Events This Week in Pittsburgh

What's happening in Pittsburgh this week, you ask?

For upcoming events that will pique your interests, fire up your taste buds and inspire new adventures, look no further. Check back each week for an up-to-date list of what to do in the 'Burgh.

Super Hero Cruise 🦸 🛥️

Aug. 17 | Gateway Clipper Fleet
Come aboard for a fun-filled day on the river! Whether from your favorite comic book or blockbuster movie, you’re sure to see your favorite superstar aboard this classic Pittsburgh sightseeing tour.

From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: Brother Outsider 🏛️ 📽️

Aug. 17 | Heinz History Center
Join the Heinz History Center’s African American Program for a free, online screening of “Brother Outsider” as part of the 2022 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series. The film tells the story of Rustin, a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the Civil Rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.  

Little Italy Days 🍝 🍕

Aug. 18-21 | Bloomfield
Celebrate Bloomfield’s Italian heritage at the 20th annual Little Italy Days. Enjoy Italian-themed food, play bocce, learn to stretch pizza dough and dance along with traditional entertainment this summer at the region’s largest heritage festival. 

Movie Night on the Lawn 👽 🏀

Aug. 19 | Hazelwood
Join Hazelwood Local for the final Movie Night on the Lawn of the summer, featuring the classic film Space Jam from the '90s, in partnership with Row House Cinema! 

Rock Reggae & Relief 😎💕

Aug. 20 | Market Square, Downtown
Rock Reggae & Relief is a benefit music festival that brings reggae tunes, unity and feel-good vibes to the heart of Downtown while offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need. The proceeds from this year will benefit Café Momentum Pittsburgh, an award-winning restaurant and culinary training facility.

Yinzer 4.12 🌉 🏃

Aug. 20 | North Shore
The Yinzer 4.12K and Lil' Yinzer Fun Run welcomes runners from across the region to dress up in ways that represent Pittsburgh to them – anything from black and gold to their favorite Pittsburgh landmark.

Jam on Walnut

Aug. 20 | Shadyside
This always-happening block party returns Aug. 20 with live music from The Delaneys! Grab a beer and shop local businesses as you enjoy this free concert, with all proceeds going to help the Animal Friends charity.

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Pittsburgh Taco Festival 🌮

Sept 10 | Strip District
Pittsburgh's top tacos and food trucks take over the Strip District Terminal! Enjoy this community-centered event which features more than 25 food trucks and vendors plus live music, an art market and family fun. This festival is produced with the support of the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation and Latin American Cultural Union.

Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival 💙 🎵

Sept 14-15 | Highmark Stadium
Head to Highmark Stadium for the 5th Annual Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival featuring New Breed Brass Band, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Steel Pulse, Ranky Tanky, Fantastic Negrito, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and more!

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival 🎹 🎺

Sept. 16-18 | August Wilson Center
The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank brings people from all over the world to Pittsburgh for jazz and community. This year's headline acts include the multi-Grammy winner Ron Carter, award-winning vocalist Samara Joy, jazz fusion pioneer Stanley Clarke, powerhouse vocalist Ledisi, funk icons Average White Band and many more remarkable jazz, funk and fusion artists.

Andy Warhol’s Social Network: Interview, Television and Portraits  🖼️ 📺

September 24, 2022–February 20, 2023 | Andy Warhol Museum
Andy Warhol’s Social Network examines the intersections between Warhol’s longest running project, Interview magazine; his ventures in television with his original series Fashion, Warhol TV, and Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes; and his portrait commissions of the 1970s and 1980s. 


Asian Lantern Festival 🏮🐉

Through Oct 30, Thursday-Sunday | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The Asian Lantern Festival returns this fall with an all-new display, featuring guest favorites from days past: dinosaurs! Explore the Zoo at night among giant luminous handcrafted sculptures, including extinct and endangered animals. 

Market Square Farmer’s Market 🌽🥦🥖🍎

Through Oct. 27 | Market Square
Every Thursday from 10am – 2pm, shop regionally grown produce, organic products, and small-batch foods from a variety of vendors right in Market Square!

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World 🎸🎼

NOW OPEN! | Carnegie Science Center
Strum away through the Carnegie Science Center’s newest exhibit showcasing the history, evolution, and science of guitars! This touring guitar exhibit by the National GUITAR Museum showcases nearly 70 acoustic, electric, historical, and unusual guitars and take visitors through the evolution of guitars, from their design and sound to their association with important musicians.

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Please Note: Some events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. These listings may not reflect the most recent updates. Please check the official event and venue websites to confirm the status. Thank you for understanding.

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