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.

 


Tropical Sundays

02-23-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 16 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 9:30 am

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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The Art of the Trio

02-16-2020

Presented by Chatham Baroque at Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm

This annual concert celebrates the collective virtuosity, talent, and teamwork of artistic directors Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley as they continue their boundless exploration of intimate chamber music from the Baroque and...

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This annual concert celebrates the collective virtuosity, talent, and teamwork of artistic directors Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley as they continue their boundless exploration of intimate chamber music from the Baroque and beyond. Highlights include stylus fantasticus sonatas of Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, elegant dance suites of Philip Heinrich Erlebach and Nicola Matteis, and solo music featuring the baroque violin, viola da gamba, and baroque lute.

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Tags:   Access Culture Heritage/Culture-Specific Historical Large Print Materials Music Wheelchair SeatingPerformance

The Romantic Spirit

02-16-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra presents “The Romantic Spirit” with special guest Alejandro Pinzon performing the works of Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla arranged for bandoneon and orchestra. Piazolla is known for taking tango rhythms in...

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The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra presents “The Romantic Spirit” with special guest Alejandro Pinzon performing the works of Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla arranged for bandoneon and orchestra. Piazolla is known for taking tango rhythms in new directions by incorporating classical and jazz elements in his music. The orchestra will also play Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 with its widely recognized melodies. The first movement is characterized as a “sweet stream of melodies in spite of its vigor…” and the second movement as “full of intimate, quiet happiness…”. The music of Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 conveys the story of the play “L’Arlesienne” (“The Girl From Arles”—in the south of France), through the Pastoral farm setting, the Intermezzo and Minuet. The Farandole, a French folksong, brings the suite to an energetic and joyous ending. Liadov’s Eight Russian Folk Songs completes the concert.

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ReNew: Louise Silk

05-01-2020

Presented by Contemporary Craft at Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 6:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 6:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 6:00 am + 72 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 20 @ 6:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 6:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 6:00 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 6:00 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 6:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 6:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 6:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 6:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 6:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 01 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 08 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 09 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 15 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 22 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 24 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 29 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 30 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 31 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 01 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 06 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 13 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 14 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 20 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 21 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 22 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 23 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 24 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 26 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 27 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 28 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 29 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 30 @ 6:00 am Fri, May 01 @ 6:00 am - less dates and times

ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s...

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ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s artworks.

The artist uses T-shirt remnants, old quilts, pieced denim, denim seams, and other recycled materials with hand embroidery, machine piecing, and reverse applique techniques to create her mantles and quilts. Zero-waste—the idea that we send nothing to a landfill, reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, and compost what we cannot—has made Silk aware of the waste she was producing as well as the impact of fast-fashion industries.

CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station in downtown Pittsburgh). This exhibition is open daily through midnight and is also free to the public. During the run of the exhibition, Silk will be onsite at the gallery every Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM to demonstrate her process and engage with visitors.

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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: Mon, Feb 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 9:30 am + 18 more dates and times

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: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 15 more dates and times

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: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am + 54 more dates and times

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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Big League Fun @ the Children’s Museum

05-10-2020

Presented by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 81 more dates and times

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

Now Through May 10, 2020
Big League Fun! is an educational exhibit that emphasizes the science and math behind the game. Explore the exciting world of Major League Baseball through engaging hands on activities:

Test skills and get...

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Now Through May 10, 2020
Big League Fun! is an educational exhibit that emphasizes the science and math behind the game. Explore the exciting world of Major League Baseball through engaging hands on activities:

Test skills and get active:Practice pitching, throwing, fielding, hitting and base-running. Work on your swing and step up to the plate; lead off, run to second or back to the bag; throw from the infield or outfield with simulated plays; and grab a glove for catching practice;
Explore the world of professional baseball:Turn yourself into a professional baseball player! Choose your player position and jersey number, add your name and snap your photo in front of a baseball card backdrop. Pretend to be the announcer and deliver the play-by-play using real game clips and sound effects. Learn about the teams that make up Major League Baseball, vocabulary and rules, and how to calculate statistics;
There’s nothing like a day at the game:Test your baseball knowledge with a challenging trivia game, and make your ballpark experience fun and realistic with props, costumes, and lots of real baseball equipment, memorabilia and graphics to explore.

