Cultural Calendar

Welcome to ‘Burgh Vivant’s Cultural Calendar – your source for what’s happening in the Pittsburgh region’s vibrant cultural landscape.  Scan, search, find info, and even get tickets for upcoming offerings.

 


Mandi Moerland: Painting the Dance

02-08-2020

Presented by The Artists Hand Gallery at The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar, Indiana
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Feb 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Mandi Moerland’s exhibition titled \"Painting the Dance\" opening January 15th captures bodies in motion. Please join us for our opening reception celebrating her exhibit Friday, January 17th from 6:00-8:00pm. The event features a talk from...

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Mandi Moerland’s exhibition titled \"Painting the Dance\" opening January 15th captures bodies in motion. Please join us for our opening reception celebrating her exhibit Friday, January 17th from 6:00-8:00pm. The event features a talk from Mandi introducing her work, cheese, wine, and performance art ballet.

Mandi dances across paper and canvas with art that moves us. A dancer and choreographer, she captures pensive moments and exuberance with ink and oils. Feel the rhythm and gesture of life at her turning point. Her classic oils of ballet dancers and dance subjects long beloved in the gallery are contrasted with a fresh new direction, a “turn in the road” as Mandi puts it. Her recent work responds to her fascination with Sumi-e art. Her unique vocabulary turns the “life spirit” of dance subjects into beautiful and elegant gestures of brushed ink on paper.

This exhibition also features a collaboration with graphic and video media artist Ivy Dolamore. Mandi and Ivy have created an evocative ballet gesture animation that will be running in the gallery.

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Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

03-08-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 9:30 am + 37 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 03 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 10 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 9:30 am Sun, Mar 01 @ 9:30 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 9:30 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 9:30 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 9:30 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 9:30 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 9:30 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 9:30 am Sun, Mar 08 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Starting Sat., Jan. 18, grab your spacesuit and prepare to blast off into a galaxy of gardens at Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World! At this all-new show, guests will enjoy hundreds of star-shaped and otherworldly orchids, plus...

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Starting Sat., Jan. 18, grab your spacesuit and prepare to blast off into a galaxy of gardens at Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World! At this all-new show, guests will enjoy hundreds of star-shaped and otherworldly orchids, plus our cosmic collection of tropical bonsai. Escape from the cold and embark on an interplanetary adventure right inside the display rooms of our Victorian glasshouse!

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Visions, Etc

03-11-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Tomayko Gallery at Point Park University, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am + 28 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Tomayko Gallery @ Point Park University
212 Wood St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
On view December 11, 2019 – March 11, 2020
Selected Augmented Reality works from Christopher Ruane's Visions Series and beyond. Experimentations combining mixed...

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Tomayko Gallery @ Point Park University
212 Wood St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
On view December 11, 2019 – March 11, 2020
Selected Augmented Reality works from Christopher Ruane's Visions Series and beyond. Experimentations combining mixed reality, photography, and film. Forming a symbiotic relationship the works are both physical and virtual, existing in 2D space and a created 4th dimension. Each piece takes the viewer on an interactive journey and highlights the evolution of a new art form. With Pittsburgh as a backdrop, topics of mortality, human impact on our environment, freedom of expression, and religion are explored.

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Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

04-19-2020

Presented by Carnegie Science Center at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am + 71 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People. The exhibition enthralls guests with dramatic displays of the mummies and their personal stories, as well as state-of-the-art multimedia stations that take visitors on a 4,500-year journey to explore the...

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Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People. The exhibition enthralls guests with dramatic displays of the mummies and their personal stories, as well as state-of-the-art multimedia stations that take visitors on a 4,500-year journey to explore the mummies’ history and origins as well as how they were created, both naturally and intentionally.

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Downstairs

02-02-2020

Presented by City Theatre Company at City Theatre, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

DOWNSTAIRS

By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Marc Masterson

January 11 – February 2, 2020

This ominous, darkly intriguing new play – from Broadway’s most produced female playwright – confronts family secrets, regrets, and the threat of...

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DOWNSTAIRS

By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Marc Masterson

January 11 – February 2, 2020

This ominous, darkly intriguing new play – from Broadway’s most produced female playwright – confronts family secrets, regrets, and the threat of madness in the search for the good life.

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Poetry Partnership of Pittsburgh Workshop Series

04-29-2020

Presented by The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh at Carenegie Library of Pittsburgh-Hill Distict
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 05 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Wed, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

A collaboration of the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), the PPP aims to:

- Support the work, practices, and aspirations of local poets of color,...

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ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

A collaboration of the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), the PPP aims to:

- Support the work, practices, and aspirations of local poets of color, especially those who want serious encounters and dialogue for their work, but for whom the structures and environs of university pedagogy may not be convenient or healthy;

- Celebrate, honor, and center the knowledge, skills, pedagogies, and creative practices of Pittsburgh poets of color working outside of traditional academic spaces;

- Initiate avenues for mutual resource sharing and exchanges of ideas, influences, processes, pedagogies, and opportunities for writers from various areas of practice;

- Build creative community for poets who may not have one;

- Further reparative efforts to address inequitable distribution of resources between university-centered and off-campus communities, especially affecting poets of color;

- Explore sustainable models for future collaborations of this kind;

- Build upon the legacy of earlier black writers at the University of Pittsburgh who have aimed to serve their communities both on and off campus, specifically through the formation of Africana Studies, Rob Penny’s co-founding of the Kuntu Writers Workshop, and Toi Derricotte’s co-founding of Cave Canem.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will meet weekly on Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hill District Branch from January to April of 2020, over 10-12 sessions. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be rescheduled. The workshop will be structured for continuity; ideally, poets will attend every workshop meeting, with each session building off of previous sessions. At the end of the workshop, we hope to compile a zine of poems, hold a public reading and performance in celebration, and possibly organize a public art effort. THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATING.

