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.


The Wanderers 🎭

Nov 29-Dec 18 | City Theatre Company, South Side
Newly acquainted Orthodox Jews, Esther and Schmuli, have entered into an arranged marriage. Author Abe and movie star Julia have entered into a secret, flirtatious correspondence without their spouses’ knowledge. Swiveling between 1970s and present day, The Wanderers is a funny and mysterious new drama that puts a magnifying glass on the complications of love across generations and what it means to be happy. 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker 🕺💂‍♂️

Nov 30 | Benedum Center, Downtown
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.

A Christmas Story 🎄🎅

Nov 30-Dec 18 | O'Reilly Theater
In this timeless holiday comedy, nine-year-old Ralphie Parker takes the audience on a hysterical, hijinks-filled avalanche of adventure filled with all the trappings of a perfect family holiday – an exploding furnace, a Little Orphan Annie decoder pin, an innocent experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost, and a wild rash of theatrical fantasies not for the “fra-gee-lay” of heart. 

Handmade Arcade Holiday Market 🎁🛒

Dec 2-3 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Come to be inspired, and leave with distinctive handcrafted products you won’t find anywhere else! Surprise and delight your loved ones with holiday gifts as unique as they are. You’ll find everything from sustainable clothing and accessories to one-of-a-kind art, innovative home decor, decadent body products, and much more. Bring your whole crew for a day of shopping, hands-on crafts, and breathtaking live demonstrations.

Texture Ballet Presents The Nutcracker 🩰💂‍♂️

Dec 3 & 4 | August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Downtown
The Nutcracker is presented by Texture Ballet School and will feature our talented students dancing the roles of the stunning Sugar Plum Fairy down to the tiniest of Bon Bons; the twinkle in their eyes and the flutter in the feet will light up the stage! Special guest performers will include Alan Obuzor and other company dancers of Texture Contemporary Ballet.

The Black Market: Holiday Edition 👔👜

Dec 3 & 4 | Market Square, Downtown 
The Black Market: Holiday Edition is back! Presented by Duquesne Light Co., this pop-up market supports and showcases Black-owned businesses from around the region and is a buzzing destination Downtown during the holiday season.

Nationality Rooms 31st Holiday Open House 🌎

Dec 4 | Cathedral of Learning, Oakland
In the spirit of an open house tradition and to foster connections among neighbors, members of the Nationality and Heritage Room Committees will welcome guests into the Cathedral of Learning for an afternoon of exploration and engagement. The Nationality and Heritage Rooms will be decorated for the holiday season and guests will have the opportunity to participate in traditional crafts and cultural demonstrations to learn about the rooms and their ethnic communities and traditions.

Coming Soon...

First Night Pittsburgh 🥳🎆🎊

New Years Eve | Downtown
Pittsburgh's signature New Year's celebration, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, takes place in the Cultural District with a variety of family-friendly activities and, of course, fireworks!

Ongoing… 

Peoples Gas Holiday Market 🎄⛄

Nov 18-Dec 23 | Market Square, Downtown 
Inspired by the original German Christkndlmarkts, the Holiday Market features national and local vendors housed in vintage, wooden chalets selling one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden 🌲❄🌹

Nov 18-Jan 8 | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Oakland
The holiday season isn't complete without a visit to Phipps! The Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden will return to Phipps' glowing gardens. With a fun-filled theme of Arctic Adventure, Phipps has pulled out all the stops for this year's Winter Flower Show with magnificent new displays of holiday trees, topiaries, exquisitely detailed props, and signature floral delights, including amaryllis, orchids and more than 1,600 poinsettias. 

American Perspective 🖼

Through Jan 8, 2023 | The Frick Pittsburgh, Regent Square
Drawn entirely from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, American Perspectives includes an extraordinary selection of paintings, sculpture, and other objects that demonstrates the diversity of American life and experiences. Each artwork is a powerful vehicle for storytelling, and this exhibition reveals the vital role folk art plays as a witness to history, marker of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of an artist. Looking at nationhood, freedom, immigration, opportunity, and legacy, this is the first presentation of folk art in the Frick's history.

58th Carnegie International 🖼👨🏻‍🎨

Through Apr 2, 2023 | Carnegie Museum of Art, Oakland
Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of international art. Organized every three to four years by Carnegie Museum of Art, the International presents an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time. 

Mars: The Next Giant Leap 🌟🌖🚀

Through Dec 31, 2023 | Carnegie Science Center, North Shore
Embark on an immersive voyage, imagine a better future on a different planet, and discover what is needed to make that future a reality on Earth. The new, groundbreaking exhibition Mars: The Next Giant Leap launches you on a 300-million-mile journey to Mars where you will learn the many facets of space exploration. 

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