Pittsburgh Happenings: September 26-October 2

We blinked; summer is now officially over, and fall emerged with its crisp, cool air. Might as well embrace the season, right? We’ve gathered a few PSL recipes so you can taste the flavors of autumn. We’ve also rounded up a selection of Southwestern PA farms for pumpkin and apple picking. Don’t forget to visit these fall festivals to really embrace all things autumn! Or maybe you’d rather just curl up with a good book. Oh, and have you checked out your fall horoscope?

Now, onto what you came here for… upcoming events in Pittsburgh!

Duke Ellington at piano, with dancer Charles ‘Honi’ Coles and Billy Strayhorn looking on, in the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, c. 1942 – 1943. (Photo by Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris/Carnegie Museum of Art/Getty Images)

Billy Strayhorn: Something to Live For

O’Reilly Theater, September 19-October 11
Last week, Pittsburgh Public Theater debuted the world-premier of Billy Strayhorn: Something to Live For. In this musical, directed by Kent Gash and written by Rob Zellers, the career and impact of the jazz legend and Pittsbugher come to life through a stunning score. The show was originally set to end on October 8 but now runs through October 11.

Photo Courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh’s Facebook


Hofbräuhaus, September 29-30
Sure, you could book a trip to Germany, or you could take part in Oktoberfest celebrations right here in the ‘Burgh. During this third weekend of Hofbräuhaus’s 2023 festivities, enjoy live music in the Bier Hall and Biergarten, good food, and plenty of beer.

Photo by Carl Raw

Pittsburgh Gaming Expo

Monroeville Convention Center, September 30-October 1
From pinball to board games, Street Fighter, and the Oregon Trail, when you step into the Pittsburgh Gaming Expo, you’ll be transported into a game-filled rabbit hole. No need to stock up on quarters beforehand!

Stevie Nicks

PPG Paints Arena, September 27
Seeing the OG witchy queen is the perfect way to transition into spooky season. Pregame the concert with our Dreams Cocktail, Inspired by Stevie Nicks.

A general store lost by Armand and Fanny Dreyfus in Cayeux-sur-Mer. Photo courtesy of Rosenberg’s website.

The Fruits of Hate: A French City During the Holocaust Grand Opening

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, October 2
Previously titled Who is a Jew? Amiens, France, 1940-45, Dr. David Rosenberg’s international exhibition has already been featured at the University of Pittsburgh, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Bower Hill Community Church, Temple Emanuel, and Duquesne University. However, this will be the first time the exhibition is shown at a public library in the U.S. The exhibit delves into questions of official, cultural, and religious Jewish identity in the French city of Amiens from 1940-45 through personal correspondence, photos, and audio recordings.

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