Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Birthday, Irving Berlin
Wed, June 13 at 7pm



Raise a glass to a great American musical treasure, Irving Berlin. Part of the newly established Music for Midsummer Nights series, this short concert features Berlin's timeless songs and a brief biography of his amazing life story. With mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis, baritone Randall Scarlata and pianist Laura Ward. (A free-will offering will be taken at the door.)

Venue: Shadyside Presbyterian Church
            5121 Westminster Place  15232


Click Here to find out more about the Shadyside Presbyterian Church's concert series. 




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Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer Reading Extravaganza Starts June 10



Challenge your friends this summer to read, read, and read some more! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh needs your help to break the city’s 180,000 Summer Reading record. The fun begins June 10 with an outdoor festival for all ages. Grab a friend and head over to the Library in Oakland for music, crafts, games, storytelling, food trucks and lots more. While you’re there, find out how to enroll in Summer Reading and take part in our city-wide video challenge. Library Activities Include: Bouncy house and inflatable games Chess Club: Play chess: find a friendly challenger or stop by to learn the basics; make your own chess piece DataBurgh:

Find out More! There are many activities going on from noon to 5pm at the Carnegie Library at 4400 Forbes.


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Monday, June 4, 2018

How Can I Keep from Singing?

An Evening of American Music with the Pittsburgh Camerata
Wednesday, June 6th   7 - 8:30


Singing choral music with a distinctly American flair, the Pittsburgh Camerata salutes music written by the American stars of all stripes - featuring composers from William Billings to Randall Thompson and John Conahan.



Tickets in advance ($20) or at the door ($25)


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wednesday Afterschool Program 

(Grades 3-5) - May 30,  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Calling all after-school artists, budding engineers, and young makers! Assemble Afterschool is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) program that gives students a space to learn through making, test out wild ideas, and build a better future.
Calendar:  Check out the PPS School calendar for when we won’t have a program.
Address:  Assemble
4824 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Cost:  FREE
Find out more. This is a recurring event.




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Monday, May 28, 2018

Saltsburg Canal Days - June 1-3

Since 1981, Indiana County has been kicking off summer in Saltsburg at the Historic Canal Days Festival (a 45 minute drive from Pittsburgh).

Enjoy free concerts, a parade, carnival food, games, and Canal Park is filled with the booths of many talented crafters. Top off Saturday night with the first great fireworks of summer! 




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Friday, May 25, 2018


Penny Arcade: All Ages Comedy Show!
May 26, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Penny Arcade is an improv comedy show designed for kids 5–12 years old & fun for the entire family. Draw, write, and craft at our Collaboration Stations. Watch the Penny Players bring those ideas to life with a fun, 45-minute comedy show — you could even get on stage! Stick around and learn a few games to play at home.

Address:  Arcade Comedy Theater 943 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Who:   Designed for kids 5–12 years old

Cost:  Penny Arcade is now "pay as you wish!" Tickets have a suggested price of $5 for kids and $10 for adults.

Find out more

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pigeon (III 1/2): a New Play Inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull - May 24-26


In "Pigeon" the characters of Chekhov’s tragi-comedy "The Seagull" are transplanted to the contemporary big city (LGBT representation! Gentrification jokes! And hipsters!) to negotiate the highs and lows of life, love and art. 

Events of the play occur between the third and fourth acts of Chekhov’s original drama (hence the III ½ of the title). 

Birch Swinger Ensemble is a nano-theatre company founded in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018 by Jeremy Lesifko-Bremer, dedicated to engaging audiences through kinetic new works that explore themes that are both vital to the contemporary moment and timelessly human.

  • Click or call (312) 909-9044 to find out more.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mayfest - Fryburg, PA   May 25-26

Mayfest, held in downtown Fryburg, includes a 5k run/walk, band, community yard sale, flea market, tractor show, chicken BBQ and other food vendors, plus a fireworks display at dusk.

For more info call 814-221-9807 or Click.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bricolage Production Co - thru June 3


An enchanted open-world adventure where kids can be themselves! Dig for bugs, play magical instruments, and help their furry animal friends explore the forest.

This fully accessible experience takes your kids out of their seats and into a real-life adventure. They’ll explore an open-world environment, have one-on-one interactions, and play without the restrictions and rules of traditional theater. Sitting is not a requirement. Being quiet for long periods of time is not a requirement. 
The Forest of Everywhere was built with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in mind, and is a place where all kids can be themselves. A colossal storm has rearranged the entire globe, causing whole cities to change locations! Swept up from all across the world, our furry and feathered animal friends have found refuge in a beautiful enchanted Forest. Help Don Key the dancing burro, Esther the singing ostrich, and Simon the napping alpaca adjust to their new home as you dig for bugs, play instruments, and make your mark in the chalk cave.

