Top Pittsburgh Events for November 2016 - Pittsburgh Article
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November is an exciting time in Pittsburgh, from historic tours to classic theater performances to holiday-themed events, there’s something for everyone in the Steel City as Fall comes to a close and makes room for Winter. We hope you have a great month and want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from The Citiview Pittsburgh!
Story Corps Mobile Tour – Through Nov. 11
If you’ve ever wished you could participate in the ever-popular StoryCorps initiative sponsored by NPR, now you can! The StoryCorps Mobile Tour will be in Pittsburgh through Nov. 11 with its converted Airstream trailer that serves as a mobile recording booth parked outside of the Senator John Heinz History Center. The mission of StoryCorps is to preserve and share the many stories of all humanity in an effort to bring people together. For more information, call 412-697-2939.
Three Rivers Film Festival – Nov. 16-20
As the oldest film festival in the region, the Three Rivers Film Festival is now entering its 35th year of celebrating the art of independent cinema in Pittsburgh. Presented by Dollar Bank and put together through a partnership between Film Pittsburgh and PF/PCA, this year the festival will present 31 films, including a number of documentaries, narratives and short films. For more information, call 412-426-3456.
Festival of Trees – Nov. 17-19
More than 50 artificial Christmas trees will be on display this year, decorated with different creative themes by various local businesses, churches and individuals. Each tree will also be available for purchase in a silent auction and will be marked with a “Buy Now” and “Minimum Bid” price. The Festival is free and open to the public and works to raise money for Hosanna Industries, which builds and repairs homes for those in need. For more information, call 724-770-0262.
Winter Flower Show & Light Garden – Opens Nov. 25
This year’s theme for the Phipps Conservatory annual Winter Flower Show is “Days of Snow and Nights Aglow,” featuring displays that are bigger, brighter and better than ever! Conceived as a unique way to usher in the most magical time of the year, this much-anticipated annual event features topiary penguins, bears and reindeer, as well as showcases of artful LED lights, decorated trees, flowers and whimsical props. For more information, call 412-622-6914.
36th Annual WXPI Holiday Parade – Nov. 26
Also known as the My Macy’s Holiday Parade, this annual event is held from 9-11 a.m., offering fun for the entire family and the perfect way to kick off the holidays in downtown Pittsburgh. For 2016, the parade will feature a variety of colorful floats, celebrities, enormous balloons and marching bands. As always, the event will also mark the arrival of Santa Claus in the Steel City. Past celebs have included Steelers greats, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Chubby Checker and Alex Trebek of Jeopardy fame – just to name a few! Call 412-237-1101 for more information.
Bike the Burgh Historical Bike Tour – Through Nov. 30
Do you love to explore, but feel like you miss too much in a car, or don’t cover enough ground on foot? Bike the Burgh offers historical bike tours every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through Nov. 30, participants through a fun ride through the streets of the financial and cultural districts of Downtown, as well as the Strip District, South Side, Oakland and Shadyside. Tours focus on the history of Pittsburgh and will introduce you to the many people who have made the city what it is today. For more information, call 412-246-9494.
While you’re out and about this November in the Steel City, be sure to use The Citiview Pittsburgh’s convenient travel app for iPhone or for Android to find all the best entertainment, shopping and dining venues located along your route!