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.

Workshop: Build Your Business @ The Shop in Homewood
Jan 25 all-day
Workshop: Build Your Business @ The Shop in Homewood | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Offered in partnership with Pittsburgh SCORE, the center will present a Build Your Business Workshop for women interested in starting or expanding their business. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: business planning, marketing and sales, financing, legal issues and business lessons learned.
A continental breakfast will be provided.

Ready to Run™ Pittsburgh @ Chatham University Shadyside Campus
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Ready to Run™ Pittsburgh @ Chatham University Shadyside Campus | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides non-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and mentoring by campaign professionals, political women, and officeholders.

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania is part of the Ready to Run™ National Training Network of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University (NJ).

Event will take place in the Mellon Board Room of Mellon Center.

Friday, January 24, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm (Pre-Conference)
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:30am-5:30pm (Campaign Training)

Event Contact Information
Annie Guadagnino

The PTC and CGI Present Beyond Big Data: AI/Machine Learning Summit @ Marriott City Center
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
The PTC and CGI Present Beyond Big Data: AI/Machine Learning Summit @ Marriott City Center |  |  |

Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning are empowering businesses, solving tough challenges, and have the potential to make life easier and more productive for us all.

C-level executives in a variety of industries are using these technologies to make better business decisions and to serve their customers better and more efficiently. However, navigating through the hype and the magnitude of data may be a challenge.

Now in its 5th iteration, Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit is a unique opportunity for managers on every level to learn more about the opportunities of these technologies while connecting with others in the industry. With a focus on trends and best practices, the event aims to explore strategies, best practices and technologies surrounding data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning while keeping in mind the implications of regulations, privacy, data protection, and ethics that govern this field.

The one-day event will feature keynote speakers and several panel discussions. This program is designed to enrich, enlighten and entertain.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School to hold auditions at PBT Studios on Feb. 1! @ Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School to hold auditions at PBT Studios on Feb. 1! @ Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School is hosting an audition on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Studios in the Strip District as part of their National Audition Tour. Registration runs from 12-12:30 p.m. with the first audition for students age 12-15 starting promptly at 12:30 p.m. The audition for students age 16+ will start at 2 p.m. Students will be considered for three exceptional programs: Intensive Summer Program, “Company Experience” Workshop (Ages 16+), and the Pre-Professional Program. Approximately 275 students attend these programs each year.

Dancers may Pre-register for the audition online. Pre-registration costs $30 and will close the Monday before the upcoming weekend’s audition. If you are not able to Pre-register by this time you may register on-site the day of the audition for $40.

For more information on the programs and audition sites and times please visit the website: https://www.pbt.org/national-audition-tour/

Video auditions are also accepted. Submit your video audition here: https://www.pbt.org/pbt-school/admissions/video-audition/

Photo Credit: Kelly Perkovich

The PTC CMO Insight Series: Poshmark CMO, Steven Tristan Young @ The Rivers Club
Feb 6 all-day
The PTC CMO Insight Series: Poshmark CMO, Steven Tristan Young @ The Rivers Club | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Please join us in welcoming Steven from Poshmark’s headquarters in Redwood City, California as he shares his insights in leading their marketing strategy.

Poshmark (www.poshmark.com) is the leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers. Through technology, Poshmark’s mission is to build the world’s most connected shopping experience, while empowering people to build thriving retail businesses. Since launching in 2011, Poshmark has become the largest and most vibrant social shopping community with nearly five million Seller Stylists helping 40 million shoppers discover items they love from over 75 million listings. The company is backed by the world’s leading investment firms and venture capital institutions including Mayfield, Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Temasek, Inventus Capital, Uncork Capital, Union Grove Venture Partners, Shea Ventures and AngelList.
Steven is an accomplished marketing leader and brand strategist for high-growth startups and Fortune 500 companies and joined Poshmark as its first Chief Marketing Officer in 2018. Young leads growth, product, and brand marketing for the rapidly growing company, driving the team through the next phase of growth.

Steven spent seven years at GrubHub prior to Poshmark. He has an extensive marketing career spanning leadership positions at DIRECTV, American Express, PUMA, and Endurance International. Notably, Young was instrumental in helping shape the brand marketing strategy for American Express’s flagship product, The Centurian Card, during his tenure. Young holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2020
WHERE: The Rivers Club, One Oxford Center, 301 Grant Street, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

11:00 AM | Registration & Networking
11:30 AM | Opening Remarks
11:50 AM | Introduction of our Speaker & Presentation
12:30 PM | Q&A
1:00 PM | Adjourn

Member/ Pittsburgh AMA Member*: $55, Late/ On-Site Registration, $65
Non-Member: $175, On-Site Registration, $185

*The PTC is excited to partner with the Pittsburgh American Marketing Association chapter to offer its members our PTC member rate for the Creative Industries Network events. If you are an AMA member, please contact Lauren Norris at lauren@levyind.com to receive your discount code for registration.


*Please complete registration via proceed to checkout button on bottom right corner of page. Once order has been submitted you will receive an email confirmation/ receipt.

Online Registration will close 1-2 days prior to event. Pre-Registration is always requested, when possible, so that we may best plan for your arrival. Walk-in registrants, when accepted, must pay onsite (additional fee required) with a credit card or check to obtain entry to the event, no exceptions. Refunds requested less than 2 business days prior to the event will not be granted. Substitutions are welcome.

Not sure if your company’s a Member, or have questions about How to Register? Please contact Sandra Rose at srose@pghtech.org.

Webinar: Implicit Bias: Our Choices, Actions and Behaviors are Influenced by Factors Beyond our Awareness @ Online
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Implicit Bias: Our Choices, Actions and Behaviors are Influenced by Factors Beyond our Awareness @ Online | Sloatsburg | New York | United States

Implicit or “hidden bias” refers to the stereotypes that impact our actions, reactions, and decisions – all in an unconscious manner. It impacts everyone in almost every aspect of our lives. It encompasses favorable and unfavorable judgments of others and issues; it surrounds us, and even the most fair-minded are not immune.
This seminar addresses the social science around implicit bias, identifying what it is and providing examples of how it affects our everyday lives on a personal and professional basis. It will also help you understand the circumstances under which you are more likely to be predisposed to implicit bias in your decision making as well as ways to combat such tendencies.
Presented by Beth A. Slagle, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP

Pittsburgh Fashion Summit @ Union Trust Building
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh Fashion Summit @ Union Trust Building | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Mayor William Peduto and The Downtown Community Development Corporation will host Pittsburgh’s first ever Pittsburgh Fashion Summit on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Union Trust Building. With an aim to put Pittsburgh on the fashion map, the Summit will include panel discussions, keynote speakers, workshops and networking events. These educational experiences will focus on taking ideas to fruition for designers, operating brick and mortar stores, online shops, and a special workshop for makers.

Teaching the Holocaust Through Theater @ Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

In partnership with Prime Stage Theater, the Holocaust Center will hold this day-long Teacher Training twice, on October 4, 2019 and March 6, 2020. Trainings will complement Prime Stages 2019-2020 season and will include content about the Holocaust, connecting with plays The Scarlet Letter, The Outsiders, and Mockingbird. Act 48 credit is available.

Going Deep Summit 3.0 @ Union Trust Building
Mar 28 all-day
Going Deep Summit 3.0 @ Union Trust Building | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

GDS is a one-day conference geared to help entrepreneurs, innovators, and connectors take their thinking to the next level.

Speakers include MeterFeeder CEO Jim Gibbs and Hello Neighbor founder Sloane Davidson.