Breakfast with the Bunny. Image courtesy of The Waterfront.
Image courtesy of Angela Rocco Photography.

6. Spring Fling at Monroeville Mall: March 11

Enjoy a day full of family-friendly fun when Spring Fling returns to the Monroeville Mall. Shop from more than 50 vendors selling a variety of gifts and goods, such as handmade jewelry, arts and crafts, kitchen items, clothing, and more. The upper level of the mall will feature activities including a coloring contest with prizes from 1-3 p.m., a craft table, storytimes and a chance to get a face painting, glitter tattoo or henna. There are also visits with the Easter Bunny, an Easter Egg Hunt and a charity auction.

Spring Fling takes place from 12-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though some activities include fees.

Youth Invasion. Photo by Sean Carroll.

7. Youth Invasion 2018: Stay Woke at The Warhol: March 16

Teens and their families will take over The Warhol when the museum hosts its annual Youth Invasion event. The program showcases a teen take on Andy Warhol’s artwork, with various works conveying different points of view and creative expressions displayed throughout the museum. See an exhibition of youth artwork or take in a variety of live performances by young people in the museum’s entrance space, theater and galleries.

Youth Invasion takes place from 5-10 p.m. The event is free with museum admission.

Image courtesy of St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

8. Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop and Sale at St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church: March 17 & 25

The parish of St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church will host two separate spring events, its Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop and 51st annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Sale. On March 17, bring the whole family for a day of creating handmade, traditional Easter eggs during the Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop, using beeswax and dyes to color eggs in this all-ages class. Experienced egg-makers can learn the art of Egg Etching using beeswax and acids. On March 25, buy your own festive egg during the Easter Egg Sale, featuring more than 1,200 Pysanky (Easter eggs), including exquisite goose and ostrich eggs and hand-painted wooden eggs. The event will also feature handcrafted Ukrainian goods, basket raffles, door prizes, a bake sale and a variety of Ukrainian foods, plus church tours and a parish museum display.

Classes take place from 10 a.m–1 p.m. and 3–6 p.m. Admission to the general class costs $20, and the advanced class costs $30. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 412-527-5359. The Easter Egg Sale takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Borland Manor Elementary students Caleb Bond (L) and JaMarcus Grayson (R) using audience fidgets for the show. Photo courtesy Observer-Reporter.

9. Cityscape at the Trust Arts Education Center: March 22-24

Jumping Jack Theater, a Pittsburgh-based children’s theater production company that creates original autism-friendly works, will present the premiere of Cityscape at the Trust Arts Education Center. Using innovative puppetry and unique settings, the play follows a wily pigeon that flies away with a young girl named M.C.’s most prized treasure. To retrieve her valued possession, M.C. must leave the comfort of home and cross the big and busy Cityscape to get it back. Along the way, the audience helps M.C. solve problems and overcome fears as she safely navigates this new and exciting environment. The interactive show is designed to engage elementary-age students through creative movement, music and sensory play.

Tickets for Cityscape cost $10.

New Renaissance Theatre Company. Image courtesy of Friends of Phillips Park.
New Renaissance Theatre Company. Image courtesy of Friends of Phillips Park.

10. Friends of Phillips Park Presents Non-Profit & Arts Fair: March 24

Head outside when the Friends of Phillips Park presents the first Non-Profit & Arts Fair. The free public event invites the community to learn more about the various nonprofits and arts organizations operating in Carrick and in greater Pittsburgh. Visitors will find a variety of free activities for the whole family, including yoga and self-defense classes, live music by Brandon Lehman and the Rising Voices Youth Choir, and theatrical performances by 12 Peers Theater and the New Renaissance Theatre Company.

The Non-Profit & Arts Fair takes place from 11 a.m.-2 pm. at the Phillips Rec Center. The event is free and open to the public. Registration required.

Honorable mentions:

Feathers of Fire at the August Wilson Center: March 2-3

Purim Celebration with Repair the World Pittsburgh: March 4

PUSH Physical Theatre at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts: March 10

Trolls & Pup Patrol Cruise on the Gateway Clipper: March 11

March Madness: Space Jam at AMC Loews Waterfront: March 12

Free Hands-on Art at the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference: March 14-16

Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Byham Theater: March 15-25

theatriQ Youth Ensemble: Hearts on Hold at Kelly Strayhorn Theater: March 17-18

2018 Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 17

Downtown Public Art Tour by the Office of Public Art: March 23

Magical Princess Tea Party at the Double Tree Hilton in Monroeville: March 24

Girls World Expo at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square: March 25

2018 Spring Break Free Days at The Warhol: March 28-30

Storytelling with Lyn Ford at Alphabet City: March 31

For more events, see 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in March.

Amanda Waltz

Amanda Waltz is a freelance journalist and film critic whose work has appeared locally in numerous publications. She writes for The Film Stage and is the founder and editor of Steel Cinema, a blog dedicated to covering Pittsburgh film culture. She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and oversized house cat.