Thursday, January 30, 2014

Electrifying Valentines

Anybody can buy a Valentine’s Day card. Show you really care by making your own card that actually lights up! We’ll have everything you need to make a bunch of truly ELECTRIFYING Valentine’s Day cards. (This activity is suggested for teen-agers and adults.)

Registration is required: 412-741-6920

Location: Sewickley Public Library (community Room), Sewickley, PA
500 Thorn St.
Sewickley, PA 15143

Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 to 8:00pm
Cost: FREE

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I Made It! Mine - for Valentine's

The “I Made It! Mine” market will feature handmade gifts from over 45+ local artists. Find everything you need for a one of a kind Valentine’s Day for your sweetie. This is a great opportunity to buy local & support independent artists this Valentine’s Day and be indoors!
South Side Works will also offer free kids crafts at this event!
Location: Waterfront, 143 West Bridge St, Homestead (In the retail space next to The Gap across from Starbucks in Town Center)
Saturday, February 8, 2014, noon until 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE admission (plus the cost of any goodies you purchase)

Find out more here about the Valentine event and other future events
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

 Nine of Pittsburgh’s leading cultural organizations are saying “thank you” to their members by offering members free admission to participating museums on select dates this February. Each organization is also offering additional perks for their members, including a 10% discount in participating gift shops and a 10% discount on memberships to the other organizations.

Free admission days are different for each organization. Visit the websites of each participating organization for additional information.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art - Saturday, February 1
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh -  Sunday, February 2              
Senator John Heinz History Center -  Saturday, February 8                                                      
Mattress Factory - Sunday, February 9
Children’s Museum - Saturday, February 15
Frick Art & Historical Center - Sunday, February 16
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium - Monday, February 17
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - Saturday, February 22
National Aviary - Sunday, February 23

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Carnegie Science Center visitors who make a snowball this winter, save it in their freezer, and bring it in on the first day of summer, Tuesday, June 21, will be able to choose what they pay for general admission.

In addition to naming their own price, every person who brings a snowball to the Science Center on that day will be able to launch it into River from aboard the USS Requin submarine (weather permitting).

Dollars paid will support Carnegie Science Center’s programming in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), encouraging kids to enjoy these fields and consider pursuing a career in one of them.

Find out more about Snowball Day
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Chicgoan Finds Charm in Pittsburgh
Chicago Trib writer JB Noel provides a perspective on Pittsburgh. Read on to learn something new about  your city -

“ I've never been to a city that loves itself more than Pittsburgh. This is not a criticism. After three days, I also loved Pittsburgh, a quaint, pretty city with interesting people doing interesting things, and a healthy dash of Old World, working-class charm.  But — and this is where Pittsburgh won me over — it is not a city impressed with itself.
New York, San Francisco and Portland, Ore., are wonderful cities that can't resist preening when passing mirrors to remind themselves just how wonderful they are. Pittsburgh is a wonderful city that doesn't even see the mirror. It just turns to its buddies and says, "Hey, yinz guys, let's go have a beer." ("Yinz guys" is Pittsburgh speak for "you people" — a dialectical Northern equivalent to "y'all.")

 Steeped in spirit and flavor, Pittsburgh can lay claim to being one of our nation's most underrated cities, with a beauty as breathtaking as it is obvious. The drive from Pittsburgh International Airport follows an unspectacular 20 miles of rolling-hills suburbia along Interstate Highway 376 and then, after a brief trip through the Fort Pitt Tunnel — bam! — there is Pittsburgh.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ice Skating Discounts Available thru Feb 12

Thru mid-February, the Plaza between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue transforms into The Cal U Ice Rink at PPG Place, a spectacular one-of-a-kind outdoor ice skating rink.

Tuesdays thru February 11, receive one child admission free when an adult admission is purchased from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. One adult admission purchase is required for each free child admission. $3 skate rental is an additional charge. Not valid with any other offer or discount.
Wednesdays thru February12, students receive $3 admission by presenting valid student ID or report card. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $3 skate rental is an additional charge. Not valid with any other offer or discount.

Find out more about PPG Rink
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Free Talk by photographer Joel Sternfeld

Joel Sternfeld's cameras and color sense have taken him around the world, photographing New York City's High Line before it became a destination, Italy's famed Roman Campagna and more than 40 experimental utopian communities in the United States. Twenty-nine of Mr. Sternfeld's utopian community images are part of the current Carnegie International and will be on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland thru March16.
Mr. Sternfeld will give a free talk about his work at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Carnegie Museum of Art's theater.

Read more about the artist in the Post-Gazette 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fiesta Flamenca

Flamenco dance, the most famous export of Spain's Andalusia region, will take center stage Thu., Jan. 23, at North Side's New Hazlett Theater — the latest, and largest, celebration of Flamenco Pittsburgh's bi-annual Fiesta Flamenca.  The show begins at 7:30, doors open at 6:30.

The evening showcases Pittsburgh’s Alba Flamenca ensemble and guest artists Erik Lawrence, Phat Man Dee, and Olivia Kissel.
Join us for a journey through North African rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies, and European harmonies, in the understanding of flamenco as a hybrid art form encompassing centuries of cultural appropriation as Spanish gypsies escaped persecution.
Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door
Find out more at  The New Hazlett Theater website:
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Monday, January 20, 2014

$1 Family Films at Southside Works Cinema


Don’t let the snow get you down. Warm up this winter with these great family films! For only $1 per ticket, see Turbo on January 25th and 26th 2014 or see The Great Muppet Caper on February 1st and 2nd 2014. Pick one or go to both and keep warm!