Big League Fun! was developed by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in cooperation with and the express permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. © MLB trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines and Three Artists (Three Women)

03-28-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at University Art Gallery at Frick Fine Arts Building, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 27 more dates and times

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 Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion...

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The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion exhibitions Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines and Three Artists (Three Women), created in partnership with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP).

The exhibitions will open with a reception in the gallery at the Frick Fine Arts Building in Oakland from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and will remain on view through March 28, 2020. Admission and opening event are free and open to the public.

Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines highlights the work of Pittsburgh native Mary Ethel McAuley (1882-1971). McAuley was not only one of the inaugural members of the AAP, but she was also a reporter, author, illustrator, painter and teacher. McAuley’s name was regularly in newspapers and on exhibition rosters during her lifetime, yet, she has been somewhat forgotten today. This exhibition in the UAG, Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind the German Lines once again sheds light on the artist and her work.

Three Artists (Three Women) picks up on some of the themes in McAuley’s work through the lens of contemporary AAP artists: Tina Brewer, Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Fran Giolamas. Selected by AAP director, Madeline Gent, these artists represent several generations of AAP members, and demonstrate a diverse range of media and perspectives. Using personal and cultural symbolism to explore themes of migration, family, history, and place, the selected works create a dialogue with McAuley’s paintings.

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Three Artists (Three Women)

03-28-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at The University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 27 more dates and times

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 Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion...

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The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion exhibitions Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines and Three Artists (Three Women), created in partnership with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP).

Three Artists (Three Women) picks up on some of the themes in McAuley’s work through the lens of contemporary AAP artists: Tina Williams Brewer, Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Fran Gialamas. These artists represent several generations of AAP members, and demonstrate a diverse range of media and perspectives. Using personal and cultural symbolism to explore themes of migration, family, history, and place, the selected works create a dialogue with McAuley’s paintings.

On view February 13 - March 28, 2020 at the University Art Gallery.
Opening Reception February 13th from 5:00-7:00pm

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Jake Shimabukuro

02-17-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm

Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an "untapped source of music with unlimited potential." His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass,...

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Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an "untapped source of music with unlimited potential." His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake's mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than the traditional Hawaiian music - or corny showbiz routines - many associate it with.

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PNC Presents: An Artist's Guide to Business and Banking

02-18-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm

Please join PNC Bank and Associated Artists of Pittsburgh for a free event organized for artists who wish to learn more about the best financial and business practices geared towards creatives. PNC will leading the discussion on financial...

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Please join PNC Bank and Associated Artists of Pittsburgh for a free event organized for artists who wish to learn more about the best financial and business practices geared towards creatives. PNC will leading the discussion on financial protection of you and your work, keeping personal and business finance separate, the best solutions for banking as an artist or creative small business and more. Q&A to follow.

Featuring speakers include: Anastasia Nolte, Sam Rotellini, and Jamie Rotellini.

Tuesday, February 18th. 6:00pm.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
100 43 St. Unit 107
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Light refreshments sponsored by PNC Bank.

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Latinx & Proud! Series: Analicia Sotelo

02-18-2020

Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions, 2018. She is also the author of the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for a 2016...

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Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions, 2018. She is also the author of the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for a 2016 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. Her poem “I’m Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It’s Awful” was selected for Best New Poets 2015 by Tracy K. Smith. Poems have also appeared in the New YorkerBoston ReviewFIELDKenyon ReviewNew England Review, and The Antioch Review. She is recipient of the 2016 DISQUIET International Literary Prize, a Canto Mundo fellowship, and scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Image Text Ithaca Symposium. Sotelo has received starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyBookList, & was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. She holds a BA in English Literature from Trinity University & an MFA in Poetry from the University of Houston. Analicia is the Director of Communications & Development at Writers in the Schools. She serves as an Adroit Journal Summer Mentor, a committee member of the Poison Pen Reading Series, & on the City of Houston’s Millennial Advisory Board.

Mónica A. Jiménez is a poet and historian. She is currently assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a PhD in History from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law. A Canto Mundo and Ford Foundation Fellow, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in WSQ: Women Studies QuarterlyLatino Studies, Society and Space and sx salon, among others.

Latinx & Proud! Series Advisory Board:

Adriana E. Ramírez, Eloisa Amezcua, Malcolm Friend & Karla Lamb

The mission of the Latinx & Proud! reading series is to incite conversation, empower, & amplify the Latinx community in Pittsburgh, PA & beyond.

