Events


Updated on: 12/11/18We first had pierogies from the Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church at the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival. We had heard the glory of the church's famed dumplings, but never quite made it happen until fate intervened and put us all at the same festival. Booking.com It was truly love at first bite. When we visited the church's table at the festival they were handing out cards for their Christmas pierogi sale, and we...

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Updated on: 12/11/18The Nutcracker is a classic ballet that is a Christmas tradition for many. With familiar music, hundreds of colorful and dramatic costumes, and a story full of wonder, it's easy to see why this ballet keeps people returning to performances year after year. Booking.com The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater has been performing The Nutcracker for decades, and yet each year there are new twists to enjoy. The Nutcracker is a...

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Updated on: 11/29/18When it comes to holiday festivities, one of the best places in Pittsburgh to visit is Phipps Conservatory.  Their winter flower show, which begins the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs until early-January, is a celebration of the holiday season with festive art pieces, an array of gorgeous winter flowers, and some of the most beautifully decorated Christmas trees in Pittsburgh. Booking.com For our visit to the...

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Updated on: 11/26/18We are not in the habit of outright telling you to skip an attraction or event. Generally speaking, when something isn't for us we can find positive points for why others may like it. Booking.com At the NRG Santa Spectacular, we're having a hard time. A really hard time. Santa phoned this one in hard. Commercial Christmas at Point State Park The NRG Santa Spectacular takes place the same night as Light Up Night in...

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Updated on: 11/17/18The Carnegie Museums in Oakland have an annual dinner series known as FEAST which is a themed a dining experience in conjunction with a current exhibit. During the Carnegie International (running until March 2019), the museum is hosting three unique dinners in order to celebrate topics being presented during the flagship exhibition. Booking.com The first dinner was themed after the topic Beauty and hosted by Kate...

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Updated on: 11/5/18Hansel and Gretel is a well-known fairy tale originally written by the Brothers Grimm that has seen many adaptations into other artistic forms over the centuries, including the opera composed by Englebert Humperdink in the late 19th century. Booking.com We recently had the chance to take in the Pittsburgh Opera's performance of Hansel and Gretel as guests of the opera, and we have to say, it was an all-around gem:...

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