|June 19, 2014||
All summer long at the Rodef Shalom Garden, join the Congregation's Garden Parties with free live music, free hors d'oeuves and cash bar provided by Wigle. Dan Marcus and Friends takes the stage Thursday, June 19th.
Daniel Marcus is an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a collection that ranges from catchy rock tunes to heartfelt folk ballads.
|June 19, 2014||
The centerpiece of this astonishing program is ETHEL's own adaptation of Ennio Morricone's moving score to the 1986 film, The Mission. Morricone’s score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. The film deals with cross-cultural complexities fueled by the quest for redemption against the backdrop of the jungles of South America. Also featured on the concert are special quartet treatments honoring the 20th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley's Grace – his glorious, and tragically, only, completed studio album. Favorite ETHEL composers and collaborators Mary Ellen Childs (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (South Africa) along with original music by members of ETHEL, fill out the program with works both searching and deeply joyful.
|June 19, 2014||
Ethel will perform "Grace" Thursday, June 19th at 7:30p.m.
|June 19, 2014 to June 22, 2014||
From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wicked, and 9 to 5 on Broadway to NBC's Smashand Sean Saves the World on television, America's newest star is the multi-talented Megan Hilty! For the PNC Pops finale, Luck Be a Lady features Megan Hilty singing the songs of Frank Sinatra and more.
|June 20, 2014 to June 26, 2014||
From June 20 - 26, participating restaurants in Pittsburgh's North Side will compete in the annual North Side Sandwich Sampler event to see which 'wich gets crowned king!
On June 26th at the Grand Hall at the Priory, restaurants will go head-to-head in a sandwich sampling event, complete with live music and celebrity sandwich judges!
Last year's participating restaurants included:
|June 20, 2014||
Each year the Urban Garden Party attracts a sold-out crowd of 1,400 revelers to the Mattress Factory to support "art you can get into! Live entertainment, food + drink from over 40 of Pittsburgh's hottest restaurants and caterers, a silent auction and general mirth and merriment make this bash what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Marylynn Urrichio calls, "the envy of every nonprofit in town." So polish your spurs and untangle your fringe and get on down to the hottest saloon in town.
VIP tickets open the doors to the exclusive VIP Pre-Party from 6 - 7:30PM, hosted by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions and featuring signature cocktails and delectable eats. Your VIP pass also gets you access to the VIP Lounge -- including exclusive entertainment, a private bar, restroom and courtyard for VIPs only -- throughout the night.
General Admission tickets get you into the hottest party of the year beginning at 7pm, with live entertainment, open bar, fare from over 40 food vendors and hobnobbing with Pittsburgh's art elite!
|June 23, 2014 to August 9, 2014||
Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is an empowerment program for female youths of all definitions, abilities and backgrounds. Girls Rock! Pittsburgh utilizes the process of making music to instill tools for amplifying self-confidence, creative expression, independent thinking, mutual respect and cooperation, while cultivating a supportive and inclusive community of peers and mentors. Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is committed to community awareness and social agency, fostering a network of role models for the endeavors of girls and women that promote social change amongst its diverse participants.
Girls can play any kind of music they want. Creative voices of girls and women need to be amplified to create social change. Girls need positive role models and support for their creative endeavors. We can build a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down. We can empower girls to recognize, understand, and respond to discrimination. “Girls Rock” is more than just a slogan.
|June 28, 2014||
A special performance with 2 sets, one electric and acoustic.
|June 30, 2014||
Join us on Monday, June 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a midsummer Friendraiser!
Wigle Whiskey has donated their space and a percentage of the evening’s profits to support scholarships for CMC students. The event features complimentary BBQ catered by The Flame BBQ, a cash bar and raffle auction prizes.
Bring your friends for this fun, casual evening supporting CMC.
|July 10, 2014 to July 12, 2014||
The Whiskey Rebellion Festival celebrates the heritage and unique character of the region by focusing on the historical significance of the Whiskey Rebellion. The history of the rebellion is unique to western Pennsylvania and primarily Washington County. Community focused entertainment and family activities create a festival that pays tribute to the past, celebrates the present, and looks toward the future.
|July 10, 2014 to August 2, 2014|
|July 11, 2014 to September 7, 2014||
The robots in this interactive installation act as “fake” humans, displaying symptoms of “abnormal” psychological behaviors and uttering expressions of discomfort. They moan in response to the audience’s physical engagement and interactions with them. The event is free.
|July 11, 2014 to August 31, 2014||
While patterns adorn our homes, our belongings and ourselves, they are more than ornamentation. Patterns appeal to our fundamental desire for predictability.
|July 11, 2014 to August 24, 2014||
The exhibition evaluates the lives of objects, exploring what it is they radiate through their beings, their material evidence of history, and the miracle of their discovery.
|July 11, 2014 to August 1, 2014||
This artist-curator project by Robert Raczka features nearly 100 amateur artworks handpicked from thrift-store collections across several states. Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors are able to enter into a free lottery for a chance to take home their favorite piece from the show.
|July 11, 2014||
The Gallery Crawl is a free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. All events take place at a variety of galleries and spaces and are FREE and open to the public. The event is ongoing between 5:30 and 9:00 pm, and patrons may start at any location.
The crawl showcases a wide variety of thought-provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Live bands, DJs, dance, comedy, film, and participatory activities are also part of the complimentary crawl events. The event is free.
|July 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014||
Art appreciation for the dirty minded with Mia Donna and Sam Thorp
|July 11, 2014||
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Partner's Board will host the 8th annual Consol Energy Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh fundraiser on Friday, July 11, presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. Following the Gallery Crawl around the Cultural District, Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh becomes the Crawl After Darkhotspot to engage in decadence and exuberance. Gather for an evening of interactive entertainment, art, music, inventive performances, and dancing at the discotheque.
|July 12, 2014||
The 2nd Annual Deutschtown Music Festival is a free music and arts festival taking place on Saturday, July 12th on the NorthSide of Pittsburgh – located within the East Ohio Street business district. This non-profit event is hosted by the East Allegheny Community Council and supported by bordering neighborhood groups The Spring Hill Civic League, Community Alliance of Spring Garden East Deutschtown and the Troy Hill Citizens, Inc.
Family-friendly daytime activities include a flea market, artists’ market, Citiparks Roving Art Cart, multiple food vendors and trucks. Numerous musical acts are spread over three outdoor stages, a singer-songwriter showcase in Bistro To Go and a gospel stage at Damascus Church of God in Christ. James Street Speakeasy will play host to over 15 different jazz performers starting at 1pm and continuing late into the night.
Beginning at 8pm – 13 different walkable venues (with 15 stages) host over 60 bands, one per hour.
A free shuttle bus will transport attendees around the neighborhood – including a stop at the North Shore T station close to PNC Park.
The purpose of this event is to promote the vibrant Deutschtown neighborhood while also showcasing the amazing local talent in the Pittsburgh region. All bands and performers donate their time and efforts. It is due to the generosity of each and every performer, as well as this year’s sponsors, that make this festival possible and free to the public.
Participating venues include James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Max’s Allegheny Tavern, Artists Image Resource, Bistro & Company, Park House, Penn Brewery, Verdetto’s, Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, Peanutz, Key West, and 2 outdoor stages, one on Foreland Street and one in Allegheny Commons Park along Cedar and North Avenues.
This year’s performers include Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Meeting of Important People, Grand Piano, Shelf Life String Band, The Flow Band, The Red Western, Chet Vincent and the Big Bend, Coastal Remedy, The Harlan Twins, André Costello and the Cool Minors, The Hawkeyes, 28 North, Big Gypsy, Brewer's Row, Neighbours, City Steps, Sleep Experiments, Household Stories, The Pressure, Sun Ray Shining Light, Weird Paul Rock Band, Triggers, Shade, The Wreckids, Faithful Sinners, Working Breed, The Chad Sipes Sterio, Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music, Willis Tree, The FED (Washington, DC), Josh Hill Band (Akron, OH), Adadsdad, Ishtar Bellydance Band, Nox Boys, Apostles of Cool (Nick Lowe/Rockpile cover band), Satin Gum, Slim Forsythe & his New Payday Loners, Street Pigeons, The Turbosonics, Paul Luc, D. o. B., Dan Pritchard and the Mrs., Paddy the Wanderer, Olympus, Mons, Sneaky Mike, Fourth River Revival, 3 Talented Girls, City Dwelling Nature, Seekers, We Came From Space, Roger Harvey and the Wild Life, The Mobros (SC), Locks and Dams, Charm & Chain, The Grim Game, Nameless in August, Apostles of Cool, and Sirkus Dayz Fire Performers.
|July 13, 2014|
|July 17, 2014||
Rendezvous in our garden with friends and neighbors for FREE happy hour performances. Hors d’oeuvres and live music will be provided, and Wigle Whiskey will be on site with a cash bar featuring specialty drinks based on the garden’s theme: “Dining with Queen Esther."
Playing original blues music that is steeped in the traditions of Chicago Blues, West-Coast Jazzy Jump and other Americana traditions is at the roots of Jimmy Adler Band.
|July 17, 2014||
About “Swinging with a Blindfold”:
“Swinging with a Blindfold”:
About David Cutler:
One of the world’s leading voices on arts entrepreneurship, Dr. Cutler’s book The Savvy Musician helps musicians build a career, earn a living, and make a difference. He serves as the Director of Music Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina.
About Project Piñata:
|July 17, 2014||
Indian rhythms, Bulgarian weddings, salsa montuno, Bach Minuets, nuevo tango, techno grooves, Klezmer dance, jazz licks, country twang, and Schumann tunes together as one.
Co-presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh
|July 17, 2014||
Indian rhythms, Bulgarian weddings, salsa montuno, Bach Minuets, Nuevo tango, techno grooves, Klezmer dance, jazz licks, country twang, Schumann tunes, progressive rock, Radiohead, and boogie…How might you experience this incredible feast of styles? Well, you could tour the world with a pocket musicologist. Or join pianist, composer, and “weekend traveler” David Cutler with Project Piñata for a virtuosic, genre-hopping, wild ride across the musical globe in "Swinging with a Blindfold."
|July 18, 2014 to July 26, 2014||
Death is a mystery. Not simply is there an after-life? Or where do we go? But why? Why do people die when and how they do? Is it predestined? Is there a plan? There can't really be a plan, can there? Due in large part to the arbitrary, chaotic, and often downright ridiculous nature in which it is handled (by whoever's running this circus!), Death makes about as much sense as the conference call you had to sit on about the power-point presentation you slept through half of at that manager's meeting you showed up late to last week. Envisioning the transition to the after-life as a mismanaged monopoly, A New Death lifts the curtain on an industry rife with corporate waste and bureaucratic cover-ups, revealing a system riddled with red tape, office politics, and incompetence... lots and lots of incompetence.