What to Do Over Winter Break: Pittsburgh Edition

So, with the Philly/Pittsburgh rivalry at Penn State, there’s no way you didn’t see this post coming, right?  Here we go:

Performing Arts:

Defending the Caveman (Broadway’s smash comedy about the sexes) @ CLO

A Musical Christmas Carol @ CLO

Not performing arts, but art:
Andy Warhol Museum–If you haven’t been there yet and you are even mildly interested in obscure artwork, I suggest you head to this museum with a couple of buddies. I went this past summer for the third time and my favorite part is STILL the room with the balloons flying around; it never gets old.


Protest the Hero @ Mr. Smalls on December 22

Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Consol Energy Center on December 23

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Performance @August Wilson Center on December 24

The Early November @ Altar Bar on December 28

Punchline @ Altar Bar on December 29

Altar Bar Battle of the Bands @ Altar Bar on January 5

Avicii @ Stage AE on January 8


John Valby @ Altar Bar on December 23

Bill Crawford @ The Pittsburgh Improv on December 23

Laughs for Zach @ The Pittsburgh Improv on December 28

Steve-O’s “Entirely Too Much Information Tour” @ The Pittsburgh Improv from December 29-January 1

The Fifth Annual Holiday Ha-Ha @ Club Cafe on December 30

Jeff Dunham @ Consol on December 31


Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens vs. Flyers game is going to be INSANITY. If you have $200/ticket, go. And bring me. It’s on December 29th, by the way.

Other Pens Games that aren’t nearly as important:

December 27 vs. the Hurricanes

January 6 vs. the Rangers

January 7 vs. the Devils

Pittsburgh Steelers

We had a bad loss to San Francisco the other night (I blame the power outage and Ben’s bum ankle), but we still have one last home game before playoffs, so if you can handle the cold weather, get out there and support your black and gold!

December 24 (Christmas Eve) vs. the St. Louis Rams


Holiday Fun:

Festival of Lights (ends January 1)

Hartwood Acres Celebration of Lights (ends January 8.)

New Year’s Eve Parties:

Olive or Twist’s Midnight Masquerade New Years Eve Party @ Olive or Twist

Nye 2011 @ Villa Southside

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh (featuring Rusted Root) @ Cultural District

That’s it, kids! I think there is something out there for everyone, so go out and have a good time in Pittsburgh! Let us know if we missed any event that you think is worth sharing to the Onward State world!

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Melanie Versaw

Melanie is a senior majoring in both Marketing and Advertising. She enjoys blowing bubbles, beating boys in Mario Kart, and going to concerts. Oh, and she takes photographs, as well.

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