Pittsburgh Happenings: December 5-11

This next week of Pittsburgh Happenings is filled with lots of music! Take in a holiday concert or go see a family-friendly musical. No matter what you choose, you’ll be blown away by the musicality of the city.

Three actresses stand on stage in Victorian clothing with something in hand at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Playhouse

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Pittsburgh Playhouse, December 6-10

Join Conservatory Theatre Company for a night of family-friendly thespian fun. This musical takes theater-goers through Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel in this show-within-a-show. The performance has several different endings that are decided with an audience vote.

A black and white photo of a man in a beanie hat and a black turtleneck with a necklace on.
Photo courtesy of Loose Ends

We Want The Funk Festival

August Wilson African American Cultural Center, December 8-9

Celebrate the rhythm-driven musical genre of funk that evolved from the R&B, soul, and jazz scenes of the 1960s and continues to influence today’s artists. Listen to a variety of musicians from different backgrounds who all come together through the magic of funk. 

A woman stands behind a booth of homemade soaps with a smile on her face as she talks to another woman at the Pittsburgh market.
Photo courtesy of I Made It! Market

I Made It! Last Minute Market

Rockwell Park, December 9

Get your last-minute shopping done thanks to over 60 artists and vendors. Explore the crafting community of Pittsburgh and discover a plethora of gift ideas. Don’t leave yourself scrambling the day before Christmas Eve trying to find the perfect present. 

Four men in suits stand outside smiling at the camera. One has his arms crossed over his chest.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

IL DIVO – A New Day Holiday Tour

Heinz Hall, December 10

Multi-platinum classical crossover group, IL DIVO, brings their Christmas show to Heinz Hall for a night of all your favorite carols. Some members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will join the group on stage for hits like It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

A conductor on a stand conducts different string players like violinists.
Photo courtesy of Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh

The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh Holiday Concert

Sixth Presbyterian Church, December 10 

Hop into the holiday spirit with magical music from The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh. Special guest host Anna Singer leads singalongs of some favorites throughout the night while instrumental sounds fill the rest of the evening.

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Story by Kylie Thomas

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