Say goodbye to seasonal depression because there’s a lot to do in January. These upcoming events showcase Pittsburgh restaurant week, pancakes, booze, and a chance to get Hamilton tickets!

Mikey and Big Bob take over Seven Springs | January 5

Mikey & Big Bob at Seven Springs
Image via Seven Springs

The hilarious Kiss 96.1 morning hosts Mikey and Big Bob take over Seven Springs for an all day bash.The freak show party begins at the Foggy Goggle at 4pm, where you can discuss some Florida stories over drinks. Afterwards you can slide down the slopes during the snow tubing party!

Hamilton | January 1-27

Hamilton Pittsburgh-Benedum website
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Ok, this is the toughest ticket in town, and every show is sold out. But there is still hope for tickets! Two days before each show there will be forty tickets available in the lottery system. It’s worth a shot! You can register for the lottery here!

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week | January 14-20

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week-Superior Motors
Image via Superior Motors

The event celebrates the variety of restaurants in Pittsburgh, with over 40 local businesses  featuring new dishes, special menus, and discounted meals. Check out your favorite restaurant, or discover a new one!

Women’s March | January 19

Womens March-Post Gazette
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The Women’s March is back for its third year in a row! The event organizers have said that this year’s event will “show the world that Pittsburgh is a city full of champions that are committed to Building Bridges Stronger than hate.” The event kicks off at Grant Street and ends at Market Square, which will have speakers and more.

Pancakes and Booze | January 19

Pancakes and Booze-Spirit-Facebook
Image via Spirit

If you like art, booze and pancakes then this is your event. During the night you can check out over 350 pieces of local artwork on display while enjoying craft beer and cocktails. And free pancakes. Yes, there is a free pancake bar! $10 door (cash only), $13 line jumper (limited quantities)

Cool Down for Warmth | January 24, 25

Ice House-Market Square website
Image via Market Square

Walk through a house made of ice blocks on display in Market Square! The annual fundraiser helps to support families in need of heat during the winter months. All donations collected will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from partnering utility companies.

NFL Play 60 Training Camp | January 26

NFL Play 60-Pittsburgh
Image via NFL Play 60

Exercising is good, and you can’t stay inside all winter. Train like a pro in the mini NFL combine with passing drills, 40-yard dash, and much more. You can also meet local athletes, win prizes, and have full access to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Free for kids ages 17 and under. $18 Adults, $15 Seniors, $9 Students

 

 

Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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