Looking for what to do in Pittsburgh? Find the best shows, events, festivals, concerts, things to do with kids, and activities happening in Pittsburgh, starting with this curated list from Associate Editor Sean Collier.

Looking for more ideas for the weekend and beyond? Check out our Events Calendar below.

Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Big League Fun @ the Children’s Museum Now Through May 10, 2020 Big League Fun! is an educational exhibit that emphasizes the science and math behind the game. Explore the exciting world of Major League Baseball through engaging hands on activities: • Test skills and get active: Practice pitching, throwing, fielding, hitting and base-running. Work on your swing and step...
Feb 22 – Apr 19 all-day MuseumLab
Channel showcases painting, photography, installation and multimedia artworks that highlight communication across generations, centering on the perspective of youth. Channel examines the how ones’ childhood voice is a powerful vehicle and lens when communicating between children and adults. Ten artists highlight different methods of communication and look at the ways these channels are used to keep generational conversations going. Channel...
Mar 6 – May 24 all-day Pittsburgh Glass Center
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 , 6–9pm Gallery Tour with the Artists: Saturday, March 7, 11am–1pm The beauty of technology often goes unnoticed because of its overwhelming presence in our day to day lives. This group of artists has developed their unique body of works with the aid of modern machines. Although the technology is integral to each of their processes;...
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Look up! Spring is in the air at Phipps’ spectacular new Spring Flower Show that brings signature spring displays to new heights. Don’t miss a new spectacular show creating color from above! In Spring Flower Show: Canopy of Color, Phipps’ signature displays will delight not only in beds below, but baskets and designs above, creating a world of color waiting...
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Wolfie's Pub
 
Apr 7 @ 8:30 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
The Consortium & Mr. Smalls Presents The Cryptics w/ F*** Yeah, Dinosaurs & Latecomer Tuesday, April 7th Doors 8 pm all ages / 21+ to drink The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale Tickets $8 advance, on sale now! $10 at door. In their 11th year together ,The Cryptics return strong from their three-year studio silence in 2020...
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm Songbird Artistry
Songbird Artistry hosts Yoga Factory for this evening of self-care! Make and take your own customized essential oil blend. All materials and instruction will be provided by Sally Meyers of Samsara Botanicals. A relaxing Restore class will follow, so you can peacefully finish out your evening.
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Mr. Smalls Presents Ron Placone Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls Millvale, PA Tickets: $10 – $15 Tickets on sale now! This event is 21+ w/ ID
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
The Consortium & Mr. Smalls Presents FieldDay “Wig Out 2.0 Tour” w/ Crooked Cobras and The Homisides Saturday, April 11 8 pm doors The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale Tickets $16 advance/$20 door. On sale now! Field Day features Peter Cortner (of Dag Nasty) and Doug Carrion (Dag Nasty, Kottonmouth Kings, Descendents, TV/film production) with Mark Phillips...
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Wolfie's Pub
 
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm Phipps Conservatory Botany Hall
Acclaimed long-form science writer discusses the challenges of bridging the gap between research and storytelling to bring stories that matter to a wider audience. There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, and algae are the ancestors...
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
The Consortium & Mr. Smalls Presents ENABLERS https://enablers.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Enablers-212885122067703/ with Come Holy Spirit https://comeholyspirit1.bandcamp.com/ and Five Foot Arm https://fivefootarm.bandcamp.com/releases Thursday, April 16 8:00 pm all ages welcome/21+ to drink The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale Tickets $8 advance/$10 door. On sale now! Band Members: Joe Goldring (ex-Swans, Toiling Midgets, Touched by a Janitor) on guitar. Kevin Robert...
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm Pittsburgh Fencer's Club
Please join us for the release of Gail Langstroth’s “Firegarden/jardin-de-fuego,” and Doralee Brooks’s “When I Hold You up to the Light.” Participating performers and poets include Celeste Gainey, Sheila Carter Jones, Yona Harvey, The Lemington Gospel Chorale, Pittsburgh Tango Connection, Carolina Loyola Garcia, and Jon Banuelos.
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Hillman Center for Performing Arts
For more than 20 years, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has been re-imagining traditional American circus with a contemporary twist. This unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, comedy and live original music features an eclectic cast of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, sideshow marvels and more. It's a thrilling spectacle that's sure to please every member of the family! Sponsor: The Hillman Center for Performing...
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
Join Robert Boldin, Artistic Administrator, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Norma. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera, New Guard and donors at $50+. Please note that the Pittsburgh Opera garage is available only for handicapped parking, by reservation. RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 PM FRIDAY,...
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Yoga Factory Pittsburgh
Experience Yoga and the Healing Sounds of singing bowls, didgeridoos and harmonium at Yoga Factory in, Lawrenceville, PA. You will be guided through mindful and relaxing asanas while Zeb Homison of Yoga Factory plays singing bowls and harmonium and Joseph Carringer of Didge Therapy plays didgeridoo and singing bowls. You will be guided through a flowing sequence of yoga postures...
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Wolfie's Pub
 
