September 6, 2014

10th Annual Free Jazz Poetry Concert "Global English"

City of Asylum Pittsburgh presents its 10th Annual Jazz Poetry Concert on September 6, 2014, from 7:45 – 9:45. To celebrate their tenth year, City of Asylum has invited back favorite performers—based on audience surveys—from the first nine years. Except for performing at Jazz Poetry Concert, none have ever performed in Pittsburgh before. For the first time, City of Asylum has invited only English-language poets, in order to showcase how English sounds and is transformed as a global language.

Performers include:

- Oliver Lake Big Band (first appearance 2010)

- Kei Miller (Jamaica, 2007)

- Gerald Stern (U.S./Pittsburgh, 2008)

- TJ Dema (Botswana, 2012)

- Plus special guest, Ali Cobby Eckermann (Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Australia)

September 10, 2014

Pittsburgh's 6th Annual Glue Factory Project-PARALLEL LIVES

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, September 10 – 14, 2014.  

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 11, 2014

$5K Rum: A Rum-Tasting Party

Experience one of the best-kept secrets of Pittsburgh – Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery and the amazing rum cocktails they concoct – while helping a great cause.

Gather a group of friends for an evening of great music, light bites, fun prizes, delicious rum-tasting, and a special guest appearance by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Honorable William Peduto.

Guests' participation will help raise $5,000 for a hospital in Haiti started by a native Pittsburgher, Larry Mellon.

With $5,000, HAS can:

  • Pay the salary of a nurse for a year
  • Fund a week’s worth of materials and medical supplies for surgery
  • Pay the salary of an electrician, plumber, or generator operator for 15 months

Registration fee: $50/person ($25 tax-deductible) Includes two rum punch cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and rum-tasting.


Proceeds benefit Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS). All are welcome – from seasoned connoisseurs of spirits to spectators who love to toast to a worthy cause. Taste three rums, including fine Haitian sipping rum and rums made right here in Pittsburgh.

September 12, 2014

Mustered Courage

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Mustered Courage bridge the gap between traditional bluegrass and modern roots music. The quartet – consisting of three Aussies and a Texas expat – has risen to the top of Australia’s folk and roots scene on the strength of their energetic live shows and an eponymous debut album that won them a string of glowing reviews, loads of national radio support, an endorsement from Seal, and a trophy at the 2012 MusicOz Awards. 

September 14, 2014

Mother Earth News Fair

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.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

September 16, 2014

Music at Rodef Shalom - Pittsburgh Chamber Players

This free show will feature classical music performances from Pittsburgh Chamber Players. Featured performers include Noah Bendix-Balgley, Mikhail Istomin, Lorna McGhee, Marylene Gingras-Roy, Rom Samuels, Eugene Sirotkine, Jennifer Orchard, and David Stock. 

There will be a reception following the concert to meet and greet the musicians. 

September 18, 2014

Dia de los Muertos

A celebration of life supporting Global Links, please join us for an evening of food, cocktails, art & entertainment celebrating the traditions of this mexican holiday. Extravagant costumes are recommended.

September 19, 2014

George Porter Jr. and Runnin' Pardners

ew bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr.Porter is the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin' Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene.


September 20, 2014

12th Annual Tour the Montour Trail Ride

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.)

  • Riders registered before September 5th are guaranteed a T-shirt. After September 5th, T-shirts will not be guaranteed, so be sure to Register Early!
  • SAG Support will be available for mechanical or physical problems. Trail marshals will also be patrolling the course for safety.
  • Bike services will be provided at the start. This service is for emergency repairs only. Both you and your bike should be in good shape.
  • Turnaround points will be marked along the course with light refreshments.
  • The trail will remain open to the public for the ride. Proper trail etiquette is appreciated from all participants.

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

56th Ligonier Highland Games

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 20, 2014

Beatlemania Magic

Where were you on February 9, 1964? If you were like most of America that Sunday evening, you were in front of a television set tuned to the Ed Sullivan Show to see the sensational new group from Liverpool, England, The Beatles. Now 50 years later, Beatlemania Magic will take you right back to those days with a program of the Beatle’s greatest songs, from the Ed Sullivan Show to Sargent Pepper and Abbey Road. If you missed seeing Beatlemania Magic the last time they appeared at the Succop, you don’t want to miss them again!

September 23, 2014

Greensky Bluegrass, with Swear and Shake

The five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic stringband Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components – tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record. You must be 17 years or older to attend this event. 

September 24, 2014

RADical Days: PNC Park Tour

Come take a free tour of PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tours take place on the hour with the last tour starting at 2 p.m. The tour begins at the Federal Street entrance of the stadium by the Willie Stargell Statue. 

September 24, 2014

Chris Trapper

Chris Trapper’s music can best be described as lyrically driven roots–pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra–ordinary characters.With four CD releases and several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox Twenty – The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. 


September 25, 2014

RADical Days: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Children in grades 6-12 are invited to the library for a hands-on digital workshop. Registration is now open at carnegielibrary.org or by phone at (412) 921-1717. Admission to this event is free.

September 26, 2014

RADical Days:Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 10th Anniversary Gallery Crawl

The Gallery Crawl is a free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. This particular crawl will celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Gallery Crawl.  Patrons may start at any location throughout the crawl and admission is free. 


September 26, 2014

Art on Fire

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

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Doors open at 7pm

September 26, 2014

WYEP's Final Fridays: The Nox Boys and Saintseneca

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: 

The Nox Boys  

Performance Begins at 7 p.m.


Performance Begins at 8:15 p.m.

September 27, 2014

RADical Days: Society for Contemporary Craft

Take a trip to the Strip District to try your hand at ceramics at Contemporary Craft. Take home art activities will be available for aspiring artists of all ages. This event is free of charge. 

September 27, 2014

RADical Days:Hartwood Acres Hay Day and Allegheny Green Festival

Hartwood Acres Hay Day offers fall fun for the whole family. Get into the fall spirit with hay rides, a hay maze, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses and much more. There are fun activities for every member of the family. 

September 27, 2014

5th Annual Harvest Moon Wine Festival

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. 

Western Pennsylvania wines will be featured along with live jazz, fresh prepared local food grown in Millvale and great wine from our friends and partners. Wine, merchandise and other sundries are offered by various vendors on a pay-per-item basis.

Special gift if you bike or kayak to the event.

Monies raised will help the Nonprofit Millvale Borough Development Corporation stabilize, revitalize and rejuvenate Millvale’s neighborhoods, through the development of housing, and businesses.

September 27, 2014

Matisyahu with Radical Something

September 27, 2014

Afghan Whigs with Joseph Arthur

September 28, 2014

RADical Days: The Felicia Lynn Band

Come to the Shaler North Hills Library to hear country rock singer Felicia Lynn in concert. This event is open to the public and free of charge.