1. Consol Energy Center
Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four teams scheduled to participate are Robert Morris, Penn State University, Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets.
2. Frick Art and Historical Center
Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit.
3. Heinz History Center
Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz History Center through Jan 6, 2013. The most comprehensive exhibit ever created on the history of the sport features more than 200 football artifacts, rare photos and one-of-a-kind documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame collection.
4. National Aviary
Baby penguins! Meet the fluffy, feathered friends and more than 600 birds from around the world. Click here for details.
5. Phipps Conservatory
See the Winter Flower Show and Winter Light Garden at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland. Click here to learn more about the 17 distinct botanical experiences available.
6. Duquesne Incline and Mt. Washington
Show your guests a spectacular panorama of Pittsburgh and its three rivers. Ride to the observation deck on Mt. Washington in the 135-year-old incline car. More information here.
7. Heinz Field
Show your guests how fans do it on a Steelers Sunday. Head down to Heinz Field to experience tailgating, sports bars and, if you're lucky, the game on Sunday, Dec. 30 against the Brownies (aka the Cleveland Browns). Click here for more.
8. Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art's exhibition "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fair, 1851-1939" presents more than 200 objects from 88 years of fairs. The exhibit explores the craftsmanship of decorative arts made for world's fairs, from London in 1851 to New York in 1939. More details here.
9. Cabaret at Theater Square
The Cabaret at Theater Square is the Cultural District’s newest performance venue providing unique live music and theatrical performances. Get tickets for "A Grand Night for Singing," playing Dec. 26 through Dec. 30. "It will take you on a romantic musical journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood, and finally, the power of enduring love," according to the theater's website.
10. Carnegie Science Center
A great place to bring your kids, or feel like a kid. The Carnegie Science Center offers four floors of interactive experiences. Wonder what would it be like to be an astronaut? Find out at SpacePlace, new and open now. Click here for details.
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