Events This Week in Pittsburgh

What's happening in Pittsburgh now, 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.


Pittsburgh and the Civil Rights Movement 📝

Feb. 25 | Virtual
Join the Heinz History Center for a free virtual school program about Pittsburgh and the Civil Rights Movement. The program will discuss important moments in African American history in Western Pennsylvania, highlighting key people, places and events. The webinar is free for students and teachers, and online registration is required. 

Pittsburgh Irish Festival’s Spring Live Stream Series

Feb. 26 | Virtual
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival’s virtual series returns with an incredible line-up for the Spring Live Stream Series. Lift your spirits and warm your soul with classic Irish tunes with various musicians and groups. Performances are on select dates through April, and all streams will occur on the Pittsburgh Irish Festival’s Facebook page. 

Lit Fridays with Ming Smith 🎤

Feb. 26 | Virtual
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center presents Lit Fridays, a literary-focused, virtual salon featuring conversations and guest performances. This month’s guest is artist Ming Smith, known for her informal, in-action portraits of black cultural figures. All conversations are available via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. 

Flamingo Fest 🦩

Feb. 27-28 | National Aviary
Flamingo fans, unite! This weekend, the National Aviary features a fun-filled lineup of flamingo-themed programming and events. Flamingo Fest is included with general admission. Timed entry tickets are required, and the National Aviary will be following enhanced safety protocols.  

Bicycle Film Festival 🚲

Now-Feb. 28 | Virtual
Hosted by Bike Pittsburgh, the Bicycle Film Festival returns to Pittsburgh this year. The virtual event features a curated screening of short films including an international point of view of the cycling movement from around the world and Pittsburgh. A portion of all ticket sales goes directly to support BikePGH. 

Last Chance… 

Spread the Love, Pittsburgh 💖

Now-Feb. 28 | Downtown Pittsburgh
Enjoy Downtown Pittsburgh with a hotel stay and a $100 value to use for dining, shopping and more. Visitors who book a stay at one of the participating hotels will be given a bundle of loaded vouchers to use at various businesses. The offer is valid through the entire month of February, and vouches can be redeemed until March 7. 

Arcade Comedy Theater Black History Month Events 🎙

Now-Feb. 26 | Virtual
Throughout the month of February, Arcade Comedy Theater will be celebrating Black History Month with a variety of performances centering on Black voices in comedy. Check out their website for a full listing of events through February 26. 

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: A Splash of Brilliance 🌺

Now-Feb. 28 | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Experience the all-new flower show, Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: A Splash of Brilliance, at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! The show is full of immersive, vibrant displays featuring a tiered fountain cascading with white orchids and silver Spanish moss, orchids in planted chandeliers, whimsical shapes and more. All tickets must be purchased in advance. 

The Rink at PPG Place

Now-Feb. 28 & Mar. 5-14 | PPG Place
The Rink at PPG Place is open daily through Feb. 28 and has extended dates from Mar. 5-14 (Friday-Sunday only). Don't miss your last chance to celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary Season! New, enhanced health and safety protocols will be in place, and tickets must be ordered and pre-paid online. 

Ongoing… 

Center Stage 🎻

Feb. 24 & Mar. 3,10, 17 | WQED-FM
Experience “Center Stage,” a new feature of WQED Classical FM’s Symphony on Air Series. This is a weekly radio showcase of new performances recorded live for WQED-FM. The music in “Center Stage” are short pieces personally chosen by the musicians. Broadcasts will be live on the radio at 8:30 a.m. 

Far Away 🎭

Now-Mar. 7 | Virtual
Directed by Karla Boos and Joe Seamans, join Quantum Theatre for a showing of Far Away. It’s 45 minutes of shocking theater, turned into an evocative film. Tickets start at $10 and grant 72 hours of access to the broadcast. 

202021: a new constellation 🌟

Now-End of March | Downtown Pittsburgh
Experience Downtown Pittsburgh’s latest art exhibition “202021: a new constellation.” Curated by Tereneh Idia, this new public exhibition features the work of 11 artists of color and is found in nine locations throughout the Cultural District. The path begins at Theater Square, down Penn Ave. to Ninth St. and along Liberty Ave. 

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