11 Things To Do In Pittsburgh This Weekend (2/7-2/9)

11 Things To Do This Weekend (2/7-9)

It’s time to get ready for another weekend full of fun. Here are 11 things to do this weekend:

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Seven Springs Mountain Resort

More than 350 athletes and 750 coaches will be heading to Seven Springs to compete in this year’s Special Olympics Winter Games. Athletes will be participating in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more events. A few will even be competing in snowboarding, an emerging sport in this year’s Olympics. Spectators are welcome to swing by any of the competitions to cheer on the athletes as weeks of hard work and dedication in training pay off in three days of winter sports. The games start Sunday and continue into Tuesday.


All weekend, various times

Harris Theater

The Oscars are this weekend, and one category that you’re probably not caught up on “best short films” is getting some love ahead of the big night. The Harris Theater is screening all of the Oscar-nominated short films in the live action, animated and documentary categories all weekend. This is a great opportunity to gain an edge in your Oscar pool by screening all of the nominees and choosing your favorites. There are a lot of showtimes for each of the three programs, but you can click here to find a full list.


All weekend, various times

PPG Paints Arena

It’s Monster Jam time in the Steel City. Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam is jam-packed with the biggest, fastest and loudest experiences to be seen. The event features larger-than-life trucks, including fan favorite Grave Digger. If you want to catch some big boys at PPG Paints Arena this weekend, you have four chances: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. Don’t forget to take your ear protection with you!


All weekend

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event “Jurassic Quest” is stomping its way into Pittsburgh this weekend, too. You’ll walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic period and the Triassic period and experience for yourself what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. There are more than 80 full-size dinosaurs that you can interact with, from babies to full grown walking ones. Plus, you can even ride on the back of a 24-foot T-Rex. It’s $24 for kids and adults, but you can get a kids’ VIP ticket for $38 that includes unlimited experiences with every attraction.

Jurassic Quest visits Pittsburgh!

Jurassic Quest is roaring through Pittsburgh this weekend, and you won't want to miss it! This family-friendly event will give your young paleontologist a chance to see, touch, ride, and interact with their favorite dinosaurs. You can purchase tickets for our Pittsburgh event here: https://www.jurassicquest.com/events/pittsburgh-pa

Posted by Jurassic Quest on Monday, February 3, 2020


Saturday, 9 a.m.

Nemacolin Resort

If you want to celebrate the winter season, there’s a big event the whole family will love. First up is the annual Winterfest at Nemacolin Resort. Celebrate all day Saturday on the mountain with activities for all ages. At 11 a.m., you can take in a chilly polar plunge, and diving in scores you a free lift ticket for the day. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can enjoy giant lawn games and organized snowball fights. At 2 p.m., the funky Slopestyle competition takes over the mountain. Keep in mind, you’ll need to sign up for that when you get to the resort. Then, at 4 p.m., the Out Cold race will have you skiing or boarding to the bottom of the mountain while trying not to spill a mug of beer. It all wraps up with a torchlight parade at 7:45 p.m. and the Snowmelt party from 8 to 11 p.m.


Saturday, 11 a.m.

Moraine State Park

In Butler County, more Winterfest fun is happening at Moraine State Park. On Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy family friendly activities like scenic winter hikes hosted by L.L. Bean, cold water fishing demonstrations with Muddy Creek fishing guides and live music from local band “This That and the Other Thing." There’s also a chili cook off, plenty of food and craft vendors and a bonfire to enjoy. The first 500 attendees will also get a swag bag, and 20 lucky bags will include two free tickets to Moraine’s nautical nature boat rides for the 2020 season. The free Winterfest runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the McDanel’s boat launch on the north shore of the park.

Do you have the best chili recipe in town? Do your friends and family beg you to tell them your secret ingredient? Why...

Posted by Moraine Preservation Fund on Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Saturday, 7 p.m.

Stage AE

If you’re looking for some great music indoors, Mikaela Mullaney Straus (otherwise known as King Princess) will be at Stage AE touring to promote her new album, “Cheap Queen," which was released in October. Her smooth funk and soul-inspired pop music has gained her international acclaim, particularly after the release of her hit song “1950." The doors open at 7 p.m. on Saturday and general admission tickets are available.


Saturday, 8 p.m.

August Wilson Cultural Center

There is also a big party going on at the August Wilson Center on Saturday that will be going into the wee hours of the night. The “Love is Red” Valentines Extravaganza will feature a concert by Billboard music award-winning R&B group “En Vogue.” This legendary group has been a staple in the soul scene since the early ’90s. This show is part of a fundraiser for the Kappa Endowment Scholarship Fund of Western Pennsylvania, which provides scholarships and support to African American students. This gala event has three ticket levels available, which include the concert and an after-party. The top tier tickets also come with a VIP lounge, food, open bar and a meet and greet.

‪At the #GRAMMYs in 1991...#BornToSing was nominated for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals”. ‬

Posted by En Vogue on Sunday, January 26, 2020


Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.

Steel City Improv Theater

If you’re looking for a good laugh this weekend, head to Steel City Improv and check out “The Chris and Paul Show." The duo recently made it to the finals on NBC’s “Bring the Funny," adding to their already-packed awards shelf. The comedy duo is most famous for their ability to take seemingly predictable situations and add twists and turns for surprise endings! The pair has their first Pittsburgh shows set for Friday and Saturday, with a workshop offered on Saturday afternoon. Tickets start at $15 and are available on Steel City Improv’s website.


All weekend, various times

Benedum Center

“Miss Saigon,” the highly acclaimed musical from the creators of “Les Misérables,” is taking the stage in Pittsburgh all weekend long. It follows the life of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, only to be torn apart by the fall of Saigon, leading her on a three-year journey back to him. The show features a host of memorable songs, such as “The Heat is on in Saigon” and “The Movie in my Mind”. The show takes the stage at the Benedum Center all weekend, and tickets can be found on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s website.

Miss Saigon — FEB 4 - FEB 9, 2020

Miss Saigon is a story about love — for a person, a child, a country, and more. Don't miss the acclaimed new production when it comes to Pittsburgh FEB 4 - FEB 9 ⇨ TrustArts.org/SAIGON

Posted by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on Thursday, January 30, 2020


All weekend, various times

Heinz Hall

If you’re a Broadway buff, you won’t want to be anywhere else but than nestled into a seat at Heinz Hall as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Blockbuster Broadway!” Hear the orchestra play songs from a collection of your favorite musicals, including “Les Misérables," “Chicago," “42nd Street," “Hamilton” and more, all in one thrilling performance. There are shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with tickets starting at just $22.


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Saturday:

  • 5 a.m. - 7 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Sunday:

  • 5 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.