also receive a 10% discount in The Westmoreland Museum Shop this day.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

Children’s Summer Arts Camp (ages 6-7): Fun & Games

June 5 – June 9

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art offers week-long art camps where children can explore their creativity through fun, innovative programs taught by a professional art instructor. Each camp features a different theme, and campers will spend time both in the galleries and the Museum’s studio space. Class Description: This camp really is all fun and games. We will borrow ideas from toys of the past to create our own, unique and modern, games and toys. We will make boats, stuffed creatures and other games to share with family and friends. Half Day Camps for children ages 6-7: $75 for Museum members, $90 non-members (includes all art supplies and daily snacks). Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact 724.837.1500 x110 or education@thewestmoreland.org.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

7th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

June 9 – June 11

Celebrate the birth of the jeep. Festival events at Cooper’s Lake Campground all weekend with Jeep Invasion in downtown Butler on Friday night. Off-road trails, Jeep Playground with mud pit, WWII Encampment, history, vendors, Little Jeepers Playground, Show ’n Shine and more. Fri. 9 AM-4 PM. Invasion in downtown Butler Fri 6-10 PM. Sat. 9 AM-6 PM. Sun. 9 AM-3 Pm.

Coopers Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

PrideFest

June 10 – June 11

We're excited to announce that in 2017 PrideFest is now a TWO DAY free event that will take place on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh between 6th Street and 10th Street. In 2016, we had over 125,000 attendees and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever!

This year’s event will feature:

Over 150 vendors

Food booths

Family friendly carnival games and inflatable attractions

A wide variety of continuous entertainment on three stages

DJ/Dance area AND

a 300' Mobile Zip Line!

(Tickets for the mobile zip line to go on sale soon!)

Entertainment to be announced along with a full schedule!

Hours for PrideFest are:

Saturday from Noon-5 PM

Sunday from 1-7 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Twilight Sketch Crawl

June 10 @ 5 p.m.

June 10, 2016 5pm-7pm | All ages (children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

No experience required | Free

Instructor: Rick Antolic

A 2-hour drawing marathon! Draw what you see on a journey through Point State Park during the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Rick Antolic, accomplished artist and illustrator, will be on-hand to assist with sketches as needed. Bring a sketch book, drawing instruments and a cold beverage.

Meet in Point State Park

 

Ethnic Festival & Spring Craft Show

June 10 @ 9 a.m.

Ethnic Food, Music and Crafters
Main Street Irwin
Irwin, PA 15642

 

Invasion of the Snow Dogs

June 10

Fun dog event with snow dogs, parade, obstacle course, gift baskets, rescue dogs, treats and snacks.

Buffalo Drive

South Park, PA 15129

 

Jimmy Stewart Airport Festival

June 10 – June 11

This is a two day festival with food, entertainment and family fun.

Jimmy Stewart Airport

398 Airport Road

Indiana, PA 15701

 

Strawberry Saturday – Smicksburg Amish Shopping

June 10 @ 10 a.m.

All things Strawberry will be taking place throughout the various shops and winery in Smicksburg. Enjoy this great start to summer!

138 East Kittaning St

Smicksburg, PA 16256

 

Healthy Birds, Healthy Planet

June 10

Meet with bird and field conservation experts to build your understanding of the importance of bird conservation to environmental health

You won’t want to miss this unique content-deepening session that brings you in direct contact with our birds and bird conservation experts.  Discover more about local and global conservation programs, scientific research, and education, and the integral role of the National Aviary in these efforts.  You’ll meet live birds who are ambassadors of their species, listen to their personal stories of survival, and explore the conservation efforts in place to protect them.

You’ll gain insight into how birds are indicators of environmental change, why birds may hold the key to our future survival, and what actions we can take today to nurture our environment.  You’ll return to your school or organization with grade-appropriate conservation education lessons and activities.

Cost: $100 includes lunch, classroom lessons and activities, live bird encounters and admission to the National Aviary

National Aviary

700 Arch Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Twilight Sketch Crawl

June 10 @ 5 p.m.

June 10, 2016 5pm-7pm | All ages (children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

No experience required | Free

Instructor: Rick Antolic

A 2-hour drawing marathon! Draw what you see on a journey through Point State Park during the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Rick Antolic, accomplished artist and illustrator, will be on-hand to assist with sketches as needed. Bring a sketch book, drawing instruments and a cold beverage.

Meet in Point State Park

 

EQT Equality March

June 11 @ 12:30 p.m.

The EQT Equality March is the most colorful march in Pittsburgh and in 2017 steps off at A NEW TIME 12:30 from a NEW LOCATION at PPG Paints Arena and ends at Liberty Avenue. This march will include floats, marching contingents and a few surprises. Be part of it or watch as people proudly show who the LGBT community is in Pittsburgh.

EQT Equality March registration is open now at www.pittsburghpride.org/register

Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Bantam Jeep Muddy 5K

June 11 @ 8 a.m.

Family-friendly 5K mud race on foot. The race course will challenge people to perform as well as a tricked-out Jeep. Obstacles will include tires, cargo nets, steep hills, wooded trails and the Jeep Playground itself. Medals will be awarded. Participants will receive a tech-tee shirt, refreshments and admission to the festival on Sunday.

Cooper’s Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Kid’s Day at Schenley Plaza

June 11 @ 12 p.m.

Kids’ Day at Schenley Plaza offers fun family activities including face painting, balloon artist, lawn games, special guests and free rides on the PNC Carousel. Special guests may include: Pittsburgh Paramedics, Pittsburgh Aerial Silks, Teddy Bear Picnic, WYEP Reimagination artists and Sunburst School of Music. Kids’ Day is the 2nd Sunday of each month May 9am – 1pm / June – Oct from 12pm – 4pm Pittsburgh Paramedics (ambulance and medic cycle on site) Paramedics will also bring art activities *Fire and Police may also attend, but not confirmed

Schenley Plaza

4100 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Children’s Summer Art Camp (Ages 8-10): Peace Love & Art

June 12 – June 16

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art offers week-long art camps where children can explore their creativity through fun, innovative programs taught by a professional art instructor. Each camp features a different theme, and campers spend time both in the galleries and the Museum’s studio space throughout the week. Full day camps come complete with a field trip to an exciting venue related to the camp’s theme, a cool t-shirt and an exhibition at the end of week. Class Description: Take a magical mystery tour back to the 1960s. Let the pop art imagery, psychedelic fashion, flower power culture and music of this time period be your inspiration in creating farout, groovy pieces of art. At The Andy Warhol Museum, we’ll see iconic artwork from this era. Full Day Camps for children: $125 for Museum members, $145 non-members. Full-day campers are to bring their own lunch each day. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact 724.837.1500 x110 or education@thewestmoreland.org.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

June 14 – June 25

BROADWAY’S UNDER THE SEA SPECTACULAR!

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl, “Part of Your World” and more! Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight.

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

Wild Wednesdays

June 14 – August 2 @ 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Get wild during Wild Wednesdays at the Zoo. Enjoy fun crafts, animal enrichment and live entertainment.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Pittsburgh Parts-A-Rama

June 16 @ 8 a.m.

Parts flea market, collector toys, vehicle sale corral and more! All type vehicles and parts are welcome. Camping by permit only and no pets allowed. Admission will be charged. The event is from 8 AM till dusk for all three days.

Big Butler Fairground
1127 New Castle Road
Prospect, PA 16052

 

The Factory Swing Shift

June 16 @ 5 p.m.

The Factory stays up late! Visit our hands-on underground studio to make art after dark during Factory Swing Shift. Visitors can drop in to experiment with a range of materials and techniques in a relaxed creative environment with skilled artist educators, special guests, and music.

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Music of Flight & Fantasy

June 17 @ 2:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Guest Conductor Lawrence Loh for a musical celebration of flight and fantasy featuring the music of John Williams. Join us in Heinz Hall for a family-friendly concert in a welcoming, inclusive and relaxed environment designed especially for patrons of all ages, and especially those individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities and other disabilities.

1:15 pm Pre-Concert Activities
2:30 pm Concert

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Antiques and Artisans Festival

June 17 – June 26

Bi-annual festival features outstanding antique dealers, talented artisans, and many passionate vendors that take pride in their products. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM. Sun. 9 AM-4 PM.

Whispering Pines Farm
201 Winsome Lane
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Eat’n Park Family Week

June 17 – June 24 @ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lots of smiles and fun abound as we celebrate family during Eat’n Park Family Week.  Each day features a new theme with tons of activities, animal encounters, and mascot appearances.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Super Science Saturday: Jurassic Day

June 17 @ 12 p.m.

Wander through our world-class Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition hall, dig for fossils in Bonehunters Quarry, and take part in hands-on, dinosaur-themed activities! Meet reptiles from the museum’s living collection, check out Jurassic Park movie memorabilia, meet our Spinosaurus puppet, and watch Jurassic Park in the Earth Theater! Super Science Saturdays is a free program at Carnegie Museum of Natural History that allows visitors of all ages to explore a special theme through hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts, and more!

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Father’s Day at the Zoo

June 18

Dads of all ages receive free admission to the Zoo when accompanied by their children. Treat your dad like the King of the Jungle with a special trip to the Zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Children’s Summer Art Camp (Ages 11-13): Bright Ideas

June 19 – June 23

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art offers week-long art camps where children can explore their creativity through fun, innovative programs taught by a professional art instructor. Each camp features a different theme, and campers spend time both in the galleries and the Museum’s studio space throughout the week. Full day camps come complete with a field trip to an exciting venue related to the camp’s theme, a cool t-shirt and an exhibition at the end of week. Class Description: Artists come up with great ideas all the time and then incorporate those ideas into art. Natural light and manmade light effects will be used to create 2D and 3D works of art focusing on shadow, shading, illumination and other bright ideas. Our field trip to the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will feature the great ideas of Pittsburgh’s up-and-coming artists. Full Day Camps for children: $125 for Museum members, $145 non-members. Full-day campers are to bring their own lunch each day. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact 724.837.1500 x110 or education@thewestmoreland.org.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

STEM Adventure Day Camp

June 19 – June 23

STEM ADVENTURE DAY CAMP​ Campers age 6-14 are grouped in co-ed squads with children of similar ages. With children from different areas, our campers have the chance to make lifelong friendships. Campers enjoy a full day of age appropriate activities including shooting sports, ropes course, swimming and fully hands on scientific project based learning. Campers may attend all five weeks if interested in adventure !!!

300 23rd Street

Sharpsburg, PA 15215

 

Jungle Odyssey

June 20 @ 9:30 a.m.

Take a trip to the Jungle this summer at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Visit with a pygmy hippo, capybara, fossa, and ocelot in an immersive atmosphere. Then reach for the sky on the Zoo's new zipline.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Members Only Night

June 21 @ 6:30 p.m.

Members will enjoy food specials, a 20% discount in Zoo gift shops, a dance party in the PNC Pavilion, carousel rides, and face painting.

Members with a Dino Membership will be able to preview our new exhibit, Dinosaurs in the Pittsburgh Zoo, for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests with a regular Zoo Membership are welcome to pay an additional fee to tour the Dinosaur exhibit from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Reservations are not necessary. Guests are welcome to attend with members at half price admission.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Classical Music Under the Stars

June 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Consistently pulling in the record breaking crowds, Classical Music Under the Stars EHC Summer Series will return for another magical performance at EHC Summer Series. The concert will feature Chatham University professor Pauline Rovkah and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In conjunction with the concert, visual art insured by the music selections will be on display in the Café.

Chatham University Eden Hall Campus

6035 Ridge Road

Richland Township, PA 15044

 

Kaiju Big Battel: Multilple Choice Versus

June 24 @ 8 p.m.

Your Night, You Decide.

