Events Calendar

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In Bed By Ten Dance Party: November Edition @ Spirit
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In Bed By Ten Dance Party: November Edition @ Spirit | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

We don’t know about you, but we’re THANKFUL FOR DANCING! Meet us at Spirit Friday, November 17th at 6pm to dance out your pre-holiday season feelings and help raise money for Book’Em (Pittsburgh’s Books To Prisoners). Your $5 cover will go towards reading and educational materials that will be sent to prisoners across the state to turn time served into a period of growth and education. As always, plan on showing up early to grab a few slices and a few drinks before sliding out onto the dance floor!

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.

Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Improv Jam is a weekly comedy show hosted by City Paper “Best Local Comedy Troupe” 2017 honorees Well Known Strangers.

What is an Improv Jam? Experienced improvisers, eager beginners, and brave first-timers are placed on teams together to create improvised comedic scenes based on audience suggestions. You never know who’s going to come play at Pittsburgh Improv Jam; previous guest performers include TLC’s Paige Davis and the Second City Tour Company. Every Pittsburgh Improv Jam begins with a featured performance by Well Known Strangers or other local and touring comedy acts.

Don’t want to perform? Don’t sweat it! Audience tickets are only $3 cash the door or free with a downtown ticket stub from earlier that evening. The Backstage Bar serves drinks for improvisers and audience all night (Happy Hour til 11pm) and the show starts at 10pm.

Want to play? Welcome! Sign-ups begin at 9:30 in Backstage Bar, and the Jam is free for performers.


Late Night Cabaret Details

Tickets may be purchased at the host desk prior to the event.  We’re sorry, but advance purchase is not available for late night presentations.  Theater doors for Late Night shows open at 10PM, but you may arrive earlier and enjoy happy hour in the Backstage Bar.  Our online menu is available here.  If you have any questions, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769.

We offer free Late Night admission to ticket holders of any earlier Cultural District show – simply show your ticket stub from an earlier show to enjoy Late Night at no charge (same date only / select shows / based on seating availability).

21+ only admitted.

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!
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.
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Jan 12 all-day
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

One magical night of play to benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.

The Gym at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh transforms for one night only into a winter playground for gown ups. Carnival games galore, special appearances, winter spectacles, and whimsical performances are just the beginning. Warm your bellies playful takes on winter treats and carnival fare from the Whitfield and hot spiked cocktails.

Our medical professionals and EMT workers help each and every one of us year round. Kick off 2018 by supporting these innovative and courageous men and women in Emergency Medicine at the PEMF Winter Carnivale.

*Dress for the ski lodge with a twist. Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots and hats, or cocktail attire paired with your best ski goggles. Anything goes at the Winter Carnivale.