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November 17, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival

The 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs November 8 – 23. Celebrating 32 years, it is the oldest and largest film festival in the region. This year sees a substantial expansion of films with an added venue. The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more. The venues are the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, the Regent Square Theater and Waterworks Cinemas.

Sunday's Films: 

  • The Nightingale presents: Chicago Loves Pittsburgh, at 12 p.m.
  • Cousin Jules, at 1:30 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • Sal, at 2 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • Lasting, at 3:15 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, at 3:45 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • Morning Star, at 4:30 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • Kenneth Love presents, at 5:30 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • Go Down Death, at 5:30 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • S#x Acts, at 7 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • The Search for Emak Bakia, aat 8 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • Watchtower, at 8 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 

November 18, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival

The 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs November 8 – 23. Celebrating 32 years, it is the oldest and largest film festival in the region. This year sees a substantial expansion of films with an added venue. The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more. The venues are the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, the Regent Square Theater and Waterworks Cinemas.

Monday's Films: 

  • Braddock, America, at 7 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • Lasting, at 8 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • The Last Time I Saw Macao, at 9:15 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 

November 19, 2013

Yelp Helps!

Join Yelp Pittsburgh and The Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O'Reilly Theater on Monday, November 19 from 6:00pm-9:00pm for a very special YELP HELPS event.

This fun night out--with music, complimentary spirits and light bites, plus a special Town Hall series presented by the PPT. The second event of The Town Hall Project, "Doing Good" celebrates the spirit of volunteerism in the Pittsburgh community. The panel will start at 7pm, with a discussion moderated by KDKA-TV's Lynn Hayes-Freeland.

Featured Speakers:
*Heather Starr Fiedler, creator of "Play It Forward, Pittsburgh", a social media driven toy drive for families in need
*Kristen Holloway, founder of Operation: Troop Appreciation which collects and ships care packages for troops    serving overseas
*Thomas Hughes, volunteer board member from Assemble, a community space for arts and technology. 
*Mac Howison, Program Officer for Catalytic Funding from The Sprout Fund, an organization supporting innovative ideas and activities to enrich the Pittsburgh region.

Featured Non-Profits:
Animal Rescue League
Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
Dress For Success
Who's Your Brother
Pittsburgh CLO
East End Cooperative Ministry
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
American Liver Foundation
National Ovarian Cancer Society
Strong Women, Strong Girls
Gay 4 Good
Family House
Attack Theatre
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pittsburgh CLO
Toonseum
WYEP/WESA
Mattress Factory
Heinz History Center
Gilda's Club
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Eats:
Elbow Room
1947 Tavern
Kaleidoscope Cafe
Burgatory
Om Nom Bake Shop
Franktuary
Oh My Grill

Drinks:
Wigle Whiskey
Great Lakes Brewery
Honest Tea
Fuze

November 19, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival

The 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs November 8 – 23. Celebrating 32 years, it is the oldest and largest film festival in the region. This year sees a substantial expansion of films with an added venue. The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more. The venues are the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, the Regent Square Theater and Waterworks Cinemas.

Tuesday's Films: 

  • Morning Star, at 7 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • In Bloom, at 7 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • Duane Michals: The Man Who Invented Himself, at 7:30 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • Nothing But a Man, at 9:15 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • Watchtower, at 9:15 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room

November 20, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival

The 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs November 8 – 23. Celebrating 32 years, it is the oldest and largest film festival in the region. This year sees a substantial expansion of films with an added venue. The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more. The venues are the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, the Regent Square Theater and Waterworks Cinemas.

Wednesday's Films: 

  • Idle Threat, at 7 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • Cousin Jules, at 7 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • I Used To Be Darker, at 8 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • Papusza, at 9:15 p.m. -- Regent Sqaure Theater 
  • The Visitor, at 9:15 p.m. -- Harris Theater 

November 21, 2013

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Festival in Black & White

This seasonal edition of our signature one-act theatre festival is a holiday treat. We pair black directors wtih white playwrights, and white directors with black playwrights. There are two programs of one-act plays, ticketed separately. Help us celebrate the festival's tenth year! 

November 21, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival

The 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs November 8 – 23. Celebrating 32 years, it is the oldest and largest film festival in the region. This year sees a substantial expansion of films with an added venue. The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more. The venues are the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, the Regent Square Theater and Waterworks Cinemas.

