Here’s my weekly listing of family-friendly events for the weekend of November 13-15, 2015. It’s a relatively quiet weekend in the ‘Burgh as the city takes a deep breath before holiday festivities begin next weekend!
All Weekend, November 13-15
Opening Weekend of the Ice Skating Rinks at North Park and South Park
The Allegheny County Parks Department ice skating rinks at South Park and North Park open to the public this weekend.
Times: Friday 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11-4 p.m., 4:30-7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Cost: Adults $5, Children $3 plus $1 for nonresidents of Allegheny County. Skate rental is $2.
Friday Night, November 13
Penguins versus Blue Jackets
The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Times: 7 p.m.
Location: Consol Energy Center, 1001 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh PA
Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15
Opening Weekend of the Holiday Show at the Western PA Model Railroad Museum
The Western PA Model Railroad Museum debuts its annual Holiday Show this weekend. The Museum includes a first-floor model train area designed for children and another large railroad display on the second floor. There is also a cafe and gift shop on site. The Holiday Show runs on select days until January 17.
Times: 11-5 p.m.
Cost: Adults $6, Children $4
Location: Western PA Model Railroad Museum, 5507 Lakeside Drive, Gibsonia Pa 15044
American Girl Fashion Show
The Junior League of Pittsburgh is hosting its annual American Girl Fashion Show fundraiser, featuring a presentation of historical and contemporary fashions, refreshments and door prizes. Recommended for children ages six and up.
Times: Saturday 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m.
Location: Fox Chapel Field Club, 121 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh PA
Saturday, November 14
Kid City Dance Party at the Andy Warhol Museum
DJ Kelly Mom will be hosting an indie Kid City dance party in the Andy Warhol Museum’s entrance space.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Mini Factory at the Mattress Factory
The Mattress Factory presents its hands-on educational program for children ages three to five with a caregiver. This week, families will be exploring the concept of FUTURE in installation art, through projects, a tour and a story time.
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: $5 for nonmember child/caregiver pair, free for members
Location: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop
Lowe’s is hosting a children’s Build and Grow Workshop, where kids will build a pullback car. All material and instruction provided. Please register in advance.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: All participating Lowe’s locations
ArtKids: Warp, Weft, Weave at the Frick
Frick Art & Historical Center presents this free hands-on program. Families can learn how tapestries were made, explore the Frick’s tapestries and make a woven work of art to bring home.
Times: 11-11:45 a.m.
Location: Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA
Polar Bear Birthday Party at the Pittsburgh Zoo
The Pittsburgh Zoo celebrates its polar bears’ birthdays with birthday cake, a special treat and activities designed to teach children about polar bear conservation.
Times: 11-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission
Location: The Pittsburgh Zoo, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh PA
Handmade Cards and Gifts with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is hosting a family-friendly handmade card and gift class, where participants will create handmade gifts embellished with fabrics, fibers, dried plants and more. No glue will be used in an exploration of how science can help things stick together.
Times: 11-2 p.m.
Location: Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Brown Bag Concert with the Pittsburgh Opera
The Pittsburgh Opera presents a free all-Mozart program, featuring music from Cosi Fan Tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and more. Open to everyone and you’re welcome to bring a lunch.
Time: Doors open at 11:30 a.m., Show starts at noon
Location: Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Charlie Brown & Snoopy by the Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Pittsburgh Musical Theater students in collaboration with the West End Community present their original production of Charlie Brown & Snoopy. Intended for children ages four to 10.
Times: 12-1 p.m.
Cost: Adults $3, Children Free
Location: Gargaro Theater at the PMT Studio, 327 South Main Street, Pittsburgh PA 15220
Penny Arcade: Kids Comedy Show
The Arcade Comedy Theater presents its kid-friendly improv comedy show. Show is preceded by interactive “collaboration stations” which use crafts and literary prompts to help kids generate ideas for the show.
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: Kids $10, Adults $5
Location: Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
5th Annual Collard Greens Cook-Off
The Braddock Youth Project is hosting their 5th Annual Collard Greens Cook-Off. All proceeds benefit the BYP’s gardening programs.
Times: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 for all-you-can-eat, $5 to compete
Location: Nyia Page Community Center, 416 Library Street, Braddock PA 15104
Boyce Park Map & Compass Scavenger Hunt/Hike
Visitors to Boyce Park can follow a map of park trails while practicing the use of a compass and searching for clues to natural treasures.
Times: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Boyce Park Nature Center
Craft Make and Take at Beechwood Farms
Visitors to Beechwood will learn to make paper from recycled and natural materials to create handmade gifts tags. All ages.
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: Member $10, Nonmember $15
Location: Beechwood Farms, 614 Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel PA
Family Party Night at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History invites families to a party night, featuring hands-on dinosaur, nature and culture-related activities, shows in the Earth Theater, face-painting, live animal encounters, a snack and more.
Times: 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA
Native American Storytelling at Round Hill
In honor of Native American Month, Allegheny County Parks and Lenora Dingus are presenting traditional stories of the Seneca culture. Rattles, shawls and other cultural items will be incorporated into the stories.
Times: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Round Hill Park Visitors Center
Sunday, November 15
Please note: The Carnegie Science Center is closed on Sunday, November 15.
Steelers versus Browns
The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.
Caps For Sale: The Musical by the Pittsburgh Children’s Theater
The Pittsburgh Children’s Theater presents Caps For Sale: The Musical by Adventure Theatre MTC–an original take on the classic children’s book. Show is recommended for ages three to 10 with run time of 60 minutes. Performance will be shown at the Byham on Sunday and then will travel to suburban locations during weekday evenings next week.
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: $10.50 in advance, $12 at door if available
Location: Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Escape Football Hike at South Park
Hike It Baby Pittsburgh is hosting a toddler-led hike along Maple Spring Loop in South Park during the Steelers game.
Times: 2:30-4 p.m.
Location: Meet at Maple Springs Gazebo, South Park, PA 15129
Have a great weekend!© Copyright 2015 Nadine Champsi, All rights Reserved. Written For: The Pittsburgh Mommy Blog
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