Friday, December 14, 2018


ROOTS OF STEEL: A BENEFIT CONCERT & SILENT AUCTION FOR TREE OF LIFE
In response to the tragic shooting and loss of 11 lives which occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue building on October 27, 2018, the Pittsburgh community joins together in strength, unity and love to perform Roots of Steel: A Benefit Concert and Silent Auction for Tree of Life. 
The benefit will take place on Thursday, December 27 at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. All proceeds will go to Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, New Light Congregation and Congregation Dor Hadash. Tickets

The three congregations are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support in the wake of the horrific events of October 27 and pledge to stand beside their neighbors in their times of need, as well. 




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Pittsburgh: Live and Onstage

Friday, December 14 at 4pm
Saturday, December 15 at 8pm
Sunday, Dec 16 at 4pm


Pittsburgh: Live & Onstage highlights the work of Pittsburgh’s contemporary performance makers while deepening connections to the local artist community by providing a platform for live art and performances, from local artist creating work with the world in mind. 

Witness inspiring multidisciplinary performances by STAYCEE Pearl dance project, Bill Shannon, Anqwenique Wingfield, Afro Yaqui Music Collective, slowdanger, and Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A.pm /
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave

Presented in conjunction as part of NPN/VAN’s Annual Conference, a dynamic international forum for artists, arts leaders, activists, organizers, funders, and others who seek to develop a more artist-centered, just and sustainable artworld.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kids Create: Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, December 15, 3 PM–4 PM

Get crafty at the Homewood Library!  Kids will explore artistic mediums with their hands, minds and imaginations.  This is an inter-generational activity with Adult Services.

If crafting ornaments is not your "thing", go the Homewood Library Events link to find out about all the other events.

CLP-Homewood

CLP-Homewood

7101 Hamilton AvenuePittsburgh  PA 15208
412-731-3080
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

“HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL”

December 12 - December 16


Pittsburgh JCC Katz Performing Arts Center
5738 Darlington Road

Find out more/Tickets

Wednesday, December 12 – 7 pm
Thursday, December 13 – 7 pm
Saturday, December 15 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 16 – 2 pm



Tickets available at the Centerfit Desk
Reserved: $10
Adults $8
Students & Seniors: $6



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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Among Angels - performed by the Pittsburgh Camerata
Dec 16 at 3pm, Shadyside Presbyterian


This special concert centers on “Among Angels” by British composer Will Todd, for two harps and a cappella double choir. Choral music from the 16th to the 21st centuries that evoke images of angels will also be performed.

Shadyside Presbyterian has great acoustics and is visually a wonderful venue for concerts.

Guest performers
Sara MaGill, harp
Nuiko Wadden, harp
Larry Allen, organ
The Fox Chapel HS Madrigal Singers, 


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Friday, December 7, 2018

Chatham Baroque - Alegria

Dec 16, 2:30-4:30
Campbell Memorial Chapel
Chatham Baroque’s holiday program explores music of Baroque Spain and the New World. Nell Snaidas (soprano) and Raquel Winnica Young (mezzo soprano) will charm and dazzle singing in their native Spanish, extolling the joys of the season as expressed through the unique music of Hispanic colonial times.

Guests: Nell Snaidas (soprano); Raquel Winnica Young (mezzo soprano); and Danny Mallon (percussion)



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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Poetry Reading Celebrates Bill of Rights Day,
Free Expression
Bill of Rights Day was born in strife: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the order creating it on Dec. 15, 1941 – just days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was Roosevelt’s way of marking the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution.






BILL O'DRISCOLL / 90.5 WESA

As national “days” go, Bill of Rights Day isn’t a huge deal for most people; it doesn’t occasion parades, or even discounts by big retailers. But someone who thinks we shouldn’t take it for granted is Joan Bauer.



The Pittsburgh-based poet is a long-time member – and former board member – of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. This year, she’s reviving her occasional series of poetry readings marking Bill of Rights Day.

The Bill of Rights covers a lot of hotly contested ground, from gun ownership and trial by jury to state’s rights. Bauer’s event focuses on the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and the press.

“That’s especially important in our time when there have been efforts to suggest that the press is in some sense the enemy of the people, or to suggest that there should be limitations on free assembly,” she says.


Dec 6, 7pm
White Whale Bookstore
4754 Liberty Ave, Bloomfield

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Thursday, November 29, 2018


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Santa Breakfasts, Arrivals, Photos, Events, Crafts, Sleigh Rides, Tree Lightings and MORE MORE MORE! 



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Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Holiday Homes Open Their Doors

Get holiday inspiration from the events listed below.  Ticket prices and websites are included below.

Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour
Experience Christmas decor of the 1800s with a tour of six restored Victorian homes — plus the historic Calvary United Methodist Church, famous for its Louis Tiffany stained glass windows — in the Allegheny West neighborhood on the North Side. Each location is decorated to portray Christmas as it was in the 19th century, which includes embellished fireplace mantels, elaborately decorated Christmas trees and staircases and chandeliers adorned with holly and mistletoe. Tours take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $30 per person before Nov. 30 and $35 at the door.
(alleghenywest.org/tour)

Norwin Historical Society Annual Holiday House Tour
If you’re looking for something to fuel your holiday nostalgia, the “Home for the Holidays” tour in Westmoreland County features a variety of Christmas decor styles to spark your spirit. Taking place Saturday, Dec. 1, the annual event sponsored by the Norwin Historical Society features homes in various styles such as traditional, craftsman, Victorian and farmhouse. Tickets are $20 for a self-guided tour and $35 for a VIP transport tour.
(norwinhistoricalsociety.org)

Holiday Musical Tea & Tour
There’s nothing quite like cozying up with a hot cup of tea accompanied by the scent of Christmas evergreen and sounds of holiday music. At the Holiday Musical Tea & Tour at Hartwood Acres Park Mansion, attendees can do just that. Succeeding a musical program, an assortment of tea will be served in the mansion’s Great Hall, along with a tour of the mansion’s elaborate Christmas decor. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets are available for those age 12 and older. The cost is $33 for Allegheny County residents and $41 for non-residents.
(alleghenycounty.us/parks/hartwood/index.aspx)

Cranberry Christmas House Tour  
Get local inspiration to guide your own holiday-themed decor pursuits when the Cranberry Women’s Club hosts its annual Christmas House Tour from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The tour features seven decorated homes. Participants will receive instructions and a map for the self-guided tour at the Cranberry Municipal Center. Homeowners and members of the Cranberry Women’s Club will be present at each home to guide attendees. Tickets are $20 per person.
(cranberrywomensclub.org)




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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour



An institution and holiday tradition - The Cookie Tour had its beginnings as a holiday open house at Jay Design Soaps & Gifts in 1997. Driven by the spirit of collaboration, the event grew to include more than a dozen businesses, and cookies were added around 2000. 

Today, the Cookie Tour has become Lawrenceville’s signature family friendly event, which helps the business district grow economically, attracts new visitors and exemplifies the strong spirit of community.

Click Here for a map and individual stores hours.



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Monday, November 26, 2018

Stitching History from the Holocaust


Opening for the first time in Pittsburgh, the traveling exhibit “Stitching History from the Holocaust” tells the heartbreaking story of a young female Jewish fashion designer who was desperate to win a visa and escape the Nazis in her native Czechoslovakia. Her attempt failed, and she was murdered; but nearly 70 years later, a decision was made to bring her dusty designs to life, and her fashion-forward clothing collection of dresses, hats, gloves and coats will be on display at the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center in a testament to remembering all of those whose talent we lost because of hate.

Stitching History will feature extended gallery hours beyond regular hours on Monday/Wednesday 10am-4:30pm and Friday 10am-2pm. 
Additional hours:
Thursday, Nov. 29 – 4:00-7:00
Thursday, Dec. 6 – 4:00-7:00
Sunday, Dec. 9 – 1:00-4:00


Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh - 826 Hazelwood Ave, 15217 
| info@hcpgh.org | 412-421-1500



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Friday, November 23, 2018

Give Big Pittsburgh - Nov 27 all day

This is Round 2 for online giving! Let's see if we can do even better this year.




Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most. This 24-hour online fundraising effort, hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Foundation and local sponsors, offers nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.  Find out more and ready donate on the 27th!





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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

Mondays – Fridays
November 23 – December 21
12:00 p.m. Fifth Avenue Place



Free musical performances from some of Pittsburgh’s favorite artists including a special Black Friday performance with Pianist Brian Buckley on November 23.





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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

The volunteer spirit in Pittsburgh around the holidays is beautiful to behold—volunteer positions to help set up, serve, and clean the holiday meal at area missions and shelters on Thanksgiving Day actually fill up by early October. But if you want to give back, there are many more ways in which you can help out if you're in the Pittsburgh area from November through January.
Explore the following list of the best ways to help out and give thanks by giving back during the holiday season.



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Monday, November 19, 2018

PCA Holiday Shop - thru Dec 30


The Shop @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts promotes and sells the work of local artists and currently represents over 200 artists in disciplines ranging from fibers and print to ceramics and glass. The Shop turns into a Holiday Shop on Nov 16.  

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tue - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh SHADYSIDE


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Today Only! Annual Light Up Night Sale
Save BIG on the holiday's hottest shows: One Day Only!


Whether you're looking to entertain out-of-town guests during this festive season, hit the town for a date night with that special someone, or gather your friends for a relaxing afternoon, Pittsburgh CLO has you covered!

Tickets must be purchased on Friday, November 16

Shows and Dates
GAME ON
CLO Cabaret
November 21 at 7:30pm
November 23 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
November 24 at 2:00pm
November 25 at 2:00pm

A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
Byham Theater
December 7 at 7:30pm
December 8 at Noon and 8:00pm
December 15 at Noon
December 16 at Noon

Use code LIGHTUP to buy online, call 412-456-6666, or purchase in person at the Box Office at Theater Square.



