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A flower center piece and wine bottles and glasses on a table at a galla. People dressed in formal attire sitting at tables watching a projector.

Editors’ pick: Outreach Connections Gala 2023

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 4

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets now!  The gala event supporting Outreach Teen & Family Services is being held Thursday, May 4, 6 to 9 p.m., Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh. Cost $125 for individual tickets, $175 for VIP tickets. Each ticket includes a sit-down dinner and drink ticket. Register for tickets here or scan the QR code.


portrait of Colson Whitehead.An Evening With Colson Whitehead

Wednesday, April 26

Mt. Lebanon Public Library Speaker Series presents bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, 7 p.m., Mellon Middle School Auditorium. General admission tickets to the lecture and book signing are $20 each. Online sales only.


a bunch of purple flowers in a garden.

Native Plant Sale

Online sales begin Saturday, April 1

Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy’s biggest fundraiser happens on Saturday, May 20, but you don’t need to wait until the in-person event to shop. Residents can choose native species for their gardens by visiting

a closeup of a mans shoulder, playing the bagpipes wearing a plaid shawl.Pittsburgh Tartan Day

Saturday, April 15

Don your tartan and enjoy the bagpipers, fiddlers, dancers, food raffles and Celtic workshops. The free event goes from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. Proceeds from the celebration benefit the Tartan Day Scholarship Fund.


Sojourner House 19th Annual Victorian Tea

Sunday, April 16
Sojourner House’s annual Victorian Tea brings more than 300 people together in celebration of resilient mothers in recovery and their families. Enjoy live music in a beautiful setting, traditional tea, a silent auction and raffle and inspiring conversations. 2 to 4 p.m., Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place.


A submarine sitting in a river in Pittsburgh.

Submarine Escape

Starting Saturday, April 8, on select Fridays and Saturdays
Think you have what it takes to beat a 60-minute escape room inside a real submarine? Put your detective skills to the test and solve a series of puzzles and games related to the history of the USS Requin. Advance registration required, ages 13 and up. Carnegie Science Center, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

People running in a race for a benefit.

Martha’s Run

Saturday, April 8
Martha’s Run, a 10K race named for Mt. Lebanon native Martha Dixon, an F.B.I. agent killed in the line of duty, is at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the race benefit Martha’s Fund, a nonprofit that has purchased more than $150,000 worth of playground equipment for western Pennsylvania communities. Cost is $35 for the 10K, $24 for the 1-mile run and $12 for the kids’ dash.


Pittsburgh Opera presents Verdi’s epic Il Trovatore

Through Sunday, April 2

Revenge is a dish best served hot! For the first time in 20 years, Pittsburgh Opera presents Il Trovatore, an epic tale of love and sacrifice, deception and vengeance. Benedum Center, 237 Seventh Street. Tickets for adults start at $15; tickets for kids and teens ages 6 to 18 are half-price. For tickets call 412-456-6666, visit the Benedum Center Box Office, or order online.


Young Americans by Lauren Yee

Wednesday, April 26 through Sunday, May 14
Journey between two eras and two generations in this hilarious, heartfelt new play. It’s a comedy about the lengths we’ll go to for the people we love. Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Avenue.



Saturday, April 1

Hop on over to Mt. Lebanon Park  for a spring celebration!  Beginning at 11 a.m., look for the eggs that a large bunny scattered all over the place. What’s a bunny doing with all those eggs in the first place? You can ask, because the bunny, and its faithful duck companion, will be right there! Rain date, 1 p.m., April 2.


Wongai to Africa! Drum Circle

Saturday, April 1

All are welcome in this interactive, instructive drum circle led by Wongai to Africa! 10 a.m., Arts Education Center, 807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh.