|April 10, 2014||
MarGreen Building Alliance and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are hosting an all-star line-up of motivational local and national guest speakers who will plant the seeds of inspiration to create healthy and high-performing places where we live, work, learn, and play.
In this edition of the Inspire Speakers Series, audience members will feel fortunate to have the opportunity to hear ONE WORD from Dr. John Francis, not to mention an entire lecture! That’s because he once went 17 years without speaking. That’s right – 17 years! When John was 26-years-old, he witnessed an oil tanker collision on San Francisco Bay. He felt so disturbed (and partially responsible for his use of oil), that he decided to give up motorized vehicles – a decision which spurred so many arguments with friends and family members that he decided to stop talking. This was the beginning of a 17-year journey that led him to be known as the Planetwalker. During the nearly two decades that followed, John received a Master’s degree, a PhD, and founded the Planetwalk Foundation (a nonprofit environmental awareness organization) – all while spreading a silent message of sustainable living.
|April 11, 2014||
Quantum Theatre presents Pantagleize by Michel de Ghelderode; a new adaptation by Jay Ball and directed by Jed Allen Harris. Pantagleize darkly and humorously attacks militarism as the revolutions begun by the Arab spring continue, and as nations remain between a rock and a hard place
April 11 - April 27, 2014
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|April 17, 2014||
April's Third Thursday beer selection will feature brews from Full Pint Brewing!
|April 17, 2014 to May 18, 2014||
Candida was a smash when it premiered in 1903 and is still a triumph of sophistication. In this sparkling comedy, Candida is in the middle of a romantic tug of war between husband John Morell, the practical parson, and Eugene Marchbanks, the passionate poet. They are surrounded by her uproarious provincial father and Morell's eccentric staff, but it is love and marriage that are the targets of Shaw's celebrated wit. Gretchen Egolf, the radiant Rosalind of As You Like It will return to The Public to dazzle audiences in the role of Candida.
|April 19, 2014||
The Festival of Colors is an exuberant event, full of excitement and many bright colors. The theme of the festival is “Color your life and throw your worries to the wind!” This festival brings people together from all cultural backgrounds, united in their desire to celebrate life and to promote love and friendship.
During the all-day party, every hour there will be a group color throwing, where brightly colored organic powders are tossed into the air. Five bands will be playing live music all day long. Everyone will get to taste delicious vegetarian food, and to learn some yoga. The festival package includes a set of five-color bags and an attractive t-shirt.
|April 19, 2014||
Pittsburgh-based ELCO transcends the boundaries of genre with their grassroots interpretations of pop rock, and classical music. In April, ELCO performs new works by composers Alan Tormey and David Gerard Matthews, written specifically for a rare and exotic instrument - the ondes Martenot.
|April 25, 2014||
Annual Fundraiser event for the Pittsburgh Spectrum Charter School, details TBA
|April 26, 2014||
Calliope, The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society presents the 2013 and 2014 concert series with The Steel Wheels: Four-piece string band from Virginia mixes blues, old-time music, bluegrass.
|April 26, 2014||
Award-winning, anatomy-defying British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking vision embraces dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology to create intriguing, expansive works. And FAR is no exception. Staged in a mesmerizing environment of shadow and light, FAR binds innovative design with choreography inspired by radical cognitive research process. It will make you think differently about dance.
|April 26, 2014 to May 4, 2014||
Based on Jean Cocteau's 1950 retelling of the Orpheus myth, Orphee is a parable on the life of an artist in which the poets Orphee and Cegeste, Eurydice, and a mysterious Princess interact within the worlds of the living and the dead. Love eventually triumphs, but the Princess has violated the laws of life and death, and is banished into oblivion.
|May 10, 2014||
For more than 25 years, University of California-Berkley professor Michael Pollan has explored the intersections of nature and culture. Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, health and the environment. His six books include the New York Times best-sellers Cooked; Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual; In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto; The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World.
Chef Bill Fuller, the mastermind behind Pittsburgh's Big Burrito Restaurant Group, will interview Pollan on stage. Book signing to follow.
|May 10, 2014 to May 18, 2014||
Prime Stage Theater presents the 2013/2014 Season with The Devil's Arithmetic - Hannah, a modern day teenager, has to celebrate yet another Jewish holiday with her family - but this year will be different. Little does she know her world is about change. She is mysteriously transported back to the Holocaust. With Hannah, we become caught up in a world of deceit, discoveries, friendship, faith and family.
|May 15, 2014||
This May the GBA Inspire Speaker Series will host Colonel Mark Mykleby (U.S. Marine Corps) and Bill Peduto. Now at New America Foundation, Mark is working to create the strategic construct to implement the concept of sustainability as the American grand strategic imperative for the 21st century. Audience members at May’s Inspire Speakers Series will gain insight into an intriguing and sometimes overlooked perspective on sustainability and how it relates to the future of our country’s security.
Bill has served Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods for over a decade and been integral in shifting the city’s economy toward education and medical technology. He has been a champion of protecting and enhancing Pittsburgh’s recent reputation as a green initiative leader and helped create the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan. Bill is the ideal local voice to help celebrate the finale of this season’s Inspire Speakers Series.
|May 15, 2014||
Get ready for the return of the Inspire Speakers Series! Presented by Green Building Alliance and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the second year of this lecture circuit will continue to plant the seeds of inspiration throughout our community.
Mark Mykleby is a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Now a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, he is working towards a “grand strategy of sustainability” for our nation in the 21st century. Such a central idea would establish the framework for converging and expanding U.S. domestic and foreign policy toward emerging opportunities, rather than exclusively on perceived threats and risks. Now at New America Foundation, Mark is working to create the strategic construct to implement the concept of sustainability as the American grand strategic imperative for the 21st century. Audience members at May’s Inspire Speakers Series will gain insight into an intriguing and sometimes overlooked perspective on sustainability and how it relates to the future of our country’s security.
Local Speaker: Bill Peduto
Who better to make the local connection to this topic than City of Pittsburgh Democratic mayoral nominee, Bill Peduto? Bill has served Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods for over a decade and been integral in transforming the city’s economy into a med/ed new economy. He has been a champion of protecting and enhancing Pittsburgh’s recent reputation as a green initiative leader and helped create the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan. Bill is the ideal local voice to help celebrate the finale of this season’s Inspire Speakers Series.
|May 16, 2014||
Featuring Sarah Jarosz
|May 22, 2014||
May's Third Thursday beer selection will feature brews from Fatheads Brewery!
|May 29, 2014 to June 29, 2014||
When the brilliant Noises Off begins, a troupe of English actors is rehearsing the sex comedyNothing On. As we eavesdrop, the director explains his theatrical philosophy: "Bang you're on. Bang you've said it. Bang you're off." If only things would go that smoothly. But with these thespians, including the dim-witted starlet, the method actor without motivation, and the leading lady on her last legs, it's total chaos and non-stop laughter.
|May 30, 2014||
|June 1, 2014||
Join Attack Theatre at the New Hazlett Theater for a community kick off of a "Remainder", a dynamic community performance project interacting with residents of the Northside. This nine-month collaboration will use a dialogue-based process with community members to find artistic inspiration culminating in the creation of a new dance work at the New Hazlett Theater.
|June 14, 2014||
Maree ReMalia and merrygogo investigate the way we take up space. From silly to somber, seen and unseen, this unique performance oscillates between movement and sound, exploring a broad-range of physical expressions as it flows in and around the work of visual artist Blaine Siegel.
|June 28, 2014||
A special performance with 2 sets, one electric and acoustic.