This workshop is for Black and Brown poets. We welcome people ages 18+ of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. In reviewing applications, we will prioritize participants who are not enrolled in a four-year college or graduate program and who do not teach at any college or university. Workshop sessions will be led, on rotation, by Lauren Russell and Justin Phillip Reed of CAAPP, as well as by guest teaching artists including Dani Janae, Corrine Jasmin, Joy KMT, and Christina Springer.

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DOCSHOP-Documentary Workshop

02-05-2020

Presented by Make.Media at DOCSHOP.studio, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Feb 05 @ 6:30 pm

This workshop is designed to be useful for anyone who wants to learn or improve on visual storytelling techniques, whether you want to be a filmmaker or you are interested in making a documentary. In this workshop you will learn how filmmakers...

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This workshop is designed to be useful for anyone who wants to learn or improve on visual storytelling techniques, whether you want to be a filmmaker or you are interested in making a documentary. In this workshop you will learn how filmmakers structure their narratives to keep viewers engaged.

Over the course of 5 weeks (2 hrs. a week), producer-director Jose Muniain and cinematographer Mark Knobil will take you through the complete documentary process from ideation to completion, or, if you have a documentary idea already in mind, this workshop can help you streamline your process. We will also practice cinematography and lighting techniques.

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VINYL by Michael Lotenero

02-29-2020

Presented by Zynka Gallery at Zynka Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 11:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 06 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 11:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 11:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 11:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Join us for the opening reception of VINYL new works by Michael Lotenero. This exhibit features an array of pieces reverse-painted on vinyl providing a slick surface to Michael’s soulful and bold expressions.  The exhibition runs from January...

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Join us for the opening reception of VINYL new works by Michael Lotenero. This exhibit features an array of pieces reverse-painted on vinyl providing a slick surface to Michael’s soulful and bold expressions.  The exhibition runs from January 9th to February 29th.

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Ghosts of Amistad: In the Spirit of the Rebels

01-30-2020

Presented by Sembene - The Film & Arts Festival at Pitt Community Engagement Center - Homewood, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm

GHOSTS OF AMISTAD: In the Footsteps of the Rebels was theOfficial Selection of the 2015 Pan African Film Festival.  Directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker.

Synopsis:  Having written the definitive account of the 1839 Amistad...

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GHOSTS OF AMISTAD: In the Footsteps of the Rebels was theOfficial Selection of the 2015 Pan African Film Festival.  Directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker.

Synopsis:  Having written the definitive account of the 1839 Amistad rebellion and its reverberations, Marcus Rediker leads a team of intrepid scholars to Sierra Leone in search of the African side of the story. Tapping a deep well of local knowledge, they find a living history shaped by the experience of the rebels’ descendants, who reckon with an inheritance of war, slave trading, and colonialism. By Vincent Brown, author of The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery.

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Almost Famous with Beer Tasting

01-30-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

It's 1973, and 15 year old William Miller is touring the nation with the hottest up and coming band in the nation. He learns all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. And a girl who calls herself Penny Lane.
Starring Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit...

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It's 1973, and 15 year old William Miller is touring the nation with the hottest up and coming band in the nation. He learns all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. And a girl who calls herself Penny Lane.
Starring Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit with support from Jason Lee, Zoey Deschenel, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Cameron Crowe directs this semi-autobiographical feature film.

General Admission: $8
Beer Tasting available for those 21+ with valid ID
Doors Open at 6:30PM

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The Women Who Rode Away

02-01-2020

Presented by off the WALL productions at Carnegie Stage, Carnegie
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring original music and projected paintings by Zukerman, this intimate portrait recounts the artist's journey of finding her own voice through the stories of the women in her life that paved the way.

Directed by Kira Simring
Projection...

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Featuring original music and projected paintings by Zukerman, this intimate portrait recounts the artist's journey of finding her own voice through the stories of the women in her life that paved the way.

Directed by Kira Simring
Projection design by Gertjan Houben.

"...this is simply one of the most compelling and riveting events we have ever hosted on The Extended Play Sessions. It speaks of empowerment, struggle, tolerance, perseverance and history and the timeliness of this project could not be more poignant. A woman, seated alone on a stage, paying tribute to women...with beauty, style, grace and a boatload of talent!” - Bill Hurley - Producer, The Extended Play Sessions

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Jerome “Chu” Charles Exhibits: Still Good

02-09-2020

Presented by Casey Droege Cultural Productions at CDCP Project Space, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

In “Still Good”, Chu puts the animate in inanimate; staying on brand, his art practice relays a deeper connection to the discarded, and finds the potential in the “damaged” or “no longer useful” through whimsical yet stern...

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In “Still Good”, Chu puts the animate in inanimate; staying on brand, his art practice relays a deeper connection to the discarded, and finds the potential in the “damaged” or “no longer useful” through whimsical yet stern optimism.

