What Are Some Entertainment Options in Pittsburgh?


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hosts a wide variety of entertainment options, including theatre and opera, sporting events, museums, art galleries and many others. Pittsburgh has several dance clubs and bars, with legal gambling available at the Rivers Casino and the Meadows Racetrack. The city also hosts many opportunities for outdoor entertainment. Individuals can participate in activities such as bicycling the many trails throughout the city, hiking the hills, kayaking and paddle boarding in the rivers, and rock climbing.

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Pittsburgh is host to the Steelers football team, the Penguins hockey team and the Pirates baseball team. In addition, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have college sports teams and host several public sporting events throughout the year. Visitors can play in any of the city's many public soccer, baseball, football fields, and basketball and tennis courts.

Pittsburgh is the location of several business and entertainment conventions throughout the year including the furry convention, Anthrocon, and anime conventions such as Tekkoshocon. Members of the public can visit these conventions at the David Lawrence Convention Center or the Monroeville Convention Center.

The city also hosts several events such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Three Rivers Regatta, Pierogi Fest, Pridefest and Little Italy Days. During the summer season, the city parks host free movies, free yoga classes, and art and culture displays. In the winter, Schenly Park and Market Square host outdoor ice skating rinks. Local businesses and entertainment venues host their own events as well.

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