Arts

Just Films: Southwest of Salem

10/18/2017 @ 6:30 pm - 12:00 AM Chatham University, Eddy Theater

After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witchhunt era of the 80s and 90s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration in this riveting \'True Crime\' tale. Film screening followed by panel discussion\/ Q&A.

Pittsburgh Glass Center Make-It-Now Pumpkins

10/20/2017 @ 4:00PM - 12:00 AM Pittsburgh Glass Center

Pumpkin making at PGC is one of our most popular activities. Anyone can participate and no experience is required. Our artists will help you gather hot glass, shape and blow a bubble to form a pumpkin of any color. Then stretch and pull a unique stem for the top. It\'s fun for everyone! Walkins are welcome. In addition to blown glass pumpkins, you can create a fused pumpkin or ghoulish glass pendant at the torch.

The Down and Dirty Dance Party

10/20/2017 @ 8:00PM - 12:00 AM Spirit Hall

Attack Theatre takes over Spirit Hall in Lawrenceville for a one-night-only extravaganza, featuring exclusive Attack Theatre performances, an immersive light experience by Ian Brill, and different DJs every hour throwing beats guaranteed to set your dancing shoes and grooves on fire. Tickets: Pay what moves you! More info: www.attacktheatre.com\/down

St. Barnabas Charities Ladies Day Out

10/21/2017 Kean Theatre at The Washington Place 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia PA 15044 You are invited to take the day off and join St. Barnabas Charities for a Ladies Day designed especially for you with a delicious food, fashion, gift basket raffle, designer purse raffle, plus a chance to win a diamond pendant! You can also enjoy “retail therapy” and fill your complimentary shopping bag with merchandise from dozens of specialty retailers and artisans with unique finds. Strolling Buffet Luncheon featuring samples from your favorite eateries: Table 86 by Hines Ward, Diamond Run, Primanti Bros., Knickers Tavern, Suncrest Grille and more. Shopping with Specialty Vendors Fashion Talks Cocktails & Champagne Basket & Purse Raffles Pamper Yourself with Spa Services Complimentary Shopping Bag & Much More! Tickets: $40\/person, includes chance to win Dooney & Bourke satchel. Groups of 5 or more receive $5 off each $40 ticket Designer Purse Raffle - $10\/ticket, 3\/$20 50\/50 Raffle - 5\/$5, 15\/$10, 30\/$20 Basket Raffle - 1\/$1, 6\/$5, 30\/$20 Diamond Pendant Raffle - $10\/glass of champagne $100\/person package registration - includes 3 purse raffle tickets, 30 - 50\/50 raffle tickets, 25 basket raffle tickets & 1 glass of champagne \/ diamond pendant raffle ticket.

The Art of Remembering: Writing Effectively About Your Past

10/21/2017 @ 10:00AM - 12:00 AM 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224

If you\'re working on a memoir, then you know that your memory is the best source of material, your impetus for writing. But memory is often a trickster, telling inaccurate stories and at times failing completely. Don\'t let a failure of memory be the end of a writing project. Instead, turn it into the beginning of a creative breakthrough. Learn how to push beyond the gaps in your memory, investigate contradictions, and take your writing in electrifying new directions in this exclusive daylong workshop with Kelly Grey Carlisle, hosted by the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. Workshop participants should bring a sample of a work-in-progress or a finished piece (up to 1,500 words) to share in small groups as well as a few photographs (digital or print) that relate to the material they’re writing about. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. The workshop schedule includes a midday break for lunch at area restaurants, and boxed lunches can be provided for a nominal fee (advance notice required). Registration $105; $79 if purchased by October 9, 2017. Advance registration strongly recommended for this special Visiting Writer Event. Written feedback from the instructor is available for an additional charge.

Big Art Party 2

10/21/2017 The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The New Westmoreland’s is turning two, and there is nothing terrible about it. To celebrate, we are throwing another BIG anniversary bash, and you are invited.

