Event

Date
July 17, 2014

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Presents: David Cutler with Project Pinata

About “Swinging with a Blindfold”:
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. 

“Swinging with a Blindfold”:
Shooting Stars I (selections): arr. David Cutler
The Eraser: Thom Yorke, arr. Craig Butterfield
Nine Patch: David Cutler
Shooting Stars II (selections): arr. David Cutler
Foreign Party Crasher: David Cutler
Can’t Stop Running: Adam Ben Ezra
Vango Tan Gogh: David Cutler

About David Cutler:
David Cutler is a pianist and composer equally comfortable with classical, jazz, popular, folk, and world musics. As a frequent performer with artists like Boston Brass, New Century Saxophone Quartet, and Indian kathak dancer Cynthia Ling Lee, he stretches what it means to be a musical collaborator: interacting with audiences, incorporating choreography, playing secondary instruments. His eclectic compositional output has been commissioned by artists such as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Classical Orchestra of Milan, Korean Chamber Ensemble, and Airmen of Note Air Force Big Band.

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:
Project Piñata is a virtuosic, genre-hopping trio made up of David Cutler (piano), Craig Butterfield (bass), and Marc Widenhofer (drums).  As the name implies, they love taking perfectly good music and smashing it wide open with hopes of discovering surprising sweetness on the inside. No musical style is off limits, having re-imagined everything from tango to twelve-tone to Turkish to Tchaikovsky to techno, and even some genres beginning with letters beyond “T.”   For this concert, they are delighted to be joined by violinist Erika Cutler. 

July 17, 2014

David Cutler with Project Piñata – “Swinging with a Blindfold”

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

Project Piñata is a virtuosic, genre-hopping trio made up of David Cutler (piano), Craig Butterfield(bass), and Marc Widenhofer (drums). As the name implies, they love taking perfectly good music and smashing it wide open with hopes of discovering surprising sweetness on the inside. No musical style is off limits, having re-imagined everything from tango to twelve-tone to Turkish to Tchaikovsky to techno, and even some genres beginning with letters beyond “T.” For this concert, they are delighted to be joined by violinist Erika Cutler.

July 17, 2014

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Presents: David Cutler with Project Pinata and "Swinging With a Blindfold"

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

Throughline Theatre Presents:A New Death

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.

 

July 18, 2014

Bricolage Presents: WordPlay

Live Storytelling set to a DJ Soundtrack
 
WordPlay is an exciting event that blends hilarious true stories with a live music mash-up. Actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own funny, and often poignant, true stories with a live DJ score. Using anything from Bach to Britney Spears, the DJ works with each performer to develop the perfect soundtrack, creating a rich storytelling experience unlike anything out there today. The result will be something distinct, collaborative, lively, and most importantly...totally funny.
 
Creator and producer Alan Olifson, host of the Pittsburgh’s monthly Moth StorySLAM series, transplanted WordPlay to the Steel City from Los Angeles where it ran successfully for five years. Now Pittsburghers can share their stories n’at in this unique and dynamic platform.
 
The show begins at 8pm and tickets are just $20. 
 
 

July 19, 2014

Dog Daze of Summer

Love your dog?

Love summer?

You'll gonna love this then.

We're throwing a dog park and pool party!

Boring people not invited. 

Bring your favorite pup along and enjoy special access to this amazing indoor and outdoor pet park, and the best part.. watching your dog cool off as they dive into an amazing 3,000 sq ft dog pool!!

We've teamed up with the Western PA Humane Society to collect donations for animals in need!

Only 10 bucks and simple donation (food, treats, toys, money, etc.) - and you and 1 dog get access to the above PLUS we'll be tipping back some beers and kicking it with the rwntwn crowd.

Come out, meet new people and give your dog the exercise and fun time they deserve. 

Even if you don't have a dog this is still an experience you don't want to miss and it's for a good cause! Just 5 bucks and a donation to come out and chill.  

