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.


In Conversation: Hood Ornaments and Hip Hop Culture 🎶

Sept. 21 | Virtual  
Join The Frick Pittsburgh for an online event with Paradise Gray, Pittsburgh native and chief curator of The Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Brox, and Treble NLS of 1Hood Media as they explore the roles that hood ornaments, car culture and branding have played in the world of hip hop. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.  

Reserved Spirits Launch 🍸  

Sept. 22 | The PA Market  
Experience the launch of the brand-new Reserved Spirits section of The PA Market in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. The new section will feature scotches, whiskeys, bourbons, and more. A VIP ticket to the event includes one Dewar cocktail, a gift bag and a reserved seat in the Wine Library.  

Dear Evan Hansen 💙 

Sept. 23-Oct. 14 | Harris Theater 
The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Enjoy the movie from Pittsburgh’s Harris Theater, located in the Cultural District.  

Carrie Carpool Cinema 📽 

Sept. 24 | Carrie Blast Furnace  
Enjoy a drive-in experience at the historic Carrie Blast Furnace! This week’s theme is Stop in Motion and features Coraline and The Fantastic Mr. Fox along with two animated shorts. Mini tours of the blast furnaces are available prior to the start of the films for an additional cost.  

Party on the Mount 🎉 

Sept. 25 | Mt. Washington  
Experience a party on the top of Mount Washington! The annual event is a community-building fundraiser hosted by the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation and features a live DJ, incredible photo opportunities, food and drink vendors, kids play area, beer and cocktail tents, and plenty of fun.  

Ben Avon Fall Festival 🍂 

Sept. 25 | Ben Avon  
Join the Avon Club Foundation for the annual Ben Avon Fall Festival. The family-friendly festival will feature live music, food and artisans with 50+ local vendors.  

Girls Rock Science 👩‍🔬  

Sept. 25 | Carnegie Science Center  
All girls are invited to participate in Carnegie Science Center’s Girls Rock Science Day! Enjoy exciting STEM activities, demos, and experiments highlighting all the ways that science “rocks.” Girls Rock Science activities are free with general admission.  

Hallowboo! 👻 

Sept. 25-Oct. 31 (Every Sat. & Sun.) | Idlewild & SoakZone  
Enjoy a kid-friendly Halloween event at Idlewild & SoakZone featuring trick-or-treating through Story Book Forest, costumed characters, themed rides and attractions, mazes and more! Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.  

The Great Race 👟 

Sept. 26 | Downtown Pittsburgh  
The annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race returns to the city this weekend for a 10K or 5K race. Both the 10K and 5K end at the finish line in Downtown Pittsburgh. All participants will receive a medal and a long-sleeved finishers shirt. 

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival 🥟 

Sept. 26 | Kennywood  
Experience Pittsburgh’s Pierogi Festival at Kennywood Park! Featuring one of Pittsburgh’s signature dishes, the Pierogi Fest includes more than 40 vendors offering a variety of pierogi styles, live music and entertainment, and the opportunity to ride some of the park’s most popular attractions.  

Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee 🖼 

Opening Sept. 26 | Westmoreland Museum of American Art  
Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee presents the first major critical assessment of works by the artist Doris Lee (1905 – 1983). Lee was one of the most recognized artists in the country during the 1930s and 40s and a leading figure in the Woodstock Artist’s Colony. Admission to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art is free, but advanced online registration is required. This exhibition is on display through Jan. 2022.  

World Tourism Day🌎

Sept. 27 | Virtual
In honor of World Tourism Day, join the World Tourism Organization for a day to focus on Tourism for Inclusive Growth.  

Ongoing… 

Free Admission for Kids at Meadowcroft Rocks 🎟 

Month of Sept. | Meadowcroft Rock Shelter & Historic
Village Throughout the month of August and September, Meadowcroft Rock Shelter & Historic Village will offer free admission for kids ages 17 and under, thanks to support from UPMC. Gather your family up for a fun outdoor adventure this summer! 

Hike-A-Thon 🥾 

Now-Sept. 30 | Virtual 
Participate in the National Aviary’s first-ever Hike-A-Thon! Hike, bike, birdwatch or explore from wherever you are while supporting the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats. During the month of Sept., virtually long your miles, engage with friends and compete to win great prizes.  

Asian Lantern Festival🏮

Now-Oct. 30 | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium 
Experience a new adventure at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium during the Asian Lantern Festival. On Thursday-Sunday evenings through Oct. 30 the zoo will illuminate the city with the glow of colossal, wildlife-themed, handcrafted lanterns. Giant steel and silk sculptures, stretching high in the sky and up to 100 feet long, will encompass three connected themes: the Zoo, our global species conservation partnerships and Asian culture.

Last Chance… 

Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 🏇 

Now-Sept. 26 | The Frick Pittsburgh  

Check out the first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion at The Frick Pittsburgh! Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 looks at the impact of new technologies and evolving social norms that allowed women to make their way outdoors. Visitors are required to purchase timed tickets in advance. 

Jazz Poetry Month 🎻 

Now-Sept. 29 | City of Asylum & Virtual  
Celebrate the 17th Annual International Jazz Poetry Month with City of Asylum! This year, Jazz Poetry 2021 melds all the opportunities of virtual programming with the thrilling return to in-person concerts, all while speaking to the very core of City of Asylum’s mission to protect and celebrate creative free expression. All programs are streamed and can be watched at any time. 

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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.