EVENT PRESENTED BY:  Bricolage Production Company
(412) 471-0999 or emailfred@webbricolage.org 


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Remake Learning at the Frick

May 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM



Investigate the permanence (and vanishing acts!) of plant and mineral pigments.  Explore the greenhouse and the Frick grounds with an interactive scavenger hunt and outdoor adventure bingo.  Find inspiration from nature and found objects to create an Andy Goldsworthy-inspired piece of art, with the chance to snap a picture of it. This event will include chances for hands on art making combined with nature for a great day full of creativity.

This event will be free and open to the public.  Participants are asked to Register before the event.


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Children’s Theater Festival Downtown

thru May 20

Vince is a boy who wants to explore the forest but is too scared to go on his own. One day, Vince meets Poggle, a friendly woodland creature, and together they go on an adventure through the forest where they discover the magical, musical tree. This warm-hearted performance uses live music, clapping rhythms, and comedy to engage the youngest audience members in an imaginative and adventurous exploration.

This show runs 40 min and is recommended for ages 6 mos to 4 yrs.

There are 6 different shows, Find out More/Buy Tickets


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Monday, May 14, 2018


This looks like fun - and it's only 50 miles away.



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Friday, May 11, 2018

Let’s READ English: An ESL Book Discussion Group 
 
If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us on the second Friday of every month at 2PM in the Graphic Novels Room. We will read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve our vocabulary and practice our English reading and conversational skills. And have FUN!

June’s book selection is The Bear by Claire Cameron. A young girl fights for survival in this adventure story set in the Canadian wilderness.

Please request the book in the Catalog or contact your Library to get a copy of the book.

Address: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh 15213
                Meet in the Graphic Novels Room
                412.622.3114                

Contact:
Bonnie or Jane or Rita
Phone: 412.622.3151
Email: newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

“A Window into Wilkinsburg” Designers’ Show House Tour - thru May 20


The Junior League of Pittsburgh’s 2018 Show House will be held at the former Gibbs Personal Care Home in Wilkinsburg. 

The home is located just east of the city of Pittsburgh at 1300 Wood St., PA 15221. Dozens of local interior designers and landscape designers will be revitalizing this home — both inside and out — to showcase a historic part of the Wilkinsburg community.

Proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Pittsburgh’s mission of helping to end food insecurity in the east end of Pittsburgh. Since 1922, the Junior League of Pittsburgh has been dedicated to voluntarism and positive community impact within Pittsburgh. In the past 10 years, the League has donated nearly $400,000 to support children’s health, literacy and development.

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tickets prices: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Stock up on unique plants, gardening accessories, handmade jewelry, lawn decor and more at Phipps' 82nd annual May Market.

MAY 11 – 12; FRIDAY, 9:30 A.M. – 7 P.M.; SATURDAY, 9:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.


Celebrate spring at the annual May Market with Phipps horticulturists, local nurseries, farms and other vendors coming together for a market of ultra-green proportions. 

May Market is free and open to the public, and on Fri., May 11, National Public Gardens Day, Conservatory admission is 50-percent off during May Market hours. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing and a fun event even when the mud is up to your ankles!

Phipps staff and Master Gardeners will be on hand to share advice, and delicious hand-dipped fondant strawberries — a traditional offering — will be served.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Istituto Mondo Italiano
Street Food Cooking Class - May 20


The Isituto is a hidden Pittsburgh gem - in Edgewood - founded in 2003 to promote Italian language and culture. 

There is a a variety of programs, including the Italian Street Food Cooking Class. Students will learn to make (and get to take home) three popular Italian street foods — arancini and supplì (both versions of fried rice balls) and olive ascolane (a fried, olive-stuffed snack), from the regions of Sicily, Lazio and Marche. 

Sign up quickly - the May Tiramisu Class is already full!   Register/Find out more about

        Italian language classes, art exhibits, concerts, inter-cultural exchanges, cooking            demonstrations, trips to Italy, travel presentations and as well as a library full of              material in Italian (magazines, books, DVDs, CDs).


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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Neighborhood Flea
Second Sundays in the Strip - begins May 13 thru Oct 14


Vintage sellers, collections, housewares, repurposed treasures, furniture handmade wares, music, fun, expanded food overs and hands-workshops

Each month the Flea will offer a selection of workshops taught by local experts. Pay via Eventbrite and just show up to your workshop. Instructors will bring the supplies and you leave with a new treasure you created! 



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Each month the Flea will offer a selection of workshops taught by local experts.
Pay via Eventbrite and just show up to your workshop. 
Our instructors will bring the supplies. You leave with a new treasure you created! 

Friday, May 4, 2018




May 6-12

Enjoy delicious homemade food, traditional Greek dances, and wonderful hospitality!
Food, music and fun….you’ll leave saying OPA!

Delicious ‘Homemade’ Greek Food
Open Lunch through Dinner
Live Greek Band
Nightly Dancing by our Youth
Outdoor Grill
Dining Under the Tent

Wonderful Camaraderie!


Enjoy delicious homemade food, traditional Greek dances, and wonderful hospitality!
Food, music and fun….you’ll leave saying OPA!