** VERY IMPORTANT ** Your dog must be well-tempered and you MUST bring proof of vaccinations to gain admitance to the park. We don't need any crazy Cujo scenerios going down (we'll save those for our Halloween Experience).  NO vaccines - NO admittance! Vaccinations needed to attend:  Rabies, Distemper (DHPP or DHLPP) and Bordatella

July 19, 2014

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, ft. Monster Mike Welch

This is a new music CD release party for "Living to Tear" on Severn Records. 

July 19, 2014

Eric Lindell

July 24, 2014

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Presents: C Street Crass with guest DJ Jakeisrain

About “No Limits”: 
“No Limits”, the newest recital program of C Street Brass, challenges to listener to find something this group cannot do.  “No Limits” takes the audience on an amazing adventure through different time periods and music styles. Everything from classical, gospel, jazz, tango, and modern electronic dance music will be on display. Add a little bit of humor and a lot of fun, and the audience wins. Also be on the lookout for a special appearance from our favorite Pittsburgh DJ, Jakeisrain. Take a listen below to get a taste for C Street Brass and DJ Jakeisrain!

Libertango: Astor Piazzolla. arr. Joe Burgstaller
Por Una Cabeza: Carlos Gardel, arr. Kyle Anderson
Oblivion: Astor Piazzolla. arr. Joe Burgstaller                  
Suite Americana: Enrique Crespo
        III. Valse 
Contrapunctus IX: J.S. Bach, arr. Ralph Sauer
Reverie: Claude, Arr. Eric Damahek
Galop: Jan Bach 
Amazing Grace: arr. Luther Henderson
Mini Overture: Witold Lutoslawski
Fly Me to the Moon: Bart Howard, arr. Jack Gale
Suite from Porgy and Bess:  George Gershwin, arr. Luther Henderson
        I. Summertime   
        II. It Ain’t Necessarily So
        III. Bess You is My Woman Now
Because: Lennon-McCartney, arr. Kyle Anderson
Eleanor Rigby: Lennon-McCartney, arr. Kyle Anderson
Wop: Jakeisrain and C Street Brass
Time is Running Out: Muse, arr. Kyle Anderson

About C Street Brass:
 C Street Brass began as a small music project between five friends who are coincidentally the most handsome men ever to grace the earth. C Street Brass connects lovers of the arts from all walks of life around a unique and innovative concert experience. The group prides itself on being equally as comfortable in the sound world of baroque music as it is in dubstep. Through constant performance focused on discovery and growth C Street Brass continues to expand the limits of what is possible with five brass instruments. 
           
C Street Brass, ensemble in residence at Carnegie Mellon University, now calls Pittsburgh home. If you hear brass music coming from downtown, chances are it's C Street Brass playing on the street honing material for a new show.

C Street Brass loves collaborating with other artists to create new exciting concert atmospheres for our audiences. In 2010 the group premiered “Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ” by composer David Conte with famous organist and scholar Donald Sutherland. Recently, C Street Brass has been working closely with DJ, Jakeisrain blending different genres of classical music with current electronic dance music.

July 24, 2014

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Presents: "C Street Brass" and special guest DJ Jakeisrain

“No Limits”, the newest recital program of C Street Brass, challenges to listener to find something this group cannot do. “No Limits” takes the audience on an amazing adventure through different time periods and music styles. Everything from classical, gospel, jazz, tango, and modern electronic dance music will be on display. Add a little bit of humor and a lot of fun, and the audience wins. Also be on the lookout for a special appearance from our favorite Pittsburgh DJ, Jakeisrain.

July 25, 2014 to September 3, 2014

Monotype Prints: An Exploration of Color

Artist Jo-Anne Bates was inspired to create the works in this exhibition from her travels in South Africa nearly ten years ago. Bates says, “The incredible colors and textures of the land, the people, and their clothing” made a lasting impression on her, and subsequently on her work.