About the artist:

Jerome “Chu” Charles’s work largely maintains the theme of using his graffiti character and pop culture references to convey ideas and emotions, drawing influence from fellow queer graffiti legend Keith Haring. Chu continues to grow as a person, an illustrator, a painter, a lettering enthusiast and muralist.

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Movie Night: Disney Pixar's WALL-E

01-31-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Fri., Jan. 31  from 7 – 9 p.m. in Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of Disney Pixar's WALL·E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL·E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter...

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Join us on Fri., Jan. 31  from 7 – 9 p.m. in Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of Disney Pixar's WALL·E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL·E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL·E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL·E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL·E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots. After the film, guests are welcome to explore our spaced-themed Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World until 10 p.m.

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HAIR

02-02-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater at Gargaro Theater, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm

The American tribal love-rock musical HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like...

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The American tribal love-rock musical HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let the Sunshine In.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

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Alcina

02-02-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Opera at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm

Alcina is a baroque masterpiece by George Frederic Handel. The title character, Alcina, is a malicious sorceress who lives on an enchanted island with her sister Morgana. She uses her magic spells to trick men into falling in love with her. But...

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Alcina is a baroque masterpiece by George Frederic Handel. The title character, Alcina, is a malicious sorceress who lives on an enchanted island with her sister Morgana. She uses her magic spells to trick men into falling in love with her. But once she tires of them, she turns them into animals or inanimate objects.

Alcina’s current crush is Ruggiero, a chivalrous knight she has captured. Ruggiero’s fiancé Bradamante and her tutor Melisso arrive to bring Ruggiero home. But Alcina and Morgana have no intention of letting him leave, setting the stage for a climactic showdown. Will Ruggiero regain his senses in time? Will Alcina’s evil spell finally be broken?

All performances will be in the cozy confines of Pittsburgh CAPA Theater, 111 9th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, which is ideally suited for baroque performances.

Pittsburgh Opera is pleased to partner with Chatham Baroque for Alcina. Founded in 1990, Chatham Baroque continues to excite local, national and international audiences with dazzling technique and lively interpretations of 17th- and 18th- century music played on authentic instruments of the period.

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker conducts. Matthew Haney directs.

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Phat Man Dee's Roaring 2020s

01-31-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Double the 20s, double the fun. It’s the New Roaring 20s, and Phat Man Dee is bringing her jazz band The Cultural District and featured dancers Sundae Service and Christine Andrews to show us how it’s done!
Live music! Themed cocktails!...

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Double the 20s, double the fun. It’s the New Roaring 20s, and Phat Man Dee is bringing her jazz band The Cultural District and featured dancers Sundae Service and Christine Andrews to show us how it’s done!
Live music! Themed cocktails! Costume contest!
Come dressed to impress, and parade your finest flapper dresses, zoot suits, and embrace your inner lunatic fringe at this gorgeous evening of fun and frivolity!

Show at 7:30PM
Doors open at 6:30PM
18+ Event

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Laser-Cut Valentine’s Day Cards

02-08-2020

Presented by Carnegie Science Center at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 11:00 am

Design and create your very own laser-cut Valentine’s Day cards in BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh’s digital makerspace. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Design and create your very own laser-cut Valentine’s Day cards in BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh’s digital makerspace. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

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TREE OF LIFE Opening Reception

02-01-2020

Presented by Christine Frechard Gallery at Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 4:00 pm

TREE OF LIFE
at the Christine Frechard Gallery
Opening Reception
Saturday Feb 1st
4 to 7 pm.
Featuring:
Gary Bates &
Suzanne Bates
Gary Bates
Artist Statement
I am captivated by the interplay of light, shape,color, line, texture and form and seek...

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TREE OF LIFE
at the Christine Frechard Gallery
Opening Reception
Saturday Feb 1st
4 to 7 pm.
Featuring:
Gary Bates &
Suzanne Bates
Gary Bates
Artist Statement
I am captivated by the interplay of light, shape,color, line, texture and form and seek to use these elements to support my own personal vision.
The transformation of organic forms to abstractions through the play of light and the flow of water over rocky surfaces intrigues me. This in turn, has led me to explore other subject matter and to go beyond reality to capture the expressive beauty of my subject. I work to create a surface that expresses my concepts while at the same time pushes the medium in a non-traditional way.
This marriage of form and substance has informed both my paintings and drawings. It has enabled me to explore new materials and approaches as a way of articulating my own point of view.
ART SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
I have shown work at the following institutions:
College of New Rochelle , Chidwick Hall, New Rochelle, New York Dobbs Ferry Public Library , Dobbs Ferry, New York
Danbury Public Library , Danbury, Connecticut
Greenburgh Public Library , Elmsford, New York
Cassandra Art Gallery , White Plains, New York
Saint Mark's School , Southborough, Massachusetts
Salem College Fine Arts Center , Governor's School of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, North Carolina C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York

