Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Learn about our local built environment through painting!

Re-Imagining Pittsburgh is a painting workshop series led by local artist Ryan Ian McCormick. 

He teaches adult students to repurpose found objects such as receipts, maps, bus passes, etc. as well as acrylic paint to create collages of historical Pittsburgh scenes. Beginners welcome and no drawing skills required! 

Cost of the workshop ($30) includes all supplies, canvases, brushes, and light snacks. If you are 21, you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverage. You are also welcome to bring your own snack. It could be a great date night or friends night out, painting and hearing about the history of our city.

Sat, June 3, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT



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Saturday, May 27, 2017

MEMORIAL DAY AT ALLEGHENY!




One of the oldest parades in the nation, the Allegheny Cemetery & St. Mary Cemetery Association Memorial Day Parade will make its way down Butler Street to end at Allegheny Cemetery, the final resting place of over 12,000 Veterans. Veterans groups and public speakers will be in attendance to honor the memories of all men and women who have served the United States of America. 

FESTIVITIES are to follow the Service! Enjoy music, giveaways and refreshments, and enter to win great prizes as you take in the splendor of Allegheny in the Spring!


Monday, May 29

10 AM to 2:30 PM




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Friday, May 26, 2017

Crafternoon - Sat, May 27 @ 1 pm – 4 pm


Saturday Crafternoons promote project-based learning, hands-on making, experimentation and community engagement for youth ages 5-10 through free DIY workshops with local makers. 

This year, Crafternoons are offering more make-and-take activities, creating new DIY community-focused projects, connecting STEAM learning with craft, and introducing environmental issues to youth. Our goal is to empower youth to be confident makers, foster a love of DIY projects, promote connected learning, and activate an interest in their community and city.



Assemble Pittsburgh: 5125 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh  15224

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Thursday, May 25, 2017






Fish for Free Days are a great way for families to "CATCH" the fun of fishing! Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED to fish on all Pennsylvania's waterways on the designated days.

You can also borrow fishing tackle. Click here to find out about locations.



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Carnegie Museum of Natural History Super Science Saturdays
 

Super Science Saturday: The Power of Poison
May 27, 2017
Noon–4 p.m.

Discover how animals use poisons and toxins to protect themselves in nature with special, hands-on activities at Super Science Saturday!

Super Science Saturdays is a free program at Carnegie Museum of Natural History that allows visitors of all ages to explore a special theme through hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts, and more!
Find out more, including topics for Super Saturdays in June and July.



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017




A widely respected journalist and the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House, Ms. Ryan is used to asking important questions of presidents and clashing with press secretaries. She has now rumbled twice with the Trump White House, first during a mid-February press conference when Trump asked Ryan to “set up a meeting” with the Congressional Black Caucus and then in late March, when Press Secretary Spicer ordered her to stop shaking her head as she asked him about the White House’s image amid investigations into its connections with Russia.


Wed, May 24, 7:00 PM - Wed, May 24, 9:00 PM
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213



Pittsburgh's summer festivals provide something for everyone

Whether you’re into Civil War re-enactors, vintage cars, hardcore bands or just pizza, there’s something for you in the lineup of summer festivals.

New this year is the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival in Harmar in July, which replaces the old Pittsburgh Blues Festival.
In other news, after a five-year run, PyroFest, a fireworks festival, has fizzled, and the R.A.N.T.: Rock All Night Tour is pushing back into early September. Go to the link to check out the very complete list of events from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.


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Monday, May 22, 2017




LEARN HOW TO USE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD.

PublicSource reporter Jeffrey Benzing will help you answer:
How safe is my neighborhood?
How clean is my favorite restaurant?
How much do city officials earn?

You'll get help navigating public data, getting information you’re entitled to and learn you how to make your own requests under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know law.

Friday, May 19, 2017


EQT Children’s Theater Festival | May 18-21, 2017
Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-6pm



Bringing extraordinary and unique experiences to young people, the EQT Children's Theater Festival is dedicated to continuing the tradition of theater for your children. Live performances from professional, international artists engage children of all ages from different cultures and perspectives, showing them different ways to express ideas. This year, the 31st annual Festival celebrates another year in Downtown Pittsburgh's vibrant Cultural District with exciting performances, free activities, and family-friendly art and includes:
  • Professional theater performances from around the world
  • Over 40 FREE hands-on educational and cultural activities!
  • Family-friendly gallery installations, public art and interactive art!
  • FREE outdoor pop-up performances featuring local and regional artists!
  • Frog Stop Scavenger Hunt throughout the Cultural District featuring a free, fun prize!

Click here to plan your trip. There are MANY events!!


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Art and the Chemistry of Color

Learn how science, nature and art come together beautifully through a day of creative hands-on experiences at The Frick Pittsburgh. Investigate the permanence (and vanishing acts!) of plant and mineral pigments; explore artist Elise Adibi’s Respiration Paintings, a multisensory exhibition in our greenhouse; check out rainforest plants and dry desert cactus; and help paint a fanciful, giant garden outdoors. These activities run all day – no registration required.

Register for one of three FREE special paint workshops: grind pigments, separate an egg, then make and use your own tempera paint to create a unique masterpiece.



Workshops begin at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. Space is limited, so advance registration for the workshops only is suggested. To register, click here.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Petals and Paint: Grown Up and Kid Craft Date


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Hatch Art Studio - 6739 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh

10:00-11:30am (ages 3-6 recommended)

1:00-2:30pm (ages 7+ recommended)

Make art together! Join Hatch and Fox Petal Floral Design Studio for a super fun grown up + kid art date! We've designed this open ended workshop to be fun and engaging for kids big and small. We will learn how to gather and arrange a simple bouquet with Kelly from Fox Petal and then we will paint our blooms on a medium size canvas. Take home your bouquet AND a work of art! Space is limited so register soon!