July 25, 2014

WYEP July's Final Friday

WYEP's Final Fridays Concert Series is back! Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. 

 

July's Final Friday Artists Include

Grand Piano 

Performance Begins at 7 p.m. 

 

Lost in the Trees 

Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m. 

Support for Final Fridays provided by:

August 1, 2014 to October 26, 2014

Pittsburgh Glass Center Biennial

The Idea Furnace has been on fire for the last six months. Seven artists stepped out of their comfort zone and into the glass studio for the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial this year at Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC). This first-time experimental exhibition at PGC showcases new art created by seven well-known Pittsburgh artists with no glass experience working in collaboration with five local glass artists.



The exhibition will be open August 1 - October 26, 2014. 

August 1, 2014

The Duhks

August 5, 2014

The Moth StorySLAM: Altered

 
The Moth StorySLAM is a monthly live storytelling event, held in Pittsburgh at the Rex Theater. Each month, the Moth has a different story theme, which participants tell true, five-minute stories based around. The theme for the August Moth StorySLAM is Altered

Please submit your name via email to mknapp at wesa dot fm if you are itnerested in winning tickets to The Moth StorySLAM in Pittsburgh! 

August 7, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Quantum Theatre: TAMARA

BY JOHN KRIZANC; CONCEIVED BY RICHARD ROSE & JOHN KRIZANC DIRECTED BY JOHN SHEPARD

You’re in the great home of Gabriele d’Annunzio, the Italian poet responsible for the Nationalist movement which Mussolini – Il Duce – turned into his brand of Fascism.  It’s 1927.  There is great anticipation because Tamara de Lempicka is due to arrive, the iconic Polish artist.  You’re offered a glass of champagne.  And it begins: you meet 10 characters, each fascinating, each with secrets.

The barrier between spectator and actor is dissolved.  The audience has choices to make, journeying from room to room in Rodef Shalom Congregation, a magnificent stand-in for Il Vittoriale degli Italiani.  As characters leave a room, which will you follow?  Or will you wait and see who shows up?  As in life, each is the star of his own story.  Though you’re quite free, we recommend you stay with one...  and patrons who come together to the show will benefit from splitting up. 

Performing time runs about two hours, but the evening is a bit longer because when the characters roar off for a hotel lunch in town, the audience shares a wonderful Intermezzo dinner outside on the terrace.  Quantum will partner with six restaurateur/caterers, one for each of the six weeks of the run.  It’s another reason to come back: come back to see a completely different play as you follow a different character, and have a completely different dinner for good measure.

August 9, 2014

Public Art/Public Pool Party

The Office of Public Art (OPA), a partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning, will host a Public Art/Public Pool Party to celebrate the public art in the city pools. The Jack Stack pool in Brighton Heights will be the party location for 2014. Jack Stack is home to an Anthony Vitale sculpture, Aquarius, pictured below, which also is a functioning shower.  Over the course of the evening, OPA will provide attendees information about the sculpture. Attendees will be encouraged to swim as well. A DJ and snacks will be provided.

August 11, 2014

Steely Dan

on their "Jamalot Ever After" Tour 2014 

August 16, 2014

Virtually Yours: A Comedic Road Trip for the New Millennium

The Cabaret Theater in Pittsburgh presents 'Virtually Yours', a new play added to their 2014 late-night series. Inspired by the screwball comedies of the 1930s, the show provides a fresh take on finding love in the age of celebrity and social networking. Diane Williams, entitled heiress and member of the one-percent, runs away from her wealthy software industry CEO father to marry Alex Larson, a media celebrity and reality show star. On the way she meets Greg Mason, an ex-newspaper reporter and aspiring social media guru. As the two travel together, Mason is determined to exploit the celebrity couple's story for his own ends. Complications arise when he and Diane fall in love. The show will appeal to Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and anyone else navigating romance and relationships in the New Millennium. Can true love prevail over wealth, rude behavior and fifteen minutes of fame? 