Select one, select them all. You own the night with Multiple Choice Events:

[A] Attend a show

[B] Go to a party featuring games of epic proportion

[C] Grab a bite to eat at our food truck roundup, or

ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Multiple Choice: Versus Edition featuring Kaiju Big Battel is something you’ll have to see to believe. In this live monster fighting spectacle, Planet Earth is under threat. Scattered throughout the galaxy lies a monstrous mob of maniacal villains, menacing alien beasts and giant, city-crushing monsters. The Kaiju Universe’s active roster of monsters, includes a blue alien-glutton named Sky Deviler, a factory-worker-turned-soup-can named Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle, a dirty hare-sage dubbed Dusto Bunny, Uchu Chu the Space Bug and a despicable mad scientist known as Dr. Cube.

Or, join us at 9:00 p.m. for Game Night after party, more information to be announced.

Food truck entry is free, and will be available throughout the evening.

All ages are welcome for this event.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

23rd Annual Cruise-a-Palooza

June 24 @ 11 a.m.

Join the Rodfathers at the Butler Farm Show Grounds for Butler’s biggest car cruise of the year. DJs, dash plaques, special entertainment. 11 AM-Dusk.

Butler Farm Show Grounds
627 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

Italian Festival

June 24 – June 25

Live entertainment, music, dancing, TIPS Tournament, great food, vendors, morra, baby doll dance & more!

Cascade Park

1928 East Wilmington Street

New Castle, PA 16101

 

OpenStreetsPGH

June 25

What if you could close down a city street, and use it for a few hours of good, healthy, family fun?

You’d have OpenStreetsPGH. Come down and join us to walk, run, bike and skate through the streets of Pittsburgh. It’s a whole new way to look at and experience your city. And a whole new way to have fun with your friends and family.

Take a look at our route map to see just how much fun you can pack into three miles from Downtown to the Northside to the West End!

Want to play a larger role in OpenStreetsPGH? Be a sponsor or an event day volunteer. Learn how you can get involved in making sure each Sunday this summer is as fun as it can be!

Market Square
210 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Kennywood KidsFest

June 27 – June 28

It's all about kids on these special days at Kennywood! Meet your favorite superheroes, princesses, and other characters from TV and movies.

Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

Kidz Kaboom “Science Lab” Camp

June 27 – June 30

Kidz Kaboom Camp Choose your adventure! Kidz Kaboom, a high energy fun filled children’s camp, will be held Tuesday, June 27th through Friday, June 30th from 10a.m.-2p.m. each day at Allison Park Church, located at 2326 Duncan Avenue. The preschool program will include crafts, games, stories, and more. Elementary aged children choose their camp of interest from art, basketball, cheerleading, cooking, dance, gymnastics, martial arts or soccer. Each day, the elementary campers also attend a live show with fun music, exciting games, and interactive stories and characters. This year’s theme is “Science Lab.” For more details and to register online, visit kidzkaboom.com.

Allison Park Church

2326 Duncan Ave

Allison Park, PA 15101

 

Celebrate America

June 29 – July 4

Countdown the days to the Fourth of July with music, crafts, jugglers, and fireworks.

Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

Back to the 50s Weekend

June 30 – July 2

Auto show Extravaganza! Live entertainment, food, automotive vendors, family fun & more. Open to all makes & models. Rain or shine.

Cascade Park

1928 East Wilmington Street

New Castle, PA 16101

 

Ellwood City Festival

June 30 – July 2

200 + booths of arts, crafts, canvas & slate painting, candles, jewelry, stained glass, wooden gifts & more. Entertainment, children's area, ethnic foods, family fun & FIREWORKS finale. Free. Parking: ($)

Ewing Park

330 Sims St.

Ellwood City, PA 16117

 

Big Butler Fair

June 30 – July 8

The Big Butler Fair is the largest fair in western PA and considered by many to be the best fair in the country. We are proud to be a symbol of American family values. Year after year, families from all over PA, Ohio, New York and West Virginia come to the Big Butler Fair to enjoy fireworks, the midway, games, demolition derbies, concerts and truck pulls. 9 AM-10 PM.

Big Butler Fairground
1127 New Castle Road
Prospect, PA 16052

 

EQT Flashes of Freedom Celebrate America Pittsburgh

July 4 @ 12 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s official 4th of July celebration. Fun starts at 12 p.m., fireworks at 9:35 p.m. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.celebrateamericapgh.com.

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Mega Cruise at the Butler County Airport

July 8 @ 2 p.m.

There is parking for over 1,000 show cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and airplanes. There will also be great food, beverages, music, 50/50 raffles and a Chinese auction. 2-10 PM.

Butler County Airport
475 Airport Road
Butler, PA 16002

 

Cranberry Township Community Days

July 13 – July 15

Features Art in the Park, car cruise, concerts, free kids area, carnival and more. Thur. and Fri. 4-10 PM. Sat. 12-7 PM.

Cranberry Township Community Park
Ernie Mashuda Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

 

Horsetrading Days

July 13 – July 15

Bring your loved ones and enjoy this classic small town event full of music, games, food and a lot of summer fun! The event, now celebrating its 53rd year, has grown to one of the largest in the area and welcomes as many as 40,000 guests each year. We encourage you to tour the historic sites, enjoy the free concerts, explore our unique stores, and dine at our fine restaurants and cafes. Thur 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 11 AM - 8 PM Sat. 10 AM - 8 PM

Main Street Zelienople
Zelienople, PA 16063

 

The Music of John Williams

July 14 – July 16

The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination. To new worlds. Through heart-pounding adventures. Be there as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs all of your John Williams favorites: Superman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Star Wars including music from the new blockbuster The Force Awakens.

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Disney’s Newsies

July 18 – July 23

EXTRA, EXTRA – IT’S A PITTSBURGH CLO PREMIERE HOT OFF THE PRESS!

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, NEWSIES is the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who rallies “newsies” from across NYC to strike for what’s right after publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer threatens their livelihood. Winner of the Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, audiences and critics alike call it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, including the tap dance extravaganza “King of New York,” NEWSIES is a high-energy eruption of song and dance.

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

PPG Festival of Color

July 22 @ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Create colorful carts including sand art, chalk designs, and tie-dying t-shirts. Watch as some of our animals create their own masterpieces. Sponsored by PPG Industries.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Brunch with Valentino the Sloth

July 23 & August 20

Two Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Join Valentino the sloth for brunch exclusively prepared by Atria’s! Dine in the National Aviary's historic, blooming Rose Garden with everyone's favorite Two-toed Sloth. With activities for children and plenty of entrees designed for adult palates, this is a perfect brunch for every member of the family.

Information and Pricing:

Adults - $37

Children ages 4-10 - $19.50

Children 3 & under - Free

Members - $32

Member Children - $17

Price includes admission

Space is limited; reservations required. Tickets are transferable, but non refundable. Rain or shine; admission included.  Payment in full is required with reservations.

National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

ReplayFX Arcade and Gaming Festival

July 27 – July 30

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Mamma Mia!

July 28 – August 6

“ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS!” - Daily Mail

Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA!, the ultimate feel-good show! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. ABBA's timeless songs infuse this enchanting tale of family, friendship and love, with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers that make MAMMA MIA! a smash hit. “The Winner Takes It All,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and more will have you dancing in the aisles like a “Dancing Queen!"

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

Celebrate the Bloom

July 29 @ 9 a.m.

Full day of activities including walks, workshops, demonstrations and a culminating bonfire, plus local food, vendors and entertainment. 9 AM-5:30 PM. Free event

Celebrating the state’s only prairie (and the eastern-most prairie in the US), the festival includes nature explorations (i.e. bird, butterfly and wildflower walks), engaging demonstrations, local artisans and food, and musical guests. The event is produced in cooperation with 3MJC (the friends group and funding partner of Jennings). Music is presented by Lonesome No More Productions/Dennis McCurdy. celebratethebloom.wordpress.com.

Jennings Environmental Center
2951 Prospect Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Concordia Summer Festival

July 30 @ 12 p.m.

Scheduled “under the tents” behind the Lund Care Center, the traditional festival features a worship service of thanksgiving, a mass choir of members of our congregations, Haven residents and Pittsburgh Lutheran Chorus members, a special menu based on the year’s theme. Entertainment for all ages. This event has been held annually for more than 130 years. 12-6 PM

Concordia Lutheran Services
134 Marwood Road
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Portersville Steam Show

August 3 – August 6

The Portersville Steam Show provides a large variety of activities for the whole family. A vintage village, farm animals, train rides, steam engines, flea market, crafts, great food, kids’ pedal tractor pulling, tractors, large traction engines, ice cream, tractor pulls, and a steam building featured. 8 AM - 8 PM

Portersville Steam Show Grounds
1512 Perry Highway
Portersville, PA 16051

 

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

August 4 – August 6

A weekend-long celebration of Pittsburgh’s three rivers featuring headlining music acts, Formula One powerboat racing, the “Wheel of Lights” ferris wheel, fireworks and more. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.yougottaregatta.com.

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

2017 USA BMX Steel City National Series

August 4 – August 6

USA BMX, the world's largest bicycle motocross organization, will be hosting the 2016 USA BMX Steel City National Series in Pittsburgh from August 4-6, 2017.

For more information please visit the event website.

South Park – Allegheny County Parks
Buffalo Drive
South Park, PA 15129

 

19th Annual Regatta at Lake Arthur

August 5 – August 6

Live entertainment, SummersCool Eco-Recreational Instruction, marketplace of food, craft and business vendors, community sailing and races, children's’ activities, crafts and games, native butterfly release, MSP Partner Spotlight and mountain bike trail ride. Sat 10 AM-9 PM Sun 10 AM-6 PM

Moraine State Park – South Shore
225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16052

 

69th Annual Butler Farm Show

August 7 – August 12

Showcases the county’s farming community at the showgrounds on Route 68 with farming exhibits, tractor pulls, crafts, rides, food and demonstrations. 8:30 AM - 11 PM.

Butler Farm Show Grounds
627 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

Million Dollar Quartet

August 8 – August 13

A TWIST OF FATE BROUGHT THE WORLD ONE OF THE GREATEST JAM SESSIONS EVER!

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the unexpected recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. On December 4, 1956, this unlikely quartet converged on Sun Records in Memphis. They didn’t always get along, but when it came to the music, they created something special. Thankfully, Sun’s owner, Sam Phillips, flipped the recording switch and rock ‘n’ roll history was made. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET takes you behind the music with a monumental night that explodes off the stage with 21 legendary hits that defined rock 'n' roll, including: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Hound Dog.”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

Kids’ Zoofari

August 12 – August 20

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Macy’s Elephant Day

August 12 @ 11 a.m.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

North Washington Rodeo

August 15 – August 19

Grab your cowboy hat as the North Washington Rodeo brings the excitement of professional rodeo to Butler County. Parade on Aug. 15th. $14 adult ($12 advance), $6 children ($5 advance), Under 3 are free.

North Washington Rodeo
2225 Oneida Valley Road
Petrolia, PA 16050

 

32nd Annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts

September 9 – September 10

Please join us for the 32nd annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts! Crafts, food, music, art demonstrations, and most of all, fun! Free parking and shuttle. Sat. 10 AM-6 PM. Sun. Noon-5 PM.

Roebling Park
157 N Rebecca Street
Saxonburg, PA 16056

 

Grandparent’s Day

September 10

Happy Grandparent's Day!  All grandparents receive free admission when accompanied by their grandchild.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Evans City Oktoberfest

September 15 – September 17

Quilt show, crafts, food vendors, games, pancake breakfast, parade, kids tractor pull, fireworks, car cruise, live entertainment and more. Fri. 10 AM-7 PM Sat. 10 AM-8 PM Sun. 12-5 PM

Main Street – Evans City
Evans City, PA 16033

 

Antiques and Artisans Festival at Whispering Pines Farm

September 16- September 17

Bi-annual festival features outstanding antique dealers, talented artisans and many passionate vendors that take pride in their products. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM. Sun. 9 AM-4 PM.

Whispering Pines Farm
201 Winsome Lane
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Villagefest

September 16 @ 10 a.m.

