Pittsburgh Happenings: January 2024

It’s January and that means we have a whole new calendar of events in Pittsburgh! The month ahead is filled with music, art, and fun for all. Be wowed by a Broadway show that incorporates Bob Dylan’s music or take the family to see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra play alongside Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for a night of magic. Just make sure you start 2024 off with excitement!

A man in a white suit sings at a mic in front of a line of actors on a stage.
Photo courtesy of Matthew Murphy

Girl From the North Country 

Benedum Center, January 9-14

Hear Bob Dylan’s music like you’ve never heard it before as you adventure alongside a group of wayward travelers in 1934 Minnesota. The Tony Award winning musical makes its stop in Pittsburgh for a beautiful production about music, life and hope.

Comedy Bingo Night

Arcade Comedy Theater, January 12

Experience a hearty stand-up show alongside a competitive game of bingo. This bingo-themed comedy variety show features improv, characters, and more! Audience members will be invited to play bingo between sets — and prizes will be available for any lucky winners. 

A team of huskies pulls a sled filled with a family through the snow outside of Nemacolin near Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Nemacolin

Martin Luther King Weekend

Nemacolin, January 12-15

Take your long weekend getaway to the next level with skiing, massages, family-friendly fun in the Kids Club, and more. You don’t need to travel far for relaxation and delights. 

Locomotion Exhibition

Carnegie Science Center, January 13-14

Make a special trip to the Carnegie Science Center for a weekend all about the world of trains. Engineers of all ages will get a chance to explore a rail yard full of guest train displays owned and operated by model train enthusiasts.

​​The Courage to Stand

Heinz Hall, January 17

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is back to chronicle the some defiantly artistic and famous figures. From the opening notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, full of fate and fury, to the world-building text of Langston Hughes, PSO offer music that outlasts, outshines, and out-dreams all barriers.

A man in a silly costume jumps in the air in front of lights while juggling bowling pins.
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

PPG Paints Arena, January 18-21

For the first time ever, Cirque du Soleil incorporates ice into its mind-boggling performances. Skaters and acrobats combine traditional circus disciplines with synchronized and freestyle movement on air and ice for an unforgettable experience. 

The Magic of Motown

Benedum Center, January 19

Ready to get down to the rhythms of Motown? 15 power vocalists are backed by a six piece band to deliver you all the hits from The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition

Byham Theater, January 20

This multimedia adventure mixes classic storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Buck is kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush where he must survive the wild.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays on the stage at the Heinz Hall in front of a projector that reads "Let's go to the movies"
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

Heinz Hall, January 20-21

It doesn’t matter if you’re Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. Everyone can discover the magic of this wizardly epic while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s musical score and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire plays on screen. 

DRUM TAO 30th Anniversary

PNC Theatre, January 27

Established in 1993, this group of talented instrumentalists dreams of creating the best show in the world using Taiko drums from Japan. The drums’ unique and expressive range of sound makes this show so fascinating.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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