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Louise Silk: Artist Demonstration

05-01-2020

Presented by Contemporary Craft at Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s...

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ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s artworks. During the run of the exhibition, Silk will be onsite at the gallery every Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM to demonstrate her creative process and engage with visitors.

The artist uses T-shirt remnants, old quilts, pieced denim, denim seams, and other recycled materials with hand embroidery, machine piecing, and reverse applique techniques to create her mantles and quilts. Zero-waste—the idea that we send nothing to a landfill, reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, and compost what we cannot—has made Silk aware of the waste she was producing as well as the impact of fast-fashion industries.

CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station in downtown Pittsburgh). This exhibition is open daily through midnight and is also free to the public.

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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, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

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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Black History Month Lecture: Freedom’s Blood Memories

02-19-2020

Presented by Senator John Heinz History Center at Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

Sowande Mustakeem, Ph.D., author of “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” will present the lecture “Freedom’s Blood Memories: Slavery, Terror and the Evolution of Black History.” Mustakeem is associate...

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Sowande Mustakeem, Ph.D., author of “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” will present the lecture “Freedom’s Blood Memories: Slavery, Terror and the Evolution of Black History.” Mustakeem is associate professor of History and African American Studies at Washington University, St. Louis.

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Benny Benack III

02-19-2020

Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

Following up his breakout 2017 debut One of a Kind, trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III brings his manifold talents even more bracingly into view with his sophomore outing A Lot of Livin’ to Do, featuring the great Christian McBride on...

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Following up his breakout 2017 debut One of a Kind, trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III brings his manifold talents even more bracingly into view with his sophomore outing A Lot of Livin’ to Do, featuring the great Christian McBride on bass. In his singing, songwriting, fiery trumpet playing and compelling showmanship, Benack brings a wealth of almost unheard-of virtuoso talent to the table. He reveals not only a stirring command of the post-bop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Blue Mitchell, but also a sly, mature, naturally expressive vocal delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, with superb intonation and also the kind of chops to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). On A Lot of Livin’ to Do, these elements come together to reveal one of the most vibrant and multi-dimensional talents of our time.

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Nature of Place Symposium

02-20-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 8:00 am

A Symposium About Biophilia

The implications of biophilia extend across a vast array of disciplines including design and engineering, nutrition, psychology, public health, education, biology and the humanities. Biophilia is expressed all over...

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A Symposium About Biophilia

The implications of biophilia extend across a vast array of disciplines including design and engineering, nutrition, psychology, public health, education, biology and the humanities. Biophilia is expressed all over the world every day, through complex collaborations such as the design and construction of buildings and landscapes; and intimate, personal encounters including nature hikes and home gardening.

Since 2013, Phipps has held a monthly Biophilia: Pittsburgh gathering to bring creative minds together for learning, exploring and strengthening the bonds between people and the natural world. At Phipps’ first Nature of Place Symposium, this concept finds a new expression as leaders across disciplines come together to discuss the influence and impact of biophilia on their work and the work of the future. The event will include an opening reception and keynote speaker on the evening of Wed., Feb. 19 and a day of presentations and panels on Thurs., Feb. 20.

The goals of the Nature of Place Symposium are to explore the human experience of biophilia, highlight the values and importance of the concept of a biophilic city, and build excitement and appreciation for the importance of green space in cities. We are interested in sharing with a broad variety of audiences, including scientists, physicians, architecture and green building professionals, community officials and organizers, educators, and students.

Biophilia refers to our innate human connection to nature — literally our love of life and living things. This concept was popularized by ecologist E.O. Wilson, and over the past few decades, significant research has emerged that confirms the importance of human connections to the natural world and the incorporation of biophilic design into our built environment. Our connection to nature impacts human health and well-being, and it touches on culture through spirituality and traditional ecological knowledge. In acknowledging these links, this symposium will explore biophilia through the perspectives of sense of place, health and wellness, spirituality and equity, and access to nature.

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VINYL by Michael Lotenero

02-29-2020

Presented by Zynka Gallery at Zynka Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

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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Open Jam Night

02-20-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Hear some of Pittsburgh’s best musicians as they jam together at this amazing open stage!
Featuring House Band 8mm Lead by (G-Man) Greg Casile 

Sign ups start at 7:00PM
Performers: Come early to sign up! Full backline provided.