August 16, 2014

Virtually Yours: A Comedic Road Trip for the New Millennium

On August 16th, the Cabaret Theater in Pittsburgh will present Virtually Yours. Inspired by the screwball comedies of the 1930s, the show provides a fresh take on finding love in the age of celebrity and social networking. Diane Williams, entitled heiress and member of the one-percent, runs away from her wealthy software industry CEO father to marry Alex Larson, a media celebrity and reality show star. On the way she meets Greg Mason, an ex-newspaper reporter and aspiring social media guru. As the two travel together, Mason is determined to exploit the celebrity couple's story for his own ends. Hijinks ensue when he and Diane fall in love.

The show will appeal to Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and anyone else navigating romance and relationships in the New Millennium. Can true love prevail over wealth, rude behavior and fifteen minutes of fame?

The play is written by local writer and performer Chuck Lanigan. Lanigan has written and performed with Future Tenant and Arcade Comedy Theater in Pittsburgh. In 2013 he received a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) award through the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to present The Thin Man Comes to Pittsburgh live radio.

August 17, 2014 to August 22, 2014

Circle Camps for Grieving Children

Circle of EKC is accepting camper applications from girls ages 9-14 from the Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV and Washington, D.C. areas. Circle of EKC takes place August 17-22 on the grounds of the Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, WV.  The camp is entirely free to all campers including transportation to and from camp from central locations in Pittsburgh, Morgantown and Washington, D.C. 

 

"When a young girl’s parent dies, her childhood is forever altered. Huge challenges lie ahead of her as she confronts a life that is suddenly very different from what it used to be. Circle Camps is a unique program that offers a week of traditional overnight camp to girls who have experienced the death of a parent. By spending time with other girls who understand, Circle campers feel less alone in their loss. The program’s youngest campers are entering fourth grade, and the oldest are entering ninth. Campers live in bunks with three counselors, and participate in a full program of waterfront, arts and crafts, and land sports. A carefully planned schedule keeps the girls busy from breakfast until bedtime. During the course of the week, there are several structured opportunities for campers to share and rework their stories of loss. Under the guidance of a professional, each bunk comes together in a 'Circle Time'. This offers every girl a chance to share memories of her deceased parent with her bunkmates."

 

August 17, 2014

South Side Garden Tour

Explore South Side’s “Secret Gardens” during the 3rd Annual South Side Garden Tour. This self-guided tour features unique and beautiful gardens throughout the neighborhood. The gardens include courtyards, large lot gardens, rooftop gardens, and more! Come out and see traditional, modern, and “green” gardens. The tour is rain or shine.

August 17, 2014

R&B Will Set You Free - A Benefit Concert

Bob Regis never imagined that his normal, all-American childhood would one day result in bankruptcies, jail time, psychiatric hospitalization and multiple divorces. But, it did. Diagnosed with manic- depression in the early 80’s, Bob has dedicated his life to the eradication of the stigma associated with mental illness.

To achieve this goal he has founded The 10.08 Club, LLC as the vehicle to raise funds on behalf of mental health organizations in Western Pennsylvania. Along with his 10.08 partner, musician Shari Richards, they founded The 10.08 Club as a means to sponsor concerts and other fundraising events. 

Their first concert will take place on Sunday, August 17, 4 P.M. at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, Warrendale, PA. 

 

August 17, 2014

20th Annual Ice Cream Fundae @ Pressley Ridge

On August 17 Pressley Ridge is hosting its 20th annual Ice Cream Fundae. The day will include local mascots, face painting, and all-you-can eat ice cream. 

 Since 1832, Pressley Ridge, a non-profit organization serving kids and their families, has understood that all children can change and grow and that all families can use support. We help over 5,400 children and families annually through various programs and services in communities in six states which include Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as internationally in Portugal and Hungary.

August 21, 2014

Rodef Shalom Congregation Summer Parties: Joy Ike

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."

Percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals, Joy Ike's poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul with the right dash of pop.

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