Dates: January 25 and 26; February 1 and 2, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m.
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Bash at the Mattress Factory

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his visionary spirit, the Mattress Factory is opening up our doors to everyone on Monday, January 20th, 2014 - noon to 4pm.

We want to share some birthday cake and celebrate the life of this admired historic figure. Use this as an excuse to check out our installations, participate in some hands-on workshops and get groovy with a KID CITY ROCKERS indie dance party just for kids! MLK Day will also be the host of our Mini-Factory Launch Party!

Come and find out more about our NEW program for 3-6 year olds and play in our NEW mobile pop-up space.

Location: Mattress Factory Museum, 500 Sampsonia Way  Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Cost: Give what you can

 For more information, visit The Mattress Factory Art Museum MLK Day webpage

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Duquesne Light Conservation Day – FREE Day at The Science Center!

FREE admission to the Carnegie Science Center thanks to generous contributions by Duquesne Light. This day also includes free parking plus a free Omnimax film. Learn about going green through many of the shows presented. Head over to Carnegie Science Center’s website for more details.
When: Monday, January 20, 2014, 10am until 5pm

Head over to Carnegie Science Center’s website for more details.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Puppets for Grown Ups


Pittsburgh-based puppeteer Tom Sarver, leads a fun-filled evening of puppetry for adults. Join Tom and original cast members Kristen Barca and Joann Kielar for a reprise of Museum Piece and preview Tom’s brand new performance with fellow puppeteer Mike Cuccaro. Chat with others about why puppets are so fascinating and create an original puppet of your own for the stage. Events are ongoing throughout the evening.
Date, Time: Thu, Jan 16, 5:30-9:00 PM
Cost: $10; Includes admission and one drink ticket.
Location: Carnegie CafĂ©, Carnegie Museum of Art 
Find out more at the Museum Website
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Find Your Home  In Pittsburgh

Thinking of a move?  Whether you're building your career, raising a family or enjoying your retirement, Pittsburgh is a great place to call home. And, with 90 charming neighborhoods, you’ll be able  to find the right slice of life in Pittsburgh. From the hip and trendy, to the quiet and secluded, your perfect neighborhood is here waiting for you.

First, use the Q&A to start finding your match. 
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Area Sees Strong Home Sales For 2nd Straight Year (text from Jan 13 WESA broadcast)

"Home sales in the Pittsburgh region jumped 7.2 percent last year compared to 2012. Barbara Kohl, operating officer of the West Penn Multi-List, said the numbers are “surprising” because the previous year also had “strong growth.” “Everything clicked, consumer confidence came back, interest rates stayed low; the only problem is we don’t have enough inventory,” Kohl said.

Simply put, more houses sold in the 13-county region last year than 2012, buyers scooped them up more quickly and paid more for them. Last year 3,233 homes were purchased, compared to 36,588 in 2012, at an average price of $168,380 — up about $2,500, and they were sold more quickly — 85 days on average versus 93 the previous year. According to Kohl, the shortage of available homes for sale includes existing stock and new houses...
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Beethoven on the Bluff

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and principal cellist Anne Martindale Williams join pianist David Allen Wehr for the third concert of the Beethoven on the Bluff series, presented by the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown.

Combinations of the three musicians will perform Sonata No. 4 for violin and piano, Sonata No. 5 for violin and piano ("Spring") and Sonatas No. 1 and 2 for cello and piano, all by the series' namesake composer. The performance starts at 3 p.m. $10 suggested donation.
Information about the concert: Beethoven on the Bluff
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Family Sports Night on Fridays

The RMU Island Sports Center offers a Family Night Special on Friday nights that includes a round of mini golf, public skating, and a snack at the bistro for $10 per person. Regular pricing is $18 so that’s almost half off. There are also daily specials at the mini golf course.
Please check out the RMU website or call Heidi for questions at  412-397-4480.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Film at Noon: The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane's story comes alive in John Huston's 1951 film version - all about the psychology of live on the Civil War Battlefield - Audie Murphy and Bill Mauldin star. The movie complements the Museum's exhibit of civil drawings and will likely lead you to visit the collection again.

Location: The Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Date: Friday, January 10, 2014 at noon
Cost: FREE

 For more information, visit The Frick Art & Historical Center events page.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pittsburgh Art Places

Pittsburgh Art Places enables you to find online listings for venues, events and exhibits in the 13-county Pittsburgh area. This online resource is new - introduced by the Office of Public Art.

You can use the website to plan a tour for yourself or visiting guests. Something indoors might be nice until more typical temps return!

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

SWAG Fitness Hip Hop Dance and Fitness class

Pittsburgh Dance Center in Bloomfield  (you don't have to drive downtown!) offers a wide range activities including Sweat With a Goal (SWAG) Mondays (8:30), Wednesdays (8:30)and Fridays (7:00) evenings.
The lights go low, the music pumps, the laser lighting  creaets a night club atmosphere....and we dance...and dance.....and dance.... It's like no other kind of class!  This is for all ages! All levels! Children are welcome! 

Location:  4765 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh Pa 15224 (above Starbucks)
Phone:  412-681-0111
$5.00 per person
Gym clothes and tennis shoes suggested.
Find out more about the PDC activities at the Calendar including Tango and Dancing for Amputees.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Craftsman’s Guild of Pittsburgh Holiday Artist Market

Visit the ongoing Holiday Artist Market and find a one-of-a-kind handmade work of art from fine works of art, to jewelry, sculptures, paper, and more. The Market has a reputation for quality, excellence, and individualistic creativity.

Admissions is free.

Location: 709 Penn Gallery in the Cultural District, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Continues through January 5, 2014
Time: Thursday: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Friday- Saturday: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Find out more details on the Market go to the  Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  webpage.
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