Thursday, January 31, 2019

Alternative Souper Bowl 2019

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 |  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland 12-3PM

A free, celebratory afternoon of live music

Performing acts include: Guy Russo, Rachel Lynne and BBGuns.

Rows of red and white Alternative Souper Bowl soup cans


91.3 WYEP invites you to enjoy live music and help tackle homelessness in our community before the big game on Sunday, February 3. This free, celebratory afternoon of live music will feature Guy Russo, Rachel Lynne and BBGuns, and portions of the program will be broadcast live on WYEP.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of nonperishable food items for the food pantry at HEARTH, which has served women and families at risk since 1997.
This year’s Alternative Souper Bowl is sponsored by Dollar Bank and Green Mountain Energy.
More information, visit: www.wyep.org/altsoup19

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cupid's Harp

Feel the love on Valentine’s Day weekend when Chatham Baroque is joined by guests Aaron Sheehan, tenor, and Christa Patton, Italian baroque harp, for vocal and instrumental music from 17th century England and Italy. 

Composers include Henry Purcell, Claudio Monteverdi and William Lawes plus several "worthy but relatively unknown composers who are particularly gifted in composing for solo voice and basso continuo". Featured works on Cupid’s Harp include William Lawes’ Harp Consorts written for the unusual combination of violin, viol, harp and theorbo, a toccata by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger for harp and theorbo, the exquisite “Oh, fair Cedaria” by Henry Purcell and the intense "Et รจ pur dunque vero" by Claudio Monteverdi.

Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 PM
Synod Hall, Oakland


Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:30 PM Going to this concert gives you an excuse to drive through the lovely Chatham campus
Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University
Pre-concert talk at 1:30 PM

Tickets 
Gift certificates available



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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Old Man and the Sea
Feb 1-17, Pittsburgh Playhouse


The Pittsburgh Playhouse is tackling a stage version world premiere of the famed Hemingway short story with the help of the  only man Hemingway trusted the the rights A.E.Hotchner. The production includes multimedia aspects and original music composed and performed by Cello Fury.

Info/Tickets





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Monday, January 28, 2019


Our special senior ticket rate of $38 is offered for all of our Saturday matinee performances this season.
DID YOU KNOW: PICT Classic Theatre offers a reduced Artist ticket rate of $25, which is gladly extended to fellow artists.  

Order Tickets and make note of the special events connected with the different show dates.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Empty Bowls - Tickets Sales Start Jan 29
Soup is served ay 3:30 and 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 10

The annual Empty Bowls dinner at Rodef Shalom, serves up a simple meal of soup and bread as a reminder that too many people throughout our region are facing hunger. 

Tickets sales start Tuesday, January 29 
Adult tickets are $20
Children's tickets (3-12 years old) are $10 
Children 3 and under are free.

This is a very popular event; get your tickets early.


Proceeds benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.




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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Saturday Crafternoons! 


Jan 26, 2019 1:00 - 3:00 PM
The 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. Each week, the workshop is led by a different “Guest Expert” who shares their craft with students, giving them the chance to build their own confidence through making. No registration required!
See website for weekly crafts.
Who:
Ages 5-10
How:
No registration required

Assemble
4824 Penn Ave 
Pittsburgh, 
PA 15224 


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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Jan 25, 


The Gallery Crawl is what it looks, feels, tastes, and sounds like to experience a true Cultural District, with diverse artistic offerings for a multitude of interests produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a free, quarterly, multi-venue showcase of downtown’s dynamic art and entertainment scene. Dozens of galleries, stages, storefronts, and unique public spaces dot each installment’s 14-block map of destinations, hosting US premieres of international multimedia artists, regional visual art exhibitions, live music, theater and dance performances, film screenings, hands-on creative activities, and special crawl after dark attractions.






Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Boyce Park SnowFest Jan 26

Be part of the Fifth Annual SnowFest presented by Green Mountain Energy at Boyce Park on January 26! There's a whole day of winter fun scheduled for the whole family – most of it free! Enjoy indoor and outdoor games and activities. Take advantage of all-day lift tickets for one low price and ski or snowboard till your heart’s content!
Are you up for some competition? Participate in the Mini-Junior Olympics (Ages 5-12) and the Cardboard Box Snow Tubing Derby. More Info

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Art + Empathy: Carnegie Museum of Art Celebrates MLK

January 21, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Free with admission
"January 21 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday. It’s a chance to think about how we all engage with issues of self-expression, community, and equality." 

