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What To Do In Pittsburgh Over Spring Break

We’ve almost made it to spring break, Penn Staters!

Spring break is just around the corner, so it’s nearly that time to ignore Canvas and enjoy free laundry and a home-cooked meal for a week. For any Penn Staters making their way back to the 412 for spring break, we’ve compiled a list of all the fun events going on in the Steel City.

Events & Attractions

58th Carnegie International

Are any art lovers out there? The Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting the 58th Carnegie International event. The event, which is organized every three to four years by the museum, is the longest-running North American exhibit of international artwork. The exhibit started on September 24, 2022, and ends on April 2, 2023. Tickets range from $25 for adults to $15 for students with IDs and children aged 3 to 18.

More information about tickets can be found here.

Pittsburgh Glass Center

The Pittsburgh Glass Center, located in Garfield, is showcasing its new exhibit, “Undefined.” The exhibit opened on February 3 and will close on July 30. It features the top three finalists from the Netflix series, “Blown Away.” This includes work from John Moran, MiNHi England, and John Sharvin.

Shows and Concerts

Le Patin Libre: “Carte Blanche”

The Pittsburgh Dance Council will present the contemporary ice skating company “Le Patin Libre” with its theatrical performance “Carte Blanche.” The performance will consist of exploring the artistic side of ice skating and breaking stereotypes of the sport. The event will be held from Thursday, March 9, to Saturday, March 11, at the UPMC Rink at PPG Place.

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.

Disney On Ice: Into The Magic

Maybe contemporary ice skating isn’t your thing, but perhaps Disney is! Mickey Mouse and his friends will be making their way to the land of black and gold, with performances from Thursday, March 2, to Sunday, March 5, at PPG Paints Arena.

Tickets start at $28 and can be found on Ticketmaster.

Pittsburgh Improv

If you’re looking for a good laugh, The Pittsburgh Improv will host a series of shows with comedians Matt Rife, Kevin James Thornton, Ms. Pat, and David Lucas.

  • Matt Rife: Thursday, March 2, to Sunday, March 5 — shows at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 9:45 p.m.
  • Kevin James Thornton: Thursday, March 9 — 8 p.m.
  • Ms. Pat: Friday, March 10 to Saturday, March 11 — shows at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 9:45 p.m.
  • David Lucas: Sunday, March 12 — 7 p.m.

The shows are 21+ and can be found on the Pittsburgh Improv’s website.


Get your terrible towels out, folks! The Pittsburgh Penguins have four home games at PPG Paints Arena, including a game against the in-state rival Philadelphia Flyers.

  • Tuesday, March 7 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets — 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 9 vs. New York Islanders — 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11 vs. Philadelphia Flyers — 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 12 vs. New York Rangers — 4 p.m.

Tickets for the games can be found on Ticketmaster and on the PPG Paints Arena website.

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Nina Jeffries

Nina Jeffries is a senior secondary education English major, minoring in English from Uniontown, PA. If you don't know where that is, you're not alone. She's a Pittsburgh girl at heart, has an unhealthy obsession with "The Office", and still is in denial about One Direction breaking up. You can follow her on Twitter @njeffries06 and reach out to her email [email protected].

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