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!
NAT 28 presents Vox Novus9/30/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 AM Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Pittsburgh-based new music ensemble NAT 28 presents Vox Novus, a concert of works that explore the questions of what it means to have a voice; how the human voice relates to tradition, storytelling, and record keeping; and the ways in which folk songs and folk tales relate to identity and understanding. The concert features the talents of NAT 28 musicians alongside three vocalists who are celebrated for their performances of contemporary music. Soprano Jennifer Aylmer will be featured on two works by the award-winning Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho: Miranda\'s Lament, a setting of the eponymous character\'s words from William Shakespeare\'s The Tempest, and Die Aussicht based on the poem by the German poet Friedrich Holderlin. The American premiere of NAT 28 composer Jean-Patrick Besingrand\'s Aux couleurs du couchant reflete par mes yeux for solo voice will be given by soprano Anna Elder. Anna will also be featured on the world premiere of Curtis Rumrill\'s Domestic Beasts of Vinland Char based on a poem by the composer\'s long-time collaborative partner, Zach Webber. The concert will end with Folk Songs by the iconic composer, Luciano Berio. Mezzo-soprano Kara Cornell brings life to this set of eleven folk "recomposed" folk songs from around the world. Tickets $12 online\/at the door, $5 students at the door only Learn all about NAT 28 at www.nat28.org.
Jimbo and the Soupbones LIVE at Moondog\'s10/6/2017 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 AM - 10/7/2017 Moondog\'s 378 Freeport Rd, Blawnox PA JatS will perform LIVE at Moondog\'s. $7 cover
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.”
Beer Festival Tasting10/6/2017 @ 7:00PM - 12:00 AM Gateway Clipper Fleet
Trip Details Over 20 national and international beers featured along with our fabulous Hors D\'Oeuvres Buffet! Guitarist Rick Revetta will be on board with great entertainment. All Designated Drivers will receive complimentary sodas.
Schedule Friday, October 6 Board: 6:15 pm Sail: 7:00 - 10:00 pm Rate Adult: $53 Price includes all taxes and service fees. MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE. PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED. Menu Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream & Chives Mini Bratwurst with Braised Red Cabbage and Horse Radish Mustard Sauce Veal, Pork & Beef Meatballs simmered in a Lemon Caper Cream Sauce Sauteed Chicken Schnitzel with Parsley and Chopped Egg Traditional Sauerkraut Charcuterie Plate with Sausage, Pickles, Olives, Roasted Peppers, Green Onions, Dijon Mustard served with a Variety of Sliced Breads
Featured Beers: Brooklyn Oktoberfest Yuengling Oktoberfest Church Pious Monk Dunkel Reissdorf Kolsch Ayinger Celebrator Southern Tier Pumking Rhinegeist Franz Oktoberfest Schneider Aventinus Southern Tier Warlock Ommegang Three Philosophers Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout Great Lakes Turntable Pils Flying Dog Fear Pumpkin Ale Sam Adams Oktoberfest Angry Orchard Cider Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Sam Adams Havest Hefe Angry Orchard Cinnnful Jack Traveler Harpoon Oktoberfest Not Your Father’s Mountain Ale Sweetwater Georgia Brown Penn Oktoberfest Penn Pumpkin Roll.
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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.
H.M.S. Pinafore with the Pittsburgh Savoyards10/13/2017 - 10/22/2017 Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
Get ready to “Sail the Ocean Blue” with the Pittsburgh Savoyards in October as we launch our 80th season with one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best-loved and most successful operettas H.M.S Pinafore! Full of light-hearted jokes and familiar tunes that will make you want to sing in your seats, this timeless classic reminds us that love “levels all ranks,” bringing people together no matter what their place in society. So “Nevermind the Why and Wherefore!” Jump onboard and join us on our musical voyage! October 13-15 and 19-22, 2017 See our website for ticketing information. http:\/\/pittsburghsavoyards.org
Jimbo and the Soupbones LIVE at the Brown Hotel10/14/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 AM - 10/15/2017 The Brown Hotel, 103 N 6th Street, Indiana PA JatS will perform LIVE at the Brown Hotel. $5 in advance, $7 at the door
Writing it Short: The Art of Flash Nonfiction10/14/2017 @ 1:00PM - 12:00 AM Creative Nonfiction, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
Powerful stories often come in small packages. Writing shorter isn\'t as simple as it might seem. Flash requires precision and restraint and often lends itself to unconventional structure and form. Learn the art of brevity in this afternoon writing workshop with Sarah Shotland. Featuring a variety of exercises that will help you appreciate both the constraints and creativity of flash nonfiction, this three-hour workshop hosted by the Creative Nonfiction Foundation is the perfect opportunity to experiment with this increasingly popular form. Registration $60; $35 if purchased by October 2, 2017. Advance registration strongly recommended as space is limited. Written feedback from the instructor is available for an additional charge. Free on-street parking is available. Doors open at 12pm; event begins at 1pm. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
Chipotle Cause An Effect10/15/2017 @ 10:45AM - 12:00 AM Chipotle- multiple locations
Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania. Just come into South Hills, Cochran Road, McCandless Crossing, Robinson or Eastside Chipotle on Sunday, October 15th from 10:45am to 10pm. Tell the cashier you\'re supporting the cause to make sure 50% of the proceeds of your order will be donated to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania.
The Sneaker Bash10/20/2017 @ 7:00pm - 12:00 AM Children\'s Museum of Pittsburgh Girls on the Run of Magee-Womens Hospital\'s Sneaker Bash is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year because it raises money for girls in the lowest income communities to participate in our life-changing programs. We think raising money can be fun and it doesn\'t need to include fancy dresses and heels! This casual evening includes drinks, appetizers, live music, our signature Sneaker Contest and an inspiring program emceed by Girls on the Run Coach and WPXI Reporter Jennifer Tomazic. New this year: Grand Prize raffle for two people to see Hamilton, An American Musical in Chicago!
The Art of Remembering: Writing Effectively About Your Past10/21/2017 @ 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.
St. Barnabas Charities Ladies Day Out10/21/2017 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.
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.
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.