It’s hard to believe that we are just finishing up February with all the spring-like weather we’ve been having! Even so, we have some great events on tap this weekend for you. Whether you’re looking to get active or take in a play, Pittsburgh has some great activities on tap for this last weekend in February! Here’s a short list of things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend.
Friday Feb. 24th
The Book of Mormon
Winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is here in the ‘burgh! From the guys who created South Park and Avenue Q co-creator (and Frozen composer) Robert Lopez, this one is definitely one to catch. Parents, keep in mind, there is explicit content. Tickets start at $40, for more information on the show click HERE.
Mardi Gras in Market Square
From 5-10 p.m., join the I.C. Light Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in the square. Registration is free and stop by any of the participating locations to receive a set of Mardi Gras beads. Once you have them all, you can register to win a trip to Seven Springs. $3.50 I.C. Light bottles all night. Free to register, for more information click HERE.
Saturday Feb. 25th
Free Tax Preparation Day
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the United Way’s Money in Your Pocket Coalition is offering free tax prep for low to moderate income homes. The event will be offered at the Carnegie Library’s Downtown Pittsburgh location. It is in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Free, for more information click HERE.
41st Annual Spring Thaw
The race that began as the original Pittsburgh Marathon is celebrating its 41st season. Runners now use this race to warm up for the spring race season. Runner gifts include embroidered winter hats for all pre-registered runners while supplies last. Fifteen mile finishers get gloves (although with Pittsburgh weather lately you might not need them until next winter!) and 20 mile finishers get a commemorative neck gaiter. Begins at 10 a.m., for more information on the race click HERE.
Sunday Feb. 26th
Black Bottom Film Festival
The festival will feature black cinema, from classics to contemporary independent movies. The films will tackle themes like spirituality, family conflicts, race and working class struggles. The festival this year will honor the creative contributions of Michael Schultz. $15 for a one-day pass, for more information on the festival click HERE.
The Jungle Book
This retelling of the popular children’s book is currently playing at the Gemini’s Children’s Theater in McKees Rocks. The show runs through March 5th, when Snow White takes over. $10, for more information on the event click HERE.
We hope you find this list of things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend helpful. Check back each week for more!