Pittsburgh Happenings: January 30-February 5

This upcoming week in Pittsburgh shines with a variety of events for foodies, music fans, and so much more. Throw it back to the 70s and 80s with music from Queen performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, sample tasty dishes from restaurants around the city, and even take on a NFL training camp. Get ready to get out and get active, Pittsburgh!

A group of singers stands against an orange and purple brightly colored background.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Rajaton Sings Queen

Heinz Hall, January 30

Sit down for a night of music inspired by the incredible Freddie Mercury. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra rocks the theater with their rendition of Queen’s music all led by Finnish acapella group, Rajaton. It’s a lively performance of classical meets rock ‘n roll like you’ve never seen before.

A man holds a plate of tacos as he squirts a sauce onto each of them at Pittsburgh best restaurants event.
Photo courtesy of Downtown Neighborhood Alliance

Best Restaurants

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, January 31

Celebrate the restaurants of Pittsburgh! Best Restaurants brings together over 30 Pittsburgh establishments to provide samples of some of their greatest dishes. Try dishes from your favorites who have been around for decades and bites from new restaurants just opening in the city.

A boy in a Steelers jersey sits at a table with other little boys also in Steelers merchandise in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Heinz History Center

NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp

Heinz History Center, February 3

Get out and active with the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum for a football-fueled day of fun. Kids can get in their 60 minutes of exercise for the day with activities inspired by NFL training such as the 40-yard dash or passing accuracy test. Plus, the event includes free admission to the Senator John Heinz History Center for kids 17 and under.

A sculpture made of clay and depicting different nature elements sits against a white wall background at Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Contemporary Craft

Artist-led Guided Tour: Brie Ruais – Oneness

Contemporary Craft, February 3

Clay artist Brie Ruais leads spectators on a tour of her latest exhibition, Oneness, featured at Contemporary Craft. Made from the artist’s body weight in clay, Ruais focuses on ideas around mapping places geographically, psychologically, and experientially. Hear the story behind her movement-based artwork in her own words.

A woman in white a head scarf talks to another woman in blue about the Rotunda Collaborative.
Photo courtesy of Rotunda Collaborative

Jewish Composers: Cantorial to Broadway, A Benefit Concert

Rodef Shalom Congregation, February 4

Sit down for a journey from cantorial tradition to the vibrant world of Broadway. Help support and rebuild the Rotunda Collaborative at the former B’nai Israel synagogue with this historical concert of Jewish composers’ work. The Rotunda Collaborative hopes to turn the building into a dynamic community and performing arts center with the proceeds from the event.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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