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.

Nov
23
Sat
I Made It! Market @ 31st Street Studios
Nov 23 2019 – Jan 4 2020 all-day

Under the spectacle of half a million Christmas lights, I Made It! Market at Lumaze is a one stop shop for one-of-a-kind finds. From November 23rd to January 4th more than 40 artisans and boutiques will sell items ranging from art, home goods, decor, and apparel at the Strip District’s 31st Street Studios. Tasty baked goods and yummy craft spirits will also be available for gift-giving needs. Live music and delectable food trucks accompany the festive experience for a real-life winter wonderland. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit imadeitmarket.com.

Dec
9
Mon
Semi-Annual FAB Sale @ The Design Center
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm
Semi-Annual FAB Sale @ The Design Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

What is the Semi-Annual FAB Sale?

The Semi-Annual FAB (Fill A Bag) Sale is open to public and is held the first week of June and December each year. The FAB Sale is the ultimate thrift sale and treasure hunt, providing contributors the opportunity to purchase an empty shopping bag and fill the bag with as much overstock of the boutique inventory as possible. This allows the team to organize the boutiques and prepare for the upcoming seasons.

Items include professional, business casual and everyday attire, along with some select vintage and formal wear finds. Funds raised will support boutique and mobile services for local women who are entering and returning to the workforce.
Location: Allegheny Branch of Dress for Success Pittsburgh

5001 Baum Blvd, Suite 550 | Pittsburgh, PA 15213

FAB Sale

Monday, Dec. 9: 10am-6pm

Tuesday, Dec. 10: 10am-3pm

Wednesday, Dec. 11: 10am-3pm

$25 Donation per bag

Large shopping bag

Specialty items priced separately.

Dec
14
Sat
2019 Jingle Bell Run – Pittsburgh @ Stage AE
Dec 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
2019 Jingle Bell Run - Pittsburgh @ Stage AE | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

2019 Jingle Bell Run – Pittsburgh

Jingle all the way to a cure for the #1 cause of disability: arthritis. Join us at Stage AE and jolly for a reason.

Event Highlights: Certified 5K & 1-Mile Holiday Themed Race, Coffee/Hot Chocolate Bar, Free Snacks, Photo Opp with Santa, Kids Zone, Holiday Village Market, Arthritis Warrior Zone, Health & Wellness Expo, Pre-Race Warmup, Indoor Venue for Pre-event Festivities, Participant Costume Contest, Wag Zone, Doggie Costume Contest.

Questions? Contact Linda Glace at 412.219.7988 or lglace@arthritis.org.

Register at http://jbr.org/pittsburgh

I Made It! for the Holidays: North Hills @ The Block Northway
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
I Made It! for the Holidays:  North Hills @ The Block Northway | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

I Made It! for the Holidays will once again return for its 13th season with unique finds that are one of a kind.  More than 100 new and returning artists will set up shop at the Block Northway on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. selling gift options ranging from art and decor to home goods and apparel. With a boutique feel, the holiday market’s festive atmospheres will be complemented with decorative accents, tasty treats and hot beverages for purchase, and music. All ages are welcome and admission is free as always. For more information, to meet our artists, and to see a full list of our events visit imadeitmarket.com.

Jan
3
Fri
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ 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, visit http://www.pennavenue.org/unblurred.

Sponsor: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

Feb
7
Fri
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ 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, visit http://www.pennavenue.org/unblurred.

Sponsor: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

Mar
6
Fri
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ 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, visit http://www.pennavenue.org/unblurred.

Sponsor: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

Apr
3
Fri
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ 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, visit http://www.pennavenue.org/unblurred.

Sponsor: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

May
1
Fri
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ 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, visit http://www.pennavenue.org/unblurred.

Sponsor: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

Jun
5
Fri
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue @ 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, visit http://www.pennavenue.org/unblurred.

Sponsor: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation