September 28, 2013

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Marie Chouinard creates dance conceived from primeval dreams— earthy and strong, yet shaped by irrepressible secrets and unseen dimensions in time. Selected to launch the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, the evening’s program will include Michaux Mouvements, inspired by a book of poetry and drawings by Belgian artist Henri Michaux, and the U.S. premiere of Gymnopedies, set to the glorious solo piano pieces of Eric Satie. In Michaux Mouvements, the dancers form a stunning silhouette to projections exuding a haunting sense that they, in the artist’s words, are connected to “the strangeness of natural things and the naturalness of strange things.”

September 29, 2013

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

w/Deap Valley

October 3, 2013

Christopher Mark Jones

Held in the acoustically-sound subterranean room at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Roots Cellar presents a unique and intimate atmosphere for an up-close experience with the best folk musicians the world has to offer.


October 5, 2013

Bike to Feed Families

In celebration of National Hunger Action Month in September, 91.3 WYEP is partnering with Bike to Feed FamiliesCarnegie Science Center and Dollar Bank to collect food donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as part of a Bike to Feed Families event.

Beginning Monday, September 9 and running through Friday, October 4, Carnegie Science Center will accept non-perishable food donations in their lobby area. Donations can be dropped off anytime during regular business hours between September 9 – October 4.

On Saturday, September 28th, Carnegie Science Center will offer a $2 off general admission discount to each person bringing a food donation the Carnegie Science Center on that day.

Suggested donations:
     High fiber cereal
     Canned Beans
     Canned Tuna & Salmon in Water
     Canned Vegetables
     Toilet Tissue
       No glass, please!  

On Saturday, October 5 at 10am, as part of Carnegie Science’s Center’s BIKES: Science on Two Wheels exhibit, community volunteers will bike all donations received at Carnegie Science Center 12.5 miles to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank’s Duquesne location.

All volunteer riders will receive a free admission voucher from the Carnegie Science Center as a thank you for your good deed. Riders must be present on Saturday, October 5th to qualify.

Ride Instructions:

Bring your panniers or attach your racks or trailers - volunteer bikers will load-up with items collected at the Science Center and will travel approximately 12.5 miles (mostly on trail, in a leisurely group pace good for beginners) to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne.

After unloading, riders will return together to the Carnegie Science Center. (for a total round trip of 25 miles)

October 5, 2013 to October 6, 2013

2013 Young Playwrights Festival

The festival will feature six one-act plays written by select middle and high school playwrights from Western Pennsylvania. The annual festival showcases professional productions of six winning scripts chosen from 200 Young Playwrights Contest submissions. Subjects tackled range from teen depression to consumerism, with poignant moments of nostalgia and flashback woven throughout. 

October 5, 2013

Circle C's Help Kids Lose the Blues 2013

Circle C exists to help children and families make choices that will improve their live. Support Circle C with the annual Help Kids Lose the Blues event. Enjoy Jimbo and the SoupBones with blues, soul & rock n' roll along with a cash bar, appetizers, Silent and Chinese Auctions and more! 

$20 in advance or $25 at the door 

October 10, 2013

Inspire Speakers Series

Green 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. Join us on the second Thursday of every month at Phipps

October speakers:
George Brandy Jr., the vice-president of Interface, a carpet design and manufacturing company, and a longstanding champion of sustainability!
Christine Mondor, an architect, educator, activist and eternal optimist regarding the power of design in shaping a sustainable government.

October 10, 2013

The Honey Dewdrops

Held in the acoustically-sound subterranean room at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Roots Cellar presents a unique and intimate atmosphere for an up-close experience with the best folk musicians the world has to offer.

October 10, 2013

Seth Walker

Oct 10th

Thunderbird Cafe



October 12, 2013 to November 3, 2013

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

City Theater presents the 2013 and 2014 Season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Vanya and his sister Sonia tolerate the mediocrity of their middle-aged lives in Bucks County, PA until their movie star sister Masha returns for a visit that shakes things up. With her boy toy Spike in tow, Masha incites a madcap family reunion complete with all the comic genius that only Christopher Durang (Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge) can deliver.

October 17, 2013

Hugh Laurie

October 17th

Carnegie Music Hall Homestead

7:30 pm

October 18, 2013 to October 19, 2013

Zimmermann & de Parrot

With a great deal of mischief but at the same time anger and depth, the duo Zimmermann & de Perrot present a disconcertingly original marriage of theatre, circus and dance. Supported by five circus artists and dancers, these two directors, who now enjoy dazzling success, have far exceeded all expectations in their new work. Poets as well as magicians, they keep a piece overflowing with humor regulated to the nearest millimeter. The stage design, which revolves on a horizontal axis, forces the performers into the most unlikely positions. All this is put at the service of a caustic story, which makes Hans was Heiri a work that has broken down barriers among the public to an extent rarely seen.

October 19, 2013

Nelson Illusions Smoke & Mystery Tour

What can your family do together this Halloween? Well, for the Nelson family, Halloween is every day of the year! This husband, wife and daughter illusionist team presents a mystical cabaret stage show that will more than put you in the trick-or-treat mood. 

The Nelsons' Smoke & Mystery Tour is tinged with the performers' trademark vaudeville style of performance while awing the audience with brilliantly modern, eye-popping feats that have sold out shows across the U.S. and beyond. We won't spoil the show for you, but among the many wonders of the night, expect to see a 4,000-pound industrial drill!

Performer Jeff Nelson stepped into his magical world of illusion at the age of five; come witness the experience of a lifetime of fantastical wonderment that is as much fun for your family as it is for his and thousands of others who have experienced Nelson Illusions Smoke & Mystery Tour!

October 19, 2013

Nelson's Illusions: Smoke & Mystery Tour

Enjoy the largest touring illusion show in the country, just in time for Halloween. This husband, wife and daughter team will bring a 22-foot Ferrari helicopter, a 4,000 pound drill and 12 more spectacular feats. This gritty show has a Sherlock Holmes feel, with top hats, corsets and coats. A replica of England's Big Ben clock and an antique map set the background for this fantastical odyssey in illusion. Costumes welcome! 

Tickets $12 

Phone or email for Tix and Info 
(215-949-1700 ext. 2950)

October 20, 2013

Defending the Caveman

August 1, 2013 - October 20, 2013

This hilarious and insightful comedy is the longest running solo play in Broadway history!

Whether you’re in a relationship or know someone in a relationship, Defending the Caveman is the show for you. "Caveman" will have both sexes roaring with laughter and nudging each other affectionately as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. No topic is untouched as this one-man tour-de-force tackles contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and even the erogenous zone!

Adult content.

October 25, 2013

Umphrey's Mcgee

w/The London Souls

October 26, 2013

The Nighthawks

October 26th


October 26, 2013

Walk and Roll for GBS-CIDP Foundation

Funds raised through the walk and roll will help to achieve the foundation's vision that every person afflicted with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) or variants has convenient access to early and accurate diagnosis, affordable treatments and dependable support services.

October 26, 2013 to October 29, 2013

ReelAbilities: Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival

Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum and FISA Foundation are proud to present the 1st Annual, Reel-Abilities Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival

October 26, 2013

ReelAbilities Film Festival

JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum and FISA Foundation  will co-present the 1st  Pittsburgh ReelAbilities Film Festival, which showcases films about the lives, stories, and artistic expression of people with different disabilities. 

The Festival kicks off on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and will continue through Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Human Engineering Resource Laboratory at Bakery Square, Rodef Shalom Congregation and the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh campus. All venues have been chosen for their accessibility. 

Seven films have been selected for their quality, diversity and for challenging perceptions about the lives of people with disabilities in thought-provoking ways. The films feature actors with a broad range of disabilities (intellectual, sensory, physical and mental health) and touch on universal themes of community, family, love, search for meaning, and interdependence as well as the unique experience of living with a disability. The films include both documentaries and narratives from a variety of countries, and each film will be accompanied by tailored supplemental programming, including speakers, panel discussions, and art installations. 

October 26, 2013

Vieux Farka Toure

The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society is proud to present the Vieux Farka Toure: A bluesy singer-guitarist from Mali -- who has been called "The Hendrix of the Sahara" -- is the son of legendary Ali Farka and protege of Ry Cooder. 

October 26, 2013 to October 27, 2013

Bach Choir Presents Monster Mass

Rounding out this program is the a cappella Mass in G Minor by William Byrd. These performances will take place on October 26 & 27, 2013 – the weekend prior to Halloween. Guests are invited to attend in costume.

October 28, 2013

PICT Plays with Mystery and Mayhem: Annual Gala

Enjoy delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvre, dinner, the company of PICT Theatre actors and directors. At our after party, dance to music spun by a D.J., dine on a late-night sweet and salty buffet and celebrate theatre through an award given to the supporter that attends in the best Sherlock Holmes themed costume.

The event has three phases:

The Award Reception features two inaugural awards, the Anne D. Mullaney Inspiration Award, and the Chosky-Rauh Theatre Award. Guests will enjoy sparkling wine, cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvre, as well as an opportunity to peruse the silent auction items;

The Dinner Party features a seated dinner and strolling dessert in the company of PICT actors and directors and, throughout the evening, the opportunity to support PICT by purchasing both Silent and Live Auction packages donated by PICT Theatre supporters.

The Dance Party at which guests will dance to the modern sounds of a D.J. and enjoy a late-night sweet and salty buffet.  At the Dance Party, a cash award will be given to the person wearing the best Sherlock Holmes themed costume.

Event dress is cocktail attire or costume, with a Sherlock Holmes theme.  To assist our guests with their costumes, PICT Theatre has partnered with Costume World to provide high-quality costumes for those that would like to take part in this way.

November 1, 2013

Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle CD Release

Held in the acoustically-sound subterranean room at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Roots Cellar presents a unique and intimate atmosphere for an up-close experience with the best folk musicians the world has to offer.

November 1, 2013 to November 23, 2013

The Phoenix – A Theatre Company Presents Blue/Orange

Blue/Orange is a caustically funny play about race and the mental health system. In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator—a story that seems unnervingly plausible. What begins as a battle of wills between a young idealistic doctor and his jaded superior over the appropriate course of treatment for his patient, eventually turns into something altogether different. The three character play will be performed by well-known actors, David Whalen and Sam Tsoutsouvas and newcomer, Rico Parker with Andrew S. Paul, directing and Mark Clayton Southers, producing.