If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, keep on scrolling. Here are 11 things for you to check out!
Friday, 8 p.m. - PPG Paints Arena
You can start the new year off with a good laugh with one of the best in the business. Jim Gaffigan is bringing his “Pale Tourist Tour” to the Steel City. PPG Paints Arena is hosting the Grammy-nominated comedian for some family-friendly comedy Friday night. He often focuses his humor on fatherhood, laziness and food, so expect some hilarious observations on all of those subjects. Tickets are still available and they start at $30.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Before you know it, summer will be here and vacations will start. Before it gets warmer though, you need to start planning your getaway. That’s where the Pittsburgh RV Show comes in. Boasting more than 9 acres of recreational vehicle goodness, the show features RVs, trailers and everything you need before you hit the road. The show runs Saturday, Jan. 11 through all the way through Sunday,Jan. 19, so you have a lot of sessions to choose from. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and kids under 12 get in for free!
All weekend, various times - Monroeville Convention Center
If your travels are taking you to the links, there’s another big event to help you get ready. The Pittsburgh Golf and Travel Show will help you find the perfect clubs, apparel, a golf club demonstration range and various competitions to try and win. This is also the best place to plan your golfing getaway with a lot of vendors onsite. Admission includes two free rounds of golf (one round at each course, cart not included) at Grandview Golf Club and Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. This event takes place all weekend at the Monroeville Convention Center. Admission is $12 for adults, and kids 12 and under get in free. By the way, parking is free, too!
Saturday, noon - Bridgewater Landings Marina (Beaver)
If you’re not ready for summer, and plunging into icy cold water is right up your alley, you should check out the Beaver County Polar Plunge. This event is about more than just taking a chilly dip; it also raises money for the Special Olympics. Plungers commit to be “Freezin’ for a Reason” and raise a minimum of $50 to dip a toe, wade, or jump into the icy waters of the Beaver River. Money raised from the event supports Beaver County’s athletes as well as nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Pennsylvania activities. It all happens Saturday at noon at the Bridgewater Landings Marina at 404 Brkich Way in Beaver.
Friday, 5 p.m. - Westmoreland Museum of American Art (Greensburg)
Too cold for you? The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg has an event that will warm you right up. On Friday, the museum’s “Art on Tap” series continues with a new spin: a “soup du jour”-themed night featuring warm bowls of tasty soups. You can enjoy a bowl while you take in all the sights of the museum, as well as the enjoy the closing reception of the “Head and Heart” exhibition. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The museum asks that you bring a nonperishable food donation to support the “Empty Bowls” charity.
All weekend, various times - Liberty Magic
The fun continues at Liberty Magic, Pittsburgh’s very own magic theater. Magician Derek Hughes starts his residency there this week with his “Bag of Tricks” performance. Derek was awarded first place in stage magic by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, has performed on “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us”, and was a top-10 finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” He’ll be at Liberty Magic until Feb. 16, so you have plenty of time to catch his show!
Saturday, 8 p.m. - Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Did you know that Pittsburgh has its very own Pink Floyd tribute band? Well, now you do. Pitt Floyd is taking the stage at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille this Saturday and they’re playing “The Wall” from cover to cover. Founded in 2018, Pitt Floyd is a group of musicians who came together because of their shared love of Pink Floyd. They’ve been touring the city ever since then, playing selections from the band’s expansive catalog. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
All weekend, various times - Various locations
Speaking of music, here’s a big event the whole family will enjoy! Get ready to hop on the Magic School Bus and join Ms. Frizzle and her class on a musical adventure based on the classic book series. What can you expect? The class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, and Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an interplanetary field trip! But that’s not all - this is a touring musical! It’s hopping from school to school this weekend, so everyone can catch it. Follow this link to find out when it’s landing at a school near you!
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - Carnegie Science Center
Trains are the name of the game at the Carnegie Science Center during Locomotion Weekend! Come out and see a rail yard of guest train displays by local hobbyists. You can even bring your own model trains for a free checkup at the “loco doctor” table, which includes basic repairs, cleaning and oiling. Engineers of all ages will love the operating train layouts and special hands-on activities. This event is fun for the whole family, and is free with admission to the science center.
Saturday, 11 a.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.- Wyndham Grand Downtown
Will you hear wedding bells in 2020 (or are planning far ahead to the big day in 2021)? Then you need to check out the return of Cavanaugh’s Bridal Show! Visit with over 140 bridal professionals to start planning the wedding of your dreams! Relax and enjoy some wine, taste some desserts, take a selfie at all the different photo booths, find the perfect veil length, find the perfect limousine length and much more. It all happens at the Wyndham Grand Downtown from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Friday, 6 p.m. - Stage AE
Maybe you have watching wrestling on your mind, but are tired of seeing it on TV. Well, you won’t have to Friday night! That’s because “WWE presents NXT Live!” is coming to Stage AE this Friday. Get ready to be up close and personal with some of your favorite wrestling super stars in a night of no-holds-barred grudge matches. General admission is just $20, but if you want to get right next to the action, $75 will get you a stage seat.
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