Apr 23 all-day Club Cafe
Pittsburgh’s own Matt Light takes the stage at Club Cafe on April 23rd with special guests Mike Zydel and Natalie Moses for a night sure to be full of laughs! Doors for the show will open at 6:30 PM. This event is 21 and over only. Tickets are on-sale now!
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm Benedum Center
Pittsburgh Opera New Guard Members can enjoy the private New Guard Lounge at the Benedum on opening night of all our operas. The New Guard Lounge has its own private bartender, so you can skip the wait at the other bars. The Lounge is a great place to hang out with other members pre-show and during intermission.
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Carnegie Lecture Hall
Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success, performing well over 1,600 concerts over 5 continents and racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. Sponsor: Calliope House
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Norma is the tragic tale of a conflict between love and duty. Norma is a Druid priestess in ancient Gaul, which is being occupied by Roman invaders. Norma falls in love with, and bears two children to, the Roman leader Pollione, thereby betraying her own people and breaking her sacred vows. When Norma finds out Pollione is having an affair...
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Norma is the tragic tale of a conflict between love and duty. Norma is a Druid priestess in ancient Gaul, which is being occupied by Roman invaders. Norma falls in love with, and bears two children to, the Roman leader Pollione, thereby betraying her own people and breaking her sacred vows. When Norma finds out Pollione is having an affair...
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Wolfie's Pub
 
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
May 1 @ 7:30 pm Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Norma is the tragic tale of a conflict between love and duty. Norma is a Druid priestess in ancient Gaul, which is being occupied by Roman invaders. Norma falls in love with, and bears two children to, the Roman leader Pollione, thereby betraying her own people and breaking her sacred vows. When Norma finds out Pollione is having an affair...
May 1 @ 9:15 pm – 9:30 pm Brillobox
Kaleta and Super Yamba bring the 70s era Afrobeat sounds with this 9 piece funky and dark sound. Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by legendary Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer, guitarist and percussionist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta...
May 3 @ 3:00 pm Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Norma is the tragic tale of a conflict between love and duty. Norma is a Druid priestess in ancient Gaul, which is being occupied by Roman invaders. Norma falls in love with, and bears two children to, the Roman leader Pollione, thereby betraying her own people and breaking her sacred vows. When Norma finds out Pollione is having an affair...
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – May 17 @ 4:30 pm New Hazlett Theater
Caitlin’s world has always been black and white. As an 11-year-old on the autism spectrum, she once relied on her older brother to help make sense of things beyond dictionaries, computers, and the facial expressions chart at school. But now that he’s gone, she’s all on her own. With the help of those around her, Caitlin begins to understand how...
May 15 all-day Stage AE
Women who Rock 2020 featuring headliner Ann Wilson of Heart, guest star actress/singer Rita Wilson, The Vindys & DJ Femi. Honoring Women who Rock Impact Award recipient Sheila E. The night will be emceed by Michele Michaels of 102.5 FM WDVE. Free Beauty Bar, Photo Booth, Pink Carpet Entrance, Giveaways, Signature Cocktails, Silent Auction, VIP Lounge, and more! Help us...
May 20 all-day The Smiling Moose
Drake Bell comes to The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 20th! Limited VIP Meet & Greet tickets are available for purchase in advance and online only. Doors for the show will open at 8:00 PM. This event is ages 21 and over only.