Free and Affordable Pittsburgh 12/9: Music, Movies and Family Fun

December 9, 2011 7:00 AM

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By Rachel Booth

It’s impossible not to revel in all the Holiday fun Pittsburgh has to offer, and this weekend and week ahead is no exception.  This week, Free & Affordable Pittsburgh brings you five great events including live music, movie classics, affordable shopping and lots of holiday fun. Learn more about these fun and affordable happenings in the ‘Burgh!

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Kelly Strayhorn Theater Holiday Bazaar

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Hours: 11am – 5pm
Price: Free to attend

If you’ve checked your list twice, and most of your friends and family fall into the ‘nice’ category this year, we’ve found a great place to do some holiday shopping. Kelly Strayhorn Theater is having their annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items, including women’s accessories, jewelry, table linens, greeting cards, coasters, homemade soaps and more! There will also be a live performance by the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble at 2pm for you to enjoy!

Frosty’s Freezing Fun

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Fifth Avenue Place

120 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Hours: 11am – 2pm
Price: Free to Attend

Head to Fifth Avenue Place this Saturday and join the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for an afternoon of Frosty’s Freezing Fun! Kids can enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, magic tricks, and create their very own Souvenir Snowman Art! The best part? All the activities, crafts and fun are absolutely free!

White Christmas Cinebrunch

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The Oaks Theater

310 Allegheny River Blvd.
Oakmont, PA 15139

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Hours: Brunch at 10am, movie discussion & screening at 11am
Price: $12

Catch a Christmas classic on the big screen this Saturday, with some brunch for good measure! This Saturday, you can view White Christmas at the famous Oaks Theater in Oakmont. A light brunch provided by Oakmont Bakery at 10am, followed by brief film introduction at 11am. The movie follows shortly thereafter. Brunch tickets are on sale until 9pm the evening prior, and tickets can be purchased directly on the Oaks Theater website.

Skate with Santa at Schenley Park

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Schenley Skating Rink

Overlook Drive
Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Hours: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Price: $4 for adults, $3 for youth ages 17 and under, $3 for seniors, and $2.50 for skate rental

With the many opportunities to catch up with Santa around Pittsburgh this holiday season, why not take to the ice and skate with the big guy himself? Bring a camera and enjoy a skate with Santa before he loads up his sleigh for the season!  The afternoon includes great music and refreshments – all for an affordable price.

What We’re Talking About In Best Of

In Food & Drink this week we are highlighting catering options for your holiday feast. For those of you who don’t have the time to whip up dinner for a holiday party, take the day off and cater in some fantastic food from some great local restaurants.

Still looking to buy great local gifts for family and friends? In Shopping & Style we are highlighting just that with a Guide to Buying Last-Minutes Local Gifts, with something as simple as locally made wines and unique boutiques.

Rachel Booth & Heather Walsh are local bargain experts and Co-Founders of Living, Pittsburgh’s go-to bargain website for free, affordable & discounted events, activities, products & services. Visit Living Pittsburgh for even more great ‘Burgh bargains!

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