In addition to discounts on outings, Kayak Pittsburgh rentals, and more, we offer free Members Only events four times a year as an extra way to say thank you for supporting Venture Outdoors. Check this page for upcoming Member events. Click here for a list of all current discounts available to Venture Outdoors members.

February 8 – An Evening with Rick Sebak at the Hollywood Theater

What Pittsburgher doesn’t love a good Rick Sebak documentary? Join us for TWO this February!

Current Venture Outdoors Members are invited to kick off another year of great Member events with us on Thursday, February 8 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.

The evening will start with a hot dog sampling in the lobby at 6 PM. Rick Sebak will introduce “A Short History of Route 88” (the first of seven installments in his new WQED series “Nebby: Rick Sebak’s Tales of Greater Pittsburgh”) and we’ll follow it up with his classic “A Hot Dog Program”.

This all-ages event is free to current Venture Outdoors Members. Each membership household attending will also receive voucher(s) for free popcorn or soda.

Pre-registration is required.


Is there an age limit for this event?
This event is all ages.

How many tickets can I reserve?
Members at the Senior, Student, or Individual levels can reserve one ticket to the event (you’ll receive one voucher for a small soda or popcorn.) If you’re at the Dual or higher levels, two tickets are available. Your guest can be a non-member (and you’ll receive two vouchers for a small popcorn or soda).

Do I have to bring my printed registration email to the event?
No, your name will be on a list at the door.

What are my parking options at the event?
There is both on-street parking and lots close to the Hollywood. PAT’s light rail (The T) also stops two blocks away. Please visit their website for more information.

Will there be food at this event?
Yes! There will be a free hot dog buffet from Hank’s Hot Dogs Too in the lobby. You will also receive 1 – 2 (depending on membership level) vouchers good for small popcorn or soda at the concession stand. Other concession items will be available to purchase throughout the evening. If you’re looking for more substantial food before or after the event, there are a variety of restaurants located on Potomac Avenue.

What if I have additional questions or need to cancel my reservation?
Please contact Membership & Volunteer Manager Kathi Radock. Email or call 412.255.0564 x.224

I’m not a current member – help!
Join us today – memberships start as low as $15/year for Students and Seniors, $25 for Individuals.


Past Members Only Events & Other Special Discounts


Climbing at ASCEND Pittsburgh and Pizza Party

Geocaching and S’mores & Weenie Roast at North Park

Washington Wild Things Baseball Game

Craft Beer Movie (Blood, Sweat & Beer) and Sampling with Spoonwood Brewing at the Hollywood Theater


Quantum Theatre’s The River

Kayak Pittsburgh North Park 10th Anniversary Members Party

Make Your Own Salsa at Triple B Farms

Rachel Carson Power of One Voice Documentary Screening with the filmmakers at the Hollywood Theater