Gathering Stories: Writing Workshop

10/25/2017 @ 6:00pm - 12:00 AM Creative Nonfiction, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224 When a place disappears, how do memories of that place live on? In collaboration with Code for Pittsburgh, Creative Nonfiction is offering a FREE evening workshop focusing on how to interview others and tell better stories. Through the end of 2017, Code for Pittsburgh will be building a map of landmarks that are gone. They\'re making a free and open record of these landmarks and the stories that connect people to them. The goal is to collect as many landmarks, and stories, as possible. That\'s where you come in. Join us on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm, for an evening workshop on interview techniques and storytelling, plus, more information on how to get involved with this one-of-a-kind project. Under the instruction of Andrew Conte, an award-winning investigative journalist, we\'ll cover the basics of getting someone to open up and share their story. RSVP today to reserve your seat at the workshop! Following the workshop we invite all attendees and interested volunteers to join us for a Community Listening Event on Friday, November 3rd where we’ll collect data and stories about landmarks that have disappeared from the city. Perhaps you\'ll find the inspiration for your next essay while working on the Unlandmarks Project! Tea, coffee, and light snacks will be provided.

Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival

10/25/2017 @ 7:00PM - 12:00 AM - 10/29/2017 August Wilson Center

Celebrate independent filmmaking with five days of the best contemporary short films from around the globe. The first festival of its kind in the region, Pittsburgh Shorts includes narratives, documentaries and animated films—plus visiting filmmakers, a virtual reality exhibit, and a Halloween Bash. #FilmsConnectUs #ShortAndSweet #FunSizeFitsAll #FilmPgh

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Presents Dracula

10/27/2017 - 10/29/2017 Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Over Halloween weekend, PBT brings back the deliciously spine-chilling Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel – the original vampire drama. Dissatisfied with his bevy of undead brides, Count Dracula fixates on Svetlana, a young girl on the cusp of engagement, to satiate his thirst for fresh blood. A haunting score by Franz Liszt builds suspense while scenic designer Thomas Boyd’s fastidious studies of Balkan and Romanian architecture add authenticity to the 19th-century Transylvanian setting. The dancing also has teeth, with levitation, flying and pyrotechnics that make the choreography even more climactic. At the time of its premiere, the New York Times described it as a “spectacle of an order ballet audiences seldom see today.”

DePaul School's 14th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala

10/27/2017 @ 5:30pm - 12:00 AM Heinz Field Club East

The Reach for the Stars Gala is an evening to benefit the children of DePaul School for Hearing and Speech. This year’s gala is television-themed and we are excited to host a “live studio audience” for our feature presentation. It will be a night filled with games, quizzes, and a silent auction that all goes toward a wonderful cause. Come and celebrate our students’ current and future success! An exclusive VIP reception will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm with cocktails and appetizers. The party continues at 6:30pm for all guests! A sit-down dinner and DePaul Feature Presentation will follow. For more information, or to RSVP, go to depaulhearingandspeech.org\/gala.

Heavenly Halloween Bash at the Renaissance Fulton Pittsburgh Hotel

10/27/2017 @ 9:00PM - 12:00 AM - 10/28/2017 Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, 15222

Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presents "Whirlwind of Ukraine"

10/28/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 AM Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106 Enjoy over 40 dancers and musicians as they take you on a whirlwind journey across Ukraine. The show portrays four cousins who receive the gift of a lifetime - a three-week tour of their ancestral homeland, Ukraine. Travel with Nina, Anya, Nick and Andriy as they journey from city to city enjoying the wonder, beauty and excitement each place has to offer. Each location builds upon the next with amazing food, family and festivals of dance and music, culminating in the Independence Day celebrations in the capital of Kyiv! Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will be joined by special guests Zorya Ukrainian Female Vocal Ensemble of Cleveland, Orkestar Zabava and Andriy Lassowsky Musicians. The Ukrainian Market Place with traditional foods and cultural items will begin at 12:00pm Reception with the dancers following the performance with food and refreshments. Music provided by Orkestar Zabava.

