Cool Things Happening In Pittsburgh - March Edition

Pittsburgh is full of amazing organizations, fabulous eateries, and seriously fun happenings in and out of the entrepreneurial landscape. We thought it would be fun to start highlighting all of the cool happenings around town.

Below is a list of some of the rad events that have come across our screens.

Are there any you would add to the list?


Fast & Slow Prov

When: Fri. Mar 4, 2016 at 10pm
Where: The Maker Theater
Tickets: Showclix

Looking for a fun night out? Check out Fast & Slow Prov from Steel City Improv. They take their best improvisers and give them the time to create rich, full and funny theatrical scenes. Then they pull the rug from underneath them and give them less and less time to do the same show.

Learn more about Steel City Improv here.


Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

When: Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10am – 3pm
Where: Frick Fine Arts
Register: Eventbrite

Join organizers, Alexandra Oliver and Vicky Clark, for a fun, inclusive one-day event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts.

Despite its wide reach, Wikipedia suffers from a severe gender imbalance: since most editors are men, articles conform to men's interests and perspectives. In response, diverse women and allies are joining together to celebrate women’s cultural achievements and inspire a new generation of women Wikipedians.

Learn more about Art+Feminism here.


SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2016

When: Saturday, March 5 at 8 PM
Where: The Twentieth Century Club
Tickets: Showclix

SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, brought to you by No Name Players, is in its 8th year. The event features dozens of Pittsburgh's musicians, dancers, theatre artists, comediennes, filmmakers, and visual artists for a night unlike any other.

Doors open at 7:00pm, at which time you can browse our art gallery and watch visual artists create work right in front of you. Our house band, The Telephone Line, will start rockin' at 7:30.

Learn more here.


Tech Shop Clothing Swap

When: Sunday, March 6th from 2 - 5 PM
Where: Tech Shop

Spring cleaning got you down? The Tech Shop has just the thing: a brand new (to you) outfit for FREE! Just bring in a bag of your gently used clothes and go home with something new to you. Clothing swaps bring together recycling and fashion to help you create a unique stylish look.

This event is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


Restorative Yoga for Women's Health

When: Saturday, March 12th from 1 - 4 pm
Where: Mookshi Wellness Center
Tickets: Website

Restorative yoga postures melt away physical and mental tension creating whole body health and peace of mind. They also assist the body’s ability to heal injuries and recover from illness by releasing tension that would otherwise impede recovery. As your body lets go of stress and your mind quiets its constant chatter, you come closer to connecting with your true self.

With the special focus on Women’s Health, you will learn how certain poses can help with a number of life’s challenges, such as, menopause, fertility, hormone balancing, menstrual cramps and pelvic floor health.

Learn more here.


Startup Weekend Pittsburgh Women's Edition

When: Friday, March 18 - Sunday, March 20, 2016
Where: AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

The Women’s Edition is dedicated to showcasing the ideas, talent, and drive of women entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh region. From the organizers to the judges to the coaches to the food(!), female entrepreneurs will be highlighted throughout the weekend.

Learn more here.


In Bed By Ten Dance Party

When: Saturday, March 26th from 6-9 pm
Where: Spirit Lodge
RSVP: Facebook

This is exactly what it sounds like: an epic dance party that will allow you to be back home and in bed by 10 pm. They will be throwing down at Spirit with a recommended cover donation of $5 benefiting Tree Pittsburgh.

Plan on arriving on time — last month they hit capacity by 7:00 pm.

Learn more here.


Have an event coming up for April? Let us know and we'll make sure to include it in next month's post.