5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Dec. 14-16
Get festive in Pittsburgh this weekend by listening to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform holiday favorites or Scrooge it up and attend "Boo Humbag" at the Arcade Comedy Theater.
Bring the kids to skate with Santa Claus, at Schenley Park ice rink.
Boyce Park is scheduled to open its ski season, but check that weather report. And the Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents "Titanic After Dark," an event where guests over 21 can experience the museum late into the night.
Highmark Holiday Pops
It's the most wonderful time of the year – with favorite holiday music, perfect for the whole family. Take a "Sleigh Ride" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Broadway's Doug LaBrecque and, of course, Santa Claus. The performance will run two hours and 15 minutes this weekend and Dec. 21-23 at Heinz Hall in Downtown.
As @TribLIVE says, 'Highmark Holiday Pops is a beautiful tradition,' and it was made even more beautiful by the MCP's annual ugly sweater rehearsal! https://t.co/6MwQnM3GAy #itsthepops #UglySweaterDay pic.twitter.com/PoP8Jakq44— MendelssohnChoirPgh (@MendelssohnPgh) December 13, 2018
"Boo Humbag: A Slightly-Off Musical Christmas Carol," begins at 10 p.m. Friday and and 9 p.m. Saturday at Arcade Comedy Theater, Downtown. The most celebrated morality tale of all time is transformed by local comedians and musicians into a hilarious send-up complete with original song and dance numbers. Scrooge, some ghosts, the beloved small child Tim, even Elvis and other special and surprise guests all come together in this spectacular musical production for the holiday season.
BOO HUMBAG! It's the debut of a brand new musical comedy this weekend! Plus drag from Schwa, improv from Elizabeth and Frankly Scarlett, and music from the smallest show in town! All tickets just $12 https://t.co/69GrvpJFFc pic.twitter.com/yAldv4W6l8— ArcadeComedy (@ArcadeComedy) December 12, 2018
Enjoy a special opportunity take the ice with Santa Claus, just days before Christmas. The event "Skate with Santa" is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Schenley Park ice skating rink. There will be music and photo opportunities with the jolly old man in the red suit.
Hit the slopes
The Allegheny County Parks Department announced the Boyce Park ski slopes in Plum is scheduled to open its ski and snowboard season Friday. The snow tubing area, which has a base of 24"-48" will operate with five lanes.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Oakland presents "Titanic … After Dark" from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Wear your finest outfit and take a journey on The Unsinkable Ship at this event. Learn about The Wonder Ship and its ties to Pittsburgh. Get drawn like a French girl, meet historical experts, dance an Irish jig and uncover museum specimens from the turn of the century.
No plans for Friday night? We've got you covered. Come out to Titanic... After Dark on the 14th to taste whiskey from @WigleWhiskey , learn to dance an Irish jig from @ShovlinAcademy , and find out why the Frick's didn't board the Titanic from @TheFrickPgh . https://t.co/luFOz7k39v— Carnegie Museum of Natural History (@CarnegieMNH) December 11, 2018
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-853-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.