2017 Pleasant Hills Fall Avent-Garde Art & Craft Show

10/29/2017 @ 10:00am - 12:00 AM Georgetown Center

Apply Now! 2017 Pleasant Hills Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show We are so excited to launch one of our new show locations for 2017! The Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are making their way to Pennsylvania this holiday season! Join us and shop a variety of unique gifts for loved ones! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! The show will also be catered with a full concession stand by the venue. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit Animal Friends for Pleasant Hills. This show is currently accepting vendors. For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit www.avantgardeshows.com. Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn! LOCATION: Georgetown Centre 526 East Bruceton Road Pleasant Hills, PA 15236 DATE: Sunday, October 29, 2017 TIME: 10:00am-5:00pm

WordPlay

11/3/2017 @ 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?

WordPlay

11/3/2017 @ 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!

Chatham Baroque: Art of the Trio

11/10/2017 - 11/12/2017 Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University

Artistic Directors Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo & baroque guitar) present their annual trio concert, showcasing their most adventurous and virtuosic music, tight ensemble playing, and mischievous sense of fun. Subscriptions are now available. For more information, visit chathambaroque.org or call (412)-687-1788

Holiday Glass Sale

12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Funky, fanciful and functional glass will be for sale for three days only! Regional artists will display handmade art and jewelry in all price ranges. Hot glass demonstrations will be ongoing on Friday evening. You can make your own glass ornament on Saturday from 10am-4pm. $35\/blown glass ornament and $25\/fused ornament. Friday, December 1 6 - 9pm (sale + hot glass demonstrations) Saturday, December 2 10am - 4pm (sale + Make-It-Now Ornaments) Sunday, December 3 10am - 4pm (sale only)

Pittsburgh Glass Center Holiday Glass Sale #2

12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Funky, fanciful and functional glass will be for sale for three days only! Regional artists will display handmade art and jewelry in all price ranges. Hot glass demonstrations will be ongoing on Friday evening. You can make your own glass ornament on Saturday from 10am-4pm. $35\/blown glass ornament and $25\/fused ornament. Friday, December 1 6 - 9pm (sale + hot glass demonstrations) Saturday, December 2 10am - 4pm (sale + Make-It-Now Ornaments) Sunday, December 3 10am - 4pm (sale only)

Pittsburgh Glass Center Holiday Glass Sale #1

12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Funky, fanciful and functional glass will be for sale for three days only! Regional artists will display handmade art and jewelry in all price ranges. Hot glass demonstrations will be ongoing on Friday evening. You can make your own glass ornament on Saturday from 10am-4pm. $35\/blown glass ornament and $25\/fused ornament. Friday, December 1 6 - 9pm (sale + hot glass demonstrations) Saturday, December 2 10am - 4pm (sale + Make-It-Now Ornaments) Sunday, December 3 10am - 4pm (sale only)

Riverside Design Group Holiday Sale

12/1/2017 @ 9:00AM - 12:00 AM - 12/3/2017 3485 Butler Street

2017 Pittsburgh Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

12/9/2017 @ 10:00am - 12:00 AM Teamsters Local 249 Banquet Hall Apply Now! 2017 Pittsburgh Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show We are so excited to launch another one of our new show locations for 2017 in Pittsburgh! Join us and shop a variety of unique gifts for loved ones! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit Girls on the Run. This show is currently accepting vendors. For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit www.avantgardeshows.com. Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn! LOCATION: Teamsters Local 249 Banquet Hall 4701 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201 DATE: Saturday, December 9, 2017 TIME: 10:00am-5:00pm

Chatham Baroque: A Jubilant Season

12/15/2017 - 12/17/2017 Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University