This is a free street festival featuring children's activities (balloon sculptures, pony rides, face painting, pet rock painting, a treasure hunt and more). There are always lots of crafters, food, and vendors. Don't forget to check out the farmer's market, sporting events and live music. 10 AM-5 PM

The Village at Slippery Rock
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Butler Fall Festival

September 23 @ 11 a.m.

Family-oriented festival featuring regional crafters, children’s activities, food vendors and entertainment. Classic car show sponsored by the Rodfathers. Event is free. 11 AM-6 PM.

Main Street – Butler
Diamond Park to Brady Street
Butler, PA 16001

 

Alameda Septemberfest

September 24 @ 9 a.m.

Fishing tournament, car cruise, the Toot and Scoot 5K, and craft and vendor show. Admission is free! Award-winning youth fishing tournament (yes, we have live fish in Alameda Pool), along with games, a petting zoo, mini pony rides, face painting, inflatable jump castles and slide, activities, music, prizes, and the Annual Alameda Fall Fest Car Cruise put on by Butler Pentastars Car Club. 9 AM-4 PM

Alameda Park
184 Alameda Park Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

Concordia Oktoberfest

October 7 @ 4 p.m.

The campus is transformed into a site for fun, food, friends and family to enjoy the traditional German Oktoberfest. The day features a special German menu, musical entertainment, a petting zoo/pony rides, and games and entertainment for all ages ending with Zambelli fireworks. This tradition found its way to Concordia more than 25 years ago due to the heritage of so many of our residents. 4-8 PM

Concordia Lutheran Services
134 Marwood Road
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Sleepy Hollow Festival

October 14 @ 9 a.m.

All day event with live music, trick or treat, a scavenger hunt, costume contests, face painting, ghost walks, and more. Held in conjunction with the Zelienople-Harmony Fall Festival. 9 AM-7 PM

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street
Harmony, PA 16037

 

Zelie/Harmony Fall Festival

October 14 – October 15

Enjoy shopping our stores or a relaxing meal. Music, food, historic encampments, farmers’ market, pony rides, farm pets, antiques, crafters, free rides in a horse-drawn trolley wagon, chili cook-off, kids activities, toy tractors/hobby show, shops, sidewalk sales, historical tours, art exhibits and sales, and lots of food. Sat. 9 AM-7 PM Sun. Noon-5 PM

Main Street – Zelienople
Zelienople, PA 16063

 

Variety Hour: Multiple Choice Locally Sourced

October 14 @ 8 p.m.

Your Night, You Decide.

Select one, select them all. You own the night with Multiple Choice Events:

[A] Attend a show

[B] Go to a party featuring a speed painting competition

[C] Grab a bite to eat at our food truck roundup, or

ALL OF THE ABOVE

Multiple Choice: Locally Sourced features a Variety Hour, showcasing the best Pittsburgh has to offer. Featuring performers who live or work within fifty miles of the city, each performer has up to 10 minutes to show off their skills and creativity. The lineup will be announced closer to the event.

Or, join us at 9:00 p.m. for a speed painting competition and after party, where 12 of Pittsburgh’s visual artists will be given 30 minutes and a blank canvas to create works that will be judged by the audience. The top four artists from the preliminary rounds will face off in a second round of painting to determine the winner. At the end of the evening, the art pieces will be auctioned off with proceeds going directly to the artists.

Food truck entry is free, and will be available throughout the evening.

All ages are welcome for this event.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

School of Rock The Musical

October 17 - October 22

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn,a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

ZooBoo

October 21 – October 29 (Saturday/Sunday)

Have a spook-tacular time at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium this Halloween. Enjoy collecting great candy, see the animals receive special treats, brew up a boo-iffic costume and participate in the costume contest and parade.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt (Christmas Market)

November 11 – November 12

Juried regional artisans and other vendors present a marketplace in the tradition of Germany’s famed Christmas markets, with quality artwork and handcrafted goods as well as German and other European imports plus entertainment, refreshments and foods. Sat is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harmony’s National Historic Landmark District
Market & Mercer Streets
Harmony, PA 16037

 

Handmade Arcade

December 2

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

December 2 – December 17

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, decorate a Christmas cookie, create a commemorative craft, and tell Santa what you want for Christmas!  Don't forget to let Mom and Dad snap a picture of you with the big man himself!

REGISTRATION BEGINS OCTOBER 31.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 19 - December 24

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100 times better than any bedside story!”

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 11 a.m.

Ring in 2018 Zoo-style with crafts, entertainment, keeper talks, and a Noon Ball drop!

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Wicked

January 24, 2018 - February 11, 2018

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Wicked Autism Friendly Performance

February 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to partner with for this very special performance of WICKED.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families. To create an autism-friendly setting, the shows are performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production will include reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights focused into the audience. In the theatre lobby there will be staffed quiet and play areas, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the performance. Specially trained volunteers will work the show to provide audience support.

For these special performances, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchases every seat in the theatre for sale at discount prices exclusively to families, groups, schools, etc. whose members include individuals on the autism spectrum. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to offer special prices to allow all patrons a chance to see a Broadway show with their family and friends.

Pittsburgh will be the first city outside of New York to offer WICKED in this form.

PLEASE NOTE: We will contact you by phone to discuss seating assignments.

Only members of the community who have a family member or friend on the Autism spectrum or who are in need of a sensory-friendly environment themselves may purchase tickets to this performance. We do welcome family and friends to experience the show together. A number of questions must be answered at point of purchased to complete the ticket transaction.

Special thanks to Autism Connection of PA for their contributions in support of this event. Please visit autismofpa.org for more information about autism and related conditions.

If you are interested in attending this performance, click here for more information about ticketing.

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Cinderella

May 22, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Aladdin

August 21, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (NEWSIES) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (THE LION KING, AIDA), and book writer Chad Beguelin (THE WEDDING SINGER). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (THE BOOK OF MORMON, SOMETHING ROTTEN!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (MARY POPPINS), Gregg Barnes (KINKY BOOTS), and Natasha Katz (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS).

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Tweens - Teens - Under 21 - Social Kids

“Mayors of Pittsburgh” Tour at Allegheny Cemetery

May 1 - December 31

“To commemorate the City of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association now offers self-guided tours for guests to visit the final resting place of twenty-eight Pittsburgh Mayors in historic Allegheny Cemetery!

Notable stops include Ebenezer Denny in Section 11, the City’s first Mayor, compatriot of George Washington and famed hero of the Revolutionary War. In Section 29 we find Joseph Barker, who served from 1850-1851 and was elected into office while incarcerated (one of at least eight times he was imprisoned). Section 20 boasts Mayor George W. Guthrie who served from 1906-1909 before his appointment as the United States Ambassador to Japan by President Woodrow Wilson. We find Charles Kline in Section 40, whose service was marked by scandal, a corruption conviction and the now infamous “oriental rug.” William McNair’s headstone in Section 33 simply reads, “Husband,” though public record will remember him best for his antics in office when he named his Chauffeur the City’s Director of Public Safety and gladly stood on his head for press photos. At every stop, visitors will find a plaque with an image of the Mayor (when available) and details on the years they lived, terms served, political affiliation and accomplishments while in office.

No reservations are needed and self-guided tours are free to the public. Maps, brochures and literature detailing the Cemetery’s history and additional famous “residents” are available at the Administration Office which is staffed from 8:15am Monday – Friday until 5:00pm and Saturday until 4:00pm.

Allegheny Cemetery is a registered [501 (c)(13)] non-denominational, non-profit organization established in 1844 by the City of Pittsburgh’s most prominent citizens and philanthropists. Over 170 years later, her landscape remains as celebrated as her residents and the public is invited to visit seven days per week until 7:00pm in summer months. Fifteen miles of winding country roads offer visitors a chance to escape urban gridlock and “get lost” in a Romantic Era rural garden filled with one-of-a-kind memorial statuary and spectacular historic architecture. The Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association provides tours, educational literature and public programming as part of its mission to preserve the historic integrity of Allegheny Cemetery and celebrate the rich heritage of the greater Pittsburgh region. Guided group tours are available as well as information on burial, cremation and memorial products and services by calling 412-682-1624.”

Open every day from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Allegheny Cemetery
4734 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

 

#Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

May 1 – June 4

Experience life through the lens of Pittsburghers with the Heinz History Center’s upcoming exhibition, #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience. From the first “selfie” in 1839 to the nearly two billion images taken daily today, photography connects generations and remains one of the most popular means of self-expression. Step back in time through the lens of historic Pittsburghers in this new exhibition featuring the History Center’s extensive collection of photography. Witness an array of styles, subjects, and time periods, from police mugshots to the 1960 World Series, from early daguerreotypes to Polaroids, and experience Pittsburgh’s cycles of change and renewal. From the darkroom to the digital era, #Pixburgh will provide a compelling glimpse into how Pittsburghers chronicle life in a format that’s more popular than ever.

Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

All About the Burgh, the Culture to Ketchup Tour!

May 1 - October 31

At Molly’s Trolleys, we offer exciting, fully narrated tours of the must-see places in Pittsburgh! We invite you to travel with us through the most popular areas including; the South Side, Oakland, Downtown, the Strip District, North Shore and Mt. Washington. Our knowledgeable guides make for an unforgettable experience as they blend history with current events. Your two hour tour includes a photo opportunity of the spectacular Pittsburgh Skyline and a ride on the historic Duquesne Incline! The Molly’s Trolleys Sightseeing Tour is approximately two hours long and departs from Station Square. Book with Molly’s Trolleys for a fun, informative way to see the city! Tours depart at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily, April – October. Book your tickets online at www.mollystrolleyspittsburghtours.com or call 412-391-7433

Station Square
125 West Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

Painting With a Twist – East Liberty

May 1 – December 31

Painting With A Twist is Pittsburgh's premier BYOB art studio! We are LOCALLY OWNED and are the most popular paint and sip franchise. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage, your favorite food & your favorite people and we'll take care of the rest. One of our talented, local artists will be with you every step of the way as you eat, drink and paint your way to a finished work of art. You'll be amazed before the night is over! ANYONE can do this, from ages 5 to 105!!! We promise!!! Do we pre-sketch our canvases, you ask?!?! Most of our classes are NOT pre-sketched. The reason? It allows for a lot more creativity and customization! Our artists are awesome and know how to teach anyone!!! Our twisters (customers) end the night with a feeling of pride, accomplishment, and "can't believe I just painted that on my own." Yes, we have brought some twisters to tears because of how amazed and accomplished they feel at the end of class. Come discover your inner artist in a relaxed, stress-free, fun studio. See why we are the best and don't disappoint! Public classes are offered for adults at $35 and $45 and for kids at $25 and $35. Also, check our calendar for special promotions such as BOGO nights and Manic Mondays!!!

PWAT – East Liberty

5807 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Non-Punk Pittsburgh, curated by Dennis Childers and Larry Rippel

May 1 - June 18

Opening Reception: April 7, 5:30-10:00p.m.
Non-Punk Pittsburgh presents a retrospective of the music and arts during the fall of the industrial revolution, opening the door for the vibrant arts community Pittsburgh has today. The show focuses on an era in Pittsburgh music history that will resonate with patrons who participated in the live music scene in the 1970s-mid 80s, but presents a relatable depiction of Pittsburgh’s history for all ages.

A series of special events will be held in correlation with this exhibition, including a live DJ by Get Hip record label at the opening on April 7th,  and a Carsickness album release with a live performance by Carsickness at the April 21st Gallery Crawl. Happy Hour Jam Sessions will be held from 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. every Friday of the exhibition. Additional events will be announced on the Non-Punk Pittsburgh Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NonPunkPittsburgh/.

Photograph, films, arts, music and words by: Kevin Brunelle, Stephanie Beroes, Dennis Childers, Tom Jefferson, Janet (Jan) McGough, Scott Mervis, Karl Mullen, Martha Rial, Larry Rippel, Stacy Weiss, Harriet Stein, Steve Sciulli, Bruce Tovsky, Lorraine Vullo, Bill Wade, Tracy Wuischpard.

