Image courtesy of Union Project.

6. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Union Project: January 15

Honor the legacy of a great civil rights leader at Union Project’s 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Through discussion, creative group activities and more, the all-ages event will explore how to “come together productively in the face of an uncertain political climate with unarmed truth and unconditional love in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” This year promises an informative and interactive experience focused on building interpersonal skills, creative problem solving and building stronger, more inclusive communities. Take part in small group activities using prose from Dr. King, collaborative art methods with Union Project artists and media provided by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and then reflect on what you’ve learned over a communal meal. Children may participate in any of the program activities or visit the studio for a hands-on collaborative clay activity.

Union Project’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration takes place from 2-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Image courtesy of Girls Write Pittsburgh.

7. Dance & Write at the Glitterbox Theater: January 21

Stimulate the body and mind during Dance & Write at the Glitterbox Theater. Put on your exercise clothes and shoes for a dance fitness class for kids and adults led by BaM Choreography, followed by a 2018 goal writing workshop sponsored by Girls Write Pittsburgh. No dance or formal writing experience is necessary. Paper and pencils will be provided. Children not of writing age are welcome to draw and play during the writing workshop. All children should be able to walk and be accompanied by an adult.

Doors for Dance & Write open at 1:40 p.m. Dancing runs from 2-3 p.m. followed by the optional writing workshop from 3-4 p.m. Tickets a are suggested donation of $15 per couple (child and adult) or $10 per adult, and are available in advance and at the door. All proceeds benefit Girls Write Pittsburgh.

Image courtesy of Venture Outdoors.

8. Gimme S’more Walk with Venture Outdoors: January 21

Take the whole family on a hike with a tasty twist when Venture Outdoors presents the Gimme S’more Walk. Bundle up and head outside for an easy stroll through scenic Frick Park. Afterwards, gather around a camp stove to warm your hands and roast marshmallows to construct your own sweet, ooey-gooey, s’mores creations.

The Gimme S’more Walk takes place from 1-3 p.m. The program costs $8, $6 for Venture Outdoors members, $5 for kids or $15 for a family membership. Spots are limited, so register now!

Image courtesy of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

9. NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum: January 27

Get psyched for the Super Bowl with the sixth annual NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp at the Senator John Heinz History Center’s Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Discover five floors of football-related, youth-oriented activities, including a mini-NFL Combine that will test kids’ speed, pass accuracy and agility, a touchdown dance contest, and healthy cooking demonstrations in the museum’s Weisbrod Kitchen Classroom. The whole family will also have access to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and all History Center exhibitions, as well as chances to win exciting prizes throughout the day.

NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free for all children age 17 and under, $16 for adults, $14 for seniors (age 62 up), $6.50 for students and free for History Center members. Advance registration is not required.

Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

10. “The 13-Story Treehouse” at August Wilson Center: January 27-28

Let your imagination run wild when the August Wilson Center presents “The 13-Story Treehouse.” Produced both for kids 6-12 and adults, the live show follows Andy and Terry, two friends who live in a special treehouse with a bowling alley, underground lab and other cool stuff. They have a series of silly adventures together, and now they’re going to bring those stories to the stage. There’s just one problem — they forgot to write the play! Where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys and a giant gorilla? CDP Theatre Producers brings the show to life with live action, props, puppetry, music, animation and a delightfully funny cast.

Tickets for “The 13-Story Treehouse” cost $10.50 in advance, $12 day of show.

Honorable mentions:

KSWA Wrestling Presents: Battle Bowl X Live Pro Wrestling at Spirit: January 6
Drag Queen Story Hour at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: January 13
MLK Dreaming Radically Youth Conference at A+ Schools: January 15
Let Freedom Sing: The 11th Annual Concert Celebration of the Martin Luther King Holiday: January 15
Musical Families at the City Music Center of Duquesne University: January 20
“Wizard of Oz” at Gemini Theater Company: January 20-February 6
Nicola Yoon at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures: January 21
Harry Potter Party at Hobby Prodigy: January 21
Super Science Saturday: Archaeology Extravaganza at Carnegie Museum of Natural History: January 27

For more events, read 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in January.