The incomparable French Canadian soprano, Pascale Beaudin, returns to our stage for a joyful program of holiday favorites, including J. S. Bach’s exuberant cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen for soprano, baroque trumpet, and strings. With guests Pascale Beaudin (soprano), Evan Few (violin), Kristen Linfante (viola), Alan Lewis (chamber organ), Shelby Lewis (natural trumpet). For more information, visit chathambaroque.org or call (412)-687-1788

Chatham Baroque: Bach and the Trio Sonata

2/9/2018 @ 2:30 PM - 12:00 AM Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University

Chatham Baroque unveils their own inventive arrangements of J. S. Bach’s famous Organ Trios, orchestrating them for violin, recorder, viola da gamba, theorbo, and keyboard. With guests Anne Timberlake (recorder) and Justin Wallace (historical keyboards). For more information, visit chathambaroque.org or call (412)-687-1788

Swan Lake

2/16/2018 - 2/25/2018 Benedum Center

Together with the live PBT Orchestra, PBT returns to Swan Lake for two weekends around Valentine’s Day. Set to the stirring themes of Tchaikovsky’s score, the split personalities of Odette and Odile mirror the age-old battle between good and evil.

Sharif Bey: Dialogues in Clay and Glass

3/2/2018 @ 10:00AM - 12:00 AM - 5/6/2018 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Sharif Bey’s work cross-references notions of power, ornamentation, and natural history with objects and surfaces associated with traditional African jewelry. He uses his work to explore alternative ways of paying respect to tradition, function, adornment, and ceremony. His exhibition showcases his large-scale ceramic necklace wall hangings and a series of necklace forms made from large glass beads. Bey said, “I look forward to exploring the different relationship with light that the glass beads will have in contrast to the ceramic beads.” In addition, the expanded color palette in glass opens up possibilities in his work not currently available in ceramic glazes.   This exhibition coincides with the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Pittsburgh taking place March 14-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Get more details at  http:\/\/nceca.net\/

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

3/9/2018 - 3/18/2018 New Hazlett Theater

The regional premiere adaptation brings to life Maya Angelou’s landmark memoir as she finds her voice, rises above the challenges of growing up black and female in the South during the 1930s, and learns to use her identity as a source of strength. Prime Stage honors the work of Dr. Angelou and others who use their voices to positively inspire others.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre New Works

3/16/2018 - 3/25/2018 August Wilson Center

Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr will hand over the program to five choreographic voices from PBT’s own company of dancers: Amanda Cochrane, Julia Erickson, Yoshiaki Nakano, William Moore and Cooper Verona. Each choreographer will create a signature work on his or her fellow artists.

Chatham Baroque: The Three Violins

4/13/2018 @ 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM 2040 Washington Rd, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 With virtuoso violinists in harmonious concert, Chatham Baroque explores the rarely-performed repertoire of music for three violins and continuo. Hear the music of Marini, Schmelzer, Purcell, alongside one of the most famous Baroque pieces of all time: Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D. With guests Evan Few and Edwin Huizinga (violins), and David Walker (theorbo & baroque guitar). For more information, visit chathambaroque.org or call (412)-687-1788

Chatham Baroque: The Three Violins

4/14/2018 @ 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM 125 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 With virtuoso violinists in harmonious concert, Chatham Baroque explores the rarely-performed repertoire of music for three violins and continuo. Hear the music of Marini, Schmelzer, Purcell, alongside one of the most famous Baroque pieces of all time: Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D. With guests Evan Few and Edwin Huizinga (violins), and David Walker (theorbo & baroque guitar). For more information, visit chathambaroque.org or call (412)-687-1788

Chatham Baroque: The Three Violins

4/15/2018 @ 2:30 PM - 12:00 AM Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University With virtuoso violinists in harmonious concert, Chatham Baroque explores the rarely-performed repertoire of music for three violins and continuo. Hear the music of Marini, Schmelzer, Purcell, alongside one of the most famous Baroque pieces of all time: Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D. With guests Evan Few and Edwin Huizinga (violins), and David Walker (theorbo & baroque guitar). For more information, visit chathambaroque.org or call (412)-687-1788