Thursday's Films: 

  • Hey Bartender, at 7 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • House With a Turret, at 7 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • I Used To Be Darker, at 7 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • jORGONEson presents..., at 7:30 p.m. 
  • The Last Time I Saw Macao, at 9 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • S#x Acts, at 9 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • Il Futuro, at 9:15 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 

November 22, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival

The 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs November 8 – 23. Celebrating 32 years, it is the oldest and largest film festival in the region. This year sees a substantial expansion of films with an added venue. The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more. The venues are the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, the Regent Square Theater and Waterworks Cinemas.

Friday's Films: 

  • Papusza, at 7 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • The Visitor, at 7 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • Competitive Shorts Program 2013, at 7:30 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • Zero Charisma, at 9:15 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • House With a Turret, at 9:45 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 

November 22, 2013

RAWards Semi-Finals

RAW Artists in Pittsburgh will be competing for the top spot and a chance to win RAWards Artist of the Year!

RAW:natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in over 60 artistic communities across the United States, Australia, Canada and the U.K. through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

November 23, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival

The 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival, presented by Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank, runs November 8 – 23. Celebrating 32 years, it is the oldest and largest film festival in the region. This year sees a substantial expansion of films with an added venue. The 2013 Film Festival presents approximately 80 films – independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, a sidebar of Polish films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more. The venues are the Harris Theater, the Melwood Screening Room, the Regent Square Theater and Waterworks Cinemas.

Saturday's Films: 

  • Il Futuro, at 1 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • Zero Charisma, at 2 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • Competitive Shorts Program 2013, at 2:30 p.m. -- Melwood Screening Room 
  • The General, at 4 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 
  • Sal, at 4 p.m. -- Harris Theater 
  • He Who Gets Slapped, at 8 p.m. -- Regent Square Theater 

November 23, 2013

Music of Danny Elfman from the movies of Tim Burton with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

This brand new orchestra event features Danny Elfman's famous film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra, and enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Tim Burton's original film sketches, drawings and story boards. Celebrating the nearly three decade-long partnership of two of Hollywood's top creators, this event features films from a fascinating back catalogue of classics such as Beetlejuice, Batman & Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland, this concert explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that it has in filmmaking.

November 28, 2013

WYEP Holiday Programming: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Schedule on WYEP

 

6am       Willie Nelson Special: To All The Girls (featuring Willie doing duets with female singers)

7am       Rosanne Cash: The List

8am       Dave Matthews Band: Away From The World

9am       American Originals: Lou Reed

10am     American Originals: Hank Williams

11am     Thanksgiving Mix with Rosemary Welsch: Featuring seasonal and autumnal songs, and the classic, Alice’s Restaurant (11a-2pm)

2pm       Third Coast International Audio Festival 

4pm       Willie Nelson Special: To All The Girls (featuring Willie doing duets with female singers)

5pm       Bob Marley: Live Forever (Hour long special on Bob Marley and The Wailers' final concert recorded in Pittsburgh)

6pm       World Café

8pm       The Block Party: Hosted by Barb Steinberg (8-11pm)

11pm     Arcade Fire live concert: Recorded in Los Angeles on Oct 28th

December 2, 2013

MGMT

December 6, 2013 to December 7, 2013

Holiday Unwrapped

Set to the sounds of classical, jazz, and klezmer music, this rambunctious and witty dance performance takes families on a fantastical journey where socks become ice skates, empty packages become turntables, and the dinner table has a life of its own. Holiday Unwrapped is the perfect way to welcome in the season, with a message that it’s better to dance with the box on your head than to fret over what’s inside. 

December 7, 2013

Handmade Arcade 2013

Celebrate a Decade of DIY with Handmade Arcade - Pittsburgh's first and largest independent craft fair. The annual Handmade Arcade was created ten years ago to give grassroots, independent crafters an opportunity to show and sell their wares, and to provide an alternative to traditional craft and art fairs. 

December 12, 2013

GBA Inspire Speaker 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
Conservatory. 

December Speakers: 

At December’s Inspire Speakers Series lecture, Jim Hartzfeld will help audience members identify their big WHY. Jim is a pioneer in the sustainability industry, having worked with legendary Ray Anderson at Interface – one of the first U.S. companies to full integrate sustainability into its culture.  Jim offers a successful example of true leadership and a “do-it-yourself” attitude towards making real change happen.

Jim will be joined by visionary national icon and Pittsburgh native Bill Strickland! Bill is president & CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) and Bidwell Training Center (BTC).  The corporation, which is being replicated throughout the country, has become a national example of culture, education, and hope.

While Bill is a sought-after speaker across the nation, he rarely makes local appearances - so this is a special and much-anticipated chance for community members to hear him speak about how they can make their community – and his – healthier and more equitable.

