Events Calendar

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Live Performance and Storytelling with Many Nations @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Live Performance and Storytelling with Many Nations @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Please join Many Nations Singers in the Theater. They will share some of the stories and social dances that people would see at many native gatherings and powwows across the US.

Performance Times in the Theater:

  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Many Nations Singers is a Native American drum group of families representing some of the diverse nations of this land, including Seneca, Cherokee, Aztec, Tuscarora, Lumbee, Kiowa Apache, Ute, and Seminole tribes. They share and celebrate Native American culture through song, stories, and dancing.

Kenia at Backstage Bar at Theater Square @ Backstage Bar at Theater Square
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm

Kenia has been characterized by many as one of the most excitingly unique performers you can hear today. Born in the exotic city of Rio de Janeiro, she reflects the pulse and intensity of her native Brazil through diversified style. Her deep tone and excellent choice of repertoire have been cited by Dana Black, of the Daily News, New York, as a “sure sign of expertise”. Jazztimes magazine has described her as “a wonderfully expressive vocal instrument that throbs with sultry intensity, it’s low key, yet ultra bright”. Kenia will be featured during the month of April, National Jazz Appreciation Month, singing the songs of great Brazilian composers, Jobim, Gil and many others



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Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Krampus in Pittsburgh invites all to celebrate this ancient European holiday! Enjoy the restaurants, performers, and holiday shops with the whole family on this night of old world festivities and magical surprises.

Be at the main stage at 7:00 sharp to see Krampus. Get your picture taken on his lap.

Live music – Krampus band “Sleigher” at 7:30

Krampus Krawl bar crawl sponsored by Straub Beer after Sleigher

What is Krampusnacht?

The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December.On the preceding evening of December 5, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, the Krampus appears on the streets. Sometimes accompanying St. Nicholas and sometimes on his own, Krampus visits homes and businesses.The Saint usually appears in the Eastern Rite vestments of a bishop, and he carries a golden ceremonial staff. Unlike North American versions of Santa Claus, in these celebrations Saint Nicholas concerns himself only with the good children, while Krampus is responsible for the bad. Nicholas dispenses gifts, while Krampus supplies coal and the ruten bundles.
In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.

Teacher Training Program on Hidden Children of the Holocaust. @ Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presented by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, internationally renowned Holocaust education scholar Dr. Debórah Dwork will leading a teacher training program on hidden children of the Holocaust. Act 48 credit is available for educators who participate in this training. Visit http://hcofpgh.org/teacher-training/ for more information and registration.


Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building  | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The lecture will focus on the theme of children’s voices and creativity during the Holocaust as a form of resistance. The program is in partnership with the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dwork is the Professor of Holocaust History at Clark University, currently serving as Scholar-in-Residence at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Tickets are also available to attend a private reception with Dr. Dwork at 6 p.m., also in the Frick Fine Arts Building. Tickets for the reception and lecture are $36; General Admission Tickets for the lecture only are $18, and free for students (with valid student ID) and Holocaust survivors.  Tickets can be purchased online at: https://jfedpgh.org/dwork-reception.

Advent Music @ Evaline Lutheran Church
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
Advent Music @ Evaline Lutheran Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Advent is a traditional time of reflection, renewal, and the kindling of the light of faith. This Advent concert features ancient and new compositions for harp, guitar and voice, drawing from both Christian and Jewish musical traditions. The music of The Stapletons features harp and acoustic guitar, tightly interwoven vocals, and ethereal harmonies inspired by Celtic tradition and Gregorian chant.

Families and children welcome. This concert is free of charge, free will donations will be accepted. Concert will last approximately one hour, refreshments to follow.

Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra December Concert @ Charters Valley Intermediate School
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra December Concert @ Charters Valley Intermediate School | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
Join the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the members of Overture Strings, Prelude Strings, Prelude Band, and the Philharmonic Orchestras for the sounds of the holiday season! Candles in the Window.
No Tickets are required and admission is free. Donations are encouraged.  For a printable concert flier, please click here.  
Take part in our Holiday Ornament Decorating Contest for kids 12 and under!  Print the attached sheet, let your creativity flow, and bring the ornament with you to hang on the PYPO Holiday Tree at the concert!  Three winners will be chosen!
Happy Holidays In Pittsburgh @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown & Business
Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This documentary observes the holiday season as it is celebrated in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Highlights include the miniature railroad at the Carnegie Science Center, the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt, the old homes in Allegheny West, the light display at Hartwood Acres, and ice skating at PPG Place. Presented by PBS.

Sweetheart of the Barricades Live @ Biddle's Escape
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am
Sweetheart of the Barricades Live @ Biddle's Escape | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

December brings cold weather. Let’s warm up with the foot-tappin’ tunes of SwB. 3 sets of fem-fronted yinsurgent country, blues, & rock served with love, rage, and ranch dressing.

Walk the Block @ The Block Northway
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walk the Block @ The Block Northway | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Come out to The Block Northway on Sunday, December 10th from 12-5pm for our first-ever holiday Walk the Block event and enjoy strolling Victorian carolers, amazing food, the I Made It Market, and more! Everyone 18 and older will have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at The Block!

Starting at 11:00 am, I Made It! Market​ is setting up shop with two entire floors of hand-made wares from over 60 local crafters and makers.

At noon, head over to the north corridor (between Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th) to grab your Walk the Block stamp card and get your name in for the $500 shopping spreed!

The Pittsburgh Camerata Presents “Magnificat (Bach!) and More” @ Shadyside Presbyterian Church
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm
The Pittsburgh Camerata Presents “Magnificat (Bach!) and More” @ Shadyside Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Magnificat is a 30 minute vocal canticle considered among the grandest  illustrations of Bach’s genius. The Camerata will be joined by Chatham Baroque and guests to present this popular vocal work.  Artistic Director Mark Anderson has also programmed a cappella choral music around the traditional theme of Mary as a Rose, which is the narrative of Mary bringing forth a child.

  • The program includes: 2 settings of Es is ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose is Blooming) by Michael Prätorious/ Jan Sandström (1571-1621)/(b. 1954) and Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)
  • 2 settings of There Is No Rose of Such Virtue by John Joubert (b. 1937) and Randall Giles (1950-2010)
  • Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorious/Hugo Distler (1908-1942)
  • 2 settings of A Spotless Rose by Paul Mealor (b. 1975) and Ola Gjello (b. 1978)
  • Magnificat in D (BWV 243) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) with Chatham Baroque and guests
  • My Lord Has Come by Will Todd (b. 1970)
Price: $5 – $30
$25 online, advance; $30 at the door; $5 full-time students.