• 11 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend (3/15-3/17)

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    PITTSBURGH - Looking for something to do this weekend in western Pennsylvania? We've got 11 ideas for you right here!

    Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Saturday, 10 a.m. - Downtown

    It's one of the favorite celebrations of the year, and a sure sign that spring is on the way. Downtown Pittsburgh will be covered in green Saturday morning as revelers from across the region come to celebrate all things Irish.

    Shu Brew St. Patrick's Day

    Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. - ShuBrew, Harmony

    Celebrate our Irish heritage at ShuBrew with Irish beer, Irish food and Irish music! The festivities start with a cask tapping of O'Shu Irish red. There will also be house-made corned beef, potato soup, green Moscow mules, Irish red ale, Irish stout and more! 

    >>Want to get the low down on this event and more? Download the WPXI Now App for Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick for a full breakdown from Jennifer Tomazic.

    Luck of the Irish fundraiser

    Friday, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Red Pump Spirits, 32 W. Main St., Washington

    Red Pump Spirits is excited to be hosting a fundraiser for The Bradford House on Friday. There will be Irish Pub music, games with prizes, specialty spirits and beer not to mention some good old fashioned socializing. Come and have some fun! And it's for a great cause.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Various Times - Byham Theater

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 charming puppets, faithfully adapting four Eric Carle stories, "The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse," Mister Seahorse," "The Very Lonely Firefly" and, of course, the star of the show – "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

    Wild Encounters

    Scheduled upon request - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

    Get closer than you ever imagined with Wild Encounters at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Shadow a zookeeper in the PPG Aquarium to see what it’s like to work with sharks. Meet a sea lion and pose for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. Even get up-close-and-personal with the rare and endangered red panda.

    >>Download the FREE Severe Weather Team 11 app to get the latest forecast as you head to the zoo.

    Alabama - 50th Anniversary Tour

    Friday, 7:30 p.m. - PPG Paints Arena

    It's been five decades since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of, but then seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music.

    Joe Bonamassa

    Saturday, 8 p.m. - Benedum Center

    Two-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa is touring in support of his upcoming all-original Studio Album “Redemption," which was released in September. Bonamassa is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation who has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.

    Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena

    Saturday, 1 p.m. vs St. Louis Blues

    Sunday, 7:30 p.m. vs Philadelphia Flyers

    These two games will go along way toward determining the playoff seeding for the Pens. After the weekend there will only be nine games remaining before the end of the season.

    >>Download the FREE Severe Weather Team 11 app to get the latest forecast as you head to the game.

    Good Friday

    Friday, 5 p.m. - Andy Warhol Museum

    If you're looking to check out some historic art but want to do some socializing too, the Warhol Museum has got you covered on Friday nights. The museum usually closes at 5 p.m., but on Fridays it stays open late. You can enjoy half-price museum admission and a cash bar. This is the last Good Friday to check out the "Cry, baby” exhibit by Philadelphia based artist Devan Shimo-Yama.

    >>Want to get the low down on this event and more? Download the WPXI Now App for Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick for a full breakdown from Jennifer Tomazic.

    My Favorite Murder

    Friday, 8 p.m. - Benedum Center

    True crime and comedy collide this weekend at the Benedum Center. The hit podcast “My Favorite Murder" will be in town as part of a live tour. Hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have been breaking down their favorite true crime stories in hilarious fashion since 2016. Their live tours are known worldwide, selling out shows here at home and abroad.

    Direct Sales Expo

    Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monroeville Convention Center

    Head out to Monroeville on Saturday if you want to shop ‘til you drop and still save some money. The Direct Sales Expo at the Monroeville Convention Center is a shopping extravaganza. It's $5 to get in, and once you're inside you can enjoy show-only discounts on a lot of brands. The event coordinator calls it the ultimate girls’ day out.

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    Saturday:

    • 5 a.m. – 7 a.m.
    • 8 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    • 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

    Sunday:

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

     

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