The Can’t Miss

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Fred Rogers Memorial Statue

The Fred Rogers Memorial Statue. (Current photo by Jake Mysliwczyk)

By Emerson Andrews
Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer

March 10

Pixar fans should head to the Hard Rock Cafe for a Trivia Night. Teams of up to six people can compete to win prizes and celebrate the studio’s latest release, Onward. Parking is free with $25 spent. Participating teams must reserve their spot. 7:30 p.m. 230 W. Station Square Dr. Free admission. 412-481-7625

The 14th Annual Farm to Table Food Expo comes to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Attendees can sample and purchase from local vendors while learning where to shop fresh all year long. The event will be held Mar. 6 through Mar. 15, though times vary. 4 p.m. 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Free for kids 5 and under, $4.75 for kids 6 through 12, $10.75 general admission.

March 12

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh celebrates the launch of CHUTZ-POW! Volume IV: Women’s Stories, part of the ongoing comic-book anthology series depicting real-life stories of heroes of the Holocaust. Attendees may purchase advance copies of the latest volume and enjoy light refreshments. The event is free with registration. 6:30 p.m. 345 Kane Blvd. Free.

Bring a photo or have one taken at Small Mall that will then be turned into a portrait in featured artist Jegan Mones’ unique style. Pricing depends on the size of the portrait. 5 p.m. 5300 Butler St. Free admission.

March 13

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History holds a Speakeasy After Dark. Come dressed in 1920s fashion and learn about popular cocktails from the decade, banned books, scientific discoveries and more. Special Fast Pass, Season Pass and VIP pricing are available with corresponding benefits. 6 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $13.50 for members, $15 general admission in advance, $20 general admission at the door.

March 14

Make music with the whole family at the Center for Young Musicians on their Experience the Drummer in You evening. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 4 p.m. 437 Beaver St. Sewickley. Free for members, $5 for kids 12 and under, $10 for adults. 724-935-0505 or

Local artist Corrine Jasmin hosts a paper flower bouquet workshop at MuseumLab. Workshops are included in admission price. Discounts on tickets available online. 12 p.m. 6 Allegheny Square E. Free for kids 2 and under, $14 for kids 2 to 18, $16 for seniors, $18 for adults. 412-322-5058 or

The Classic Brew Band comes to The Oaks Theater for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. A special Happy Hour includes drink specials, raffle and games. 6 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd. Oakmont. $15 auditorium seats, $20 table seats. 888-718-4253 or

March 16

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City hosts choreographer and performer Dean Moss, composer Stephen Vitiello and poet Sandra Liu for their collaborative work “Your marks and surface”. Moss aims to explore the experience of assimilation through his dance and movement while accompanied by Vitiello’s music and a live reading of Liu’s original poetry. The event is free with reservation. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free. 412-435-1110 or

March 17

The Ulster Historical Society in Belfast’s Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt return for the sixth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop at the Heinz History Center. The day-long session will include new innovations in electronic resources, a networking session between the attendees and tips from local genealogical societies. A curator will also be on hand for a guided tour of the History Center’s Irish American Collection. 9 a.m. 1212 Smallman St. $30 for members, $40 general admission.

March 19

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics hosts award-winning poets Harryette Mullen and Dionne Brand at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Attendees will hear readings of both poets’ works and listen to their conversation. 7 p.m. 650 Schenley Dr. Free.

March 20

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Bugs Bunny at the Symphony concerts with a live performance of the music accompanied by the classic animations projected on the big screen. The concert will be repeated on Mar. 21 and 22, conducted by George Daugherty. 8 p.m. 600 Penn Ave. $22 – $104.

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh celebrates Fred Rogers’ birthday with free admission all day long. Attendees can witness the opening of the new Kindness Gallery, make crayons in the Makeshop and even meet Mr. McFeely from 11 to 1 in the Theater. 10 a.m. 10 Childrens Way. Free.

March 21

The South Hills Children’s Choir hosts their annual Bridges of Song event open to all local youth. Experience the friendships built by singing in a group under the direction of teaching artist Dr. Joy Hirokawa. Participants will receive lunch and a t-shirt as well as learn ASL to accompany the piece “Can You Hear Me?” by Bob Chilcott, one of three pieces performed in a free concert open to the public at the end of the day. 9 a.m. 905 E. McMurray Rd. Venetia. $35. 724-949-0048 or

Cub Scouts are invited to a Space Night Sleepover at Carnegie Science Center. Participants will build their own lunar lander and head into space themselves using virtual reality. A late night snack, continental breakfast and free admission to the Science Center the following day are included in ticket price. 6 p.m. One Allegheny Ave. $39.

The Carnegie Science Center celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Walt Disney’s Cinderella with screenings in The Rango’s Giant Cinema on Mar. 21 and 22. 4 p.m. One Allegheny Ave. $7.95 for members, $9.95 general admission. 412-237-3400 or

March 22

The Creative Nonfiction Foundation hosts journalist and professor Amanda Little as part of their ongoing Science as Story lecture series. Little’s work, The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, spans a dozen countries attempting to answer the question of how the world will continue to feed itself as populations grow and climate change continues. The event is free with reservation. 4:30 p.m. 805 Liberty Ave.

March 23

Dorit Sasson joins the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for a workshop on Search Engine Optimization and keywords. Local artists and creatives can learn to use SEO to better promote themselves and their content online and further their careers. 6 p.m. 810 Penn Ave. $10. 412-391-2060 or

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