Find out more and register


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"The Next Stop" Presented by Attack Theatre - May 19 & 20

Attack Theatre joins forces with internationally acclaimed choreographers, Helen Simoneau and Norbert De La Cruz III, for an unprecedented performance of new and renewed dance works.

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, May 20 at 2:00pm— Come to the lobby prior to Saturday’s matinee performance for a free, family-friendly experience. As part of Remake Learning Days, Attack Theatre’s Movement Zone features movement games and creative play for children and their families to stay active.

Evening Performances
Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at 8:00pm 
Doors open at 7:00pm

Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Monday, May 22 at 6pm
Heinz History Ctr 

Moderator: David Shribman
Exec Editor: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Free admission




Hear from the innovators and leading experts on climate change, alternative and renewable energy, clean technology, sustainability and the environment. Find out more, Register 


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Fundamentals Class is built to fit your needs. (register a week ahead)


If you’re a novice rider, the classes will help you practice balance. If you’re a life-long rider, the classes can help you dial in on improving a particular movement or skill. The personalized approach allows you to keep coming back to work on what you need to get pedaling.

The indoor venue, and the class's small-group size allow participants to learn and practice in a controlled, protected environment. Plus, riders will have time before and after class to practice new skills in the Warm Up Room. Find out more about this class and all the other activities offered. 

  • When: The 3rd Tuesday of every month 
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Price: $20, 

Monday, May 15, 2017


PNC Town Hall Event - 6 pm Thursday, May 18 - Heinz History Center

"Today's Economy in the World of Brexit"

PNC and the  Pittsburgh Post Gazette present a town hall to look at changes in the U.S. economy under the new administration: Budget priorities, Tax overhaul, Trade disputes and more. The Post-Gazette has assembled a panel of economic journalists and economists to discuss the issues

Pre-registration is requested. Admission is free but please Register. You may also call 412-263-1541to find out more.



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Friday, May 12, 2017

Saturday Night Market


Debuting this Saturday evening is the brand new 
From Saturday, May 13 through October 28, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., 
Market Square will spring to life on Saturday 
evenings with a pop up market featuring hand 
crafted items such as: art, jewelry, fashion, and more! There will also be excellent food, entertainment 
each week! It’s a great spot to stop by before 
heading to a Pirates Game, the theater, or one of Downtown’s awesome restaurants!
This week, entertainment will be provided by DJ’s Pete Butta and Preslav. There will also be performances throughout the evening by dancers from Millennium Dance Studio.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Millvale Music Festival - Sat, May 13


Being the proud home of Mr. Smalls since 2002, Millvale is accustomed to being invaded by music fans.

On Saturday, the whole town will be hoppin’ for the very first Millvale Music Festival, a free event that will highlight 120 Pittsburgh bands at 16 venues.

In addition to a handful of clubs and bars that normally present music, there will be five outdoor stages, galleries and a church presenting a mix of punk, metal, indie, folk, blues and jazz. The main room of Mr. Smalls is booked with ’90s punk band Choking Victim, but the Funhouse upstairs has a lineup of four bands, including Drowning Clowns, which features owners Mike Speranzo and Liz Berlin.

There also will be street performers and food trucks.

Parking is not easy in Millvale, but there will be free shuttle service from the Mt. Alvernia Convent and Millvale Athletic Association Fields, as well as a Z-Trip stand.Millvale Music Festival

Where: Millvale.
When: Music starts at noon on Saturday
Admission: Free.
Information: www.millvalemusic.com. - use the link to find the scheduled time for your favorite musicians


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CMOA  Summer Camps

The Carnegie Museum of Art has  a large number of really interesting camps and workshops for ages 4-5, 6-7. 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18. I wish I were young enough to be able to attend! 


Check out the possibilities at the link to find out More about all the different camps as well pre- and post-camp care for those who need it.



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Tuesday, May 9, 2017


"Hercules Didn’t Wade in the Water" -  World Premiere thru May 21


Hercules Didn’t Wade in the Water

It is 2005. Two men cling for life on a rooftop, surrounded by murky water, festered with disease and the unknown.  Two women are a hundred of miles away, striving to see their dreams of life, love and the pursuit of happiness come to fruition.  All of this set against the threat of one of America’s greatest disasters.
Tickets are only $22.50, no fees or surcharges. You will receive an email from with a ticket to print and bring to the theatre. (No printer? No problem. Your name will be listed at the theatre.) Find out more



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Friday, May 5, 2017

Radiant Hall Spring Open Studios


Come out for Radiant Hall's Annual Spring Open Studios! 

Open studios will give visitors an inside look at Pittsburgh's largest studio collective, with over 60 artists in three locations. Mark your calendars and get ready to discover Pittsburgh's studio arts like never before.



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May 6th, Radiant Hall Lawrenceville,  11-6pm
May 13th, Radiant Hall Susquehanna, Homewood, 11-6pm
May 20th, Radiant Hall Nova Place, North Side, 11-6pm

Find out more, get addresses

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Test Your Crime-Scene Investigation Skills at Summer Camp

Waynesburg U hosts its 11th annual Crime Scene Investigation Camp in June - Registration Deadline is May 5


High school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in crime scene investigation get the chance to learn more about the field in June at Waynesburg University. The 11th annual Crime Scene Investigation Camp will run from June 18-23. 

While at camp, students take part in sessions and hands-on activities about criminal justice and education. Certified experts in the university’s Dept of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and professors from the Depart of Chemistry and Forensic Science and the Biology Program will share their expertise and. Find out more


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