Monday, February 25, 2013

Succumb to "Overstimulation"

Michel Rojkind
Michael Rojkind, Mexico City
The spring lecture series, co-sponsored by Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture and the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art, continues at 6 p.m. tonight. Michel Rojkind, of Mexico City-based rojkind arquitectos, will speak on "Overstimulation." The firm's multinational team works globally, simplifying complex digital designs for practical applications and developing innovative urban strategies.

The lecture is today (Monday) at 6pm and open to the public. Call 412-622-3131 or go to the Post-Gazette link below for more information about the lecture series.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

FREE “Celebrate the Arts Sundays” at the Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library celebrates local music, dance, poetry, arts and culture, as as foreign film on Sunday afternoons. 

These free events take place every Sunday from 2-3:00pm on the library's first floor

4th Sunday of the month: World Kaledoscope A cultural event celebrating traditional music, dance, storytelling or folk art from around the world

For confirmation on each week’s specific details call 412-622-3116 or visit Carnegie Library’s site site.
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Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 Kid-A-Palooza

This family-fun event is sponsored by local companies and  features Cartoon Camp, a Princess Pavillion, Indoor Fun Rides, Creative Corner and more. See Curious George and Mike the Knight too!

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd, Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 10am until 6pm
Cost: 2 and under are FREE, kids 3-11 $6, 12 and up $9

For full details and special offers, visit the Kidapalooza website
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Free Ceili Dance Lessons 

The class teaches basic dances such as the Promenade and jig steps. Learn the Hornpipe, Ceili and set dances as well, and be sure to wear comfortable and cool clothing!

Location: At the Harp and Fiddle, the corner of Penn Avenue and 24th Street in the Strip District.
Dates: Every Tuesday night
Time: Lessons are from 7-8pm, but feel free to stay afterwards for the Ceili.

For more information about the Ceili dance lessons, email Susan Kozak at
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

 Oh Snap! Launch Party at the CMOA

Free admission, free snacks, and a free drink for the first 200 in the door! Celebrate the launch of Oh Snap!, a collaborative photography project that lets you share your work in the CMOA gallery. Starting February 21, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum Gallery will feature 13 works recently added to their collection. We hope one (or more!) will inspire you to take pictures and share them. Your picture could be hung alongside the picture it was inspired by!


Location: Carnegie Museum of Art, Oakland
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 7:30 – 10:30pm
Cost: Free

To learn more, please visit
Oh Snap! and
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Urban Redevelopment Authority Tax Abatement Program

In case you didn’t know, if you buy or build a new home or make improvements to your home in the City of Pittsburgh, your Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh AND your District School taxes can be abated for three years.

Even better, if your home is within a Targeted Growth Zone, your City and School District taxes can be be abated for TEN years after the property is re-assessed.

Get all the details on these tax abatements and local real estate at the links below:

Pittsburgh Tax Abatements
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Hilltop neighborhoods shape green strategy

With a $50,000 grant from the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development last year, the Hilltop Alliance commissioned a thorough investigation of the Hilltop by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and GTECH Strategies.

A list of projects took shape. Some would take one or two years and cost less than $10,000 each; others are long-term and costlier: commercial agriculture, a solar power enterprise, green pathways connecting the neighborhoods
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Free Ice Skating Shows at North and South Parks

Free ice skating shows at North and South parks this skating season. Shows start at 7pm and are free & open to the public

Location: North Park Skating Rink, Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park, PA 15101: South Park Rink, Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129

Date: South Park on Monday, March 4, North Park on Monday, March 11, 2013

Time: 7pm

Cost: FREE

For more information, please visit the links below
Allegheny County parks
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Free "Celebrate the Arts Sundays" at the   Carnegie Library


Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library celebrates local music, dance, poetry, arts and culture, as well as foreign film on Sunday afternoons. These events take place every Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 on the first floor. FREE!

