5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 1
You probably ate too much turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Get moving and work off all calories. The weekend is the perfect time in Pittsburgh. Here are some options.
The 39th annual WPXI Holiday Parade presented by Neighborhood Ford Store is Saturday in Downtown. It will be televised live on WPXI-TV and streamed live online.
The parade features floats, marching bands, balloons and, of course, Santa Claus. Actor Blake Stadnik, an Ellwood City native, who plays Jack Damon in NBC’s “This Is Us,” will participate. Stadnik, 28, attended Riverside High School and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, both in Beaver County. He is a Penn State musical theater graduate and lives in New York City.
🎺Ladies and gentlemen, back for their 4th appearance, the @BrashearHS Marching Band! 🥁🎷 They're just one of the groups you'll see at The WPXI Holiday Parade presented by @OurFordStore https://t.co/lfo88tqr6f #PittsburghParde #WPXI pic.twitter.com/RSOyw3QB5r
— WPXI (@WPXI) November 26, 2019
Shining bright at Phipps
A brightly lit outdoor garden will welcome visitors to “Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden,” opening Friday at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland. There will be holiday trees, a tree carousel, colorful poinsettia trees, a floating forest of sparkling trees and more. Guests can enjoy the garden railroad, Santa visits and live music performances.
Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden is Pittsburgh’s must-see holiday spectacular, and this year’s Festival of Trees theme brings all-new glowing splendor and family fun. Get your tickets in advance — the magic starts Nov. 29! https://t.co/MX7kozUrXr pic.twitter.com/XnesOJlARj
— Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (@PhippsNews) November 10, 2019
A Giant Snow Globe & Vendor Village is coming to The Block Northway in Ross on Saturday. The Community Liver Alliance will be accepting donations at the event to help support individuals in the community who are affected by liver disease.
Guests can walk into a giant snow globe and take photos. There will also be a vendor village and live holiday entertainment.
The Block Northway includes stores from Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th to The Container Store, Marshall’s and DSW Designer Shoes as well as plenty of dining options.
Have your picture taken inside a 20 foot tall Giant Snow Globe! Join Q92.9 FM on Saturday, November 30th from noon to 4PM at The Block Northway, 8013 McKnight Road, brought to you by Northwest Bank and AHN McCandless!https://t.co/qtxmifTWsb pic.twitter.com/IqZ0iHgFJK
— Q92.9 FM Pittsburgh (@Q929FM) November 26, 2019
‘One Night in Miami’
Written by Kemp Powers and directed by Reginald L. Douglas, “One Night in Miami” tells the story of Cassius Clay when he rocked the nation by winning the world heavyweight title by defeating Sonny Liston.
What happens next changes the soon-to-be Muhammad Ali’s life.
The one-act play runs through Sunday at City Theatre on the South Side. The story takes place in a Miami hotel room, and reimagines the true story of Clay’s friendships with civil rights activist Malcolm X, legendary singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The four friends spend the majority of the play in that room together. Powers’ tale transports the audience to the dawn of the civil rights movement.
The show is appropriate for ages 15 and older.
— Drinking Partners (@Partnerspod) November 25, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon “Les Misérables” through Sunday at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown.
The scenery is inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo and set against the backdrop of 19th-century France. It tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.
Songs include “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home” and “One Day More.”
The performance has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the world.
— Les Misérables US (@LesMizUS) November 26, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, [email protected] or via Twitter .