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What To Do In Pittsburgh Over Spring Break

Spring break is upon us once again, and with it comes some much-needed free time and a chance to check out some cool events in your hometown.

If you’re headed back to the Steel City next week, we’ve got you covered with what’s going on in Alleghany County.

Events & Attractions

Constructed Sight Dance Film Festival

The Constructed Sight Dance Film Festival is returning to Pittsburgh this year. The 10 day-long event will feature works from Shana Simmons Dance company members and featured international guest artists.

The festival is scheduled to start on March 11 at the Attack Theatre on 45th Street. In-person tickets are $45, while a pass for the online showing of the event is $10. Both can be purchased here.

Farm-To-Table Expo At Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Looking to see how your food goes from farm to fridge? Look no further. The Farm-To-Table Expo celebrates local farmers and their hard work to keep us fed, along with hosting local farms, food producers, wineries, distilleries, and breweries. There is also a number of speakers set to take the stage, along with cooking demonstrations, gardening and farming education, and kids activities.

The event, hosted at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, is selling tickets for $10. More information on the expo can be found on the Farm to Table website.

Andy Warhol Museum

Found in North Shore, the Andy Warhol Museum is open and ready for guests. The museum is entirely dedicated to the art of Warhol, who was born in Pittsburgh.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids, but children under the age of 3 are granted free admission. It’s worth it to keep in mind, however, that tickets are half-off on Fridays.

Orchid & Tropical Bonsai Show: Tropical Delight

A flower show showcasing a varied array of tropical orchids and bonsai will be on display at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens until March 12. With $20 admission, you can “escape to a tropical paradise” and experience lots of tropical flowers and vegetation.

Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Concerts & Shows

The Wonder Years

Punk-pop band The Wonder Years will perform at Stage AE on March 11 at 6 p.m. The band is stopping by on its “The Upsides & Suburbia Anniversary” tour.

Tickets are around $28 for those interested. The Wonder Years are originally from Lansdale, Pa. and will hit up Philadelphia toward the end of March.

Paul Simon Songbook

The Pittsburgh Symphony will explore the discography of Paul Simon of the famous duo Simon & Garfunkel on March 6 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Orchestrated by Jeff Tyzik, the Pittsburgh Symphony will play songs including “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”

Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased here.

Michael Rapaport

Comedian and improv artist Michael Rapaport is coming to Pittsburgh for a night of comedy at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Pittsburgh Improv Theatre. Before his improv days, Rapaport was known for his television appearances in “Friends”, “Boston Public”, and “Prison Break.”

The Dinner Detective

The Dinner Detective is coming to Pittsburgh on March 12. The show gives guests the opportunity to solve a murder mystery while enjoying a good meal. It is America’s largest murder mystery comedy show.

Sports

Without a basketball team, there’s not much going in Pittsburgh sports over spring break. However, the Pittsburgh Penguins are set to host a three-game home series. Here is their schedule for the week of spring break:

  • Tuesday, March 8 vs. Florida Panthers — 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 11 vs. Vegas Golden Knights — 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 13 vs. Carolina Hurricanes — 1 p.m.

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