Music and video by: A.T.S., Actual Size, The Five, Cardboards, Carsickness, DaShunts, Dress Up As Natives, Gates of Wrath, No Shelter, Moist

Pumk Posters by: CAPA 6-12 Visual Art Students and YOU

Space Gallery

812 Liberty Ave

 

The Ultimate Car Cruise @ the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills

May 1 – November 10

Everyone is invited to our Wednesday and Friday car cruises at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Cool Cars, Great Music, Fun, Delicious Food and Shopping. This is a family friendly event. Please no burnouts and no alcohol. in the event of questionable weather please check www.carcruises.com after 3pm

Pittsburgh Mills Mall

590 Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard

Tarentum, PA 15084

 

TriAnglers Lunchtime Fishing

May 3 – September 27

Everyone is welcome to come fishing with this weekly lunchtime fishing group, the TriAnglers. Come help us celebrate Pittsburgh's clean rivers and great fishing opportunities right here in downtown Pittsburgh.

Venture Outdoors Trip Leaders will be on hand to help the novice and expert alike learn more about this great destination and possibly land a trophy catch. Equipment and bait is provided. A limited selection of adaptive fishing equipment is available; please contact the office for more information or questions. Pennsylvania Fishing License required for anyone 16 and older.

Registration is requested but not required. Venture Outdoors trip leaders will be assisting on this event

http://www.ventureoutdoors.org | Please contact the office for more information or questions

Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

The Neighborhood Flea

May 14 – October 8

The Neighborhood Flea is a vibrant, pop up urban Flea Market located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Discover treasures provided by top-quality vendors offering: vintage & antiques, clothing, repurposed furniture, handmade jewelry & cosmetics, fresh flowers, and reclaimed wooden wares. Eat at the Flea! Each month features a food truck round-up, fresh baked goods, frozen treats & coffee! Plan to spend the day with us. Workshops, demos, and live art are just a few of the many activities to experience each month. For more information or to apply to join us as a vendor, visit neighborhoodflea.com.

Strip District

11th & Smallman Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Dirty Dancing

May 23 – May 28

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE returns to Pittsburgh! The unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music played live by an eight piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing has been seen by millions across the globe. This timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off.

Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking and adventurous theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! For more information, please visit us.dirtydancingontour.com.

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

LGBTQ+ Youth Prom

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Warhol hosts its fourth annual LGBTQ+ Youth Prom, one of the only LGBTQ+ youth proms in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Prom is often considered a “rite of passage” and creates memories that last a lifetime. The LGBTQ+ Youth Prom allows a safe opportunity to participate in an experience every youth deserves. Prom is open to youth ages 13–20.

Prom includes a sit-down dinner from 6–7 p.m., guest DJ and dancing from 7–10 p.m., silkscreen printing, and free photobooth photos all night.

The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Farm Heritage Day

May 27 @ 11 a.m.

Old fashioned games and artisans, hands on farm tours, live music, and great eats! Let us share the farm with you! Free event. Tours: $1/person or $5/family Farm Tour-bussed event)

The SpringHouse

1531 Route 136

Washington, PA 15301

 

The Power of Poison

May 27 – September 4

R.P. Simmons Family Gallery Venture down a jungle path, or step into a fairytale this summer at a new exhibition that will take you on an exciting journey through science, history, and literature. Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s summer blockbuster The Power of Poison is all about nature’s most dangerous chemicals. Your whole family can explore a tropical forest where venomous flora and fauna lurk around each corner. The adventure continues as you become a part of an enchanted scene where Snow White slumbers and witches brew something spooky in a smoking cauldron. Kids can put on their detective hats to solve a poisoning mystery using iPads or watch illustrations magically appear at the touch of their hands as they turn the heavy, cloth pages of a giant storybook. The Power of Poison has live animals, interactive technology, and surprising science, so there is something for everyone. Grab the kids, and do not miss the most thrilling exhibition in Pittsburgh this summer. Note: To enter The Power of Poison, you must purchase exhibition tickets at the front desk.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

East Coast Volleyball Championships

May 27 – May 29

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Strider Cup Race

May 27 @ 8 a.m.

Strider Cup races are the highest level national Strider sanctioned races that give small children and people with special needs a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at several stops across the USA and worldwide. These unique Strider organized and operated events cater directly to children 2-5 years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

SouthSide Works
S 27th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

May 29 – September 4

Have a dino-mite time this summer at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Enjoy seeing life-size realistic dinosaurs in an immersive environment without leaving the city! Whether a citipati strikes your fancy, an edmontosaurs is out of this world or you think the t-rex is terrific, you will go back in time at the Zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage

June 1 – August 13

MISS ABIGAIL’S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE puts you in the middle of a live session with Miss Abigail herself, the most sought-after relationship expert to the stars, and her sexy sidekick Paco!  They’ll answer any and every one of your questions as they offer up Miss Abigail’s outrageously funny "how-to's" on dating, mating and marriage including – how to perfect your kiss (it’s all about lip position), what you should and should not talk about on a date (don’t mention your troll doll collection) and much more.  Kick back and relax as Miss Abigail imparts the expertise she honed before booty calls and speed-dating ruled – before the divorce rate wasn’t 50% and when ‘fidelity’ was more than an investment firm! You’ll improve your love life and strengthen your relationships well beyond her session. Oh, AND you’re sure to be laughing about love all night long - that’s the Miss Abigail guarantee!

Cabaret at Theater Square

655 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Ironbound by Martyna Majok

June 1 – June 4

So much of Darja’s life has been spent waiting: for love, for her break in life, and for the bus she relies on to get to and from cleaning jobs in blue-collar New Jersey. Hailed as “vivid, perceptive and quietly gripping” by The New York Times, Ironbound is a riveting portrait of an independent Polish immigrant searching for the American Dream. This gritty new play by rising star Martyna Majok depicts life on the economic margins and the hope that sustains us all.

Please visit www.citytheatrecompany.org for specific dates and times.

City Theatre

1300 Bingham Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

The Neighborhood Flea

June 1 – October 8

The Neighborhood Flea is a vibrant, pop up urban Flea Market located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Discover treasures provided by top-quality vendors offering: vintage & antiques, clothing, repurposed furniture, handmade jewelry & cosmetics, fresh flowers, and reclaimed wooden wares. Eat at the Flea! Each month features a food truck round-up, fresh baked goods, frozen treats & coffee! Plan to spend the day with us. Workshops, demos, and live art are just a few of the many activities to experience each month. For more information or to apply to join us as a vendor, visit neighborhoodflea.com.

Strip District

11th & Smallman Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Hands-On Harley Davidson

June 1 – September 9

Focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, this interactive exhibit offers a one-of-a-kind visitor experience - including a kid-sized motorcycle dealership and engineering lab - that lets kids (and adults) Dream It. Build It. Ride It. Created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in partnership with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children's Way

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

The Power of Poison

June 1 – September 4

R.P. Simmons Family Gallery Venture down a jungle path, or step into a fairytale this summer at a new exhibition that will take you on an exciting journey through science, history, and literature. Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s summer blockbuster The Power of Poison is all about nature’s most dangerous chemicals. Your whole family can explore a tropical forest where venomous flora and fauna lurk around each corner. The adventure continues as you become a part of an enchanted scene where Snow White slumbers and witches brew something spooky in a smoking cauldron. Kids can put on their detective hats to solve a poisoning mystery using iPads or watch illustrations magically appear at the touch of their hands as they turn the heavy, cloth pages of a giant storybook. The Power of Poison has live animals, interactive technology, and surprising science, so there is something for everyone. Grab the kids, and do not miss the most thrilling exhibition in Pittsburgh this summer. Note: To enter The Power of Poison, you must purchase exhibition tickets at the front desk.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Dinosaurs at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

June 1 – September 4

Have a dino-mite time this summer at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Enjoy seeing life-size realistic dinosaurs in an immersive environment without leaving the city! Whether a citipati strikes your fancy, an edmontosaurs is out of this world or you think the t-rex is terrific, you will go back in time at the Zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

An American in Paris

June 1 – June 11

An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season!

Benedum Center

237 7th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Blue Star Museums

June 1 – September 3

The Westmoreland is one of more than 2,000 museum across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and thousands of museums across the country. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit bluestarfam.org.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

Downtown Ghost Tour

June 1 – November 4

Haunted Pittsburgh's spell-binding walking tour into the city's ghostly, grisly, ghastly past takes you through the heart of it all, downtown Pittsburgh. This is not a "ghost hunt," but if you like creepy stories about the unexplained in Western Pennsylvania that will leave you feeling a tad uneasy before you shut out the lights to go to sleep, this is the tour for you. Reservations can be made at wwww.hauntedpittsburghtours.com

The City-County Building

414 Grant St

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

June 1 – December 31

The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table! Fridays at 7:00PM Saturdays at 6:00PM

Pittsburgh Marriott Center

112 Washington Pl

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)

June 1 – June 18

A moving solo show and Pulitzer Prize Finalist He's just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life—in that order. In his quest for salvation, he'll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing, except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row. Thom Pain (based on nothing) is one man's attempt to mythologize the loss of innocence we all experience when we shift, sometimes in a single moment, from child to adult.

Studio Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh

4200 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

An Act of God
June 1 – July 2

Welcome to Heaven. It’s just as dazzling as you hoped it would be. Meet God and his wingmen, those celestial celebrities Gabriel and Michael. Although God admits he has a few wrath-management issues, he’ll also crack you up with his new and improved commandments, stories about Adam & Eve, thoughts on bedtime prayer, and more. Written by David Javerbaum, former writer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and winner of 13 Emmy Awards, an An Act of God is blessed with abundant social commentary and irreverent comedy. Starring Marcus Stevens as God with John Shepard and Tim McGeever.

O’Reilly Theater

621 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Everclear: So Much for the Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour

June 1 @ 6:30 p.m.

Artist Link http://everclearmusic.com/ More Info General Admission - All Ages This show is outdoors - Rain or Shine! “Everclear is donating $1 per ticket sold to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to career musicians, venue workers, production staff, crew members, and their families suffering from injury, illness or disability.”

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Create Festival

June 1 @ 12 p.m.

Kick off the arts festival season at CREATE 2017, a one-day creativity and innovation festival heralding the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival opening weekend. CREATE is a mashup of art, technology and ingenuity – with original art, interactive technologies, games, performances, maker workshops, inspiring talks and more!

The CREATE Festival features three main events: IDEAfest, an afternoon exploring the power of creativity through talks, stories and performances; the Innovation Salon, the nine-hour interactive exhibition and creative marketplace; and the CREATE Party, where art, tech, music, cocktails and food – and the people that make it all happen -- come together to celebrate the best work in the Creative Industries this year.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Pittsburgh Pride

June 2 – 11

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 2 – June 11

It's Pittsburgh's official launch of summer! Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival produced by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a time-honored tradition that connect the community to the arts with 10 days of live music performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, an artists market and exciting new features each year! This festival features activities and performances that are fun for all ages!

For a complete list of performances and exhibitions, visit: 3riversartsfest.org!

Point State Park & Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Mahler’s Resurrection

June 2 – June 4

“Why have you lived? Why have you suffered? Is it all some huge, awful joke? We have to answer these questions somehow if we are to go on living – indeed, even if we are only to go on dying!” Mahler raises these questions in the first movement of his Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection,” questions that are later answered in the finale. Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra, along with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and outstanding soloists Christina Landshamer and Gerhild Romberger, in a performance of this monumental symphony.

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Saltsburg Canal Days

June 2 – June 4

Friday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM/ Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM/ Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 Join us for Saltsburgs Historical Canal Days Festival! Bring the entire family to enjoy a weekend of kid-friendly activities, local bands, great food and a lot of fun! Walk along our historic Mainline Canal, exploring local crafters and games. Enter the karaoke contest, watch the firemans parade and stay for the fireworks!