The Art League of Long Island , Dix Hills, NY Pleides Gallery , New York, NY
Macy Gallery , Columbia University, New York, NY
LIU/C.W. Post , Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, New York Fordham University Art Gallery , Bronx, New York
University Council of Art Educators Exhibition , Brooklyn, New York The Rosenberg Gallery , New York University, NYC, New York
The Christina Mazzitelli Memorial Art Gallery , Cedarhurst, New York A FA Open , Scranton, Pennsylvania: Juror's Award
494 Gallery Broadway , New York
Everhart Gallery , Basking Ridge, New Jersey Lumen Winter Gallery , New Rochelle, NY GALERIA UNO , Puerta Vallarta, Mexico The Katonah Gallery , Katonah, New York
Cassandra Art Gallery , White Plains, New York The Bedyk Gallery , Kansas City, Missouri
The Northview Galle ry, Dobbs Ferry, New York Dulin Art Gallery , Knoxville, Tennessee
Elder Gallery , Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska The Hudson River Museum , Yonkers, New York
Neuberger Museum , Purchase, New York Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York
Town of Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee, NY Four-State Art Competition , Sioux City, lowa
C.W. Post College , Greenvale, New York
University of Colorado, Boulder , Colorado
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Numerous Grants from New York State Council for the Arts, Westchester Arts Council, The East End Arts Council, the Rauch Foundation, the Dolan Foundation, Bloomingdales, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY
New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Past President Award, 2007
Outstanding Service Award, 2007
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
New York State Art Educator of the Year, 2005 National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Eastern Region Supervision/Administration Art Educator of the Year , 2004 New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA)
Region 9 Art Educator of the Year, 2003 Nebraska Wesleyan University
Alumni Achievement Award, 2003
Art Supervisors Association, Nassau County, NY
Outstanding Leadership Award , 2002-2004, 2006
New York State Art Teachers Association
Citation for Art Administrator of Year , 2001
College of New Rochelle Graduate of Education
Graduate School Hall of Fame , 1997
Council for the Arts in Westchester
Arts in Education Collaborative Grant Recipient, 1985-92, 1994-1996
Suzanne Bates
Artist Statement
Natural fibres and hand-dyed wools are the materials of my work. With them, I am working toward the illusion of landscape and deep space, while staying within the parameters of a fabric piece. My goal is to create an image in wool that elevates color, composition and design to the level of a painting, yet does not sacrifice the inherent traits of a textile piece. Within these boundaries, I work in a “painterly” manner, balancing light and color within ever-changing patterns to suggest deeper patterns beyond the apparent image.
Selected Exhibitions
The Bedyk Gallery , Kansas City, MO
The Donald Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson , Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Union Carbide Craft Show, New York, NY
TheMariGalleries, Mamaroneck,NY
The Westchester Art Society , Tarrytown, NY
The River Gallery , Irvington, NY
East End Art Association , Riverhead,NY
RuthCorwinGallery, Bridgehampton,NY
The Wool Bureau , New York, NY
Danbury Public Library , Danbury, CT
Marymount College , Tarrytown, NY
Dobbs Ferry Public Library , Dobbs Ferry, NY
The Ruth Raible Art Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Long Beach Public Library Art Gallery , Long Beach, NY Pleiades Art Gallery, New York, NY
Sweetwater Art Museum Fiber Show, Sewickely, PA
Gallery on 43rd St, Pittsburgh, PA

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Rudy with Beer Tasting

02-01-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm

Rudy is small, poor, and doesn't have the grades to play football at Notre Dame. When a fatal accident at the local mill proves that life is what is really too short, Rudy proves that their is power in pursuing your dreams.
Staring Sean Astin as...

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Rudy is small, poor, and doesn't have the grades to play football at Notre Dame. When a fatal accident at the local mill proves that life is what is really too short, Rudy proves that their is power in pursuing your dreams.
Staring Sean Astin as the real life Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger, this film is ranked one of the best sports movies ever and also one of the most inspirational.

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Commercial Cinema: 1980s TV Ads on the Big Screen

02-01-2020

Presented by Jump Cut Theater and Flea Market Films at Glitterbox Theater, Homestead
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm

This Super Bowl eve, Jump Cut and Flea Market Films will spend an evening looking at that lowliest form of moving image: the television commercial. We will turn back the clock to the TV ads of the 1980s with the third installment in the...

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This Super Bowl eve, Jump Cut and Flea Market Films will spend an evening looking at that lowliest form of moving image: the television commercial. We will turn back the clock to the TV ads of the 1980s with the third installment in the Commercial Cinema series.

Included will be the complete 1986 Clio Awards reel, presented on 16mm and showcasing all of the award-winning (sometimes bonkers, often great) commercials of that year. We are also thrilled to be able to present pioneering video artist Joan Logue's "30-Second Spots," each one a puzzling portrait of a famous avant-garde artist (including Laurie Anderson, John Cage, and Philip Glass, among others.) Rounding out the program will be a selection of vintage consumer awareness films that both exalt and critique the medium of the TV commercial.

Joan has graciously agreed to participate in a Skype discussion after the show. Come for the films, stay for your chance to chat with a legendary video artist!

At the Glitterbox Theater, 460 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Doors open at 7, projectors roll at 7:30.

All ages

BYOB

Note that the Glitterbox is not a wheelchair accessible venue. Sorry!

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Tropical Sundays

02-23-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 02 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 9:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 23 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Escape to a warm tropical paradise and save at Phipps! Take 50% off admission every Sunday in February when you wear a tropical-inspired shirt to the conservatory. Plus, enjoy fresh tropical fruit and listen to the inviting sounds of a steel drum...

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Escape to a warm tropical paradise and save at Phipps! Take 50% off admission every Sunday in February when you wear a tropical-inspired shirt to the conservatory. Plus, enjoy fresh tropical fruit and listen to the inviting sounds of a steel drum band from 1 – 3 p.m. each Sunday, free with admission.

