Steve James
Steve James.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
April 1
7—11 p.m.

Whether your jam is Peter Pan’s playfully irreverent “I Won’t Grow Up,” Taylor Swift’s pop-country “Never Grow Up” or Bob Dylan’s introspective lullaby “Forever Young,” you should never pass up any opportunity to unleash your inner child.

The perfect place to do so? Eat, drink, dance and play your way through the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh—all after hours—during the Never Grow Up benefit bash.

Relive the glory days of favorite childhood video games as you test your adult acumen in a live-action arcade hosted by City of Play. Head into the MAKESHOP to channel your inner party animal and participate in hands-on activities led by local sustainable florist greenSinner. Next, savor adult-friendly kid-approved fare from North Side-based Bistro to Go.

Courtesy Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
Courtesy Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Headlining the cool event is Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter and DJ Steve James. Hailing from nearby Johnstown, PA, James is a rising star on the pop and EDM scenes. After settling in L.A., James connected with acclaimed songwriter and producer Jason Boyd (Poo Bear), who’s best known for his collaborations with Justin Bieber. With Boyd, James went on to co-write and co-produce Purpose, the title track on Bieber’s fourth studio album.

In 2015, James released his own debut album, Renaissance, which garnered some 20 million plays via viral media. He’s appeared around the globe—from Ibiza to Vegas—playing on the Senioritis Tour and with Matoma and Vanic, and has worked with the Dutch EDM sensation Martin Garrix.

Helping to keep the soundtrack old-school will be sets by special guests JRod and PANDEMIC, as well as live performances by Hip Hop Fundamentals.

Hosted by the Children’s Museum Ambassadors, Never Grow Up is co-produced by Post Industrial.

Courtesy Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
Courtesy Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

VIP ticket holders will kick off the revelry at a private pre-party starting at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s Waterplay exhibit, and will enjoy exclusive bar and lounge access throughout the night.

Open to ages 21+. Buy tickets.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...