Downtown Saltsburg

 

WordPlay

June 2 – June 3

This hybrid storytelling sensation has been growing in popularity since its co-producer, Alan Olifson, brought it to Pittsburgh over 4 years ago. With its steadily growing audience and frequent media buzz, WordPlay has become a staple of Pittsburgh’s literary and theater scene. With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own stories while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrack using anything from Brahms to Beyoncé. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll get an extremely intimate look into the life of a total stranger. It’s simply real people, sharing real stories with a real live soundtrack.

Bricolage Production Company

937 Liberty Ave., First Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Blue Lapis Light

June 2 – June 3

Aerial dance company Blue Lapis Light will extend boundaries and defy edges in their Pittsburgh premiere performance during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. This site-specific performance will be a completely original piece choreographed specifically for the Fifth Avenue Place facade.

Blue Lapis Light seeks to transform urban environments into inspired works of art, creating beauty that transcends space in their expansiveness, connecting us to a sense of wonder, possibility, and hope. Dancers enliven the structure through aerial balletic movements, igniting a sense of wonder and transcendent beauty.

Like nothing ever presented in Pittsburgh before, this spectacle dance performance is free to attend.

Three Rivers Arts Festival

 

All-Clad Factory Outlet Sale

June 2 @ 9 a.m.

Washington County Fairgrounds

2151 North Main Street

Washington, PA 15301

 

AFI – The Blood Tour

June 3 @ 6 p.m.

Artist Link http://afireinside.net/ More Info General Admission - All Ages This show is indoors

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

The Light Princess

June 3 – June 4

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Arts Education Department presents Jumping Jack Theater’s first multi-sensory adventure created for young audiences on the autism spectrum. Born without gravity, The Light Princess floats and laughs her way through each day. Her unusual behavior baffles and worries her family who views life resolutely from the ground. As her family struggles to accept her unique nature, an unexpected visitor comes along who changes everything. This sensory-friendly world premiere production features innovative puppetry, lush settings, an original score, and interactive moments designed to engage ALL audiences. Directed by Stephen Santa. Story adapted from George MacDonald’s fairy tale by Rebecca Covert and Joann Kielar.

Limit: 4 tickets per registration

Trust Arts Education Center

805/807 Liberty Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Intensity Dance Academy

June 3 @ 4:30 p.m.

The Academy’s biggest performance of the year! The evening will showcase the growth of students from level one to pre-professional level, while celebrating dance through movement and the passion of this art form through innovative choreography, entertainment and technique.

Byham Theater

101 6th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Fleatique on the Mon

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

Three mile street sale along Main Street. Rain or shine. Free admission and free parking. Antiques and crafters in Chess Park. Flea Market items everywhere! 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Downtown Monongahela

 

National Trail Day

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

Celebrate National Trail Day at McDonald Trail Station! Enjoy a family pancake breakfast then walk the Panhandle Trail!

McDonald Trail Station

160 S. McDonald Street

McDonald, PA 15057

 

Tour de Donut Bike Tour

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

Online registration is now open for New Wilmington’s second annual Tour de Donut Bike Tour on Saturday, June 3. Check-in and festivities will begin at 8 a.m. at Westminster College’s Memorial Field House. Pre-registration is $20 per rider and guarantees a limited edition t-shirt and goodie bag. Cyclists of all ages and levels may choose from 10-, 30-, or 60-mile tours. In addition to Apple Castle’s famous donuts, water, Gatorade, and fruit will be provided before, during, and after the tour. The Tour de Donut features a voluntary donut eating challenge at various points throughout the Amish country ride. A donut medallion will be awarded to all riders who consume 12 donuts throughout their ride. Riders under the age of 12 will receive a medallion for eating six or more donuts. Gluten-free options are available. Options for a bagged lunch from the Dirty Pickle for $10 and a safety check by Bicycles & More professionals are also available. Register online at www.nwtourdedonut.com by May 19. Registration after May 19 will continue to be available until event day, although t-shirts and donuts will be offered at a first come, first served basis. This year’s Tour de Donut sponsors are Apple Castle, Bicycles & More, the Dirty Pickle, Ed & Jerry’s, Haines Realty, Lawrence County Cycling Club, Lawrence County Tourism Promotion Agency, LIVE New Wilmington, Simply Branded, Two Rivers Artisan Coffee, and Westminster College. Print a registration form at www.livenewwilmington.com/donut, register online at www.nwtourdedonut.com, or email livenewwilmington@gmail.com for more information.

Westminster College Field House

319 South Market Street

New Wilmington, PA 16172

 

Walk to Cure Arthritis

June 3 @ 8 a.m.

2017 Pittsburgh Walk to Cure Arthritis brings together more than 1,000 participants who are fundraising to find a cure for the nation’s #1 cause of disability. Taking place on Saturday, June 3, at SouthSide Works (Pittsburgh, PA), the Walk includes fun activities for all participants and a beautifully scenic 1-mile, 2-mile and 3-mile walking course. Children, adults, families, friends and physicians who are affected by arthritis gather to fight for a cure.

SouthSide Works

  1. Water Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

Steel City Pet Expo

June 3 – 4

The Steel City Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet! If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

All About You! Free Admission Sunday

June 4 @ 11 a.m.

Admission is free the first Sunday of each month thanks to the generous support of UPMC Health Plan. It’s a great day to bring all of your friends and family. UPMC Health Plan members also receive a 10% discount in The Westmoreland Museum Shop this day.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

TEDxPittsburgh

June 4 @ 11:30 a.m.

Take part in Pittsburgh’s premiere platform for showcasing the ideas, individuals, and innovations that are redefining the Steel City: TEDxPittsburgh.

Esteemed speakers, performers, and filmmakers will share ideas related to technology and entertainment and design. Our 2017 theme, Awakening: Ideas on the Rise will shine a light on ideas that sparked a shift in perspective or action. This year, TEDxPittsburgh will be held at the historic Byham Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

General Admission Includes:
All day access to the conference
Lunch

VIP Admission Includes:
A unique experience at TEDxPittsburgh
A one-year Partners membership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Photo opportunity post-event
VIP meet and greet and networking with speakers
Complimentary wine toast and light appetizers
Preferred seating
All day access to the conference
Lunch

Byham Theater

101 6th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Bridging the Gap Celebration

June 4

In celebration of the Bridging the Gap public art project, join us for a reception with artist Janet Zweig and poet Jan Beatty. Janet will share the inspiration behind Analog Scroll, and Jan Beatty will discuss her poem Main Street Bridge, Greensburg and give a poetry reading. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

Kenny’s 5K

June 4 @ 8 a.m.

Running and rollercoasters! A fundraising run through America's favorite traditional amusement park.

Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

The Allegheny 9 Race Series

June 4 @ 9 a.m.

The Allegheny 9 Harrison Hills 5K Trail Race in scenic Harrison Hills Park, Natrona Heights The Allegheny 9 is an innovative race series designed by the Allegheny County Parks Foundation to shine a spotlight on our 9 Allegheny County Parks and to raise funds to support our ongoing improvement projects. The Allegheny 9 inaugural series offers a challenging mix of 5K and 10K road and trail races that have never been attempted before now. Register for at least 3 races and receive a 20% discount. Register to participate as a charity runner for the ACPF in any 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon event and receive a 20% refund from ACPF. Discount codes can be applied to individual races only. All participants receive a t-shirt and medal unique to each race.

Harrison Hills Park

5200 Freeport Road

Natrona Heights, PA 15065

 

U2 – The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

June 7

With special guest The Lumineers. U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. U2 The Joshua Tree Tour will appear in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on June 7. Tickets on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 10 am.

Heinz Field

100 Art Rooney Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Pop-Up Studio: Cardboard Bas Relief

June 7 @ 6 p.m.

This is a low relief carving using humble cardboard as your medium. You’ll complete a design/drawing to be placed on the cardboard, which will then be carved with an E-xacto knife to reveal the texture below. Confused? Intrigued? Join us for this fun studio project that will leave you amazed at how refined cardboard can really be. Pop-Up Studios are fun opportunities for adults, ages 18 and above, to get in touch with their inner creativity. Each class explores different techniques and media. No previous art experience is needed. Wine, beer, snacks and materials will be provided. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Space is limited and advance registration required by the Monday before the Pop-Up. Register online or contact 1.888.71TICKETS to register.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 North Main Street

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers with special guest Joe Walsh

June 9 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced the first dates of their 40th Anniversary Tour, which includes a stop at PPG Paints Arena on Friday, June 9. Joe Walsh will appear as very special guest.

Tom Petty announced the tour on SiriusXM’s “Tom Petty Radio” this morning and also on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night. The primarily U.S. tour will begin on April 20, 2017 in Oklahoma City and continues throughout the summer with more dates, including on the west coast, still to be announced.

Tickets for this show at PPG Paints Arena, will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 16 at 10A.M. local time. Special pre-sales for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Highway Companions Club members will begin Wednesday, December 14 at 10A.M. local time.

To further commemorate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are releasing two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album repertoire. Both box sets are available today via UMe and Reprise/Warner Bros. All LPs in the limited-edition box sets have been pressed on 180-gram vinyl with replica artwork. Several of these albums have been out of print on vinyl for years and most albums have been re-mastered for this release.

Further details on Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour and career-spanning vinyl box sets are available at www.tompetty.com.

For tickets, click here.

PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

7th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

June 9 – June 11

Celebrate the birth of the jeep. Festival events at Cooper’s Lake Campground all weekend with Jeep Invasion in downtown Butler on Friday night. Off-road trails, Jeep Playground with mud pit, WWII Encampment, history, vendors, Little Jeepers Playground, Show ’n Shine and more. Fri. 9 AM-4 PM. Invasion in downtown Butler Fri 6-10 PM. Sat. 9 AM-6 PM. Sun. 9 AM-3 Pm.

Coopers Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto (A Weekend in St. Petersburg)

June 9 – June 11

Get the final stamp in your passport when chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool and Oslo Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko debuts in a program to honor the city of St. Petersburg. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 was written at a turning point in the war, and although a great sense of achievement and pride spread across the nation, Shostakovich was not so optimistic, fearing that this would give further rise to Stalin. As a result, the symphony ended with a less-than-hopeful tone, leaving it unpopular and useless for propaganda purposes in his home country. This same weekend, enjoy another debut with rising star Behzod Abduraimov in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s much-loved Piano Concerto No. 1. The concerto had its Russian premiere in St. Petersburg in November 1875 and has one of the most iconic openings of any classical work.

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

PrideFest

June 10 – June 11

We're excited to announce that in 2017 PrideFest is now a TWO DAY free event that will take place on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh between 6th Street and 10th Street. In 2016, we had over 125,000 attendees and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever!

This year’s event will feature:

Over 150 vendors

Food booths

Family friendly carnival games and inflatable attractions

A wide variety of continuous entertainment on three stages

DJ/Dance area AND

a 300' Mobile Zip Line!

(Tickets for the mobile zip line to go on sale soon!)

Entertainment to be announced along with a full schedule!

Hours for PrideFest are:

Saturday from Noon-5 PM

Sunday from 1-7 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Twilight Sketch Crawl

June 10 @ 5 p.m.

June 10, 2016 5pm-7pm | All ages (children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

No experience required | Free

Instructor: Rick Antolic

A 2-hour drawing marathon! Draw what you see on a journey through Point State Park during the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Rick Antolic, accomplished artist and illustrator, will be on-hand to assist with sketches as needed. Bring a sketch book, drawing instruments and a cold beverage.

Meet in Point State Park

 

Bodiography Spring Concert

June 10 @ 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of dance celebrating the growth of our student body at Bodiography Center for Movement as we present classical and contemporary works from our students in level one through to our college preparatory students.

Byham Theater
101 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Ethnic Festival & Spring Craft Show

June 10 @ 9 a.m.

Downtown Irwin

 

Feed More Festival

June 10 @ 2 p.m.

Indie electronic band The Naked and Famous are headlining this year's Feed More Festival. The Festival benefitting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Food Bank) is June 10 at Stage AE. The annual Festival promotes the Food Bank's mission of feeding people in need and mobilizing the community to eliminate hunger, through music.