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Hear some of Pittsburgh’s best musicians as they jam together at this amazing open stage!
Featuring House Band 8mm Lead by (G-Man) Greg Casile 

Sign ups start at 7:00PM
Performers: Come early to sign up! Full backline provided.

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Sara Pipher Gilliam on Reviving Ophelia

02-20-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

In 1994, Reviving Ophelia was published, and it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book became iconic and helped to reframe the national conversation about what author Mary Pipher called “a...

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In 1994, Reviving Ophelia was published, and it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book became iconic and helped to reframe the national conversation about what author Mary Pipher called “a girl-poisoning culture” surrounding adolescents. Over 25 years later teens and their caregivers are confronting many of the same challenges Pipher wrote about originally, as well as new ones specific to today.

In this revised and updated Reviving Ophelia, Pipher and her daughter, Sara Pipher Gilliam (who was a teenager at the time of the book’s original publication), have incorporated new issues for a 21st-century readership. In addition to examining the impact that social media has on adolescent girls’ lives today, Pipher and Gilliam explore the rising and empowering importance of student activism in girls’ lives, the wider acceptance of diverse communities among young people, and the growing disparities between urban and rural, rich and poor, and how they can affect young girls’ sense of self-worth.

Sara Pipher Gilliam is a writer, educator, and activist. She has a master’s in creative nonfiction writing from George Mason University, and a master’s in education from Doane University. She is Editor-in-Chief of Exchange, a leading magazine for early childhood professionals.

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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 16 @ 9:30 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 9:30 am

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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The Art of the Trio

02-16-2020

Presented by Chatham Baroque at Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm

This annual concert celebrates the collective virtuosity, talent, and teamwork of artistic directors Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley as they continue their boundless exploration of intimate chamber music from the Baroque and...

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This annual concert celebrates the collective virtuosity, talent, and teamwork of artistic directors Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley as they continue their boundless exploration of intimate chamber music from the Baroque and beyond. Highlights include stylus fantasticus sonatas of Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, elegant dance suites of Philip Heinrich Erlebach and Nicola Matteis, and solo music featuring the baroque violin, viola da gamba, and baroque lute.

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The Romantic Spirit

02-16-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra presents “The Romantic Spirit” with special guest Alejandro Pinzon performing the works of Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla arranged for bandoneon and orchestra. Piazolla is known for taking tango rhythms in...

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The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra presents “The Romantic Spirit” with special guest Alejandro Pinzon performing the works of Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla arranged for bandoneon and orchestra. Piazolla is known for taking tango rhythms in new directions by incorporating classical and jazz elements in his music. The orchestra will also play Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 with its widely recognized melodies. The first movement is characterized as a “sweet stream of melodies in spite of its vigor…” and the second movement as “full of intimate, quiet happiness…”. The music of Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 conveys the story of the play “L’Arlesienne” (“The Girl From Arles”—in the south of France), through the Pastoral farm setting, the Intermezzo and Minuet. The Farandole, a French folksong, brings the suite to an energetic and joyous ending. Liadov’s Eight Russian Folk Songs completes the concert.

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ReNew: Louise Silk

05-01-2020

Presented by Contemporary Craft at Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 6:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 6:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 6:00 am + 72 more dates and times

Thu, Feb 20 @ 6:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 6:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 6:00 am Sun, Feb 23 @ 6:00 am Mon, Feb 24 @ 6:00 am Tue, Feb 25 @ 6:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 6:00 am Thu, Feb 27 @ 6:00 am Fri, Feb 28 @ 6:00 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 01 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 02 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 03 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 05 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 06 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 07 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 08 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 09 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 10 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 11 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 12 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 14 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 15 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 21 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 22 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 24 @ 6:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 6:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 6:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 6:00 am Sat, Mar 28 @ 6:00 am Sun, Mar 29 @ 6:00 am Mon, Mar 30 @ 6:00 am Tue, Mar 31 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 01 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 06 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 13 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 14 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 20 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 21 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 22 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 23 @ 6:00 am Fri, Apr 24 @ 6:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 6:00 am Sun, Apr 26 @ 6:00 am Mon, Apr 27 @ 6:00 am Tue, Apr 28 @ 6:00 am Wed, Apr 29 @ 6:00 am Thu, Apr 30 @ 6:00 am Fri, May 01 @ 6:00 am - less dates and times

ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s...

