|September 10, 2014||
We carry the world in our pockets.
We overlook those across the table
while simultaneously texting others across the globe
— “reaching out” endlessly — hoping for more.
CORNINGWORKS, directed by award-winning choreographer Beth Corning, will present Pittsburgh’s 6th annual GLUE FACTORY PROJECT with the world premiere of PARALLEL LIVES, a full-evening, multi-disciplinary dancetheater work choreographed by Beth Corning and starring BESSIE award-winning, critically acclaimed dancer Arthur Aviles (former principal dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company), who will perform this evening length duet with Corning, with a set design by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, "Artist of the Year", Akiko Kotani, and lighting by Australian Designer Iain Court. Co-presented by, and performed at, The New Hazlett Theater, .
CORNINGWORKS award-winning series, THE GLUE FACTORY PROJECT - created on internationally and nationally renowned performers over the age of 40, explores mature themes and subject matter, highlighting the mastery of critically acclaimed, seasoned, renowned artists, who bring nuance, subtlety, and a deep sense of humanity to each world-class production. In PARALLEL LIVES two seasoned performers explore the quiet hum of the quotidian and our even quieter expectations that life could be more. Despite the constant onslaught of “in touch” technology, humanity seems to be growing further apart, more sealed into our own worlds, while sitting silently next to each other, we are bowed over our phones sending texts to others.
It is the every day that is of interest here. That one moment of passing by a window and in that fleeting glimpse, what do we see? The audience and the performers metaphorically, and literally, separated by transparent walls — if we look through them would we recognize ourselves, or deny the view and return to our virtually connected worlds? Moments of fantasy coincide with the mundane. Life, in the fast lane.
|September 14, 2014||
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is a family-friendly sustainable living event that features 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations from experts on cooking and food preservation, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, and related topics. Speakers include beyond-organic farmer and author Joel Salatin, organic gardening experts Barbara Damrosch and Rosalind Creasy, renewable energy expert Dan Chiras, and more.
Also on the grounds: hands-on children’s projects; heritage-breed livestock; vendor, livestock and craft demonstrations; an alternative-fuel vehicle display; local and organic food offerings; and more.
Friday: Noon- 7 p.m.
|September 18, 2014|
|September 20, 2014||
The 12th Annual Tour the Montour continues the tradition as one of Western Pennsylvania's finest Fall rides. For men, women, and children, it includes rides of 6, 15, 24, 44, and 62 miles on the beautiful Montour Trail. The ride has become well known for its sumptuous lunch as well as its unique t-shirts. (T-shirts are only guaranteed for riders who pre-register by Sept. 5th.)
Pro Bikes has generously donated a 2014 Specialized Sirrus Elite Bicycle as a raffle prize. Raffle tickets are $5 each (or 3 for $10) and are currently being sold by Tour Team Members. Tickets will also be available at Packet Pickup at REI Settlers Ridge on Sept 18th and at registration and lunch during the Tour on September 20th, with the drawing that afternoon. Pro Bikes will size the bike to the winner and you do not have to be present to win.
Seven Springs has generously donated a Great Allegheny Package as a raffle prize. The package includes:
* Two nights of lodging
* Breakfast each morning
* Packed GAP lunch for one day
* One day bike and helmet rental
* Transportation to and from the Great Allegheny Passage
Raffle tickets are $5 each (or 3 for $10) and are currently being sold by Tour Team Members. Tickets will also be available at Packet Pickup at REI Settlers Ridge on Sept 18th and at registration and lunch during the Tour on September 20th, with the drawing that afternoon. You do not have to be present to win.
