Pittsburgh Happenings: January 2-8

Welcome to 2024, Pittsburgh! Let’s start the year off right with events filled with all your favorite passions. Are you a sports fan? A book lover? A dancer? No matter what your hobby is, the city has an activity for you. 

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David Throckmorton Quartet

The Greer Cabaret, January 2

David Throckmorton is a jazz drummer who leads his quartet with a passionate performance. He has performed worldwide with artists including Maynard Ferguson and David Fiuczynski and now brings his quartet to Pittsburgh for a night of soulful music. 

a cocktail glass on top of a stack of yellow books on a book shelf.

Literary Libations

The Pennsylvania Market, January 4

This one’s for the classic book nerds out there! Get your literary expertise ready to enjoy three cocktails famously featured in classic books, plus enjoy a mini charcuterie snack plate. Take a guess at what you think one of these cocktails could be. Here’s a hint, “It’s always shaken, not stirred.”

a photo of a non alcoholic purple cocktail with a sprig of rosemary.
Photo courtesy of Teetotal Initiative

Bubbles, Brew, and Bingo!

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, January 4

Teetotal Initiative presents a free and fantastic tasting experience featuring The Open Road non-alcoholic beverages, Athletic Brewing, and Two Frays Brewery. As you sip on your favorite drinks, test your luck in a game of Bingo for a chance to win amazing prizes.

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Photo courtesy of Cross Body Dance + Movement

Free Day of Dance

CrossBody Dance + Movement, January 6 

Start off that New Year’s resolution to be more active with a free dance class from Crossbody. Check out an intro Salsa and/or Bachata class, both of which need no experience nor partner. It’s a great way to get some exercise and meet new people.

Three pirates players sit at an autograph table in Pittsburgh in their jerseys.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Pirates

PiratesFest

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, January 6

Celebrate the 2024 Pirates baseball season with this all-day event. Bring the whole family for interactive games and attractions perfect for fans of all ages. Pirates players, alumni, coaches, broadcasters, and mascots will be on-hand for autographs, photo opportunities, and more.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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