For the remainder of this time of social distancing, we’re focusing on ways you can explore Pittsburgh and participate in local happenings from home and virtually.
We’re updating our virtual event guide every week, so please keep reading and sharing. Know about an interesting virtual event taking place in March? Email us here.
Thursday, March 26: Virtual Open House with Tech Elevator
Ready for a career in technology? At Tech Elevator’s Virtual Open House, you’ll learn all about their coding bootcamp and pathway program — and how you can acquire in-demand skills for the modern workforce. Hear a presentation led by a Tech Elevator member, get a sense of the job market in Pittsburgh, ask all of your burning questions and build career connections.
Thursday, March 26: Mastering Zippers Class with Cut & Sew Studio
Sew your stress away with this virtual class led by Cut & Sew Studio owner Catherine Batcho. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to master the art of the zipper, now is the time. Via Zoom, you’ll learn some of the most common zipper installation methods including centered, lapped and invisible.
Thursday, March 26: PlayTime with Pittsburgh Public Theater
Every Thursday night, make a standing date with Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, who will bring iconic plays and the work of extraordinary writers right to your living room. Don’t miss this week’s edition, when Kaminski is joined by special guests to reading Oscar Wilde’s quick-witted classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”
Thursday, March 26: Tap your toes with the Live Stream Irish Music Series
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival knows that music can lift our spirits like nothing else. In partnership with the Irish Design Center, the signature local event is spotlighting classic Irish tunes and performances with live streams via the festival’s Facebook page. On tap for Thursday night are performances by Pittsburgh fiddler Katie Grennan, accordion and concertina plater John Williams and The Low Kings. Don’t miss a beat!
Friday, March 27: In Bed By Ten Virtual Dance Party
Stay plugged in and dance this mess around when Pittsburgh’s beloved In Bed By Ten Dance Party goes virtual. It’s a great time to get up and get moving and help out, because DJMB will be streaming live via Facebook and raising money for Sisters PGH’s LGBTQIA emergency relief fund. To help make sure this party can continue, you can donate to their new Patreon page.
Friday, March 27: PlayTime with Pittsburgh Public Theater
Every Friday night, make a standing date with Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, who will bring iconic plays and the work of extraordinary writers right to your living room. Don’t miss this week’s edition, when Kaminski is joined by special guests to reading Oscar Wilde’s quick-witted classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”
Friday, March 27: A Little Friday Night Music with Duquesne University
Classical music is coming to a couch near you thanks to Duquesne University’s acclaimed Mary Pappert School of Music. Dubbed “A Little Friday Night Music” — in tribute to Mozart’s iconic “Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music),” the weekly series will release a previously recorded concert by student and faculty ensembles via its YouTube channel. Don’t miss the “Best of the Bluff” kick-off concert featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members and Duquesne faculty.
Friday, March 27: Watch a Brazilian allegory with Row House Cinema
Thanks to Lawrenceville movie house Row House Cinema, you can still get your fill of fantastic first-run movies via the theater’s innovative streaming portal. Ticket sales start today for the new Brazilian film, “Bacurau,” starring Sônia Braga. Audiences will be transported to a fictional remote town in the Brazilian sertão (read: backcountry), which is suddenly experiencing strange happenings and mysterious beings following the death of its 94-year-old matriarch.
Sunday, March 29: Help Bierport empty its kegs
Beer fans, you’re in luck. This Sunday only, Bierport is opening its taps to offer growler fills for just $15. BYOG and you’ll score a 70 percent discount on more than 15 different brews — from Anderson Valley’s Tropical Haze to Spoonwood’s Cherry Streuse. After all, nobody wants to see delicious beer go to waste.
Through March: Find inner harmony with Sterling Yoga
Get moving and balance your chakras from home with the pros. South Hills-based Sterling Yoga is now offering its classes online for just $10. Sessions include introductory and advanced yoga, floor stretching, chair and back work and more. Registered attendees will also receive a recording of the workshop.