Stage AE opens at 2 p.m. with the first band taking the stage at 2:30 p.m. In addition to The Naked and Famous, the eclectic lineup includes national act Max Frost and local acts Bad Custer, Joy Ike, Molly Alphabet, Balloon Ride Fantasy and Donora.

"The Food Bank exists because growing numbers of people in our community struggle with meeting a basic human need, food. By attending the Festival, the community supports our efforts to ensure that all our neighbors have enough high quality, fresh food," said Lisa Scales, president & CEO of the Food Bank.

A food truck court sponsored by Nova Chemicals will have a host of the area's best and favorite food trucks.

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com and are $25 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. For more information, visit pittsburghfoodbank.org/feedmore.

Sponsors for the event also include Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Invasion of the Snow Dogs

June 10

Fun dog event with snow dogs, parade, obstacle course, gift baskets, rescue dogs, treats and snacks.

Buffalo Drive

South Park, PA 15129

 

Jimmy Stewart Airport Festival

June 10 – June 11

This is a two day festival with food, entertainment and family fun.

Jimmy Stewart Airport

398 Airport Road

Indiana, PA 15701

 

Pick-A-Dill Faire

June 10 @ 9 a.m.

A day devoted to HERBS and HERB gardening. Area growers, artisans, food and more!

Dillweed Bed & Breakfast

7453 Route 403 Hwy South

Dilltown, PA 15929

 

Strawberry Saturday – Smicksburg Amish Shopping

June 10 @ 10 a.m.

All things Strawberry will be taking place throughout the various shops and winery in Smicksburg. Enjoy this great start to summer!

138 East Kittaning St

Smicksburg, PA 16256

 

Take Steps Pittsburgh for Crohn’s & Colitis

June 10 @ 9 a.m.

Take Steps Pittsburgh walk for Crohn's & Colitis is a fundraiser for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. It is a fun and family friendly event.

Hartwood Acres

4000 Middle Road

Allison Park, PA 15101

 

2017 Amateur Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open

June 10 – June 11

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, WE HAVE ADDED A SECOND COURSE! FIELD SIZE 144!!

Based on divisions sizes, course assignments will be released at a later date.

-All players will receive an Innova players pack which includes; Innova Premium Disc, cotton tee, mesh hat, mini, sticker and pencil, as well as lunch on Saturday and post-tournament party on Sunday (Total value at $75!)

-The PFDS will add $10 value per player to the Women and Junior divisions.

-NO DAY OF REGISTRATION, $10 LATE FEE ON REGISTRATIONS AFTER JUNE 1st!

-PDGA CANCELLATION POLICY IS IN EFFECT.

-Must have 4 to create a division except for Women and Junior divisions (however no trophies will be issued to divisions smaller than 4).

Payout for Advanced and Intermediate divisions. TROPHY ONLY for all Recreational and Junior divisions.

Saturday: Two rounds (Course assignments TBD)
Sunday: One round (Course assignments TBD) followed by a Final 9 for top 45% in Advanced and Intermediate Divisions at Knob Hill. Players' Picnic to follow.

-Tee Assignments:
Advanced and Advanced Masters - Blue Tees Both Courses, and Final 9 from White at Knob

Intermediate, Grandmasters, and Advanced Women - White Tees Both Courses, and Final 9 (except MG1) from White at Knob

Recreational, Sr. Grandmasters, and Junior - Red Tees at Deer Lakes, White Tees at Knob Hill

81 N Harrison Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15202

 

Healthy Birds, Healthy Planet

June 10

Meet with bird and field conservation experts to build your understanding of the importance of bird conservation to environmental health

You won’t want to miss this unique content-deepening session that brings you in direct contact with our birds and bird conservation experts.  Discover more about local and global conservation programs, scientific research, and education, and the integral role of the National Aviary in these efforts.  You’ll meet live birds who are ambassadors of their species, listen to their personal stories of survival, and explore the conservation efforts in place to protect them.

You’ll gain insight into how birds are indicators of environmental change, why birds may hold the key to our future survival, and what actions we can take today to nurture our environment.  You’ll return to your school or organization with grade-appropriate conservation education lessons and activities.

Cost: $100 includes lunch, classroom lessons and activities, live bird encounters and admission to the National Aviary

National Aviary

700 Arch Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Twilight Sketch Crawl

June 10 @ 5 p.m.

June 10, 2016 5pm-7pm | All ages (children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

No experience required | Free

Instructor: Rick Antolic

A 2-hour drawing marathon! Draw what you see on a journey through Point State Park during the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Rick Antolic, accomplished artist and illustrator, will be on-hand to assist with sketches as needed. Bring a sketch book, drawing instruments and a cold beverage.

Meet in Point State Park

 

EQT Equality March

June 11 @ 12:30 p.m.

The EQT Equality March is the most colorful march in Pittsburgh and in 2017 steps off at A NEW TIME 12:30 from a NEW LOCATION at PPG Paints Arena and ends at Liberty Avenue. This march will include floats, marching contingents and a few surprises. Be part of it or watch as people proudly show who the LGBT community is in Pittsburgh.

EQT Equality March registration is open now at www.pittsburghpride.org/register

Downtown Pittsburgh

 

Bantam Jeep Muddy 5K

June 11 @ 8 a.m.

Family-friendly 5K mud race on foot. The race course will challenge people to perform as well as a tricked-out Jeep. Obstacles will include tires, cargo nets, steep hills, wooded trails and the Jeep Playground itself. Medals will be awarded. Participants will receive a tech-tee shirt, refreshments and admission to the festival on Sunday.

Cooper’s Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Harvest America Live Simulcast w/ Special Musical Guest – Veracity

June 11 @ 5 p.m.

The goal of Harvest America is to impact a nation desperately in need of hope. The event features top Christian artists and a clear gospel message by Greg Laurie. Special In House Musical Guest – Veracity

Family Worship Center

23 W Washington Street

New Castle, PA 16101

 

Kid’s Day at Schenley Plaza

June 11 @ 12 p.m.

Kids’ Day at Schenley Plaza offers fun family activities including face painting, balloon artist, lawn games, special guests and free rides on the PNC Carousel. Special guests may include: Pittsburgh Paramedics, Pittsburgh Aerial Silks, Teddy Bear Picnic, WYEP Reimagination artists and Sunburst School of Music. Kids’ Day is the 2nd Sunday of each month May 9am – 1pm / June – Oct from 12pm – 4pm Pittsburgh Paramedics (ambulance and medic cycle on site) Paramedics will also bring art activities *Fire and Police may also attend, but not confirmed

Schenley Plaza

4100 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Zac Brown Band

June 11 @ 7 p.m.

KeyBank Pavilion

665 Route 18

Burgettstown, PA 15021

 

FUSE@PSO: Mash-Up Mix-Down, featuring Time for Three

June 14 @ 6:30 p.m.

A classically trained string trio known for their exploration of a variety of musical genres, Time for Three joins Hackman and the Pittsburgh Symphony for a concert that hits the shuffle button, offering the audience a playlist of classical-pop mash-ups. You’ll hear Chopin combined with The Beatles, Beethoven with Led Zeppelin, Dvořák with Dave Matthews and many more! Crafted by Creative Director and Conductor Steve Hackman, each FUSE@PSO concert features a work that synthesizes a classical composer’s work with the music of a modern artist’s, creating something that is at once familiar and brand-new. Each FUSE@PSO experience begins at 5 p.m. with a happy hour, featuring a variety of happy hour-priced drinks, activities and sponsors. The concert follows at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Series season packages are available as well. Tickets are general admission and there is no intermission. Drinks are allowed in the concert hall at these performances.

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

June 14 @ 7 p.m.

Artist Link http://www.rksband.com/ More Info General Admission - All Ages

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

June 14 – June 25

BROADWAY’S UNDER THE SEA SPECTACULAR!

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl, “Part of Your World” and more! Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight.

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

Wild Wednesdays

June 14 – August 2 @ 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Get wild during Wild Wednesdays at the Zoo. Enjoy fun crafts, animal enrichment and live entertainment.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

A Gathering of Sons – World Premiere Jazz

June 15 – July 7

Claim your humanity. Another Black man is shot by a White police officer, and we ask what comes next? How do we heal? How do we protect our children? How do we survive this state, this country, this world? A Gathering of Sons takes us on a journey through the lives of a young Black man, a White police officer, parents of a newborn child, and a collection of spirits who watch over the world. A confrontation with history and the way it breathes through the present, this poetic premiere is a conversation on our biases and how we heal after tragedy. It is an eye towards freedom and the work our communities need to do to reach it. Full of magic, fear, hope, pain, and, still, an even more powerful love. 28th World Premiere of Pittsburgh Festival Opera and the second new work in PFO’s “Music that Matters” series of commissioned works. Visit AGatheringOfSons.org for details. A Jazz Opera Music and conducted by Dwayne Fulton Libretto by Tameka Cage Conley Directed by Mark Clayton Southers Five touring performances hosted by community partners June 15 – 24 and two performances at season venue, Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School. Thursday, June 15 at Mount Ararat Baptist Church Saturday, June 17 at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Tuesday, June 20 at Calvary Episcopal Church Thursday, June 22 at Elsie H. Hillman Aud., Kaufmann Center Saturday, June 24 at Rodef Shalom Congregation See web site for all tour details in addition to development workshops held during 2017 prior to the June opening events. Friday, July 1 at 7:30 pm Friday, July 8 at 7:30 pm Both at Falk Aud., Winchester Thurston School

Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School

555 Morewood Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

 

Dead and Company

June 15 @ 7 p.m.

KeyBank Pavilion

665 Route 18

Burgettstown, PA 15021

 

Sigur Ros

June 15 @ 7 p.m.

General Admission All Ages This show is outdoors - Rain or Shine!

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen

June 16 – September 24

Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen explores Andy Warhol’s fascination with Hollywood, fame, and stardom. Warhol’s desire to look at the stars was ignited while attending his neighborhood cinemas with his brothers in gritty, industrial 1930s Pittsburgh. He reveled in the glamorous actors, elegant costumes, and sophisticated settings of the movies from Hollywood’s golden years. As a child, Warhol sent away for fan photos and devoured movie magazines, surrounding himself with celebrity images. This practice continued into adulthood, and he eventually accumulated a profusion of photographs, movie posters, and other memorabilia. Warhol’s lifelong infatuation with fame is traced from his earliest movie star scrapbook he started when he was a young boy to a Frank Sinatra biography that was on his bedside table when he died in 1987. This exhibition considers celebrity through hundreds of archival items from The Warhol’s vast collection of Warhol’s personal items and related artworks, including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, publications, film excerpts, television episodes, and video diaries. Part of Warhol’s Pop style had its genesis in images of the stars, and this exhibition examines some of the inspiration behind the work that kick-started the current age of global celebrity culture. The exhibition is curated by The Warhol’s Curator of Film and Video Geralyn Huxley and Chief Archivist Matt Wrbican.

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Ella & Louis: All That Jazz

June 16 – June 18

Louis Armstrong. He gave jazz its swing. Ella Fitzgerald. She gave jazz its greatest voice. Be there for this tribute to Ella and Satchmo. Featuring the sultry voice of Marva Hicks, and the blazing brass of Byron Stripling. It don't mean a thing if you ain't there to swing!

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

The Factory Swing Shift

June 16 @ 5 p.m.

The Factory stays up late! Visit our hands-on underground studio to make art after dark during Factory Swing Shift. Visitors can drop in to experiment with a range of materials and techniques in a relaxed creative environment with skilled artist educators, special guests, and music.

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Pittsburgh Parts-A-Rama

June 16 @ 8 a.m.

Parts flea market, collector toys, vehicle sale corral and more! All type vehicles and parts are welcome. Camping by permit only and no pets allowed. Admission will be charged. The event is from 8 AM till dusk for all three days.

Big Butler Fairground
1127 New Castle Road
Prospect, PA 16052

 

Antiques and Artisans Festival

June 17 – June 26

Bi-annual festival features outstanding antique dealers, talented artisans, and many passionate vendors that take pride in their products. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM. Sun. 9 AM-4 PM.