SERVING HOURS:  
Sunday Noon – 8 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (music ’til midnight)


Click for on-line ordering

Location: 419 S. Dithridge St,  Pittsburgh 15213

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Thursday, May 3, 2018


An Afternoon with Caroll Spinney


Featuring a screening of
Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird


May 12-13
Autographs and photo opps: 12:30 pm Please note: Photo opps and autographs are not included in the ticket price.Movie: 1:00 pm
Rated G

Caroll Spinney, the legendary puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, will pay a visit to the North Shore movie theater for a Q&A session and screening of Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird on May 12 and 13.

Spinney has delighted generations of children and parents during his 50+ years performing as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and The Rangos is honored to host him for what will likely be his final appearance in Pittsburgh.
Starting at 12:30 pm, Guests will have the opportunity to meet Spinney, and photo opps and autographs will be available for purchase. David Newell, also known as Mr. McFeely on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, will introduce Spinney, followed by a short Q&A with Spinney before the film starts. Spinney will also be available for autographs and photo opps during and after the film. Please note: Photo opps and autographs are not included in the ticket price.


Tickets cost $13 for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members and $15 for non-members.  Find out more

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2018 Household Chemical Collection events

PRC West has hosted Household Chemical Collection Events in Western Pennsylvania since 2003 with the support of many partners and volunteers. These events have directly resulted in the safe management of over 4,950,000 lbs of household chemicals.

Household Chemical Collection events are held on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Participant fee: $3.00 per gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only.


    • Allegheny County #1  North Park Swimming Pool parking lot Saturday, May 5
    • Cambria County Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility, Johnstown, PA, Saturday, May 19 
    • Fayette County Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar, PA, Saturday, June 23
    • Washington County Wild Things Park, Washington, PA, Saturday, July 21
    • Allegheny County #2  Boyce Park Four Seasons Ski Lodge parking lot (GPS address: 750 Center Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239), Saturday, August 18
    • Allegheny County #3  South Park Wave Pool parking lot, Saturday, September 22
    • Beaver County  Bradys Run Park Recycling Center, Saturday, October 13
    Disclaimer:  All event dates and/or locations are subject to change; check back frequently for the most up-to-date list of PRC collections events, hours, fees, and list of acceptable materials. Call 412.488.7452 for more information.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Revive, Remix, Respond: 
Contemporary Ceramic Artists and The Frick Pittsburgh  Through May 27th 2018

I pride myself on keeping current re exhibits at The Frick. I missed this one when it opened but it's not too late for you for me!

Revive, Remix, Respond coincides with the 52nd annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts scheduled in Pittsburgh March 14–17, 2018. The exhibition is in the French period room at The Frick Art Museum and there is no fee! Plan your visit SOON!


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday Girls' Maker Night - Monday




The April 30th  Girls’ Maker Night is a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) program just for girls! This program empowers girls in grades 5-8 by making connections between hands-on STEAM learning and the world around us. 


If you are interested in registering, please contact Hannah at hannah@assemblepgh.org

Find out more - see the weekly project schedule


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Friday, April 27, 2018

ART ALL NIGHT
FREE 22 hour art festival featuring NON-CENSORED, NON-JURIED artwork from hundreds of local artists. This 21 year tradition is host to children's and onsite collaborative activities, an art auction, live bands and comedians.




April 28th (4pm) through 29th (2pm) 
New Locationin the Southside at The Highline, 198 South 4th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203


Go to the LINK for info about all the activities - especially the ones for children during the day. Also check out the information about entering your own art. It's a bit late for this year but you'll have a year to plan since the event is typically on the last weekend in April.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hill District Walking Tour
April 29 - noon



Join Terri Baltimore, director of community engagement at the Hill House Association, and writer Eric Lidji on a guided tour of the Hill District that includes public art, and histories of African American and Jewish people who historically lived in the Hill.

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 on-site
Tickets/Info Find out about the Walking Tours in May and June.



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Monday, April 23, 2018

25TH ANNUAL JFILM FESTIVAL
APRIL 26 – MAY 6, SOUTHSIDE WORKS CINEMA

The annual JFilm Festival presents international Jewish-themed films that deepen audiences’ understanding of Jewish culture, tolerance, and our common humanity. The eleven-day festival is complemented by a variety of supplemental programming, including visiting filmmakers, guest speakers and collaborative events with other local organizations.


What’s the secret to living into your 90s and loving every minute of it? Writer-comedian Carl Reiner talks (and jokes!) with several celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how a person’s twilight years can truly be their happiest and most rewarding in IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST
April 29, 2:00 PM

Click Here for the Festival schedule



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Friday, April 20, 2018

Locking Through and Low Head Dams

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Have you heard the term “lock” or “low head dam” and wonder exactly they are and how they work? Ever wonder what it is like to go through a lock? This seminar presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Axillary will help answer those questions and explain the roles of the locks and low head dams on Pittsburgh rivers and important safety tips.
Level Of Difficulty: Relaxed
Spots Left: 13
Program Cost: $0.00 (Members Pay: $0.00)





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