Friday, January 19, 2018

Snow or shine, Bloomfield Winter Market is open through March


A farmers market might seem like a summer thing, but in Bloomfield it's a winter thing, too.

The Bloomfield Winter Market is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month from November through March in a parking lot at 5050 Liberty Ave. The remaining market days this winter are Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and 17, and March 3 and 17. The market then goes on hiatus until it reopens on May 19.
About 25 winter vendors sell meats, hydroponic produce, winter produce such as squash and root vegetables, baked goods and hot soups. There are craft vendors who sell soap and needlepoint items, the bulk of the vendors sell food.
The Winter Market is open snow or shine; but does close if ice or extreme cold cause dangerous conditions.

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Discover More at Carnegie Science Center

The CSC has a wide array of activities scheduled for January and February. 
For example:  Special Science for Little Learners    Jan. 16–Feb. 16 and Feb. 26–28


Children six and under will love Innovation Station, a pop-up space located on the 4th floor. Each week there's a theme with special activities designed to spark exploration and creativity. 
FREE with admission.
Mon–Fri, 10 am–5 pm


Click here to find out about other programs at the CSC )Sleepovers, Sky Watch and Find Your Best Furry Friend) and don't forget to put a snowball in your freezer to bring in for free admission and to toss into the river on the first day of summer.


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

"Fun Raiser" - Jan 26

Come to the fund raiser on the last Friday of the month, January 26th, 2018 from 11pm - 2amish for this Pittsburgh Playwrights Fundraiser.  

The “Fun Raiser” will be a late night Jazz Jam session with Pittsburgh’s premier saxophonist Tony Campbell.  

Theatre style seating is limited. Click here now to reserve your seat.


All seats are just $10. It’s a BYOB affair and will also include an open mic for jazz singers and poets. We'll be in our Cultural District theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, on the third floor. Free street parking!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Music, The Universal Language - Music 101
 Jan 31, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Music 101 is a series of informal lecture-recitals by PSO musicians, conductors, composers and key staff. Speakers discuss their lives, careers, and instruments (including short performances), followed by questions from the audience. Open to the public, the lectures are held on weekdays at 12:30 PM in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms at Heinz Hall. No reservations necessary. Admission is free.  Guests may bring their own lunch or order a $10 brown-bag lunch in advance by calling 412.904.3288 or emailing PSAMusic101@pittsburghsymphony.org.  
Please check here for menus and order deadlines. Lunch is available from 11:15 AM onward.

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Event Date 
Location: Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms at 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An Evening with Mark Whitaker
Monday Feb 5 at 6pm 


Smoketown depicts how ambitious Southern migrants were drawn to a steel-making city on a strategic river junction; how they were shaped by its schools and a spirit of commerce with roots in the Gilded Age; and how their world was eventually destroyed by industrial decline and urban renewal. Whitaker takes readers on a rousing, revelatory journey—and offers a timely reminder that Black History is not all bleak.

Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson’s famed plays about working-class strivers. But this community once had an impact on American history that rivaled the far larger black worlds of Harlem and Chicago. It published the most widely read black newspaper in the country, urging black voters to switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party and then rallying black support for World War II. It fielded two of the greatest baseball teams of the Negro Leagues and introduced Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pittsburgh was the childhood home of jazz pioneers Billy Strayhorn, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines, Mary Lou Williams, and Erroll Garner; Hall of Fame slugger Josh Gibson—and August Wilson himself. Some of the most glittering figures of the era were changed forever by the time they spent in the city, from Joe Louis and Satchel Paige to Duke Ellington and Lena Horne.

Pre-registration is requested. Admission is free. Register to attend.

Free parking provided at the Eleventh and Smallman Street lot. 


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Monday, January 15, 2018

Generations Speaker Series: Moshe Baran and Avi Baran Munro





The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to host the first Generations Speaker Series. This series, which will be hosted in-person and live-streamed online, will consist of dialogues between Holocaust survivors and their family members. 