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ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s artworks.

The artist uses T-shirt remnants, old quilts, pieced denim, denim seams, and other recycled materials with hand embroidery, machine piecing, and reverse applique techniques to create her mantles and quilts. Zero-waste—the idea that we send nothing to a landfill, reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, and compost what we cannot—has made Silk aware of the waste she was producing as well as the impact of fast-fashion industries.

CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station in downtown Pittsburgh). This exhibition is open daily through midnight and is also free to the public. During the run of the exhibition, Silk will be onsite at the gallery every Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM to demonstrate her process and engage with visitors.

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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: Mon, Feb 17 @ 9:30 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 9:30 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 9:30 am + 18 more dates and times

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: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 15 more dates and times

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: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am + 54 more dates and times

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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Big League Fun @ the Children’s Museum

05-10-2020

Presented by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 81 more dates and times

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

Now Through May 10, 2020
Big League Fun! is an educational exhibit that emphasizes the science and math behind the game. Explore the exciting world of Major League Baseball through engaging hands on activities:

Test skills and get...

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Now Through May 10, 2020
Big League Fun! is an educational exhibit that emphasizes the science and math behind the game. Explore the exciting world of Major League Baseball through engaging hands on activities:

Test skills and get active:Practice pitching, throwing, fielding, hitting and base-running. Work on your swing and step up to the plate; lead off, run to second or back to the bag; throw from the infield or outfield with simulated plays; and grab a glove for catching practice;
Explore the world of professional baseball:Turn yourself into a professional baseball player! Choose your player position and jersey number, add your name and snap your photo in front of a baseball card backdrop. Pretend to be the announcer and deliver the play-by-play using real game clips and sound effects. Learn about the teams that make up Major League Baseball, vocabulary and rules, and how to calculate statistics;
There’s nothing like a day at the game:Test your baseball knowledge with a challenging trivia game, and make your ballpark experience fun and realistic with props, costumes, and lots of real baseball equipment, memorabilia and graphics to explore.

Big League Fun! was developed by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in cooperation with and the express permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. © MLB trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines and Three Artists (Three Women)

03-28-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at University Art Gallery at Frick Fine Arts Building, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 27 more dates and times

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 Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion...

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The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion exhibitions Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines and Three Artists (Three Women), created in partnership with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP).

The exhibitions will open with a reception in the gallery at the Frick Fine Arts Building in Oakland from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and will remain on view through March 28, 2020. Admission and opening event are free and open to the public.

Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines highlights the work of Pittsburgh native Mary Ethel McAuley (1882-1971). McAuley was not only one of the inaugural members of the AAP, but she was also a reporter, author, illustrator, painter and teacher. McAuley’s name was regularly in newspapers and on exhibition rosters during her lifetime, yet, she has been somewhat forgotten today. This exhibition in the UAG, Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind the German Lines once again sheds light on the artist and her work.

Three Artists (Three Women) picks up on some of the themes in McAuley’s work through the lens of contemporary AAP artists: Tina Brewer, Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Fran Giolamas. Selected by AAP director, Madeline Gent, these artists represent several generations of AAP members, and demonstrate a diverse range of media and perspectives. Using personal and cultural symbolism to explore themes of migration, family, history, and place, the selected works create a dialogue with McAuley’s paintings.

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Three Artists (Three Women)

03-28-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at The University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Feb 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am + 27 more dates and times

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 Thu, Mar 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion...

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The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of Pittsburgh announces that it will devote its major exhibitions and programs to women and female-identifying artists throughout 2020. The initiative begins with the opening of two companion exhibitions Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind German Lines and Three Artists (Three Women), created in partnership with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP).

Three Artists (Three Women) picks up on some of the themes in McAuley’s work through the lens of contemporary AAP artists: Tina Williams Brewer, Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Fran Gialamas. These artists represent several generations of AAP members, and demonstrate a diverse range of media and perspectives. Using personal and cultural symbolism to explore themes of migration, family, history, and place, the selected works create a dialogue with McAuley’s paintings.

On view February 13 - March 28, 2020 at the University Art Gallery.
Opening Reception February 13th from 5:00-7:00pm

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Jake Shimabukuro

02-17-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm

Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an "untapped source of music with unlimited potential." His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass,...