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Mandi Moerland: Painting the Dance

02-08-2020

Presented by The Artists Hand Gallery at The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar, Indiana
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Feb 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Mandi Moerland’s exhibition titled \"Painting the Dance\" opening January 15th captures bodies in motion. Please join us for our opening reception celebrating her exhibit Friday, January 17th from 6:00-8:00pm. The event features a talk from...

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Mandi Moerland’s exhibition titled \"Painting the Dance\" opening January 15th captures bodies in motion. Please join us for our opening reception celebrating her exhibit Friday, January 17th from 6:00-8:00pm. The event features a talk from Mandi introducing her work, cheese, wine, and performance art ballet.

Mandi dances across paper and canvas with art that moves us. A dancer and choreographer, she captures pensive moments and exuberance with ink and oils. Feel the rhythm and gesture of life at her turning point. Her classic oils of ballet dancers and dance subjects long beloved in the gallery are contrasted with a fresh new direction, a “turn in the road” as Mandi puts it. Her recent work responds to her fascination with Sumi-e art. Her unique vocabulary turns the “life spirit” of dance subjects into beautiful and elegant gestures of brushed ink on paper.

This exhibition also features a collaboration with graphic and video media artist Ivy Dolamore. Mandi and Ivy have created an evocative ballet gesture animation that will be running in the gallery.

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Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

03-08-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 9:30 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 9:30 am + 37 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 03 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 10 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 9:30 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 9:30 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 9:30 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 9:30 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 9:30 am Sun, Mar 01 @ 9:30 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 9:30 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 9:30 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 9:30 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 9:30 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 9:30 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 9:30 am Sun, Mar 08 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Starting Sat., Jan. 18, grab your spacesuit and prepare to blast off into a galaxy of gardens at Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World! At this all-new show, guests will enjoy hundreds of star-shaped and otherworldly orchids, plus...

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Starting Sat., Jan. 18, grab your spacesuit and prepare to blast off into a galaxy of gardens at Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World! At this all-new show, guests will enjoy hundreds of star-shaped and otherworldly orchids, plus our cosmic collection of tropical bonsai. Escape from the cold and embark on an interplanetary adventure right inside the display rooms of our Victorian glasshouse!

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Visions, Etc

03-11-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Tomayko Gallery at Point Park University, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am + 28 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Tomayko Gallery @ Point Park University
212 Wood St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
On view December 11, 2019 – March 11, 2020
Selected Augmented Reality works from Christopher Ruane's Visions Series and beyond. Experimentations combining mixed...

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Tomayko Gallery @ Point Park University
212 Wood St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
On view December 11, 2019 – March 11, 2020
Selected Augmented Reality works from Christopher Ruane's Visions Series and beyond. Experimentations combining mixed reality, photography, and film. Forming a symbiotic relationship the works are both physical and virtual, existing in 2D space and a created 4th dimension. Each piece takes the viewer on an interactive journey and highlights the evolution of a new art form. With Pittsburgh as a backdrop, topics of mortality, human impact on our environment, freedom of expression, and religion are explored.

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Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

04-19-2020

Presented by Carnegie Science Center at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am + 71 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People. The exhibition enthralls guests with dramatic displays of the mummies and their personal stories, as well as state-of-the-art multimedia stations that take visitors on a 4,500-year journey to explore the...

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Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People. The exhibition enthralls guests with dramatic displays of the mummies and their personal stories, as well as state-of-the-art multimedia stations that take visitors on a 4,500-year journey to explore the mummies’ history and origins as well as how they were created, both naturally and intentionally.

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Downstairs

02-02-2020

Presented by City Theatre Company at City Theatre, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 01 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 5:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

DOWNSTAIRS

By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Marc Masterson

January 11 – February 2, 2020

This ominous, darkly intriguing new play – from Broadway’s most produced female playwright – confronts family secrets, regrets, and the threat of...

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DOWNSTAIRS

By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Marc Masterson

January 11 – February 2, 2020

This ominous, darkly intriguing new play – from Broadway’s most produced female playwright – confronts family secrets, regrets, and the threat of madness in the search for the good life.

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Poetry Partnership of Pittsburgh Workshop Series

04-29-2020

Presented by The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh at Carenegie Library of Pittsburgh-Hill Distict
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 05 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Wed, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

A collaboration of the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), the PPP aims to:

- Support the work, practices, and aspirations of local poets of color,...

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ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

A collaboration of the Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), the PPP aims to:

- Support the work, practices, and aspirations of local poets of color, especially those who want serious encounters and dialogue for their work, but for whom the structures and environs of university pedagogy may not be convenient or healthy;

- Celebrate, honor, and center the knowledge, skills, pedagogies, and creative practices of Pittsburgh poets of color working outside of traditional academic spaces;

- Initiate avenues for mutual resource sharing and exchanges of ideas, influences, processes, pedagogies, and opportunities for writers from various areas of practice;

- Build creative community for poets who may not have one;

- Further reparative efforts to address inequitable distribution of resources between university-centered and off-campus communities, especially affecting poets of color;

- Explore sustainable models for future collaborations of this kind;

- Build upon the legacy of earlier black writers at the University of Pittsburgh who have aimed to serve their communities both on and off campus, specifically through the formation of Africana Studies, Rob Penny’s co-founding of the Kuntu Writers Workshop, and Toi Derricotte’s co-founding of Cave Canem.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will meet weekly on Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hill District Branch from January to April of 2020, over 10-12 sessions. In case of inclement weather, sessions will be rescheduled. The workshop will be structured for continuity; ideally, poets will attend every workshop meeting, with each session building off of previous sessions. At the end of the workshop, we hope to compile a zine of poems, hold a public reading and performance in celebration, and possibly organize a public art effort. THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATING.

