7/20/2018 The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh

The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh transforms into Picklesburgh, highlighted by a giant flying Heinz pickle balloon, custom built by a team that also crafts balloons for Disney and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. The Picklesburgh festival is a culinary celebration that goes beyond the dill pickle to include international dishes, prepared foods and artisan cocktails that feature pickled ingredients; an embrace of the farm-to-table movement and the rising popularity of canning; a selection of handcrafted foods and artisan cocktails from local restaurants; informative how-to demos and author talks at our demo area; merchandise such as pickled goods, books and DIY products.

Arabella at Pittsburgh Opera

7/20/2018 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM Falk Auditorium Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Ave. 15213 Pittsburgh, PA

Our Richard Strauss Series continues with Arabella, the tenth of the composer’s fifteen operas and the last created in collaboration with the famed librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal. We find ourselves in 1860’s Vienna. The aging Count Waldner has two lovely daughters, but only enough money to launch the older one, Arabella, into society. His second daughter has to assume the identity of a son. But her desires remain those of a daughter… The resulting outrageous and uproarious events take place during a single twenty-four hour period beginning on Shrove Tuesday, Carnival in Vienna. A sparkling ball full of Strauss waltzes sets the stage for a romantic comedy of mistaken identities, secret love notes and passionate assignations. Join the cast at the Opening Night Party with light fare immediately following the performance on Friday 20 July.

Kathleen George: The Blues Walked In Book Launch

5/22/2018 @ 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library - Main (Oakland)

Join Kathleen George, author of the acclaimed novels Take, Fall, Afterimage, The Odds (nominated for an Edgar award), The Johnstown Girls, and more, for a talk and signing to celebrate the release of The Blues Walked In. Nineteen year-old Lena Horne is walking the last few blocks to her father’s hotel in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Her chanced meeting with a Lebanese American girl, Marie David, sparks a relationship that will intertwine their lives forever. Lena will also meet Josiah Conner, a charismatic teenager who helps out at her father’s hotel. Although the three are linked by a determination to be somebody, issues of race, class, family, and education threaten to disrupt their lives and the bonds between them. Years later, Josiah is arrested for the murder of a white man. Marie and Lena decide they must get Josiah out of prison—whatever the personal cost. Books will be available for sale from Classic Lines, and independent book store in Squirrel Hill. This event is free, but registration is requested. Please register through our website.

Lavender Book Club: A Pittsburgh LGBTQ Book Discussion Group

5/24/2018 @ 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library - Main (Oakland)

Join us to discuss contemporary and classic LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction. More information can be found at http:\/\/lavenderbook.club\/. Discussions are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. We usually have copies of the current month’s book available for you to check out at the Ask a Librarian desk on the First Floor. Discussions are held in Classroom A on the lower level of the Main Library on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. This book group meets every month, except for November and December. May’s book selection is In One Person by John Irving – Tells the story of Billy Abbott, a bisexual man who struggles with his identity and attraction to men, women and transgendered individuals, as the world changes around him. Some book descriptions taken from NoveList, © 2018 EBSCO Publishing.

Brass Roots & Organ: “Back to the Movies” Concert

5/25/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 AM East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Brass Roots and organist Edward Alan Moore join forces once again with Pittsburgh Symphony trombonist James Nova for a spectacular follow-up to last season\'s "Space Odyssey" concert. This free Cathedral Concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 25 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh 15206) is open to all. A freewill offering will be received. Please visit www.ELPC.church for more information, or call 412.441.3800 ext. 124.

2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference at Point Park University

5/24/2018 - 5/26/2018 Point Park University

Three days exploring the art, craft, and business of writing true stories with sessions led by published authors, professional editors, seasoned journalists, and down-to-earth instructors.

R-Act Theatre Productions Presents “The Rainmaker”

5/25/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 AM - 5/26/2018 The Avenue Theater, 158 Brighton Avenue, Rochester, 15074 R-Act Theatre Productions Presents “The Rainmaker” The Avenue Theater, 158 Brighton Avenue, Rochester, 15074. Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the Depression era. The play tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinster Lizzie Curry. $10. 7pm 724-775-6844 www.ractproductions.com

Meet, Play, Learn: A Gaming Meet Up at Carnegie Library Pittsburgh

5/26/2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library - Main (Oakland)

Looking for a way to have fun and learn something new? Check out this all-ages board gaming session. Enjoy playing and learning about new games with an instructor.

LionFire Music Festival

5/26/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 AM - 5/27/2018 Cooper's Lake Campground

This Memorial Day weekend, music reigns. LionFire Music Festival blends music, fire, and art, drawing inspiration from the Dark Ages with a modern twist. Lords and ladies from across the land are cordially invited to come together for a weekend full of music meant to move your soul, medieval-themed games, live art installations, fire dancers and more! The 2018 lineup features indie alt-rock sensation, Moon Taxi, and electro\/funk duo The Floozies, along with fire performances by two-time Guinness World Record holder, Ohio Burn Unit, an artist market with Wicked Pittsburgh, and the ultimate game of tag you never knew you needed, Archery Tag. Aside from all the fun things to see and do, there will be plenty of great food & beverage options available for purchase from our various concessions vendors, food trucks and beer garden. Where: Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA When: May 26 & 27, 2018

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