Weather Permitting

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Winter Games

The Story

Looking for a way to stay activated this winter? Well, look no further. Weather Permitting and City of Play have teamed up to present a Sunday, bi-weekly afternoon/evening indoor game series called the Rec Room: Winter Games.


What is the Rec Room? The Rec Room is the combined transformation of Spirit Hall into a space of play and entertainment. Come out of hibernation. Shake off the winter doldrums with some beers and a band. Make new friends, hang out with folks you haven’t seen since the summer, and arouse your friendly competitive spirit. The Winter Games will recognize your achievements with awards and badges.


The Winter Games will change each week, and will include unique parlor sports like Bally, GaGa, Molkky and Bucket Pong, plus new hybrid physical-digital games such as:


  • Johann Sebastian Joust: Joust with other players to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, trying to keep your fragile, glowing orb safe while eliminating competitors.
  • Door: A 2+ player cooperative platformer where you find and draw the level as you play
  • Mont Trottoir: Scale the highest mountain around, which happens to resemble a sidewalk.
  • Searchlight: A co-operative, physical-digital game where players work to steal blocks without getting caught in the light.


as well as the perennial Weather Permitting favorite, Stump.


Spectate, Engage, Play


***While games are intended for an older audience, parents and children can attend; work together to problem solve and bond through active, explorative, creative play.


Jan 24

Feb 7

Feb 21

March 6

March 20





Spirit Hall

242 52nd Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201




Promoter / Founder

Since 2005, Pandemic has been exposing the citizens of Pittsburgh to the best in global sounds, including gypsy brass, cumbia, chalga, bollywood, dancehall, bhangra, Arabic hip hop, afrobeats, African hip hop and Brazilian bass. Think a hybrid of traditional folk music and contemporary dance music from around the world. His DJ sets are borderless, combining cutting edge dance music from remote regions of the world with traditional folk music reenergizing cultural identities. Pandemic has performed at just about every type of venue and party imaginable, from the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Carnegie International, to warehouses and bowling alleys. Regardless if you know him as Pandemic, or just as Pete, he is responsible for booking bands, food trucks, social media and event promotion. On Sundays, he functions as the event’s manager/ director. You can find him handling the sound, putting out proverbial fires and milling through the crowd with his daughter on his shoulders.

Sophi Spynda

Coordinator of Children’s Activities

Sophi personally selects (and tests) all squirt guns, bubble wands and other fun toys available to play with during events. Thanks to her, freeze pops are frequently added to the shopping cart. On Sundays, she can be found bossing Bill around, crossing things off of the to-do list on her clipboard, or dancing near the front of the stage. An avid hula hooper since the age of 4, she is ready to challenge this year’s attendees to a hooping competition.

Stephanie Brea


Writer, copy-editrix, and surrogate mother to the Weather Permitting group, Stephanie is also responsible for logistics and organization. She makes sure that the bathrooms are stocked with toilet paper, lost children find their parents, and that the first aid kit has band-aids. She has been known to bring birthday cake and is always on board for end-of-the-night sparklers.On Sundays, she will greet you at the entrance, collect your admission and make sure you get IDed and wristbanded. She’s pretty good at answering questions, and she is an experienced hula-hoop competition emcee

Tommy Bones Werner

Chief Entrance Officer

Just call him the Chief Entrance Officer or Head of the Visitor Services Department, because Tommy Bones Werner is one of the first faces you will see when you arrive at Weather Permitting. While he’s not allowed to handle money, he is responsible for wristbands and witty banter. Capable of charming yinzers ranging from 9 months to 99 years old, Tommy is also well versed in cornhole, small talk and drinking beer. He practiced fine art of wristbanding by watching YouTube tutorials and promises to never catch your arm hair. His goal for this season is to be declared Pittsburgh's best doorperson in the City Paper's Best of Pittsburgh issue.

On Sundays, he can be found at the door (obviously).


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