5 Events to Get You Through Pittsburgh Winter


The warm spell has come to an end and we once again find ourselves in the midst of an icy Pittsburgh Winter. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to wrap yourself in a blanket cocoon until Spring. Keep your body, mind and soul active this season with parlour games, silent discos, and a taste of activism.

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Tech Shop/ FB

Tech Shop’s Art Supply Swap
Saturday, January 9th from 1-6pm
If you consider yourself a scrapbook junkie, paintbrush enthusiast or an avid collector of anything arts and crafts related, the time has come to purge your collection amongst like minded individuals. Join Tech Shop for an afternoon of drinks, mingling and a slew of top notch (and free) art supplies.

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Mattress Factory/ FB

Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Bash
Monday, January 18 from 12-4pm
Join the Mattress Factory as they celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr with birthday cake, dream collages, crown making and global beats.


Third Thursday: BOOM! at Carnegie Library
Thursday, January 21st from 8-11pm
Begin your year with BOOM Concepts and CMOA for a silent disco and tours led by local creatives through the Hall of Sculpture. Grab your headphones, choose between beats from Christo or DJ EyeJay and dance the night away.

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Weather Permit
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REC ROOM: Winter Games
Sunday, January 24th from 3-8pm
The first of a bi-weekly series featuring bands, brews, games and much more that will give you some much needed activity during the treacherous winter months. Come down to Lawrenceville’s Spirit hall for indoor parlour games such as Bally, Bucket Pong and Johann Sebastian Joust; one of many hybrid physical-digital games that are sure to get your blood pumping.


Unblurred: Penn Ave First Friday Gallery Crawl
Friday, February 5th at 6pm
Embrace the cold for February’s Unblurred Gallery Crawl and help celebrate 1970’s activism through photos and stories at the Thomas Merton Center Annex. The best part about this Winter activity? Many of the galleries supply free wine and beer along the way to keep you toasty.