5 Pittsburgh Events to Look Forward to This March

Welcome, March! With a new month’s arrival, we’re reminded once again that Pittsburgh has an event for everyone’s calendar. From DIY art nights at The Warhol to thriving gardening conventions, it’s lining up to be an amazing couple of weeks.

1. Sip & Sketch at the Andy Warhol Museum: March 8

Surround yourself with inspiring, painted portraits by Firelei Baez as you sip and sketch at the Andy Warhol Museum. Featuring a cash bar, Butterjoint cocktails, live models, and art teachers to guide you through the drawing process, this creative event is a can’t-miss.

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2. Park on Tap Fundraiser for Allegheny Commons: March 10

If you’ve seen our Instagram feed, you know that we love our Pittsburgh Parks and the Conservancy that helps maintain them.

What better way to support their restoration of Pittsburgh’s oldest park than with bites and brews on one of North Side’s famous Mexican War Streets? Allegheny City Brewing, War Streets Brewery, and the band Brewer’s Row will be in attendance at this important fundraising event.

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3. Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show: March 10 – 19

Thinking about making some upgrades around your apartment? If so, the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show is the place for you.

The region’s top marketplace for home improvement needs is returning to the Convention Center for its 36th year. 1,700 vendors, a garden pavilion, and a Kitchen & Cooking Collection will all be available for all in attendance.

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4. Ace Hotel — Whitefield’s Sharing Knives: March 15th

Our neighbors over at Ace Hotel are returning with their third installment of Sharing Knives: a collaborative dinner series that hosts Pittsburgh’s top chefs in their Whitfield kitchen. Mellon Park that’s as pretty as it is peaceful. Rich in history and nestled in the heart of Shadyside, Mellon Park’s stunning Walled Garden has become a beloved community gathering place.

This month, they’re reuniting Whitfield’s Chef Beth, who cut her teeth at Strip District standard Eleven, and Executive Chef Derek Stevens, who recently opened Union Standard in downtown Pittsburgh’s historic Union Trust building. Bon appétit.

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5. Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival: March 23 — April 9

The Oscar’s may have just aired last week, but more must-see films are on the horizon thanks to Carnegie Mellon University’s International Film Festival.

Set to encourage and provoke contemporary conversations about race, sexuality, gender, and ethnicity through its theme, “Faces of Identity,” this annual festival remains one of Pittsburgh’s most interesting and exciting events.

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5 Pittsburgh Events You’ll Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day approaches, lovebirds. What better way to spend it than by experiencing all Pittsburgh has to offer with the ones you love? From fun and games at East End’s hippest hotel to a sponsored race through Allison Park, these local events are sweeter than a box of chocolates.

1. Shot to the Heart: Dodgeball Night at Ace Hotel


Monday, February 13th

Ace Hotel Gym

Have some old-fashioned fun with your sweetie at Ace Hotel’s second-annual Valentine’s Day dodgeball night! Teaming up with City of Play in their beloved gym, Ace is ensuring a treat-filled evening to remember. Sip cocktails before you play, or head to Ace Hotel’s award-winning Whitfield restaurant for gourmet fare. If you’re loving Ace’s art deco-inspired design, stroll over to our Highland Towers for similar architectural step back in time!

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2. I Made It! Sweet Market

Saturday, February 11th

McCandless Crossing

Pittsburgh’s favorite craft fair is back, and this time, they’re turning up the charm! Shop 50 local artists, culinary creatives, and makers. Featuring locally made goods for your sweeties, activities for kids, and small bites to enjoy, this lovely event is not to be missed.

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3. Breakfast In Bed: All You Need is Love

Sunday, February 12th

The Mattress Factory Museum

What’s sweeter than an art museum date? An art museum date plus brunch! Enjoy mimosas, Bloody Marys, brews from North Side’s War Streets Brewery, a continental breakfast, and FREE museum admission at The Mattress Factory’s 21+ Valentine’s Day brunch.

After checking out the latest art installations, meet adoptable pets from Animal Friends, create a medallion for your valentine, and explore the stunning streets and architectures of the North Side.

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4. Love of Friends at Spirit

Tuesday, February 14th
7PM – 10PM

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day — or Galentine’s Day! — at one of Lawrenceville’s most popular destinations. A $25 ticket includes two drink tickets, Slice Island pizza, and dancing. Jams will be provided by DJ Diana Boss and DJ YASS Queen, with proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood of Western PA.

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5. Valentine’s Day 5K, 10K, & 15K

Saturday, February 11th
North Park Boathouse

Looking to work off some of those Valentine’s Day sweets? Join Dick’s Sporting Goods and Froggy FM for a jog with the ones you love! All events are on certified courses that begin at the North Park Boathouse. The courses have minimal elevation and are surrounded by the beauty of North Park and its lake. Registration ends soon, so sign up while you can!

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