Whispering Pines Farm
201 Winsome Lane
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Atlatl Competition

June 17 @ 12 p.m.

Try using the atlatl, a spear thrower used by prehistoric hunters, and watch experts from the World Atlatl Association compete! 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village

401 Meadowcroft Road

Avella, PA 15312

 

BANKS

June 17 @ 7 p.m.

Artist Link http://hernameisbanks.com/ More Info General Admission - All Ages This show is indoors Presented by PromoWest North Shore and Opus One

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration

June 17 @ 1:30 p.m.

The Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration will allow people of all ages and skills to enjoy and engage in a sojourn on a captivating scenic creek. Allegheny Aquatic Alliance will guide you through this two-day, 16 mile kayak/canoe paddle across beautiful Butler County on Connoquenessing Creek. This celebration will encourage participants to learn more about this important waterway and how to protect it. The event includes shuttle service, overnight camping, dinner and breakfast, live entertainment, informative speakers, raffles and silent auction, campfire snacks, and fun for all! One day paddlers are welcome also. Take part in this exciting unique paddling opportunity and experience what our local natural resources have to offer. Registration Fees: 2 day Adult: $20; 1 day Adult: $15; 2 day Child (12 years old and under): $12; 1 day Child: $7 (Fees include liability insurance) Boat Rental Fees: 2 days: $20; 1 day: $15 (Limited quantity, Contact to reserve) Dates and Times: 6/17/17 1:30pm – 6/18/17 2:30pm Rain Date: 7/8/17 - 7/9/17 Day 1 Put In: 101 West Main St. Renfrew, PA 16053 Day 2 Take Out: 253 Ash Stop Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 Day 2 Put In: 253 Ash Stop Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 Day 2 Take Out: 198 Porters Cove Harmony, PA 16037 Participants will drop off their boats at Renfrew Canoe Launch and then drive to Major Washington Canoe Launch to set up camping gear and park their vehicles. The shuttle will then take the attendees back to Renfrew Canoe Launch, where they will launch their boats. Participants are required to bring their own camping gear and Life Jackets/PFD. Contact Christina Handley for more information or to Register: alleghenyaquaticalliance@hotmail.com or (724) 371-0416. Registration also available online at www.eventbrite.com.

Renfrew Canoe Launch

101 West Main Street

Renfrew, PA 16053

 

Summer Kick-Off with Dancing Queen

June 17 @ 7:30 p.m.

Dancing Queen epitomizes the disco era with the look, attitude, excitement and performance style the music is known for. They perform all your favorite retro music of the 70’s and 80’s, jamming the dance floor from start to finish, stringing one song straight into the next, pumping music with up to 4-part harmonies. The band features both male and female vocals and even mix in all the fun party tunes from Motown to contemporary hits of today.

Chatham University Eden Hall Campus

6053 Ridge Road

Richland Township, PA 15044

 

Super Science Saturday: Jurassic Day

June 17 @ 12 p.m.

Wander through our world-class Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition hall, dig for fossils in Bonehunters Quarry, and take part in hands-on, dinosaur-themed activities! Meet reptiles from the museum’s living collection, check out Jurassic Park movie memorabilia, meet our Spinosaurus puppet, and watch Jurassic Park in the Earth Theater! Super Science Saturdays is a free program at Carnegie Museum of Natural History that allows visitors of all ages to explore a special theme through hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts, and more!

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Twilight Cemetery Tour “Blairsville Underground Railroad”

June 17 @ 5:30 p.m.

Tours will begin at 5:30 PM Follow our guide as you explore the Blairsville Cemetery and meet figures from the Underground Railroad, soldiers from wars long past, and prominent Blairsville citizens. Space is limited. Tours every 10 minutes. Reservations are requested

Blairsville Cemetery

East Market Street

Blairsville, PA 15717

 

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

June 17 – September 10

In a career that spanned eight decades, iconic American photographer Irving Penn (1917–2009) created an enormous body of work. In this retrospective, the full range of his accomplishment is seen in more than 140 photographs including early social realist images, glamorous fashion photographs, insightful portraits, still lifes, nudes, and his late work with found objects. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty provides a compelling overview of the work of one of the twentieth‐century’s greats, while simultaneously  reflecting on some of the century’s most enthralling personalities and exploring its social and cultural contrasts. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is organized by the Smithsonian American  Art Museum with generous support from ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE, Sakurako and William Fisher,

The William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment Fund, The Lauder Foundation – Leonard and Judy Lauder Fund, Edward Lenkin and Roselin Atzwanger, The Robert and Edgar Mapplethorpe Foundation, Margery and Edgar Masinter, The Margery Masinter Exhibitions Fund, the James F. Petersen Charitable Fund in honor of Tania and Tom Evans, The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund, and the Trellis Fund. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.

The Frick Pittsburgh

7227 Reynolds St

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

 

Eat’n Park Family Week

June 17 – June 24 @ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lots of smiles and fun abound as we celebrate family during Eat’n Park Family Week.  Each day features a new theme with tons of activities, animal encounters, and mascot appearances.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Music of Flight & Fantasy

June 17 @ 2:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Guest Conductor Lawrence Loh for a musical celebration of flight and fantasy featuring the music of John Williams. Join us in Heinz Hall for a family-friendly concert in a welcoming, inclusive and relaxed environment designed especially for patrons of all ages, and especially those individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities and other disabilities.

1:15 pm Pre-Concert Activities
2:30 pm Concert

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Father’s Day at the Zoo

June 18

Dads of all ages receive free admission to the Zoo when accompanied by their children. Treat your dad like the King of the Jungle with a special trip to the Zoo.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Jungle Odyssey

June 20 @ 9:30 a.m.

Take a trip to the Jungle this summer at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Visit with a pygmy hippo, capybara, fossa, and ocelot in an immersive atmosphere. Then reach for the sky on the Zoo's new zipline.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Members Only Night

June 21 @ 6:30 p.m.

Members will enjoy food specials, a 20% discount in Zoo gift shops, a dance party in the PNC Pavilion, carousel rides, and face painting.

Members with a Dino Membership will be able to preview our new exhibit, Dinosaurs in the Pittsburgh Zoo, for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests with a regular Zoo Membership are welcome to pay an additional fee to tour the Dinosaur exhibit from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Reservations are not necessary. Guests are welcome to attend with members at half price admission.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Classical Music Under the Stars

June 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Consistently pulling in the record breaking crowds, Classical Music Under the Stars EHC Summer Series will return for another magical performance at EHC Summer Series. The concert will feature Chatham University professor Pauline Rovkah and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In conjunction with the concert, visual art insured by the music selections will be on display in the Café.

Chatham University Eden Hall Campus

6035 Ridge Road

Richland Township, PA 15044

 

Honeck Conducts Beethoven

June 23 – June 25

Our season finale joins Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians in a performance of Beethoven’s beloved "Pastoral" Symphony. Here, Beethoven's love of nature overflows in impressions of the beautiful countryside-- a babbling brook, then bird calls, a summer storm, and the shepherds' song of thanksgiving. In a program sure to ignite and stimulate the senses, world-renowned German baritone Matthias Goerne joins the orchestra for his debut with Mahler’s Twelve Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. With these songs of love and war, Mahler draws from a treasure trove of folk melodies based on a collection of German poems traversing love, nature, humor and even fairytales. You won't want to miss this tour de force season finale performance of what is celebrated around the world as one of the finest artistic partnerships today, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Artists: Manfred Honeck, conductor Matthias Goerne, baritone Program: Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68, "Pastoral" Mahler: Twelve Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Kaiju Big Battel: Multilple Choice Versus

June 24 @ 8 p.m.

Your Night, You Decide.

Select one, select them all. You own the night with Multiple Choice Events:

[A] Attend a show

[B] Go to a party featuring games of epic proportion

[C] Grab a bite to eat at our food truck roundup, or

ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Multiple Choice: Versus Edition featuring Kaiju Big Battel is something you’ll have to see to believe. In this live monster fighting spectacle, Planet Earth is under threat. Scattered throughout the galaxy lies a monstrous mob of maniacal villains, menacing alien beasts and giant, city-crushing monsters. The Kaiju Universe’s active roster of monsters, includes a blue alien-glutton named Sky Deviler, a factory-worker-turned-soup-can named Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle, a dirty hare-sage dubbed Dusto Bunny, Uchu Chu the Space Bug and a despicable mad scientist known as Dr. Cube.

Or, join us at 9:00 p.m. for Game Night after party, more information to be announced.

Food truck entry is free, and will be available throughout the evening.

All ages are welcome for this event.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

23rd Annual Cruise-a-Palooza

June 24 @ 11 a.m.

Join the Rodfathers at the Butler Farm Show Grounds for Butler’s biggest car cruise of the year. DJs, dash plaques, special entertainment. 11 AM-Dusk.

Butler Farm Show Grounds
627 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

“If I Loved You…” A Rogers & Hammerstein Review

June 25 @ 6 p.m.

You won't want to miss these star-spangled songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein in a new dramatic revue., featuring singers from mainstage festival productions. The performance will be accompanied by a barbecue in the cozy Snuggery Farms in Sewickley. For more information call 412-621-1499.

Snuggery Farms

1551 Camp Meeting Road

Sewickley, PA 15143

 

OpenStreetsPGH

June 25

What if you could close down a city street, and use it for a few hours of good, healthy, family fun?

You’d have OpenStreetsPGH. Come down and join us to walk, run, bike and skate through the streets of Pittsburgh. It’s a whole new way to look at and experience your city. And a whole new way to have fun with your friends and family.

Take a look at our route map to see just how much fun you can pack into three miles from Downtown to the Northside to the West End!

Want to play a larger role in OpenStreetsPGH? Be a sponsor or an event day volunteer. Learn how you can get involved in making sure each Sunday this summer is as fun as it can be!

Market Square
210 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

David Blaine Live

June 25 @ 8 p.m.

Described by Howard Stern as the greatest magician that ever lived, David Blaine single-handedly redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special STREET MAGIC when he was just twenty-three, which Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller called “the best TV magic special ever done.” The New York Times noted that Blaine has “taken a craft that’s been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it,” whilst The New Yorker claimed “he saved magic.”

Byham Theater
101 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

CEEMI Music Production Camp

June 26 – June 30

Collaborative Experiential Electronic Musical Instrument (CEEMI) This week long camp will explore the intersection between music and technology. Activities will include: sound recording and engineering, collaborative music creation, and "found sound" compositions. Students will not only have an opportunity for individual artistic expression, but also gain technical skills and dispositions integral for success in the music production industry. The CEEMI Workshop is an innovative, fun and engaging way of connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through collaborative music-making. No prior musical experience is required.

Trust Arts Education Center
805/807 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Kennywood KidsFest

June 27 – June 28

It's all about kids on these special days at Kennywood! Meet your favorite superheroes, princesses, and other characters from TV and movies.

Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

Celebrate America

June 29 – July 4

Countdown the days to the Fourth of July with music, crafts, jugglers, and fireworks.

Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

Cody Jinks

June 29 @ 7 p.m.

Artist Link http://codyjinks.com/ More Info General Admission - All Ages This show is indoors *VIP ticket includes the following: 1 VIP Laminate, an Autographed CD from Cody Jinks, A VIP Koozie from Cody Jinks, a ticket to the show, and a private Meet and Greet with Cody Jinks. Purchaser must arrive at 6 PM.

Stage AE

400 North Shore Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Back to the 50s Weekend

June 30 – July 2

Auto show Extravaganza! Live entertainment, food, automotive vendors, family fun & more. Open to all makes & models. Rain or shine.

