Dram and Drama9/28/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 12:00 AM Wigle Whiskey Garden & Barrelhouse Party with Prime Stage Theatre as we launch our 21st season! Cost: $20 per person The evening will be hosted by actor and Pittsburgh native Brian Ceponis (Flags of Our Fathers, NCIS and Monk) from last season\'s Prime Stage productions of To Kill a Mockingbird and 1984. Complimentary hot dog and side at Franktuary Food Truck. Opportunity to sample curated Wigle craft whiskeys. (CASH BAR) Musical entertainment by Pittsburgh recording artist Nick Barilla. PLUS, prizes and more!
St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference9/29/2017 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 AM Kean Theatre 31st Annual St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference On Friday, September 29, 2017 business leaders from across Western Pennsylvania will gather at the St. Barnabas campus in Gibsonia for the 31st annual St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference, which is designed to inform, inspire and motivate today’s leaders. This is a free event and limited to 350 business executives. Transportation Innovation is the theme for the conference. Five dynamic CEO speakers and panelists, representing some of the region\'s fastest growing companies, will discuss progress and growth through innovation. The speakers will include (in order of appearance): Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Chief Executive David White, CEO - Pittsburgh Bike Share Noah Zych, Head of System Safety - Uber Bryan Salesky, President - Argo AI Mathew Maguire, CEO - OneJet Bill Flanagan of the Allegheny Conference will serve as conference moderator, in addition to panel moderator and former Allegheny County Chief Executive, James Roddey. During the conference, the annual St. Barnabas Leadership Awards will be presented to outstanding leaders that have made a difference in our region. Register online or call 724-444-5570. A Legacy of Leadership The St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference has a long history of presenting outstanding keynote speakers and panelists, including Tom Corbett, former Governor of Pennsylvania; Kevin McClatchy, former CEO and Managing Partner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Patrick Toomey, U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania.
NCM Awards 2017 to Honor Life\'s Work and Community Leadership10/6/2017 @ 6:00pm - 12:00 AM Rivers Club 301 Grant St., Suite 411 One Oxford Ctr.
In its 20th year of celebrating the valuable work of community leaders and advocates for youths and families, Nabhi Christian Ministries of Pittsburgh will honor four distinguished people at its annual NCM Awards dinner on Oct. 6. The theme for this 20th anniversary edition is, “Leadership builds safe pathways for the healthy development of children.” Dr. Larry E. Davis, one of the country’s foremost experts on race relations, is one of the NCM Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. The author of eight books and dozens of academic papers, Dr. Davis is dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, the Donald M. Henderson Professor, and founding director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems. “We are so pleased to honor Dr. Davis. His accomplishments at Pitt, as an author and national speaker, and in many more realms throughout his lifetime make him an ideal candidate for this award,” said the Rev. Jacque Fielder, pastor of Nabhi Christian Ministries and founder of the NCM Awards. The second Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is the Honorable Cheryl Lynn Allen, the first African-American woman elected to Pennsylvania Superior Court. A former educator in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system and former judge in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, Ms. Allen has helped to change the lives of many young offenders and families. “Judge Allen’s innovative ideas included establishing Birth Parent Mentoring programs and Youth Enrichment Services, and she has an extensive and impressive volunteer track record, making her another ideal candidate for this award,” Ms. Fielder said. The third Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Linwood Alford of Beaver County, vice president and director of Civil Rights and Economic Justice. “Mr. Alford’s impressive early work providing safe havens for teens is augmented by his continual work to help African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities combat poverty and inequitable rates of incarceration,” Ms. Fielder said. “His reach extends beyond Beaver, Lawrence and Allegheny counties to include accomplishments nationally and as an executive member of the Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO).” The 2017 NCM Community "HERO" Leadership Award recipient is Mr. Shad Henderson, the director of Community Partnerships and Investments at Neighborhood Allies and a coordinator for Neighborhood Allies CDC and CBO partnerships. “We are so proud of Mr. Henderson’s work as a former educator of 4-H Youth Development for the Penn State Center in Pittsburgh, where he piloted a leadership initiative for young African-American males of the East End so they could become actively engaged in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of local neighborhood improvement projects,” Ms. Fielder said. “He also deserves recognition for his passionate outreach work as a former senior executive assistant to state Sen. Jim Ferlo.”
