Things To Do In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Up to 65% Off Concert

"A Symphonic Celebration" or "Triple Play"

Heinz Hall

$56.50 $20

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Resident conductor Lawrence Loh leads the symphony through Brahms; suites from films join operatic overtures and a romantic concerto

Pittsburgh Pirates – Up to 33% Off Game

Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park

$20 $14

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The Pirates continue to follow a historic 2013 campaign with a record that could see them in the playoffs yet again

50% Off at the Cathedral of Learning's Nationality Rooms

Cathedral of Learning's Nationality Rooms

The University of Pittsburgh

$8 $4

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Wander through meticulously decorated interiors representing the traditions of the many different immigrant groups that built the city

46% Off BYOB Painting Class at Kiln-N-Time

Kiln-N-Time

Lower Lawrenceville

$35 $19

A skilled painter leads a hands-on class, walking students through the artistic process until completion

Up to 65% Off Knitting or Crochet Classes

Knit One

Squirrel Hill South

$25 $12

Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting in this welcoming shop frequented by new and advanced lovers of the fiber arts

50% Off In-Home Spirits Tasting

Raise Your Spirits

On Location

$450 $225

Tasting professionals guide up to nine guests through the origins and elements of three fine spirits of your choice

60% Off Bungee Jumping from High Flyer Bungee

High Flyer Bungee

On Location

$300 $119

Kids and adults jump up and down on an air trampoline while safely harnessed to at least two bungee cords

Up to 54% Off Polish Foods Cooking Class at S & D Polish Deli

S & D Polish Deli

Strip District

$75 $39.50

Students learn how to make and serve a variety of authentic Polish specialities, including pierogis, potato pancakes, and stuffed cabbages

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Terra Oca Recordings

Pittsburgh

$250 $138

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 61% Off River Surfing at SurfSUP Adventures

SurfSUP Adventures

On Location

$200 $79

Surfing instructors teach students how to "drop in" to river waves and use their body weight and balance

59% Off Rowing Camp

Three Rivers Rowing Association

Herrs Island

$290 $119

Students hone their technique on ergonomic rowing machines and learn water safety before hitting the water during two-week camps

50% Off at the Steel City Tattoo Convention

Steel City Tattoo Convention

Downtown

$20 $10

70+ international artists show off their best work and create new tattoos on the convention floor; contests recognize outstanding ink

Up to 55% Off Pottery or Jewelry Classes

Little House Big Art

Pittsburgh

$50 $25

Aspiring artisans learn the basics of crafting pottery or jewelry and sip beverages brought from home

39% Off Classes Barre Bee Fit Pittsburgh

Barre Bee Fit Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

$54 $33

Fitness program using ballet barre tone physiques through three pillars: cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and restoration

Up to 52% Off Tea Class and Sampler

Margaret's Fine Imports

Squirrel Hill

$25 $12

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Experts discuss the origins, types, steeping practices, and health and dietary benefits of teas during class with samples and refreshments

Up to 56% Off Classes at Adrenaline Barre Fitness

Adrenaline Barre Fitness

Southside

$510 $229

Three styles of barre fitness classes combine elements of Pilates, ballet stretches, and interval training to provide full-body workouts

Up to 52% Off Drop-In Fitness Classes

Holiday Health & Racquet Club

Plum

$60 $29

Fitness classes include kettle ball boot camp, kickboxing, early morning light aerobics classes to wake students up, and classes for seniors

Up to 70% Off Tribute Concert

Battery and Penntera or RATM2 and Deftones set by Red Hands

Altar Bar

$33.31 $10

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Tribute bands cover Metallica, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, and the Deftones

Up to 56% Off at Stretch Yoga Studio

Stretch Yoga Studio

Mount Lebanon

$55 $25

Move through Vinyasa poses inside a small, slightly heated studio where an instructor offers personal attention for students of all levels

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When Dr. John Gabbert Bowman became Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh after World War I, he had a vision of a monument to education. So he built it, creating an astonishingly detailed work of architectural art that was also a fully usable addition to the growing university's classroom space.

The Cathedral of Learning didn't just honor the university—it was a tribute to the city itself. More than two dozen rooms serve as portals into a golden era of the history and heritage of nations ranging from Yugoslavia to Africa's ancient Asante kingdoms. And the collection is still expanding.

The Europe-centric first floor boasts the oldest rooms. Modeled on a Romanian Orthodox monastery, the Romanian Room is equipped with hand-carved chairs and an Orthodox iconostasis, while the stone arches and column bas reliefs of the Irish room symbolize the Gaelic oratories of the 12th century. On the third floor, visitors find the Indian room, boasting dramatic arena seating and a colorful watercolor triptych, and the baroque style of the Ukrainian classroom with vividly carved wood and colorful ceramics traditionally designed to test the willpower of rowdy young students.

1209 Cathedral Of Learning
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

The annual Pittsburgh International Auto Show brings brand-new cars and auto enthusiasts together for four days of gazing and gear talk. An expansive layout of sparkling domestic and exotic international rides unfurls within the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where show-goers can snap pictures with the auto industry’s latest crop of carriages. Daily events keep attendants abreast of new, innovative technologies and reveal how automakers fit live horses into today’s car engines. The Pittsburgh International Auto Show also keeps youngsters occupied with kid-focused entertainment like the SimZilla extreme racing simulator and a NASCAR racing simulator Hank the interactive robot. For those who are not-so automotively enthused, there are plenty of other forms of entertainment including a 30 ft. ultimate gaming experience trailer, spa treatments, car raffles, and tons of other giveaways and attractions. Discount parking and free shuttles from Smallman St. in The Strip are also available.

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Each year, hundreds of spirit connoisseurs gather around the ample sampling tables of the Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival. Seasoned tasters and curious beginners alike sip not only whiskies and scotches from the likes of Balvenie, Laphroaig, and Knob Creek, but also sample gin, vodka, tequila, and other spirits crafted by distilleries from throughout the globe. Attendees can make a beeline for their favorite firewater or take an opportunity to try a pour of pricier brands reserved only for movie stars who need it to support their barley-based DNA structure as gourmet appetizers and live music add to the cocktail-party atmosphere. Meanwhile, guests can browse and bid on a silent auction that benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s western-Pennsylvania chapter.

500 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Colors & Bottles' founder Jessica Burley and her band of talented local artists are dedicated to supporting local emerging talent and businesses through art instruction held at nearby venues. Their resident artists travel to local eateries and art galleries, where they teach students of all skill levels to fashion dimensional masterpieces through step-by-step instruction. They also kindle creativity during private parties held at the location of your choice, asking only that the destination be outfitted with enough tables, chairs, and paint-by-numbers templates of the Sistine Chapel ceiling for all invitees. Colors & Bottles has received a nod for their engagingly creative events on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and within the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.

2773 Tunnel Boulevard
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

The show is produced by Pittsburgh Musical Theater and takes place in the historic Byham Theater. All tickets are in Gold Circle seating and can be picked up before the performance at the Theater Square box office or the day of at the Byham Theater box office. Children's tickets are regularly priced at $25.

6 Allegheny Sq. E
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania
US

The New Hazlett Theater, built in 1889 as the Carnegie Musical Hall, pays more of a resemblance to a cathedral than a concert space, from its austere stone walls to its soaring bell tower. In fact, the hall would serve as a religious retreat th

6 Allegheny Square East
Pittsburgh,
PA
US