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.

Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm Carnegie Science Center
Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People. The exhibition enthralls guests with dramatic displays of the mummies and their personal stories, as well as state-of-the-art multimedia stations that take visitors on a 4,500-year journey to explore the mummies’ history and origins as well as how they were created, both naturally and intentionally.
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...
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Senator John Heinz History Center
The Heinz History Center will welcome Dr. Danielle Battisti for a lecture on her book, “Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform” (Fordham University Press, 2019) on April 6. Dr. Battisti’s book examines both the liberal and conservative elements of Italian American efforts to influence American immigration policies in the 1950s and 1960s. This program is free and...
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am National Aviary
Sunday, April 12 | Two Seatings: 10:30 am & 12:30 pm Price: Member Adult: $39, Member Child (4-10): $19.50, Adult: $44, Child 4-10: $22 Children 3 and under: Free Celebrate the holiday with a host of delectable brunch menu items from Atria’s served buffet-style. Sip a brunch cocktail from the cash bar and enjoy visits from beautiful birds as you...
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Carnegie Science Center
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jumanji on the BIG screen while testing your memory and reflexes with games such as Simpon, Bop-It, and Skip-It. Sleepovers include themed activities, a Rangos Giant Cinema film, live theater show, sleeping among our exhibits, official Science Center patch, late-night snack, continental breakfast, and free admission for the day following the sleepover, including Highmark SportsWorks®...
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Carnegie Science Center
Celebrate your love of music at the Science Center! Select your favorite instrument or sing along to childhood favorites such as “Wheels on the Bus.” This event is free with general admission
May 1 @ 7:30 pm The Friends Meeting House (Quakers)
Medical Lecture: A path to health for body and soul You don’t need to purchase tickets, please join us at all our events for free – you are warmly invited. Speakers: Tom Porpiglia, Licensed MHC, J. Graf – Germany Healed people report how they became healthy, professionals present medically documented healings, speakers convey Bruno Gröning’s knowledge in such a way...
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...
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 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Rangos Giant Cinema
Take a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Relive the music and romance of Mamma Mia!, the 2008 smash-hit musical movie inspired by hits from legendary pop group ABBA.
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – May 16 @ 10:00 am Carnegie Science Center
Become a spy for the night by testing out spy gadgets, sharpening your powers of observation, and challenging yourself to get through a laser maze. Sleepovers include themed activities, a Rangos Giant Cinema film, live theater show, sleeping among our exhibits, official Science Center patch, late-night snack, continental breakfast, and free admission for the day following the sleepover, including Highmark...
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm PPG Paints Arena
A standup comedian for over 20 years, Rogan’s sixth hour long comedy special Joe Rogan: Strange Times premieres on Netflix in October 2018. Get Tickets: https://www.soundchronicle.com/tickets/Joe_Rogan_Pittsburgh_PA_2020-05-16_20-00?tid=5e6c281ee73fa
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Carnegie Science Center
Children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities are invited to Carnegie Science Center’s Sensory Sensitive Science Hours on select Sundays from 9 am-noon. Exhibit lights and sound effects will be adjusted, and special activities will be added to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun, environment for all visitors.
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Carnegie Science Center
Celebrate your love of music at the Science Center! Select your favorite instrument or sing along to childhood favorites such as “Wheels on the Bus.” This event is free with general admission.
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm Henry Heymann Theatre
Scurius, the patriarch of a family of gray squirrels, has collected enough nuts to last ten winters. When a group of starving fox squirrels begs him to share his hoard of food, animosity erupts into a ferocious war. The Squirrels is a surprisingly relevant, boundary-pushing, darkly satirical look at wealth inequality in which no creature comes out unscathed.
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am Carnegie Science Center
Did you save a snowball? If so, bring it into the Science Center on Friday, June 19 and name your own price for general admission. In addition to naming your own price, every person who brings a snowball to the Science Center on that day will be able to launch his or her snowball into the Ohio River (weather permitting)....
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Rangos Giant Cinema
This Father’s Day, treat dad to a screening of the most epic western film ever made on Pittsburgh’s largest screen.
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Carnegie Science Center
Celebrate your love of music at the Science Center! Select your favorite instrument or sing along to childhood favorites such as “Wheels on the Bus.” This event is free with general admission.
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Palace Theatre
Marie Osmond has spent 5 iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer and talk show host, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly recognizable figure across the globe. The show will include Marie’s country, rock, pop, and Broadway hits, as well as some special surprise...
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Carnegie Science Center
Celebrate your love of music at the Science Center! Select your favorite instrument or sing along to childhood favorites such as “Wheels on the Bus.” This event is free with general admission.
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm Henry Heymann Theatre
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Told by an ensemble of 10 female identifying performers, Men on Boats is a fresh take on the consequences of...
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Carnegie Science Center
Celebrate your love of music at the Science Center! Select your favorite instrument or sing along to childhood favorites such as “Wheels on the Bus.” This event is free with general admission.
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Brillobox
The story continues! Is Jeff really dead? Will Clara keep Allison’s secret? Will Geena ever forgive them? And what’s going on with General Braddock’s Gold? Get the answers to all of these questions and visit with all new ghosts, ghouls, and goblins when Mythburgh returns for Season 4.
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Harmar House
Once a month Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo with 1000’s of amazing creatures all under one roof. Come for the day enjoy learning first hand about what it takes to care for and raise these amazing animals. Vendors from all over the USA Set up their animals for Display and for sale often at wholesale pricing. We also have wholesale...