Category Archives: Fun On Downtown Pittsburgh

First Night at the StarLoftsPgh.com

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust looks forward to ringing in 2022 with a bang – and a band — with the Byron Nash Trio headlining the Highmark First Night.

“The midnight show with Byron Nash on the Highmark main stage is going to be such a fun way to ring in 2022,” said Director of Festival Management Sarah Aziz.

The Byron Nash Trio will play from 10:45p to midnight. Before that you’ll be able to hear performances from other artists while checking out a parade, ice sculptures, theatre performances, acrobatics, and many other displays including an art installation from Australia featuring massive rabbits.

“In this Trust Oasis space are going to be the three baby rabbits and they stand about 12 feet tall, so they’re pretty little,” said Aziz. “Their momma rabbit’s going to be right over on 8th St. right on the other side of these buildings in that parking lot and she stands about 50 feet tall.”

The night will cap off with a fireworks grand finale at midnight.

“It’s just such a fun way to get out and enjoy the city, remember what it’s like to be out amongst people in a safe, fun, festive environment,” said Aziz.

The event is free and open to the public, but some portions of the event do require tickets which you will need to register for in advance.

For more information, click here. (https://firstnightpgh.trustarts.org/

To attend these festivities, just go to your front door, and down your steps…you are there!

Have an Excellent 2020! Janet and Charlie

Lights On!

After many long months, the streets of the Cultural District will again be bustling, the theaters and galleries will be full, and arts lovers from around the region and beyond will share experiences, live and in person. Lights On! A Three-Day Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District marks this special occasion with more than 50 free outdoor performances, exhibitions, and more presented by your favorite Cultural District organizations, right next to your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com!

Liberty Magic Reappearing

The Liberty Magic team is excited to announce that mystery and wonder will return to Liberty Magic for the 2021-2022 season. They are elated to open our doors and welcome you back to the Cultural District. The unique close-up magic experiences of Liberty Magic are not possible without our valued audience members. Season subscriptions are now on-sale. Consider becoming a subscriber, so you don’t miss a moment of the wit and wonderment.

The magic starts right next to your place at http://www.starloftspgh.com

Celebrate the theater district.

After many months, the streets of the Cultural District will again be bustling, the theaters and galleries will be full, and arts lovers from around the region and beyond will share experiences, live and in-person. Lights On! A Three-Day Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District marks this special occasion with free outdoor performances, gallery exhibitions, and more, September 9-11, 2021.

Your home in the Pittsburghs Cultural district at http://www.starloftspgh.com

47th season announced by the Pittsburgh Public Theater


Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the organization’s 47th season – ALL ABOARD! – kicking off this October online and in person. The Public recently completed the Classics N’at online benefit reading series, the second iteration of the organization’s Public PlayTime series. After welcoming thousands of new audiences throughout the course of the past 15 months, The Public has set its sights on a triumphant return to live performance, and a season poised to be one of the most memorable yet.

Take a tour of http://www.skyloftpgh.com, call Janet for a personal tour. 412.943.7660

Slow down, you move too fast

…but this weather is making me feel groovy.


I can’t believe it’s the end of February and we are 2 months into 2021. And then we get weather like THIS?! The Simon and Garfunkel song Feeling’ Groovy pretty much nails it.
While I’m humming that tune, I still have this weird sense of speed, Twilight Zone, Groundhog Day and grooviness all intertwined into this weird existence I call “living in Pittsburgh during a pandemic.”What to do about it?

The answer will come shortly!

Take a Walk Through “202021: A New Constellation”

The public art exhibition curated by Tereneh Idia features the work of 11 artists of color, found in nine locations throughout the Cultural District.

At 707 Penn Ave., right next to the StarloftPgh, guests can check the time — through rap lyrics. Steven Montinar’s installation, “Flava Flav’s Digital Clock,” uses 142 distinct lyrics in which capitalized letters spell out the time of day.

Fun thing to do!