This workshop is for Black and Brown poets. We welcome people ages 18+ of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. In reviewing applications, we will prioritize participants who are not enrolled in a four-year college or graduate program and who do not teach at any college or university. Workshop sessions will be led, on rotation, by Lauren Russell and Justin Phillip Reed of CAAPP, as well as by guest teaching artists including Dani Janae, Corrine Jasmin, Joy KMT, and Christina Springer.

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DOCSHOP-Documentary Workshop

02-05-2020

Presented by Make.Media at DOCSHOP.studio, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Feb 05 @ 6:30 pm

This workshop is designed to be useful for anyone who wants to learn or improve on visual storytelling techniques, whether you want to be a filmmaker or you are interested in making a documentary. In this workshop you will learn how filmmakers...

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This workshop is designed to be useful for anyone who wants to learn or improve on visual storytelling techniques, whether you want to be a filmmaker or you are interested in making a documentary. In this workshop you will learn how filmmakers structure their narratives to keep viewers engaged.

Over the course of 5 weeks (2 hrs. a week), producer-director Jose Muniain and cinematographer Mark Knobil will take you through the complete documentary process from ideation to completion, or, if you have a documentary idea already in mind, this workshop can help you streamline your process. We will also practice cinematography and lighting techniques.

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VINYL by Michael Lotenero

02-29-2020

Presented by Zynka Gallery at Zynka Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jan 31 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 11:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 06 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 07 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 11:00 am Thu, Feb 13 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 14 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 15 @ 11:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 11:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Join us for the opening reception of VINYL new works by Michael Lotenero. This exhibit features an array of pieces reverse-painted on vinyl providing a slick surface to Michael’s soulful and bold expressions.  The exhibition runs from January...

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Join us for the opening reception of VINYL new works by Michael Lotenero. This exhibit features an array of pieces reverse-painted on vinyl providing a slick surface to Michael’s soulful and bold expressions.  The exhibition runs from January 9th to February 29th.

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Ghosts of Amistad: In the Spirit of the Rebels

01-30-2020

Presented by Sembene - The Film & Arts Festival at Pitt Community Engagement Center - Homewood, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm

GHOSTS OF AMISTAD: In the Footsteps of the Rebels was theOfficial Selection of the 2015 Pan African Film Festival.  Directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker.

Synopsis:  Having written the definitive account of the 1839 Amistad...

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GHOSTS OF AMISTAD: In the Footsteps of the Rebels was theOfficial Selection of the 2015 Pan African Film Festival.  Directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker.

Synopsis:  Having written the definitive account of the 1839 Amistad rebellion and its reverberations, Marcus Rediker leads a team of intrepid scholars to Sierra Leone in search of the African side of the story. Tapping a deep well of local knowledge, they find a living history shaped by the experience of the rebels’ descendants, who reckon with an inheritance of war, slave trading, and colonialism. By Vincent Brown, author of The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery.

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Almost Famous with Beer Tasting

01-30-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

It's 1973, and 15 year old William Miller is touring the nation with the hottest up and coming band in the nation. He learns all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. And a girl who calls herself Penny Lane.
Starring Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit...

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It's 1973, and 15 year old William Miller is touring the nation with the hottest up and coming band in the nation. He learns all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. And a girl who calls herself Penny Lane.
Starring Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit with support from Jason Lee, Zoey Deschenel, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Cameron Crowe directs this semi-autobiographical feature film.

General Admission: $8
Beer Tasting available for those 21+ with valid ID
Doors Open at 6:30PM

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The Women Who Rode Away

02-01-2020

Presented by off the WALL productions at Carnegie Stage, Carnegie
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring original music and projected paintings by Zukerman, this intimate portrait recounts the artist's journey of finding her own voice through the stories of the women in her life that paved the way.

Directed by Kira Simring
Projection...

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Featuring original music and projected paintings by Zukerman, this intimate portrait recounts the artist's journey of finding her own voice through the stories of the women in her life that paved the way.

Directed by Kira Simring
Projection design by Gertjan Houben.

"...this is simply one of the most compelling and riveting events we have ever hosted on The Extended Play Sessions. It speaks of empowerment, struggle, tolerance, perseverance and history and the timeliness of this project could not be more poignant. A woman, seated alone on a stage, paying tribute to women...with beauty, style, grace and a boatload of talent!” - Bill Hurley - Producer, The Extended Play Sessions

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Jerome “Chu” Charles Exhibits: Still Good

02-09-2020

Presented by Casey Droege Cultural Productions at CDCP Project Space, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

In “Still Good”, Chu puts the animate in inanimate; staying on brand, his art practice relays a deeper connection to the discarded, and finds the potential in the “damaged” or “no longer useful” through whimsical yet stern...

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In “Still Good”, Chu puts the animate in inanimate; staying on brand, his art practice relays a deeper connection to the discarded, and finds the potential in the “damaged” or “no longer useful” through whimsical yet stern optimism.

