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Get in the spirit of the holiday season with an array of immersive cultural experiences, delectable culinary options and more
PITTSBURGH – ‘Tis the season, and new experiences coming to Pittsburgh over the next few months are sure to put travelers in the spirit.
On October 7, a one-of-a-kind exhibit Violins of Hope comes to the Posner Center on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus. Free and open to the public through November 21, the exhibit shares powerful stories of string instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Plus, several other events and productions will take place around the city in tandem with this moving and important offering.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is set to offer an array of new shows over the next few months, including Grupo Corpo on October 14, Giraffes Can’t Dance The Musical on November 10, Mrs. Doubtfire The New Musical Comedy from November 23 through December 3, A Magical Cirque Christmas A Holiday Variety Show on December 29-30 and more.
The Heinz History Center’s holiday exhibition A Very Merry Pittsburgh returns on November 18 and includes artifacts from Kaufmann’s Department Store collection, along with a special section featuring family keepsakes, artifacts, film, and imagery that explores how Western Pennsylvanians have celebrated major winter holidays, including Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa, through the years. The exhibit will run through January 7.
The Andy Warhol Museum will open its latest special exhibition Unseen: Permanent Collection Works on November 2 through March 4, 2024. The collection features more than 60 works that have never been displayed, reflecting the enormity of the museum’s collection and the complexity of Warhol’s legacy.
The Carnegie Museum of Art’s new exhibit Amie Siegel: Panorama is now viewable through February 11, 2024. Additionally, the art museum is now offering new art-making programs for students up to 18 years old. Children ages 1–10 can share in art-making and sensory explorations at Museum Makers, a new weekly studio-based program. In its 95th year, The Art Connection will challenge artists in grades 5–9 to create unique artworks inspired by the work in our galleries and exhibit their own work in our galleries. For high school students, grades 10-12, interested in pursuing the arts, Youth Art Studio provides space and opportunities to expand students’ personal art portfolios and learn more about creative fields and local academic programs.
The first American lander since Apollo is currently being built at the Moonshot Museum. Visitors can get up close while it’s still here – plus, the museum will double as the spacecrafts mission control center guiding the spacecraft on its journey to the moon, right from Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh’s world-class food and craft beverage scenes continues to grow throughout Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods. There are numerous new tastebud-enticing options, including: Love, Katie Distillery (Sharpsburg), Layne’s Chicken Fingers (Oakland), Raising Cane’s (Oakland, North Versailles), Tom’s Watch Bar (North Shore), Alchemy Bar & Kitchen (Downtown), Needle & Bean (Mt. Lebanon), Tikka’N’Wrapz (Robinson), Taquitos (Southside), Poetry Lounge (Millvale), Kura Sushi USA (Southside) and more.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are back on the ice, and with the start of the season, PPG Paints Arena introduced its new all-inclusive experience Casamigos Club. The private, upscale event level club features complimentary food stations, beer and wine during Penguins home games for season ticket holders seated in Section 109. Individual tickets for Casamigos Club are also available for October and November home games online now.
For those looking to take advantage of outdoor recreation while the weather still allows, a basketball court and two new pickleball courts are now open at SouthSide Works. The courts are free to the public from dawn to dusk every day, and equipment can be rented at nearby Pins Mechanical. Additionally, the Mon Wharf Trail, a critical section of the GAP trail downtown running along the Monongahela River and into and out of Point State Park, recently reopened.
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