|September 20, 2014||
For the 56th year, the Laurel Highlands will resound with the sound of pipes and drums at the Ligonier Highland Games. The Ligonier Highland Games continues the centuries-long tradition of the Clans of Scotland coming together to celebrate in song and storytelling, to compete in dance and heavy athletics, and to socialize. From 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, the Ligonier Highland Games are a fun, family-friendly event that allows everyone to be Scottish for a day! Scottish highlights: heavy athletic competitions; pipe and drum band competitions; solo piping and drumming competitions; highland dance competitions, 20+ vendors; historic military demonstrations; Scottish genealogy; Scottish breed dog exhibit; sheep herding demonstration; story telling; and the Clan tents!
|September 26, 2014||
The Pittsburgh Glass Center presents Art on Fire. Please join us along with honorary glass artist Jay Macdonell and co-chairs Cynthia Pierce Liefeld and Paul Liefeld. We’ll celebrate and cultivate our growing glass community, at American Eagle Outfitters. This is Pittsburgh's only contemporary glass art auction featuring one-of-a-kind works of art created by artists locally and from around the world.
|September 26, 2014||
Doors open at 7pm
|September 26, 2014||
Final Fridays is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public that showcases up and coming national talent featured on WYEP. This month's final Friday artist is Saintseneca, featuring local opener the Nox Boys.
September's Final Friday Artists include:
|September 27, 2014||
The Borough of Millvale and The Millvale Borough Development Corporation will host the fourth annual Harvest Moon Wine Festival this fall, featuring wine, live entertainment, fresh locally grown food, and a bottomless souvenir logo tasting glass.
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|September 28, 2014||
The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the world a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’, ‘Drama!’, “Always” and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque’. The band's newest album, The Violet Flame, will be released Fall 2014.
|September 29, 2014||
Recognized as one of the world's great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. In 2012, Gramophone announced that the Takács was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame, along with such legendary artists as Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Dame Janet Baker. The ensemble also won the 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London. Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, the Takács Quartet performs ninety concerts a year worldwide, in North America, throughout Europe as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
|October 2, 2014||
This year's wine and food participants include:
|October 7, 2014|
|October 8, 2014 to October 25, 2014||
“Something wicked this way comes,” says one witch as Macbeth approaches. As Macbeth’s ambition grows, fueled by the prophecies of the three witches, he and his Lady begin a campaign of devastation and death to secure the throne of Scotland. How far will they go to satisfy the blossoming wickedness in their hearts? Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy will leave you breathless. If you enjoy Game of Thrones, Macbeth will thrill you.
***Matinee on Saturday, October 25th includes an American Sign Language interpretation.
|October 10, 2014||
Oakland Forever is a celebration of the people, places and things that make Oakland a fantastic neighborhood. This event is being organized and led by Oakland community organizations, residents, institutions and businesses. 2014 is a special milestone year, marking the 175th anniversary of when the community was first identified as “Oakland”!
Drawing on the profound history of Oakland, the current culture of innovation among institutional partners, and the strong sense of community pride, this weekend will highlight and mark Oakland’s unique and vibrant character.
Oakland Forever will kick off with opening ceremonies under the tent in Schenley Plaza the afternoon of Friday, October 10, 2014. Throughout that evening, Oakland Forever attendees will enjoy live music and performances on the Main Stage in Schenley Plaza, restaurant and business specials throughout Oakland's business districts, free tours of the Nationality Rooms, and much more. Festivities will resume the morning of Saturday, October 11, as community members and visitors return for a day of live music and performances, outdoor activities, family fun, an artist and craft market, historical retrospectives, art and photography exhibits, lectures and symposiums, and access to Oakland's world-class cultural amenities, including free tours at the Nationality Rooms, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Hillman Library, as well as free admission to the Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History as part of the RADical Days programming.
|October 10, 2014||
Tickets for this event are scheduled to go on sale on Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 10:00 AM.
|October 14, 2014||
Get ready for an audiovisual extravaganza courteous of The Australian Pink Floyd Show. Featuring a million dollar light show, multiple inflatables and stunning laser effects, all coupled with note perfect renditions of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits. This show already seen by 4 million people is simply the best.