About the artist:

Jerome “Chu” Charles’s work largely maintains the theme of using his graffiti character and pop culture references to convey ideas and emotions, drawing influence from fellow queer graffiti legend Keith Haring. Chu continues to grow as a person, an illustrator, a painter, a lettering enthusiast and muralist.

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Movie Night: Disney Pixar's WALL-E

01-31-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join us on Fri., Jan. 31  from 7 – 9 p.m. in Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of Disney Pixar's WALL·E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL·E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter...

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Join us on Fri., Jan. 31  from 7 – 9 p.m. in Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of Disney Pixar's WALL·E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL·E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL·E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL·E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL·E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots. After the film, guests are welcome to explore our spaced-themed Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World until 10 p.m.

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HAIR

02-02-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater at Gargaro Theater, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm

The American tribal love-rock musical HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like...

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The American tribal love-rock musical HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let the Sunshine In.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

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Alcina

02-02-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Opera at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm

Alcina is a baroque masterpiece by George Frederic Handel. The title character, Alcina, is a malicious sorceress who lives on an enchanted island with her sister Morgana. She uses her magic spells to trick men into falling in love with her. But...

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Alcina is a baroque masterpiece by George Frederic Handel. The title character, Alcina, is a malicious sorceress who lives on an enchanted island with her sister Morgana. She uses her magic spells to trick men into falling in love with her. But once she tires of them, she turns them into animals or inanimate objects.

Alcina’s current crush is Ruggiero, a chivalrous knight she has captured. Ruggiero’s fiancé Bradamante and her tutor Melisso arrive to bring Ruggiero home. But Alcina and Morgana have no intention of letting him leave, setting the stage for a climactic showdown. Will Ruggiero regain his senses in time? Will Alcina’s evil spell finally be broken?

All performances will be in the cozy confines of Pittsburgh CAPA Theater, 111 9th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, which is ideally suited for baroque performances.

Pittsburgh Opera is pleased to partner with Chatham Baroque for Alcina. Founded in 1990, Chatham Baroque continues to excite local, national and international audiences with dazzling technique and lively interpretations of 17th- and 18th- century music played on authentic instruments of the period.

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker conducts. Matthew Haney directs.

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Phat Man Dee's Roaring 2020s

01-31-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Double the 20s, double the fun. It’s the New Roaring 20s, and Phat Man Dee is bringing her jazz band The Cultural District and featured dancers Sundae Service and Christine Andrews to show us how it’s done!
Live music! Themed cocktails!...

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Double the 20s, double the fun. It’s the New Roaring 20s, and Phat Man Dee is bringing her jazz band The Cultural District and featured dancers Sundae Service and Christine Andrews to show us how it’s done!
Live music! Themed cocktails! Costume contest!
Come dressed to impress, and parade your finest flapper dresses, zoot suits, and embrace your inner lunatic fringe at this gorgeous evening of fun and frivolity!

Show at 7:30PM
Doors open at 6:30PM
18+ Event

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Laser-Cut Valentine’s Day Cards

02-08-2020

Presented by Carnegie Science Center at Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 08 @ 11:00 am

Design and create your very own laser-cut Valentine’s Day cards in BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh’s digital makerspace. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

Design and create your very own laser-cut Valentine’s Day cards in BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh’s digital makerspace. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

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TREE OF LIFE Opening Reception

02-01-2020

Presented by Christine Frechard Gallery at Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 4:00 pm

TREE OF LIFE
at the Christine Frechard Gallery
Opening Reception
Saturday Feb 1st
4 to 7 pm.
Featuring:
Gary Bates &
Suzanne Bates
Gary Bates
Artist Statement
I am captivated by the interplay of light, shape,color, line, texture and form and seek...

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TREE OF LIFE
at the Christine Frechard Gallery
Opening Reception
Saturday Feb 1st
4 to 7 pm.
Featuring:
Gary Bates &
Suzanne Bates
Gary Bates
Artist Statement
I am captivated by the interplay of light, shape,color, line, texture and form and seek to use these elements to support my own personal vision.
The transformation of organic forms to abstractions through the play of light and the flow of water over rocky surfaces intrigues me. This in turn, has led me to explore other subject matter and to go beyond reality to capture the expressive beauty of my subject. I work to create a surface that expresses my concepts while at the same time pushes the medium in a non-traditional way.
This marriage of form and substance has informed both my paintings and drawings. It has enabled me to explore new materials and approaches as a way of articulating my own point of view.
ART SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
I have shown work at the following institutions:
College of New Rochelle , Chidwick Hall, New Rochelle, New York Dobbs Ferry Public Library , Dobbs Ferry, New York
Danbury Public Library , Danbury, Connecticut
Greenburgh Public Library , Elmsford, New York
Cassandra Art Gallery , White Plains, New York
Saint Mark's School , Southborough, Massachusetts
Salem College Fine Arts Center , Governor's School of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, North Carolina C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York