CMOA is hosting a day of art activities for all ages. Experience the galleries with friends, children, and fellow visitors in a creative, collaborative environment. Gallery ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions and engage in discussion. Details
Collaborative Dream Mural in the Studio
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Draw or write your dreams for the changes you hope to see in the world. The whole family can participate! Come back at 4 p.m. to see the completed mural.
Self-Portraits in the Galleries
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Use the portraits in our galleries as inspiration to create your own. How can you depict your emotions and aspirations? 
Back-to-Back Drawing in the Galleries
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Met in the Scaife Galleries for this fun drawing game that emphasizes collaboration and communication. Try sketching an artwork that you can’t see, while a friend or family member describes it to you.
Art Chat: Tavares Strachan, The Encyclopaedia of Invisibility
11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Meet in the Scaife Lobby to learn about Strachan’s contribution to the Carnegie International—he added neon names to the museum’s exterior to highlight history’s less visible figures. Learn about these individuals and their contributions to humanity. 


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Friday, January 18, 2019

Peter Pan (1pm and 3:30pm) 

Gemini Children's Theater - McKees Rocks

Performances are held Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Neverland is a place of imagination, mystery, and adventure in our classic adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter and Wendy.”  The story is highly interactive and encourages the audience to become part of the Neverland world.
Cost:
Adults and Children $12, Children 2 and under Free. Ticket discounts available to McKees Rocks residents


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Thursday, January 17, 2019

 Celebrate MLK Day in East Liberty

January 21, 2019 | Noon - 3:00pm
EVENT DETAILS
Monday, January 21
Lobby Activities / Noon – 3pm
Performances / 1 – 2pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater / 5941 Penn Ave
An inspiring cultural and community hub where residents of all ages can explore the importance of unity, conversation, and action. —NextPittsburgh
The 10th edition of East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day highlights the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. KST and a diverse mix of community partners team up to offer a day filled with inspiring performances and family-friendly activities that affirm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s example of activism, and reminds youth of their power to transform our world.
Stop by any time between Noon to 3pm for engaging activities.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week January 14-20


Special prix-fixe menus ($20.19 to $35.19)
at 52 participating restaurants.




Don't miss some of the best dishes in town at great prices!  Reservations must be made in advance through Open Table or by calling the restaurant in advance and mentioning Restaurant Week.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Black History Month


As a kickoff to Black History Month in February, Doors Open Pittsburgh is hosting “Ride With the King: Black History Tour.”
Taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, the event — which includes self-guided and bus tours — features some of Pittsburgh’s historic, as well as a few modern, African-American churches.

While inside these churches, visitors will be immersed in Pittsburgh's African-American history with first-hand stories from leaders in the church community as well as storytelling of famous hymnal musicians, local contributions to the fight against slavery and the Underground Railroad. Churches on the tour include St. James African Church in East Liberty, Bethel AME Church in Uptown and Brown Chapel AME Church in central Northside.
The bus tour starts at the Heritage Center inside the Dollar Bank Fourth Avenue Building, Downtown, where visitors will see original handwritten ledgers containing records of the bank's African-American customers from the 1800s. The tour concludes in the Cultural District at the August Wilson Center, where visitors will have a chance to explore “Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities,” featuring the work of 12 black contemporary artists. The exhibition includes Flying Girls by international artist Peju Alatise.


Founded two years ago by Bonnie Baxter, Doors Open Pittsburgh gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at some of the city's most interesting buildings and homes. The two-day event typically takes place every October.
For tickets and additional information, visit here


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Cross Country Ski - Jan 19, 10am - 2:30pm

This outing is for true beginners at cross country skiing or those that have not been out for a long period of time. We'll emphasize education and technique as we wind our way around the cross country ski trails at Kooser State Park. The route is mostly level with some gently rolling terrain. We'll focus on getting down the basics while reveling in winter's beauty. Pack a lunch and snacks.
NoteCap: This outing is tentative until weather conditions are determined. Please watch your email for the latest updates. Cross country ski rentals are not included in the outing fee, but are available en-route to the meeting location.
WHEN: 01/19/2019 10:00am
ENDS: 01/19/2019 2:30pm
WHERE: Kooser State Park
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy
SPOTS LEFT: 8
MEMBER PRICE: $18
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $24


Friday, January 11, 2019

Story Hike - Animals in Winter
Sat, Jan 11   10 am - 11:30 am


Animals have all kinds of adaptations to help them survive the winter. Join a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy naturalist educator to learns about these adaptions by reading "animals in Winter" and taking a free hike through Frick Park looking for animal signs. This program is suggested for families with children ages 2-10. Registration is required at https://www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-parhttps://www.pittsburghparks.org/frick-park  


The Story Hike meets at the the Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd.

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Whoodunit? 
Mystery Writing Workshop - for ages 8-10




Register/Get More Info on this course and the many others offered.

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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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Flying Girls  through March 24

Brought to town as part of the 2018 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, Flying Girls have made their North American debut at the August Wilson Center (980 Liberty Ave). 
Written by Peju Alatise, who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria, “Flying Girls” tells the story of Sim, a 9-year-old girl who lives in two worlds. One is her reality as a domestic servant, and the other is a world of escapism where she can fly, birds and butterflies can talk and shadows are her friends. Find out More


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