Taking its tour title from “Set The Controls for the Heart Of the Sun” from the A Saucerful of Secrets album, The Australian Pink Floyd Show will be performing Pink Floyd classics such as “Another Brick In The Wall”, “Comfortably Numb” and “Wish You Were Here”, as well as a few surprise tracks.
This tour is unique in that the audience are able to vote for the songs that they would like to hear live by visiting the band’s website and taking part in the online poll. The top songs will then be played each day.
Lorelei McBroom will be appearing on this tour. Lorelei’s credentials are staggering; she toured with Pink Floyd on the “Momentary Lapse of Reason” and “Delicate Sound of Thunder” tours, appeared in the videos for “The Dogs of War,” “On The Turning Away” and the “Pink Floyd Live In Venice” TV broadcast. She also performed “The Great Gig in the Sky” with Pink Floyd, a song she will now perform with TAPFS.
- The band formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1988
|October 17, 2014||
In celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary, The Warhol is proud to present the world premiere of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films in partnership with The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. This new performance is comprised of 15 short Warhol films that have been recently digitized by MPC/Technicolor and have not yet been publically screened.
Five songwriter-composers, reflecting the generational trajectory and musical influence from post-Velvet Underground ‘70s through today have been selected to write and perform music live on stage. Performers include Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Dean Wareham, Eleanor Friedberger and Bradford Cox.
The films chosen are a combination of portraits and actualités featuring Superstars and luminaries such as, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Montez, Marisol, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, and Andy Warhol.
|October 21, 2014||
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris is the author Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. He was the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." His newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the NYT Bestseller Fiction List.
|October 23, 2014 to November 8, 2014||
SCarrie: The Musical is a unique spin on the 1978 film based on the best-selling Stephen King novel. Directed by Matt Morrow and done in the style of Bricolage’s Midnight Radio series, pig’s blood, dirty pillows and gender bending run amuck while “creepy Carrie” suffers all the more in this musical romp through high school!
|November 6, 2014||
WYEP and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are pleased to present Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, performing at the Byham Theater on Thursday, November 6th.
Tickets will be on sale TOMORROW at 10AM through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He is currently the front man for his own ensemble Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together, Trombone Shorty and the band have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated "Backatown," followed by "For True" in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, "Say That to This," was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.
Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO's Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year's Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert.
In 2012, he received the President's Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation. In collaboration with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Trombone Shorty Foundation donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.
|November 7, 2014||
hill house Association, in collaboration with st. Paul Cathedral (oakland), welcomes the world-renowned Boys and Girls Choir of harlem. After a five-year hiatus, the new Boys and Girls Choir is back and like the original choir is a musical, artistically inspired organization dedicated to providing inner-city youth opportunities to become disciplined, confident, motivated and successful Americans and to act as cultural ambassadors for great American art. America’s premier gospel group for over two decades, the choir has toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music—having performed for the pope, presidents and dignitaries worldwide. Much of the music originated from the tradition of African American sacred music, which has its roots in the African beats brought to the united states by slaves. the Boys and Girls Choir also performs music from many genres other than spiritual and gospel. Jazz, also originating from the African-American music tradition, comprises a large portion of the choir’s repertoire. they also perform classical choral works, pieces by modern-day composers and songs from popular music genres.
|December 3, 2014 to December 20, 2014||
PICT Classic Theatre Presents: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Adapted for the stage by Hugh Leonard)
A woman hell-bent on revenge on all men snares Pip, a kindhearted boy, in her wicked web, with the beautiful Estella as bait. Pip is stuck fast in Miss Havisham’s web of love and deceit–will he become a gentleman and win the love of Estella? Dickens’ classic novel has been adapted for stage with the best parts of Pip’s adventure. Like A Christmas Carol, this play brims with unusual characters–a perfect family entertainment to end the year.
***10a.m. student matinees on Tuesday, December 3rd and Tuesday December 16th--- 2p.m. matinee on Saturday December 20th includes an American Sign Language interpretation.