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Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an "untapped source of music with unlimited potential." His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake's mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than the traditional Hawaiian music - or corny showbiz routines - many associate it with.

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PNC Presents: An Artist's Guide to Business and Banking

02-18-2020

Presented by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm

Please join PNC Bank and Associated Artists of Pittsburgh for a free event organized for artists who wish to learn more about the best financial and business practices geared towards creatives. PNC will leading the discussion on financial...

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Please join PNC Bank and Associated Artists of Pittsburgh for a free event organized for artists who wish to learn more about the best financial and business practices geared towards creatives. PNC will leading the discussion on financial protection of you and your work, keeping personal and business finance separate, the best solutions for banking as an artist or creative small business and more. Q&A to follow.

Featuring speakers include: Anastasia Nolte, Sam Rotellini, and Jamie Rotellini.

Tuesday, February 18th. 6:00pm.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
100 43 St. Unit 107
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Light refreshments sponsored by PNC Bank.

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Latinx & Proud! Series: Analicia Sotelo

02-18-2020

Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions, 2018. She is also the author of the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for a 2016...

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Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions, 2018. She is also the author of the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for a 2016 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. Her poem “I’m Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It’s Awful” was selected for Best New Poets 2015 by Tracy K. Smith. Poems have also appeared in the New YorkerBoston ReviewFIELDKenyon ReviewNew England Review, and The Antioch Review. She is recipient of the 2016 DISQUIET International Literary Prize, a Canto Mundo fellowship, and scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Image Text Ithaca Symposium. Sotelo has received starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyBookList, & was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. She holds a BA in English Literature from Trinity University & an MFA in Poetry from the University of Houston. Analicia is the Director of Communications & Development at Writers in the Schools. She serves as an Adroit Journal Summer Mentor, a committee member of the Poison Pen Reading Series, & on the City of Houston’s Millennial Advisory Board.

Mónica A. Jiménez is a poet and historian. She is currently assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a PhD in History from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law. A Canto Mundo and Ford Foundation Fellow, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in WSQ: Women Studies QuarterlyLatino Studies, Society and Space and sx salon, among others.

Latinx & Proud! Series Advisory Board:

Adriana E. Ramírez, Eloisa Amezcua, Malcolm Friend & Karla Lamb

The mission of the Latinx & Proud! reading series is to incite conversation, empower, & amplify the Latinx community in Pittsburgh, PA & beyond.

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Louise Silk: Artist Demonstration

05-01-2020

Presented by Contemporary Craft at Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 04 @ 10:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Wed, Mar 11 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s...

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ReNew, an exhibition featuring a selection of vibrant works by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, showcases up-cycled fiber pieces that shed light on spiritual and environmental contexts. Healing is one of the primary themes displayed in Silk’s artworks. During the run of the exhibition, Silk will be onsite at the gallery every Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM to demonstrate her creative process and engage with visitors.

The artist uses T-shirt remnants, old quilts, pieced denim, denim seams, and other recycled materials with hand embroidery, machine piecing, and reverse applique techniques to create her mantles and quilts. Zero-waste—the idea that we send nothing to a landfill, reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, and compost what we cannot—has made Silk aware of the waste she was producing as well as the impact of fast-fashion industries.

CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station in downtown Pittsburgh). This exhibition is open daily through midnight and is also free to the public.

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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, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

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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Black History Month Lecture: Freedom’s Blood Memories

02-19-2020

Presented by Senator John Heinz History Center at Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

Sowande Mustakeem, Ph.D., author of “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” will present the lecture “Freedom’s Blood Memories: Slavery, Terror and the Evolution of Black History.” Mustakeem is associate...

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Sowande Mustakeem, Ph.D., author of “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” will present the lecture “Freedom’s Blood Memories: Slavery, Terror and the Evolution of Black History.” Mustakeem is associate professor of History and African American Studies at Washington University, St. Louis.

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Benny Benack III

02-19-2020

Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

Following up his breakout 2017 debut One of a Kind, trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III brings his manifold talents even more bracingly into view with his sophomore outing A Lot of Livin’ to Do, featuring the great Christian McBride on...

