5 issues to do in Pittsburgh this weekend 10-12 December

It’s the weekend. Here are a few ways to spend it.

Winter garden event

Jason Kendall Productions’ 10th annual Sunday holiday show from 6pm to 10pm includes soul, gospel, rock, folk and blues. The Winter Garden event at PPG Place, Downtown will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

The evening includes performances by Jason Kendall and the Jason Kendall Productions House Band, as well as other musicians such as Artistree, Bob Banerjee, Eric George, Cherylann Hawk, Sugar Ray Morrison, Amanda Noah, Tim Ruff, Mike Stout and Brad Yoder.

Tickets are $ 75.

Details: jasonkendallproductions.com

Artist market

The Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media is hosting its Winter Artists Market at the organization’s office in Shadyside on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It will feature local artists both indoors and outdoors selling a variety of media.

The market includes 26 vendors as well as refreshments from Galaxy Donuts and samples of Goodlander Cocktails. There will also be a silent auction, with the proceeds going towards the organization’s plan to reopen its retail store.

Guests are asked to wear masks.

Details: pghartsmedia.org

Pittsburgh Record Fest

The 25th annual Pittsburgh Record Fest takes place on Sunday at Spirit Lodge, the former 581 Moose Lounge, in Lawrenceville.

There are boxes of vinyl representing all genres of music from more than 30 vendors where guests can buy, sell or trade music. Entertainment will be provided throughout the event, including tunes from local disc jockeys.

The doors open at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $ 3. Buy an early bird ticket to get on the hour in advance for $ 10.

Details: facebook.com

The Nutcracker

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater presents an annual holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker.” The opening weekend features shows at 7:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Benedum Center, Downtown. Follow Marie, her nutcracker prince and the sugar plum fairy on a journey to the land of magic. Each performance includes five scenes and more than 150 roles and costumes for both professional company members and student dancers.

There will be a Christmas tree, falling snow and magic tricks.

Tickets start at $ 29.

Mask requirement and proof of a Covid 19 vaccination or a negative Covid test within 24 to 72 hours in advance.

Details: www.pbt.org

In harmony

Vocal Confluence’s annual Christmas show, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, takes place on Sunday at 3pm in the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood in Swissvale.

Vocal Confluence is a Pittsburgh-based a cappella choir consisting of a male and a mixed ensemble. The group plays music in a variety of styles including barbershop, jazz, traditional choir, and contemporary a cappella.

Some benches are blocked to allow social distancing. A US $ 10 donation is recommended.

Mask requirement and proof of Covid-19 vaccination for guests aged 12 and over.

Details: vocalconfluence.org

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is the author of Tribune Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062, jharrop@triblive.com, or on Twitter.

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