The Poetry & Readings Series takes place the third Sunday of each month and includes readings from academic, experimental and spoken word Pittsburgh poets and writers.
There's a different theme each Sunday. For specific details call 412-622-3116
Visit the following websites for info about the library's programs and Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Performance

Enjoy free PYSO performances!
Location: Heinz Hall, 6th Street & Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: See below
Time: See below
Cost: Free – donations accepted - tickets required

Next Performance: FIREBIRD March 2 at 2PM at Henz Hall
March 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Heinz Hall

For information about other performances and to order free tickets, please go to
PYSO website
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

‘Artkids: Pretty as a Pitcher’ at the Frick

Think you’ll find your favorite color on a 1000 year old pitcher? Find out as we explore our special exhibition of ancient Persian objects all made from clay. Wrap up the morning pinching and poking a mound of clay into something special to keep.

Location: The Frick Art Museum at the Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 11am – 11:45am
Cost: Free
For additional information, please visit

The Frick is for Families

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tired of all the noise?


Go to the Hollywood Theater in Dormont for a silent movie



Sunday, February 10, 2013, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMThe Hollywood will screen The Freshman (1925) as part of its monthly SIlent Film Series. This brilliant silent feature stars Harold Lloyd, considered the "third clown" behind Chaplin and Keaton. IN 1990 the Librarian of Congress selected The Freshman for inclusion on its National Film Registry-meaning the film has been deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Admission is $7

For more information, including a detailed monthly film schedule click below

Friday, February 8, 2013

Have you been to the Children’s Museum? Yet? Recently?

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is based on the concept of letting kids "play with real stuff." Exhibits designed for babies, toddlers, older children, and even their parents encourage hands-on play and learning.

You can make a boat and send it into the rapids and whirlpools in Waterplay, try to keep your balance in the Gravity Room, visit Mister Roger's Neighborhood, get behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper car, learn how to build with wood and circuits in the Workshop, and create silkscreen prints, paint, or sculpt with clay in the multimedia Studio.

Find general museum info and information about disscounts and memberships at the links below:

Children's Museum
Museum Membership

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Monroeville Home Show

Get away from the wintry weather and think about spring projects for your home and garden. BOGO admission on Thursday!



Learn about gardening, landscaping, pest management and more.
Location: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Boulevard, Monroeville, PA
Date: Thursday, February 7 through Sunday, February 10, 2013
Time: Thurs. 4-9pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
Cost: Adults $9, Children 10 & under are Free, BOGO admission on Thursday. $1 off coupon on the website. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Visit the show’s website for details and visit the RE/MAX website for more information about area real estate.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Cake Competition at the Carnegie Museum of Art

The Heinz Architectural Center is turning 20, and kicking off a year of special events with a birthday party - pairing local architects with local bakeries to create architecture-inspired cakes to mark the big day.

Come vote on (and taste!) some of their creations. The cakes—and their bakers and designers—will be special guests at a party in the Heinz Architectural Center Vote for your favorite, admire the sights, and enjoy cake & ice cream.

Location: Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Architectural Center, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2012
Time: 7-10pm
Cost: Free, no RSVP required. There will be a cash bar.

Find out more at these websites!CAKEitecture

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Grand Opening - Masterpiece Center of the Arts

Meet the Artists
February 3, 2013

from12 PM to 3 PM

800 Lincoln Highway
North Versailles, PA 15642

Masterpiece is a non-accredited art center organized to encourage and rekindle your interest in art, awaken your senses and stimulate your creativity through our classes and demonstrations that feature a wide range of artistic techniques. Register for a class at the Grand Opening and receive 25% off your art supplies and register to win 50% off a class.

Find out more at the links below

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Free Film Screening of John Huston’s 1952 Moulin Rouge

Location: George R. White Theatre, Point Park University, 414 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free

French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is portrayed by José Ferrer in this film set in 19th-century Paris. The movie follows Lautrec, crippled from a young age, who tries to drown his sorrows at the Moulin Rouge, the celebrated dance hall in Paris’ bawdy Montmartre district. He falls in love with one of his subjects—a spirited young woman of the streets—and his life is thrown into even greater turmoil. Ferrer’s tormented portrayal won him an Academy Award nomination; Colette Marchand (as the young woman) won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer; and Zsa Zsa Gabor turns in a colorful performance as Jane Avril, Lautrec’s friend and muse. The film won Academy Awards in 1953 for Art Direction/Set Decoration and Costume Design, and was nominated for Best Actor (Ferrer), Best Actress (Marchand), Best Director (Huston) and Best Picture.

Learn more at the links below
George R. White Theatre