Save the dates, buy your tickets, RSVP now. Here are our picks for what to do EVERY day in April in Pittsburgh.
Monday, April 1
PATIO – Opening Day @ Redfin Blues
It is not just opening day at PNC Park, everyone’s favorite patio for waterside dining opens for the 2019 season.
Tuesday, April 2
STORYTELLING – The Moth: Bamboozled @ The Rex
The April edition of this live storytelling event invites Pittsburgh’s to share 5-minute stories about cons, scams and general deception.
Wednesday, April 3
LECTURE – Maggie Haberman @ Chatham University
Chatham University hosts the New York Times White House correspondent for a free lecture.
Thursday, April 4
PERFORMANCE – Live Read: Clue @ Arcade Comedy Theater
The screenplay of the 1985 cult classic film “Clue” presented live at Arcade Comedy Theater.
— Downtown Pittsburgh (@DowntownPitt) March 29, 2019
Friday, April 5
The annual Banff Mountain Film Festival rolls into Pittsburgh for a three-day run. Each day features a different lineup of films. Tickets start at $20 and proceeds from the film screenings support the Pittsburgh nonprofit Venture Outdoors.
Saturday, April 6
SHOP – Pgh Vintage Mixer Home Show @ Teamsters Temple in Lawrenceville
All the best vintage sellers bring out their finest home accessories for this one-day vintage sale.
Sunday, April 7
The Pgh Fringe Festival has over 100 performances in town from April 4 – 7. “The Internet Ate My Brain” is a live musical performance by Bill Dyzel, who also happens to be the author of “Microsoft Outlook For Dummies.” Tickets are $15.
Monday, April 8
Every Monday, Cassie hosts a silent disco-style yoga class at Belvederes. Learn more about silent disco and silent disco-style yoga in our story here.
Tuesday, April 9
EAT – Casa Brasil Residência: Zapiekanki Pop-Up Dinner for Pittonkatonk.
What’s a zapiekanki? Popular street food in Poland, zapiekanki is an open-faced sandwich made of half of a baguette or other long roll of bread, topped with sautéed white mushrooms, cheese and sometimes other ingredients, and toasted until the cheese melts. It’s typically served hot with ketchup, and we know how much yinz love ketchup.
Wednesday, April 10
Karaoke with your favorite friends.
Thursday, April 11
SHOP – Spring Thrift and Designer sale @ Thriftique Pittsburgh.
Stop in on the first day of the sale so you get first dibs on the best finds.
Friday, April 12
This Easter egg hunt is not for kids. Sip champagne while you browse antiques at Artifacts, a massive antique store in the West End neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $35.
— 'Burgh Vivant (@BurghVivant) March 14, 2019
Saturday, April 13
Ascend Climbing Gym opens the doors for a free yoga class.
SPORTS – Pittsburgh Forge Rugby Home Opener @ Phillip Murray Playground
Don’t know much about rugby? Us either. But stay tuned because we’re going to find out more. The Pittsburgh Forge has both men’s and women’s teams. Games are free, family-friendly and BYOB. You can even bring your dog. Pittsburgh Forge Rugby Home Opener.
Sunday, April 14
Monday, April 15
For only $2, both kids and the young-at-heart can ride the Schenley Plaza carousel on its opening day of the season. Did you know that there is also a season pass for the merry-go-round? For $45, two adults and two kids can ride all summer long.
Tuesday, April 16
Row House Cinema host Growing Up Sucks week with favorites such as Reality Bites, The Breakfast Club, Napoleon Dynamite, and the more recent release, Eighth Grade.
Wednesday, April 17
The eighth annual Piper’s Pub Imperial Breakfast, or as they call it, a “Reason To Call Off Work On A Random Wednesday Morning In April.” Featuring over-the-top breakfasts and over-the-top beers, it is a totally valid reason to use some of your accrued sick time. The beer list and breakfast list hasn’t been announced yet, but last year’s lineup had some real heavy-hitters.
Thursday, April 18
LISTEN – Beer Hall Boogie @ Lorelei
Ease into the weekend with DJ MB’s soul/jazz/R&B sounds and an equally smooth cocktail at Lorelei.
Friday, April 19
PARTY – Save the date and follow Very Local on Instagram for details.
Saturday, April 20
MUSIC – Keystoned @ Club Cafe
Get your supergroup fix with Keystoned – a one-night-only event hosted by Paul Luc featuring special guests André Costello, Liz Berlin, Jenn Wertz, Randy Baumann, Zoob + more.
MORE MUSIC – Honkey-Tonk Jukebox @ Allegheny Elks
Or maybe you’d rather check out one of the other Pittsburgh supergroup shows, Honky-Tonk Jukebox hosted by Jon Bindley of Bindley Hardware Co., every month at the Elks Lodge in the Northside.
Sunday, April 21
25+ Vintage vendors in the gym at the Ace Hotel.
Monday, April 22
EARTH DAY – Volunteer with REI @ South Side Riverfront Park
REI is looking for a few good volunteers to help with some earth day projects in partnership with Allegheny Cleanways and Friends of the Riverfront.
Tuesday, April 23
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents acclaimed essayist Sloane Crosley, author of “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” and “How Did You Get This Number,” as well as the latest “Look
Alive Out There.” Crosley is known for her humor and wit; you might laugh until you cry. Tickets are $22 and include a paperback copy of her new book.
Wednesday, April 24
WRITERS – The Bridge Series: s-e-x @ Ace Hotel
April is National Poetry Month, so celebrate with The Bridge Series @ the Ace Hotel. This month’s theme is s-e-x, with featured readers Melanie Dione, Michele James-Parham and Deesha Philyaw. Proceeds benefit the MAYA Organization.
Thursday, April 25
PERFORMANCE – The Rube Goldberg Variations @ The New Hazlett Theater.
Attack Theater is back with a brand new performance that includes a parking chair and other neighborly feuds.
Friday, April 26
PLANT A TREE – Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway @ Market Square
In honor of Arbor Day, Tree Pittsburgh will be giving away 500 tree seedlings in Market Square.
Saturday, April 27
For those over 21 years of age…
BIKE – Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride @ East End Brewing
OVER 21: PEDAL PALE ALE KEG RIDE For the past 15 years, East End Brewing has been leading a slow-moving procession of cyclists to a surprise destination for the annual release of their Pedal Pale Ale. Yes, you actually pull the kegs to the party. Heck, if you donate $200 you can be crowned King Keg and have the honor of pulling a full keg by yourself at the front of the ride. Proceeds benefit Auberle Foster Care Foundation.
For the kids & kids at heart…
MAKE – Opening Weekend @ Museum Lab
It’s the opening weekend for Museum Lab, a brand new project of the Children’s Museum. For ages 10+, the new exhibit areas include Studio Lab, Make Lab and Tech Lab
Sunday, April 28
Mother’s Day gifts solved. Hatch Art Studio in Point Breeze has two sessions where kids can make Mother’s Day gifts by hand.
Monday, April 29
The musical fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, is collecting donations and will be hosting a pop-up thrift shop at CMU all week from 10 am to 6 pm.
Tuesday, April 30
Learn the basics of bread making so you can make your own carb creations.