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Top Ten Things to Do in Pittsburgh in March

This month's best bets in the ’Burgh.




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March 24/ Cigars, scotch and crude humor are the defining hallmarks of former “Blue Collar Comedy” performer Ron White. The Grammy-nominated, New York Times bestselling author returns to Pittsburgh to present his new stand-up show at the Benedum Center. (237 Seventh St., Downtown; 412/456-6666, trustarts.org
 


photo by ashlee c. photography
 

March 1/ Sisters Place, a supportive housing community that assists single parent families who are homeless in southwestern Pennsylvania, hosts its 16th annual Crushed Grapes Wine Tasting Event. This year’s event, which will be held at the PPG Wintergarden, will offer wine, craft beer, live music and gourmet food. A silent auction will have offerings from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Levin Furniture, Dinette and more. (One PPG Place, Downtown; 412/233-3903, sistersplace.org)
 

March 24/ What’s old is new — and probably in style again. Retro clothing, home goods, decorations, jewelry and more will be on display and for sale at the sixth annual Vintage Pittsburgh event at the Heinz History Center. Presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea, this year’s featured vendors will include Mid Century Queen, Rustic Vintage and Three Pigs Vintage. (1212 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/454-6000, heinzhistorycenter.org)

March 25/ The city of Pittsburgh and whiskey have a long, tumultuous history together. Join the Union Project for its Whiskey Workshop to celebrate that history, create your own ceramic whiskey flask and decorate artist-made whiskey tumblers (Wigle Whiskey will also be in the studio with samplings and cocktails). Single malt, grain, rye — whatever your preference, your new flask will hold it. (801 N. Negley Ave., Highland Park; 412/363-4550, unionproject.org

March 17/ The pop-punk and metal band A Day To Remember has been around since your middle school emo phase. Bust out your eyeliner and favorite band T-shirt as the group brings its 15 Years In The Making Tour to the Petersen Events Center. (3719 Terrace St., Oakland; 412/648-3054, peterseneventscenter.com
 

March 3/ Since 1971, Contemporary Craft has been working toward its mission of engaging the public in creative experiences. Its Mesh Blocked Mosaics class, led by Pittsburgh artist Rachel Sager, will teach students how to work with and install their mesh mosaics in their home or out in their community. The class works in collaboration with Sager’s lifelong legacy installation, The Ruins Project, and students will learn how to handle outdoor elements when installing mosaic work. (2100 Smallman St., Strip District; 412/261-7003, contemporarycraft.org)
 

March 3/ Hop Culture Magazine presents Farmhouse to Table — five breweries, two chefs and a whole lot of farm-fresh goodness. Ryan Peters of brunoise and Bethany Zozula of Whitfield will create small plates with ingredients from Who Cooks for You? Farm; Sharpsburg brewery Dancing Gnome Beer and four other breweries from around the country will offer farmhouse ales. (Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty; 412/361-3300, hopculture.com/event/farmhouse-to-table

March 4/ A two-week celebration for Lunar New Year culminates with the Year of the Earth Dog Parade, featuring more than 30 organizations and groups in all of their new year’s splendor marching down Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The third annual festivities are hosted by organizing partners the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, the Organization of Chinese Americans Pittsburgh and Uncover Squirrel Hill. Gong xi fa cai! (May your new year be full of great prosperity!) (412/422-7666, shuc.org/2018-lunar-new-year

March 3/ A supercentenarian is someone who has lived to their 110th birthday; the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center is a supercentenarian plus 15 years. The organization, which began as the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and became the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center in 2007, is celebrating its 125th birthday at Shake Your Booties, its 17th annual signature gala with food, drink and fun. Special guest Jerome Bettis will be on hand to raise money for the home’s three programs: Adoption, Child’s Way(R) extended care center and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital. (Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore; 412/441-4884, childrenshomepgh.org
 


Photo by Sean Carroll

 

March 16/ Finally, an event that caters to the under-21 crowd — Youth Invasion 2018: Stay Woke at The Andy Warhol Museum features teens’ take on the artist’s work. Visitors can see the points of view, ideas and creative expressions of a younger generation. Youth performers will take the stage in the museum’s entrance space, theater and galleries, and there also will be an exhibition of youth artwork. (117 Sandusky St., North Shore; 412/237-8300, warhol.org
 

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