Mirrors: Jeanine De Bique with Concerto Köln

3/26/2023 @ 4:00pm - 12:00 AM Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

Sensational Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique and world-renowned German Baroque orchestra Concerto Köln take the stage at the beautiful Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland for a program featuring music from De Bique\'s acclaimed debut album Mirrors. Mirrors is centered around George Friderich Handel\'s arias for heroines of antiquity such as Cleopatra, Rodelinda, and Alcina, paired with arias for those same heroines written by Handel\'s contemporaries (Carl Heinrich Graun, Riccardo Broschi, and Georg Philipp Telemann). Through these varied musical characterizations of the same ancient subjects, De Bique and Concerto Köln demonstrate the complex relationship between text, music, and the meaning they imbue. Concerto Köln 8 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, lute, harpsichord

the fisherman, the butterfly, eve & her lover — a parable

4/15/2023 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 AM - 4/23/2023 Lillie Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203

CORNINGWORKS. The Glue Factory Projects presents: the fisherman, the butterfly, eve & her lover — a parable Specifically created for, and performed in, CITY THEATRE’s intimately-sized LILLIE THEATRE. An experiential, sensual, multi-disciplined dancetheater production created for intimate audiences of 50. Choreographer Beth Corning is known for her mature, socially aware approach to tackling current and provocative subject matter and in this newest production she turns to climate change and its ever-growing devastation — delving into the questions of consumption, globalization, and the world’s developing ecological crisis. With her signature sardonic insight and biting humor, Corning bares our human pathos, via lush movement, and surprising theatrical inventions. Picture four eccentric characters launched, along with the audience, onto a marooned shore . . . think 3.5 tons of sand. "Water, water, everywhere...Nor any drop to drink" (from RIMES OF AN ANCIENT MARINER) Corning, along with her collaborative design team wrestle with ever-mounting questions: Considering the scope of what’s unraveling around the world, how much do our little individual efforts really matter? And if we choose not to make changes, are we just burying our heads in the sand? With the worlds building greed and growing sense of dissociation, what WILL our world look like in the future. All audience members must wear a mask at all times.

St. Barnabas Charities Founder's Day

4/27/2023 @ 5:30 pm - 12:00 AM 100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Enjoy an energizing and inspiring evening as St. Barnabas Charities honors Ben Stein at the annual St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration to be held Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Twp. Founder’s Day tickets are on sale now and event proceeds support residents and patients who rely upon the Free Care Fund at St. Barnabas. Ben Stein will receive the 2023 St. Barnabas Hance Award. The Hance Award was named in honor of St. Barnabas founder Gouverneur Hance, who was inspired to provide medical care for poverty stricken and chronically ill and injured men and boys in 1900. The Hance Award is presented to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies Hance’s ideals of benevolence, patriotism and service to others. Previous Hance awardees include Elsie Hillman, Fred Rogers, President Gerald Ford, Dr. Patch Adams, Rocky Bleier, Debbie Reynolds and many others. Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has been ranked as one of the 50 most famous scenes in movie history. But in real life, Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education, history and motivation and is considered one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation. He has a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Columbia, studied economics at Yale, and he is a graduate of Yale Law School, and has as diverse a resume as any man in America. Stein has worked as a poverty lawyer for the poor in New Haven; trade regulation lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission; speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford; columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal; law and economics teacher at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Pepperdine. He has written or co-written 30 books, mostly about investing, with his colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of which are New York Times bestsellers. Their book, “Yes, You Can Time the Market \'\' has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis. He was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the path breaking Comedy Central game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” which won seven Emmys. Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on popular news outlets. The St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration will bring together corporate sponsors, prominent business people and community leaders to honor Ben Stein for his contributions. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, auction and raffles – including a chance to win a trip or cash – followed by a dinner celebration. A VIP photo pass is also available to guests. Following the Hance Award presentation, Ben Stein will deliver a speech inspired by his career. Tickets range from $300 – $500. For event tickets or to purchase books or raffle tickets, call 724-625-3770 or visit stbarnabashealthsystem.com\/founders-day\/ Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which supports elderly patients and residents who cannot afford their care.

Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books

5/13/2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books is back again this year in East Liberty! This year’s event will be held on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the campus of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with the plans of offering expanded programming, more authors and poets, and an improved experience for all in attendance thanks to its larger, single-campus venue. The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books is dedicated to enhancing education and literacy in our communities while celebrating its love for reading. Visit www.pittsburghbookfestival.org to learn more. Volunteer opportunities are also available at www.pittsburghbookfestival.org\/volunteer.