For our first talk, Moshe Baran will share his harrowing story of survival as a member of a Partisan unit, speaking along with his daughter, Avi Baran Munro, the Head of School at Community Day School, who will share her experience as a child of two survivors. 

This event will be hosted by Greater Pittsburgh Church of Christ that meets at Community Day School.

  • Community Day School, Pittsburgh 
  • January 17, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Get Tickets (admission is free) 

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards

  • January 15, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Free


As part of CMU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, high school and college students from across western Pennsylvania will read their winning entries. 

Jim Daniels, the Thomas Stockham University Professor of English, created the awards program in 1999 to provide a safe space for students to talk honestly about their shared experiences with discrimination. 

Location: CMU, Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon Univ Center

More info and to read some of the winning pieces





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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

9th Annual East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day
January 15, 2018 | Noon - 4:00pm

“An inspiring cultural and community hub where residents of all ages can explore the importance of unity, conversation, and action.” —NextPittsburgh


Kelly Strayhorn Theater  joins with a broad range of community partners to offer inspiring performances and activities to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
The family-friendly event affirms MLK’s example of activism and shows young people they can make a difference as community mobilizers and innovative artists. It is an opportunity for residents to gather together to honor the neighborhood’s diversity and the strength and resilience of its residents. The event kicks off with family friendly activities hosted by Braddock Library, BOOM Concepts, New Voices Pittsburgh, Centre for Creative Reuse, and Assemble PGH. Our stage will featuring performances by amazing community partners such as 1Hood Media, Hope Academy, Nick Daniels, Rickia Davenport and, Dreams of Hope!

Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018









Open your ears and listen in awe

To George Schnakenberg and his musical saw! 

For this session, Patty, Scott, Andrew welcome George and his musical saw to the PB&J stage. They will be playing old-timey Appalachian tunes and the music of Stephen Foster -- and George will demonstrate some of the uses of this otherwise ordinary home improvement tool.

Designed especially for preschool children and their accompanying grownups, Chatham Baroque’s PB&J sessions allow children to actively engage with the music and the musicians through stories, dance, and games as they gain basic musical concepts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Performances Saturdays at McClintic Hall, Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside 10:00am and 11:30am
$8 Adults/ $5 Children/ FREE for children 2-and-under. More info/tickets



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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Painting Pittsburgh - Jan 13  11am - 2pm

Students, ages 14+, will create a painting of Pittsburgh inspired by an image they select.  Paintings may be realistic or abstracted relevant to students' ability and desire. 

Various painting techniques will be discussed and practiced.
No experience required! 
Supply list: An apron or smock to protect clothing; photograph or image that you want to paint.
There is a $25 fee. Click to Register and find out more.

Accessibility: 

    For personal assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please contact Customer Service at 412-456-6666.

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Sat, Jan 13, 2018, 11:00am

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mascot Skate - Jan 6

Skate with some of your favorite Pittsburgh area mascots on at the Schenley Park Skating Rink!
Take pictures and share this wonderful memory with family and friends!

Schedule

DATE: Saturday, January 6, 2018
TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Adults $5.00
Youth (17 and under) $3.00
Senior Citizens $4.00
Skate Rentals $3.00
Skate Sharpening $5.00

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Oklahoma Auditions for ages 16+


Auditions for the musical Oklahoma are happening at the Palisade Playhouse in Greenfield, PA, on January 4 and 6. 

Be prepared with a 32-bar vocal audition (can be any song--sing whatever is most comfortable for you). The audition will also include a cold read from the script. There are no parts for children under 16 for this musical. 


Performances will be: Thursday, February 22, 7:00pm Friday, February 23, 7:00pm Saturday, February 24, 2pm and 7:00pm Friday, March 2, 7:00pm Saturday, March 3, 2pm and 7:00pm Friday, March 9, 7:00pm Saturday, March 10, 2pm and 7:00pm.


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