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Following up his breakout 2017 debut One of a Kind, trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III brings his manifold talents even more bracingly into view with his sophomore outing A Lot of Livin’ to Do, featuring the great Christian McBride on bass. In his singing, songwriting, fiery trumpet playing and compelling showmanship, Benack brings a wealth of almost unheard-of virtuoso talent to the table. He reveals not only a stirring command of the post-bop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Blue Mitchell, but also a sly, mature, naturally expressive vocal delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, with superb intonation and also the kind of chops to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). On A Lot of Livin’ to Do, these elements come together to reveal one of the most vibrant and multi-dimensional talents of our time.

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Nature of Place Symposium

02-20-2020

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 8:00 am

A Symposium About Biophilia

The implications of biophilia extend across a vast array of disciplines including design and engineering, nutrition, psychology, public health, education, biology and the humanities. Biophilia is expressed all over...

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A Symposium About Biophilia

The implications of biophilia extend across a vast array of disciplines including design and engineering, nutrition, psychology, public health, education, biology and the humanities. Biophilia is expressed all over the world every day, through complex collaborations such as the design and construction of buildings and landscapes; and intimate, personal encounters including nature hikes and home gardening.

Since 2013, Phipps has held a monthly Biophilia: Pittsburgh gathering to bring creative minds together for learning, exploring and strengthening the bonds between people and the natural world. At Phipps’ first Nature of Place Symposium, this concept finds a new expression as leaders across disciplines come together to discuss the influence and impact of biophilia on their work and the work of the future. The event will include an opening reception and keynote speaker on the evening of Wed., Feb. 19 and a day of presentations and panels on Thurs., Feb. 20.

The goals of the Nature of Place Symposium are to explore the human experience of biophilia, highlight the values and importance of the concept of a biophilic city, and build excitement and appreciation for the importance of green space in cities. We are interested in sharing with a broad variety of audiences, including scientists, physicians, architecture and green building professionals, community officials and organizers, educators, and students.

Biophilia refers to our innate human connection to nature — literally our love of life and living things. This concept was popularized by ecologist E.O. Wilson, and over the past few decades, significant research has emerged that confirms the importance of human connections to the natural world and the incorporation of biophilic design into our built environment. Our connection to nature impacts human health and well-being, and it touches on culture through spirituality and traditional ecological knowledge. In acknowledging these links, this symposium will explore biophilia through the perspectives of sense of place, health and wellness, spirituality and equity, and access to nature.

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VINYL by Michael Lotenero

02-29-2020

Presented by Zynka Gallery at Zynka Gallery, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 22 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

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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Open Jam Night

02-20-2020

Presented by The Oaks Theater at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Hear some of Pittsburgh’s best musicians as they jam together at this amazing open stage!
Featuring House Band 8mm Lead by (G-Man) Greg Casile 

Sign ups start at 7:00PM
Performers: Come early to sign up! Full backline provided.

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Hear some of Pittsburgh’s best musicians as they jam together at this amazing open stage!
Featuring House Band 8mm Lead by (G-Man) Greg Casile 

Sign ups start at 7:00PM
Performers: Come early to sign up! Full backline provided.

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Sara Pipher Gilliam on Reviving Ophelia

02-20-2020

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

In 1994, Reviving Ophelia was published, and it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book became iconic and helped to reframe the national conversation about what author Mary Pipher called “a...

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In 1994, Reviving Ophelia was published, and it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book became iconic and helped to reframe the national conversation about what author Mary Pipher called “a girl-poisoning culture” surrounding adolescents. Over 25 years later teens and their caregivers are confronting many of the same challenges Pipher wrote about originally, as well as new ones specific to today.

In this revised and updated Reviving Ophelia, Pipher and her daughter, Sara Pipher Gilliam (who was a teenager at the time of the book’s original publication), have incorporated new issues for a 21st-century readership. In addition to examining the impact that social media has on adolescent girls’ lives today, Pipher and Gilliam explore the rising and empowering importance of student activism in girls’ lives, the wider acceptance of diverse communities among young people, and the growing disparities between urban and rural, rich and poor, and how they can affect young girls’ sense of self-worth.

Sara Pipher Gilliam is a writer, educator, and activist. She has a master’s in creative nonfiction writing from George Mason University, and a master’s in education from Doane University. She is Editor-in-Chief of Exchange, a leading magazine for early childhood professionals.

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