The Art League of Long Island , Dix Hills, NY Pleides Gallery , New York, NY
Macy Gallery , Columbia University, New York, NY
LIU/C.W. Post , Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, New York Fordham University Art Gallery , Bronx, New York
University Council of Art Educators Exhibition , Brooklyn, New York The Rosenberg Gallery , New York University, NYC, New York
The Christina Mazzitelli Memorial Art Gallery , Cedarhurst, New York A FA Open , Scranton, Pennsylvania: Juror's Award
494 Gallery Broadway , New York
Everhart Gallery , Basking Ridge, New Jersey Lumen Winter Gallery , New Rochelle, NY GALERIA UNO , Puerta Vallarta, Mexico The Katonah Gallery , Katonah, New York
Cassandra Art Gallery , White Plains, New York The Bedyk Gallery , Kansas City, Missouri
The Northview Galle ry, Dobbs Ferry, New York Dulin Art Gallery , Knoxville, Tennessee
Elder Gallery , Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska The Hudson River Museum , Yonkers, New York
Neuberger Museum , Purchase, New York Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York
Town of Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee, NY Four-State Art Competition , Sioux City, lowa
C.W. Post College , Greenvale, New York
University of Colorado, Boulder , Colorado
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Numerous Grants from New York State Council for the Arts, Westchester Arts Council, The East End Arts Council, the Rauch Foundation, the Dolan Foundation, Bloomingdales, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY
New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Past President Award, 2007
Outstanding Service Award, 2007
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
New York State Art Educator of the Year, 2005 National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Eastern Region Supervision/Administration Art Educator of the Year , 2004 New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA)
Region 9 Art Educator of the Year, 2003 Nebraska Wesleyan University
Alumni Achievement Award, 2003
Art Supervisors Association, Nassau County, NY
Outstanding Leadership Award , 2002-2004, 2006
New York State Art Teachers Association
Citation for Art Administrator of Year , 2001
College of New Rochelle Graduate of Education
Graduate School Hall of Fame , 1997
Council for the Arts in Westchester
Arts in Education Collaborative Grant Recipient, 1985-92, 1994-1996
Suzanne Bates
Artist Statement
Natural fibres and hand-dyed wools are the materials of my work. With them, I am working toward the illusion of landscape and deep space, while staying within the parameters of a fabric piece. My goal is to create an image in wool that elevates color, composition and design to the level of a painting, yet does not sacrifice the inherent traits of a textile piece. Within these boundaries, I work in a “painterly” manner, balancing light and color within ever-changing patterns to suggest deeper patterns beyond the apparent image.
Selected Exhibitions
The Bedyk Gallery , Kansas City, MO
The Donald Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson , Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Union Carbide Craft Show, New York, NY
TheMariGalleries, Mamaroneck,NY
The Westchester Art Society , Tarrytown, NY
The River Gallery , Irvington, NY
East End Art Association , Riverhead,NY
RuthCorwinGallery, Bridgehampton,NY
The Wool Bureau , New York, NY
Danbury Public Library , Danbury, CT
Marymount College , Tarrytown, NY
Dobbs Ferry Public Library , Dobbs Ferry, NY
The Ruth Raible Art Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Long Beach Public Library Art Gallery , Long Beach, NY Pleiades Art Gallery, New York, NY
Sweetwater Art Museum Fiber Show, Sewickely, PA
Gallery on 43rd St, Pittsburgh, PA

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Rudy with Beer Tasting

02-01-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm

Rudy is small, poor, and doesn't have the grades to play football at Notre Dame. When a fatal accident at the local mill proves that life is what is really too short, Rudy proves that their is power in pursuing your dreams.
Staring Sean Astin as...

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Rudy is small, poor, and doesn't have the grades to play football at Notre Dame. When a fatal accident at the local mill proves that life is what is really too short, Rudy proves that their is power in pursuing your dreams.
Staring Sean Astin as the real life Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger, this film is ranked one of the best sports movies ever and also one of the most inspirational.

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Commercial Cinema: 1980s TV Ads on the Big Screen

02-01-2020

Presented by Jump Cut Theater and Flea Market Films at Glitterbox Theater, Homestead
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm

This Super Bowl eve, Jump Cut and Flea Market Films will spend an evening looking at that lowliest form of moving image: the television commercial. We will turn back the clock to the TV ads of the 1980s with the third installment in the...

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This Super Bowl eve, Jump Cut and Flea Market Films will spend an evening looking at that lowliest form of moving image: the television commercial. We will turn back the clock to the TV ads of the 1980s with the third installment in the Commercial Cinema series.

Included will be the complete 1986 Clio Awards reel, presented on 16mm and showcasing all of the award-winning (sometimes bonkers, often great) commercials of that year. We are also thrilled to be able to present pioneering video artist Joan Logue's "30-Second Spots," each one a puzzling portrait of a famous avant-garde artist (including Laurie Anderson, John Cage, and Philip Glass, among others.) Rounding out the program will be a selection of vintage consumer awareness films that both exalt and critique the medium of the TV commercial.

Joan has graciously agreed to participate in a Skype discussion after the show. Come for the films, stay for your chance to chat with a legendary video artist!

At the Glitterbox Theater, 460 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Doors open at 7, projectors roll at 7:30.

All ages

BYOB

Note that the Glitterbox is not a wheelchair accessible venue. Sorry!

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Tropical Sundays

02-23-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 02 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 09 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 16 @ 9:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 23 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Escape to a warm tropical paradise and save at Phipps! Take 50% off admission every Sunday in February when you wear a tropical-inspired shirt to the conservatory. Plus, enjoy fresh tropical fruit and listen to the inviting sounds of a steel drum...

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Escape to a warm tropical paradise and save at Phipps! Take 50% off admission every Sunday in February when you wear a tropical-inspired shirt to the conservatory. Plus, enjoy fresh tropical fruit and listen to the inviting sounds of a steel drum band from 1 – 3 p.m. each Sunday, free with admission.

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