A celebration of legendary local sportswriter and broadcaster Myron Cope seems a natural for a museum that spans both Pittsburgh history and sports. Bring your Terrible Towels and your memories to Yoi! Remembering Myron Cope. Jan. 31. Heinz History Center, Strip District. 412-454-6000 or www.heinzhistorycenter.org
Gas prices are super low, so there is a real temptation to upgrade one’s ride. Why not check out this year’s models at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show? Cars large and small, sporty and practical, fuel-efficient and otherwise. But all are sooo shiny. Feb. 12-15. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. www.pittautoshow.com
Cold weather got you dreaming of wooly hats and scarves? Get up to speed on materials, techniques and more at the 12th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and The Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. Besides yarn work, there are also workshops on quilting, paper arts, sewing and felting. March 4-6. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. www.pghknitandcrochet.com
Among the more reliable signs of spring is the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show. Sure, you can look at plans for the world’s most luxurious shower, but green and eco-solutions for both inside and out are also part of the vendor offerings. March 4-13. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. www.pghhome.com
- Dreamcatcher, at Faces of Conflict
There is always controversial ring action when WWE professional-wrestling stars hit the squared circle. But this WWE Raw event, held just three weeks before WrestleMania, could be pivotal. Scheduled to appear are “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Roman Reigns and more. March 14. Consol Energy Center, Uptown. www.consolenergycenter.com
More than a month’s worth of interesting American and foreign films will screen at two upcoming annual festivals. First, it’s Carnegie Mellon University’s International Film Festival: Faces of Conflict (March 17-April 3, www.cmu.edu/faces), followed immediately by JFilm (April 7-17, www.jfilmpgh.org), which presents films related to Jewish and Israeli culture and issues.