Online: 12am - 11:59pm
Theater Square Box Office: 9am-9pm
Phone: 9am-9pm

*Discount applies to full-price adult tickets. Limit 9 tickets per person. Children 3-14 already enjoy 1/2 price tickets to A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Certain restrictions apply.



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Polish Film Festival
When: Nov. 15-21 
Price: $10 per screening, $8 for students, $15 for the Saturday screening and reception
polishculturalcouncil.org
This past Sunday marked a century of Polish independence, and to celebrate its culture and unique story, the Polish Cultural Council is hosting six days of film screenings with the Polish Film Festival. Selections range from Warsaw 44, a dramatic depiction of the 1944 Warsaw uprising, to Breaking the Limits, an inspiring story of a man overcoming drug addiction to become a champion triathlete. Both Saturday screenings include a Q&A with the films’ directors. Falcons of Freedom is a new documentary on the role Polish-Americans played in Poland’s fight for independence 100 years ago, directed by Robert Wachowiak, screening at 4:30 p.m. The Butler studies a divided Europe and the people caught between the governmental struggles. The nine films will screen in English or in Polish with English subtitles.



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Thursday, November 15, 2018


Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Starting Nov 3 donations are no longer requested from visitors. 

Beautifully updated and not that far from Pittsburgh - the Westmoreland is a great place to take your holiday visitors - especially if they've already been to the Carnegie Museums!

The Greensburg museum dropped its suggested-donation policy in order to become accessible to all, says president and CEO Anne Kraybill. The decision also had to do indirectly with the Tree of Life synagogue shootings. After coming to Greensburg, she says, her mind was made up on Oct. 29, when she and other museum staff attended a vigil in Greensburg for the 11 victims of the Tree of Life shootings. Find out more about the Museum.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Light Up Night - all day Friday Nov 16

Even though we haven’t carved into the Thanksgiving turkey yet, Pittsburgh is just about ready to kick off the two month-long holiday season with Light-Up Night in a week. 

The event features 30 food truck, five tree lightings, a live crèche and fireworks at 10 pm.  

Several trees scattered around the city illuminate at different times throughout the night, each giving way to a series of holiday-themed shenanigans. You’ll enjoy multi-genre music entertainment, explosive fireworks and creative ice sculptures. Keep informed about the events.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

TEDxPittsburghWomen

Thursday, November 29, 6p.m. – 10 p.m.

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh













Women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They’re rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent — business, technology, art, science, politics — these pioneers and their allies are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change.


This independently organized TEDx event will celebrate how these dynamic and diverse people are showing up to face challenges head on, all while empowering each other to shape the future we all want to see. Info/Tickets




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Friday, November 9, 2018

Pittsburgh Shorts

Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Nov 14-18




The only festival of its kind in the region, Pittsburgh Shorts presents the best contemporary short films from around the globe, with an emphasis on films that promote the intersections of art, tech, cultural tolerance and diversity. The event premieres 90-100 thought-provoking films and hosts dozens of filmmakers in Pittsburgh. Enjoy an array of film screenings, Q&As, panel discussions, and parties celebrating the art of independent film.

Click here for the Schedule and Tickets












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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Experience a theatrical folktale while hanging in a hammock

WHAT: Androcles and The Lion
WHERE: Trust Arts Education Center
WHEN: thru November 10, various times

Why You Should Go: Where can you watch a play while relaxing in a hammock? Budding young playwrights, actors and directors shouldn’t miss this North American premiere by Denmark’s Teatre Gruppe 38 and Carte Blanche.

With a contemporary twist on an age-old folktale, kids will experience a story blending suspense, danger and unexpected surprises. Follow the slave Androcles, who must flee after being accused of theft. Escaping into the sun-drenched Libyan desert, Androcles encounters fantastical creatures and sounds, including heart-pounding roars in the middle of the night.
Audiences will watch in hammocks suspended underneath a multimedia set featuring layered fabrics, scenic projections and colorful transparencies. Recommended for ages 7+.
Run time for the play is 40 minutes - great for children!  Info/Tickets


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Second Saturday Studios: Paper ExplosionPaper Use a plethora of paper November 10, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Free



Bring your creativity to the Frick art studio the second Saturday of every month. Families with children of all ages are invited to explore different and unusual materials or find fresh new ways to use familiar paper, paint and pencils. 

Find out More about events at the Frick this fall and winter

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming
Nov 17 at 8pm, Carnegie Lecture Hall


Spirited Celtic music from north of the border! Renowned Cape Breton Pipers, Keith MacDonald, Kenneth MacKenzie and Kevin Dugas, play Highland and lowland pipes, joined onstage by talented musicians on keyboard and fiddle, as well as Irish and Scottish dancers. $27 advance or online / $35 Box Office / $15 seniors / $10 students with ID.

Find out more about all of the Balmoral events.





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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Supporting Your Child Through Tragedy



...During this emotional time for our city, many are looking for solace, comfort, and a place for healing. Many places are offering free admission today (Sunday, 10/28) to help... 


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