Kizomba Dance Festival10/13/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 AM - 10/14/2017 Art in Motion Pittsburgh
Steel City Kizomba is a dance company based in Pittsburgh, PA focused on providing dance education, promoting and building a strong and dynamic scene for Kizomba as well as other African dances and their cultures, in and around Pittsburgh. We have an awesome lineup in store and some exciting things planned. As usual, with all of our events, we focus on culture, dance, and an overall fun experience. We\'re bringing to Pittsburgh some of the best talent out there just for you! There will be workshops in Kizomba, Semba and Afro House, as well as a special workshop discussing the Angolan culture. We also will have a welcome dinner Friday night featuring Angolan cuisine. Two parties and two days of workshops, as well as a bachata room hosted by For the Love of Bachata at the party on Saturday night. Perfect for dancers and non-dancers alike!
DODO10/13/2017 @ 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM - 11/19/2017 Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 “Since 1760, they’ve operated in secret, preparing the way. Once considered legend, they’ve been steadily growing in number and influence. Their existence, in direct response to a pressing need expressed by the natural world, is one of the most significant and far-reaching stories in America: a story of un-natural selection. A story of extinction. The actions of humanity have set into motion events that will outlive our species. It must now be determined what will endure.DODO: the time has come.” Brought to you by Bricolage, this immersive theatrical adventure is created in collaboration with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as part of its Carnegie Nexus initiative. Designed to alter how modern audiences interact with cultural institutions, this heavily sensory-based and intimate piece will take place at Carnegie Museums’ historic Oakland facility. Embark on a personalized experience at the intersections of art and science, exploring public spaces in new ways and navigating behind-the-scenes areas normally off limits to traditional museum visitors. Runs for approximately 90 minutes, Wednesday through Sunday with a few exceptions. Ages 18+ only.
WordPlay11/3/2017 @ 8:00pm - 12:00 AM - 11/4/2017 937 Liberty Avenue With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own stories while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrack using anything from Brahms to Beyoncé. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll get an extremely intimate look into the life of a total stranger. Come for WordPlay’s Happy Half-Hour at 7:30pm for free drinks and interactive games!
WordPlay11/3/2017 @ 8:00PM - 12:00 AM - 11/4/2017 Bricolage 937 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
WordPlay is real people, telling real stories, with a real live soundtrack. This hybrid storytelling sensation has been growing in popularity since its co-producer, Alan Olifson, brought it to Pittsburgh over 4 years ago. With its steadily growing audience and frequent media buzz, WordPlay has become a staple of Pittsburgh’s literary and theater scene. With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own stories while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrack using anything from Brahms to Beyoncé. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll get an extremely intimate look into the life of a total stranger. Oh, and did we mention free drinks?
Living Well Conference11/4/2017 @ 8:30AM - 12:00 AM DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel- Greentree
Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have been living with Parkinson Disease for years, the 4th Annual Living Well Conference will provide important information and resources to help you manage PD and live your best life. Many dynamic speakers will be featured and a resource area will be available. Keynote speaker John Baumann will present “Positively Un-Shake-Able: What You Can Do to Succeed in Living the Best Life Possible.” John successfully practiced law for 16 years when, in 2002, at 41 years old, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He is now an inspirational speaker focusing on diet, exercise, being positive, inner strength, staying mentally active, uncovering your purpose and having faith. Other presenters include Karl & Angela Robb (Uncovering the Power of Your Body, Mind, and Spirit), Dr. Amber Van Laar & Dr. Aryn Gittis (Current Research on Parkinson Disease), Dr. Al Condeluci (The Importance of Social Capital), and Bernadette Baumann (Caregiving). We hope you can join us this year! For more information, contact PFWPA at 412-837-2542 or visit www.pfwpa.org.
Spin Class Benefiting PFWPA12/6/2017 @ 7:15PM - 12:00 AM Cycletique
Join us for a spin class benefiting Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania! Cost is $30 per person; no spin experience necessary. Call 412.837.2542 for registration information.