Top 5 Bargains In The Cultural District

March 15, 2011 6:48 AM

Enjoy art, music, theater and more in one of Pittsburgh’s favorite swanky neighborhoods without breaking the bank! Pittsburgh’s “Best Bargain Website,”, has found the best bargains in the Cultural District for you to enjoy. – By Heather Walsh

Top Free Music Pick: JazzLive

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 325-6769

Every Tuesday, enjoy JazzLive, an absolutely free live jazz concert sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. During the warm summer months you can enjoy the music outside at Katz Plaza, but you can snuggle into the Backstage Bar to listen throughout the rest of the year.

Top Discounted Theater Pick: Mix at 6

Pittsburgh Public Theater

621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 316-1600

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Mix at 6 is a young professionals networking event that combines networking with theater. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, Miller products, Starbucks coffee tastings — and a show for only $20!

Top Free Art Pick: Gallery Crawls

Various locations between 10th and 6th Streets on Penn and Liberty Avenues

Four times a year (once each quarter) the Cultural Trust puts on a Gallery Crawl, a free showcase of art and entertainment in the Cultural District. Galleries and other Downtown spaces come alive with exhibits, shows, music, food tastings and more. Miss the crawl? Many of these galleries are open year round for you to enjoy free of charge.

Top Cheap Laughs Pick: Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Cabaret at Theater Square
655 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 325-6766

Laugh a lot, spend a little at the Pittsburgh Improv Jam at the Cabaret Theater. Catch improv comedy at the Backstage Bar for only $3! Take advantage of their late-night happy hour while you’re there and enjoy $2.50 craft beer specials, $3.50 select wines and more!

Top Bargain Movie Pick: $5 Matinee

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-9700

Head to the Harris Theater on Thursday after work for their $5 “matinee”, which usually features eclectic independent films or tried and true classics. (Certain weeks do not have a matinee, check website for more info.)

If you like these great deals, check out Living Pittsburgh’s downtown Adventure Blueprints, Terrific Tuesday in the Cultural District and Thursday Funday Downtown.

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