Four Things To Do This Week

Every Monday or Tuesday I’ll run you through a preview of what to do this week. Everything from live music and arts to brunch and more. Here’s your weekly preview.


MAKEnight (21+)

Thursday, Dec 6 6p-9p

Children’s Museum Pittsburgh

Eat, drink, and make with us during MAKEnight, a special after-hours event for adults.

  • Experience the museum while making keepsake items in our MAKESHOP and STUDIO.
  • Feast on artisan foods provided by Bar Marco
  • Enjoy a speciality cocktail made by Wigle Whiskey (each guest will receive one cocktail, in addition to other beverages)

Please note that this is a 21+ event. Admission is $12 ($10 for members), which includes light fare, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and all materials.

Registration / More Info here:



Battle Of The Bands

Rex Theater

Rex Theater (Photo credit: fimoculous)

Sunday, Dec 9

Rex Theatre, Southside

See local music acts battle for 20 hours of studio time and $500. All ages.

More Info:

Tickets: $8 each



Unblurred Gallery Crawl

Friday, Dec 7 6p-11p (and later)

Bloomfield, Garfield, East Liberty

Penn Ave Arts District features various art-related events along Penn Ave from Brillobox to East Liberty.

More Info (events are listed geographically):



Brunch in Bloom

Main entrance to Phipps Conservatory & Botanic...

Main entrance to Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday, Dec. 9 11a & 1p

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden

Seasonal & sustainable brunch inside the beautiful Phipps Conservatory. Call for reservation.

Reservations: 412-622-6914

More Info:


I've lived in Pittsburgh only since 2004, during which I have spent time in many a neighborhood. For the past year, I've lived in Bloomfield. Yes, Bloomfield -- where the Italian food is fresh and the karaoke nights are long. I do not have formal training in writing, but it's always been a serious aspiration of mine. I'm interested in the different aspects of life in Pittsburgh. We have an extremely unique ecosystem full of young professionals, hipsters, college kids, older folks, coffee shops, dive bars, old churches turned music venues, and yes even starving artists. It's the perfect city to dip your toes into the waters of whatever art or trade you could possibly imagine.

  • Andrea

    Is it possible to receive these as a weekly email newsletter? I think that would be cool

    • IheartPGH

      Hi Andrea! Yes – you can get daily or weekly updates here  the weekly updates might be a little off date wise – because sometimes we post about things right before the event.  But for the most part it should be good.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @IheartPGH.

  • Franklin Chen

    Since Phipps was mentioned, I’d like to put in a plug for a Sunday Dec 9 evening performance of music in the holiday spirit that I and four other recorder players will be giving 6-8 PM. I started being part of this last year. The kids love it! We have a lot of nice new musical selections for this year.

  • Beeautiful Blessings

    No way! Where has this blog been all my life?! I’m a Pittsburgh blogger- only been here a little over a year and still getting acquainted with the city. I’m constantly looking for ways to get involved. This is perfect!