Photo courtesy of Unconditional Love Coaching.

8. Twinkle! Kids Drag & Variety Show at The Andy Warhol Museum: Nov. 17

The fifth annual Kids Drag & Variety Show gives gender fluid and trans children a chance to express themselves without judgment. The all-ages, G-rated program starts at 2 p.m. and is fun for the whole family. Locally and nationally known superstars such as E! the Dragnificent, Hex(xen), King Hercule, Miss Mae Hem and Regina will dazzle the crowd through song, dance and comedy. Tickets are $10 at the door or you can reserve a discounted seat for $7.

Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

9. Judy Moody & Stink at the Byham Theater: Nov. 17 and 18

This month, “Judy Moody & Stink” will delight audiences at the Byham … and beyond. The show focuses on the imperfect capers of the sister and brother duo from Megan McDonald’s popular book series. There will be two performances at the Downtown theater before they hit the road Nov. 20-24, stopping at local schools throughout the region.

STEAM CARNIVAL visitors will get a behind-the-scenes look at components of Squonk Opera’s new show “Hand to Hand.” Photo by John Altdorfer.

10. Family Day STEAM Carnival at MuseumLab: Nov. 23

Have a blast touring one of Pittsburgh’s coolest new spaces … and learn something in the process. MuseumLab and the Children’s Museum’s STEAM CARNIVAL celebration brings together creatives and performers who will share their passions and innovations throughout the North Side campus. The event is included with admission to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Photo courtesy of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

11. YMCA Turkey Trot on the North Shore: Nov. 28

Instead of packing on pounds this Thanksgiving, shed some at the 29th Annual Turkey Trot. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and UPMC Health Plan team up for this holiday tradition, held from 7 a.m. to noon, which includes a one-mile family walk. Bring a canned good donation and wobble until you gobble in support of the YMCA’s food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of food by the end of the event.

Image courtesy of the UPMC Events Center.

12. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical at UPMC Events Center: Nov. 30

You know the song. You know the TV special. You know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Now experience the live action musical. This touring production has racked up more than 500 performances in five years. Santa and his sleigh team are stopping in 45 cities this holiday season, including Pittsburgh. The question is: Have you been naughty or nice?

Honorable Mentions:

Pinewood Derby Classic at the Carnegie Science Center

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Give yourself an early holiday present by attending these cool events throughout Pittsburgh!