Pittsburgh Happenings: November 28-December 4

The hectic holiday season continues but there are some Pittsburgh events that let you stop and take a breath. Sit back and watch a hilarious musical, walk through gorgeous twinkling lights, or let your heart feel all the big feelings the air with a night of requiems. 

A group of actors on stage play out Mrs.Doubtfire.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Mrs. Doubtfire

Benedum Center, November 28 – December 3

Catch one of the most hilarious musicals based on the movie starring Robin Williams. It’s a fun theatrical experience made for the whole family. Plus, don’t miss Rob McClure reprising his Tony-nominated Broadway performance for this run of shows.


Two parents get a photo taken by their daughter in front of orange lights outside.
Photo courtesy of The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Winter Lights Late Nights: Winter Lights Heist

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, November 30

Explore the magic of holiday lights in the backyard of the museum. Celebrate the season with free hot drinks and exclusive discounts in the museum shop. On this special opening night, you have an opportunity to solve a seasonal mystery with clues, codes, and riddles. Can you figure out the Winter Lights Heist?


Two women with blonde hair look at each other laughing
Photo courtesy of The Dinner Detective

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

The Omni William Penn Hotel, December 1 – 16

Feast on a delicious dinner while becoming immersed in the world of a mystery murder. A criminal lurks somewhere in the dining room and you must figure out whodunit before it’s too late. This comedy show puts you right in the action while eating a three course meal. 


An aerial view of a large crowd of people walking through different vendor booths.
Photo courtesy of Handmade Arcade

Handmade Arcade Holiday Market

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, December 1 – 2

Support local artisans while checking family and friends off your gift list at Pittsburgh’s largest holiday market. The market features over 275 vendors in categories like sustainable clothing, ceramics, innovative home decor, body products, and much more. 


A man stands against a white pillar in a black suit jacket and white shirt.
Photo courtesy of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Brahms’ Requiem

Heinz Hall, December 1 – 3

Join The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh alongside pianist Behzod Abduraimov for a night of reflection and beautifully chilling selections. The concert will include Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Lux Aeterna, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, and end with Brahms’ A German Requiem.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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