Cascade Park

1928 East Wilmington Street

New Castle, PA 16101

 

Ellwood City Festival

June 30 – July 2

200 + booths of arts, crafts, canvas & slate painting, candles, jewelry, stained glass, wooden gifts & more. Entertainment, children's area, ethnic foods, family fun & FIREWORKS finale. Free. Parking: ($)

Ewing Park

330 Sims St.

Ellwood City, PA 16117

 

Big Butler Fair

June 30 – July 8

The Big Butler Fair is the largest fair in western PA and considered by many to be the best fair in the country. We are proud to be a symbol of American family values. Year after year, families from all over PA, Ohio, New York and West Virginia come to the Big Butler Fair to enjoy fireworks, the midway, games, demolition derbies, concerts and truck pulls. 9 AM-10 PM.

Big Butler Fairground
1127 New Castle Road
Prospect, PA 16052

 

EQT Flashes of Freedom Celebrate America Pittsburgh

July 4 @ 12 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s official 4th of July celebration. Fun starts at 12 p.m., fireworks at 9:35 p.m. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.celebrateamericapgh.com.

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Mega Cruise at the Butler County Airport

July 8 @ 2 p.m.

There is parking for over 1,000 show cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and airplanes. There will also be great food, beverages, music, 50/50 raffles and a Chinese auction. 2-10 PM.

Butler County Airport
475 Airport Road
Butler, PA 16002

 

Cranberry Township Community Days

July 13 – July 15

Features Art in the Park, car cruise, concerts, free kids area, carnival and more. Thur. and Fri. 4-10 PM. Sat. 12-7 PM.

Cranberry Township Community Park
Ernie Mashuda Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

 

Horsetrading Days

July 13 – July 15

Bring your loved ones and enjoy this classic small town event full of music, games, food and a lot of summer fun! The event, now celebrating its 53rd year, has grown to one of the largest in the area and welcomes as many as 40,000 guests each year. We encourage you to tour the historic sites, enjoy the free concerts, explore our unique stores, and dine at our fine restaurants and cafes. Thur 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 11 AM - 8 PM Sat. 10 AM - 8 PM

Main Street Zelienople
Zelienople, PA 16063

 

The Music of John Williams

July 14 – July 16

The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination. To new worlds. Through heart-pounding adventures. Be there as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs all of your John Williams favorites: Superman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Star Wars including music from the new blockbuster The Force Awakens.

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Disney’s Newsies

July 18 – July 23

EXTRA, EXTRA – IT’S A PITTSBURGH CLO PREMIERE HOT OFF THE PRESS!

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, NEWSIES is the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who rallies “newsies” from across NYC to strike for what’s right after publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer threatens their livelihood. Winner of the Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, audiences and critics alike call it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, including the tap dance extravaganza “King of New York,” NEWSIES is a high-energy eruption of song and dance.

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

PPG Festival of Color

July 22 @ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Create colorful carts including sand art, chalk designs, and tie-dying t-shirts. Watch as some of our animals create their own masterpieces. Sponsored by PPG Industries.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

ReplayFX Arcade and Gaming Festival

July 27 – July 30

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Mamma Mia!

July 28 – August 6

“ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS!” - Daily Mail

Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with MAMMA MIA!, the ultimate feel-good show! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. ABBA's timeless songs infuse this enchanting tale of family, friendship and love, with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers that make MAMMA MIA! a smash hit. “The Winner Takes It All,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and more will have you dancing in the aisles like a “Dancing Queen!"

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

Celebrate the Bloom

July 29 @ 9 a.m.

Full day of activities including walks, workshops, demonstrations and a culminating bonfire, plus local food, vendors and entertainment. 9 AM-5:30 PM. Free event

Celebrating the state’s only prairie (and the eastern-most prairie in the US), the festival includes nature explorations (i.e. bird, butterfly and wildflower walks), engaging demonstrations, local artisans and food, and musical guests. The event is produced in cooperation with 3MJC (the friends group and funding partner of Jennings). Music is presented by Lonesome No More Productions/Dennis McCurdy. celebratethebloom.wordpress.com.

Jennings Environmental Center
2951 Prospect Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

 

Concordia Summer Festival

July 30 @ 12 p.m.

Scheduled “under the tents” behind the Lund Care Center, the traditional festival features a worship service of thanksgiving, a mass choir of members of our congregations, Haven residents and Pittsburgh Lutheran Chorus members, a special menu based on the year’s theme. Entertainment for all ages. This event has been held annually for more than 130 years. 12-6 PM

Concordia Lutheran Services
134 Marwood Road
Cabot, PA 16023

 

Portersville Steam Show

August 3 – August 6

The Portersville Steam Show provides a large variety of activities for the whole family. A vintage village, farm animals, train rides, steam engines, flea market, crafts, great food, kids’ pedal tractor pulling, tractors, large traction engines, ice cream, tractor pulls, and a steam building featured. 8 AM - 8 PM

Portersville Steam Show Grounds
1512 Perry Highway
Portersville, PA 16051

 

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

August 4 – August 6

A weekend-long celebration of Pittsburgh’s three rivers featuring headlining music acts, Formula One powerboat racing, the “Wheel of Lights” ferris wheel, fireworks and more. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.yougottaregatta.com.

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

2017 USA BMX Steel City National Series

August 4 – August 6

USA BMX, the world's largest bicycle motocross organization, will be hosting the 2016 USA BMX Steel City National Series in Pittsburgh from August 4-6, 2017.

For more information please visit the event website.

South Park – Allegheny County Parks
Buffalo Drive
South Park, PA 15129

 

19th Annual Regatta at Lake Arthur

August 5 – August 6

Live entertainment, SummersCool Eco-Recreational Instruction, marketplace of food, craft and business vendors, community sailing and races, children's’ activities, crafts and games, native butterfly release, MSP Partner Spotlight and mountain bike trail ride. Sat 10 AM-9 PM Sun 10 AM-6 PM

Moraine State Park – South Shore
225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16052

 

69th Annual Butler Farm Show

August 7 – August 12

Showcases the county’s farming community at the showgrounds on Route 68 with farming exhibits, tractor pulls, crafts, rides, food and demonstrations. 8:30 AM - 11 PM.

Butler Farm Show Grounds
627 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001

 

Million Dollar Quartet

August 8 – August 13

A TWIST OF FATE BROUGHT THE WORLD ONE OF THE GREATEST JAM SESSIONS EVER!

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the unexpected recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. On December 4, 1956, this unlikely quartet converged on Sun Records in Memphis. They didn’t always get along, but when it came to the music, they created something special. Thankfully, Sun’s owner, Sam Phillips, flipped the recording switch and rock ‘n’ roll history was made. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET takes you behind the music with a monumental night that explodes off the stage with 21 legendary hits that defined rock 'n' roll, including: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Hound Dog.”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

 

Macy’s Elephant Day

August 12 @ 11 a.m.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

North Washington Rodeo

August 15 – August 19

Grab your cowboy hat as the North Washington Rodeo brings the excitement of professional rodeo to Butler County. Parade on Aug. 15th. $14 adult ($12 advance), $6 children ($5 advance), Under 3 are free.

North Washington Rodeo
2225 Oneida Valley Road
Petrolia, PA 16050

 

Shawn Mendes

August 20 @ 7 p.m.

For tickets and more information, click here.

PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

Bruno Mars

August 22 @ 8 p.m.

For tickets and more information, click here.

PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

Kaki King: Multiple Choice Audio/Visual

August 25 @ 8 p.m.

Your Night, You Decide.

Select one, select them all. You own the night with Multiple Choice Events:

[A] Attend a show

[B] Go to a dance party

[C] Grab a bite to eat at our food truck roundup, or

ALL OF THE ABOVE

Multiple Choice: Audio/Visual Edition features composer and guitarist Kaki King, hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself.” Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s "Into The Wild," and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.

Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body” is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. King's groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other.

Or, join us at 9:00 p.m. for a dance party, more information to be announced.

Food truck entry is free, and will be available throughout the evening.

All ages are welcome for this event.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

32nd Annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts

September 9 – September 10

Please join us for the 32nd annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts! Crafts, food, music, art demonstrations, and most of all, fun! Free parking and shuttle. Sat. 10 AM-6 PM. Sun. Noon-5 PM.

Roebling Park
157 N Rebecca Street
Saxonburg, PA 16056

 

Supernatural Convention

September 8 – September 10

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Go Green Festival

September 9 @ 11 a.m.

Featuring the latest green energy sources and technologies such as electric vehicles, sustainable products and green business solutions. 11 AM-5 PM.

Parking lot of Kohl’s
1717 PA-228
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

 

Variety Hour: Multiple Choice Locally Sourced

October 14 @ 8 p.m.

Your Night, You Decide.

Select one, select them all. You own the night with Multiple Choice Events:

[A] Attend a show

[B] Go to a party featuring a speed painting competition

[C] Grab a bite to eat at our food truck roundup, or

ALL OF THE ABOVE

Multiple Choice: Locally Sourced features a Variety Hour, showcasing the best Pittsburgh has to offer. Featuring performers who live or work within fifty miles of the city, each performer has up to 10 minutes to show off their skills and creativity. The lineup will be announced closer to the event.

Or, join us at 9:00 p.m. for a speed painting competition and after party, where 12 of Pittsburgh’s visual artists will be given 30 minutes and a blank canvas to create works that will be judged by the audience. The top four artists from the preliminary rounds will face off in a second round of painting to determine the winner. At the end of the evening, the art pieces will be auctioned off with proceeds going directly to the artists.

Food truck entry is free, and will be available throughout the evening.

All ages are welcome for this event.

August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

School of Rock The Musical

October 17 - October 22

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn,a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

ZooZilla 5K Run/Walk

November 4 @ 8 a.m.

This race is professionally timed for the serious runner, but also an enjoyable experience for the leisurely walker

Register here.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt (Christmas Market)

November 11 – November 12

Juried regional artisans and other vendors present a marketplace in the tradition of Germany’s famed Christmas markets, with quality artwork and handcrafted goods as well as German and other European imports plus entertainment, refreshments and foods. Sat is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harmony’s National Historic Landmark District
Market & Mercer Streets
Harmony, PA 16037

 

The Color Purple

November 14 - November 19

Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Motown The Musical

November 22 - November 26

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Handmade Arcade

December 2

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 19 - December 24

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100 times better than any bedside story!”

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 11 a.m.

Ring in 2018 Zoo-style with crafts, entertainment, keeper talks, and a Noon Ball drop!

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

 

Love Never Dies

January 2, 2018 - January 7, 2018

The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. This production played to critical acclaim throughout Australia and New Zealand and is described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.” Andrew Lloyd Webber describes the production as, “Probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Wicked

January 24, 2018 - February 11, 2018

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Wicked Autism Friendly Performance

February 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to partner with for this very special performance of WICKED.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families. To create an autism-friendly setting, the shows are performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production will include reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights focused into the audience. In the theatre lobby there will be staffed quiet and play areas, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the performance. Specially trained volunteers will work the show to provide audience support.

For these special performances, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchases every seat in the theatre for sale at discount prices exclusively to families, groups, schools, etc. whose members include individuals on the autism spectrum. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to offer special prices to allow all patrons a chance to see a Broadway show with their family and friends.

Pittsburgh will be the first city outside of New York to offer WICKED in this form.

PLEASE NOTE: We will contact you by phone to discuss seating assignments.

Only members of the community who have a family member or friend on the Autism spectrum or who are in need of a sensory-friendly environment themselves may purchase tickets to this performance. We do welcome family and friends to experience the show together. A number of questions must be answered at point of purchased to complete the ticket transaction.

Special thanks to Autism Connection of PA for their contributions in support of this event. Please visit autismofpa.org for more information about autism and related conditions.

If you are interested in attending this performance, click here for more information about ticketing.

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

The Bodyguard

February 27, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

The role of Rachel Marron will not be played by Deborah Cox at the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

RENT

March 27, 2018 - April 1, 2018

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Cinderella

May 22, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Aladdin

August 21, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (NEWSIES) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (THE LION KING, AIDA), and book writer Chad Beguelin (THE WEDDING SINGER). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (THE BOOK OF MORMON, SOMETHING ROTTEN!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (MARY POPPINS), Gregg Barnes (KINKY BOOTS), and Natasha Katz (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS).

Benedum Center
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 1522
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