 

December 12, 2013

WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam!

This year, WYEP will be celebrating the holiday spirit at Stage AE on Thursday, December 12th with a slew of local musicans playing classic holiday tunes. We will be serving up the holiday cheer at our featured cookie table as we attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for Biggest Cookie Table!

This year, we are excited to announce a partnership with local non-profit organization Jeremiah's Place. Jeremiah's Place is dedicated to advocating for the well-being of young children during times of family emergencies. By providing safe care for the child and connecting struggling families to established resources, Jeremiah's Place betters Pittsburgh by educating families and providing protective care for those in need while also giving a voice to child abuse prevention. 

In joining their mission to provide comfort to children in need, we are inviting guests to bring new, unused pajamas for children ages 0-6 to Stage AE the night of the Holiday Hootenanny. Those who bring pajamas will be given a WYEP Music Sampler CD, as a way of thanking them for helping this amazing organization!

Join 91.3fm WYEP this holiday season for a party that will warm your heart as we jam out at Stage AE and support local non-profit Jeremiah's Place! 

Musicians performing include:

Neighbours
Joy Ike
Billy Price
Chet Vincent & Molly Alphabet

Josh Verbanets (Meeting of Important People)
Morgan Stewart (Sleep Experiments)
Casey Hanner (Donora)
Tamar Kamin (The Van Allen Belt)
Morgan Stewart (Sleep Experiments)
....and many more (and a few suprises!)

December 12, 2013

Christine Lavin and Bonsai Trio

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.

December 13, 2013

Act 2: A Celebration of Second Chances

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania is proud to present Act 2: A Celebration of Second Chances. 

Benefits the agency's Helping Hand Fund which provides emergency support for consumers after all other sources of funds have been exhausted. For ticket and sponsorship information please go to https://secure.etransfer.com/FSWP/ActII.cfm 

Special Guest Speaker: Grant Korgan, an avid snowmobiler, skier, world-class kayaker, adventurer, nano-mechanics professional and husband. On March 5, 2010, while snowmobiling in the Sierra backcountry, the Lake Tahoe native fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of activities.

December 14, 2013

Creative.Life.Support's Womens' Revival Showcase

Creative.Life.Support Revival Series presents:

Women’s Revival Showcase

Featuring Liz Berlin of Rusted Root with special guests

Von Grey, Jasmine Tate, Kiersten Kelly, and more to be announced

 

            When:                      Saturday December 14th, 6:00PM

 

            Where:                     Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave

                                             Millvale, PA 15209 

           

            Cost:                      Over 21: Free                Under 21: $2.00

 

EVENT OVERVIEW:

Mr. Smalls Theatre will be hosting some of the most talented female artists in the Pittsburgh area on Saturday December 14th.  This is a fantastic opportunity for fans and artists to explore and support the active movement of female performers throughout our city. 

 

  • Headlined by Liz Berlin of multi-platinum band Rusted Root and Drowning Clowns, this concert will feature a wide assortment of local female talent in Pittsburgh. 
  • Atlanta-based Von Grey, fresh off of a two-week tour with Rusted Root, consists four multi-instrumentalist prodigy sisters aged 14 to 18, with family roots in Pittsburgh.
  • Jasmine Tate, is a neo-soul indie artist with inspiring songs to encourage her generation to love, think, and move more deeply.
  • Born without a right forearm, guitarist/singer/songwriter Kiersten Kelly, a Pittsburgh native turned internet-viral sensation is the personification of talent and determination.

 

Join us as we celebrate a few of the diverse female artists that inspire and drive the Pittsburgh music scene.

 

Creative.Life.Support Revival SeriesThe “2013 Revival Series” is a revolutionary model of local showcases where admission is free for over 21 ($2 for under 21). Each band will be distributing free tickets and are paid according to how many of their tickets are redeemed at the door.

 

Because in our perfect world:  Shows are free, people show up,

bands get paid & local music reigns supreme!

 

Creative.Life.Support is the non-profit offshoot of the Mr. Smalls family. It includes a record label, multiple music programs, a documentary movie in the works, and a college internship program. The main goal of Creative.Life.Support is to raise awareness about local talent, promote creativity and provide opportunities that musicians, artists, and athletes need to achieve their personal ambitions.

December 31, 2013

20th Annual First NIght

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is an arts-focused and family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.  It is the largest single-day celebration in the region offering around 150 events at nearly 50 indoor and outdoor locations within the 14-block Cultural District.

The celebration offers something for everyone. 

  • The Future of Pittsburgh Grand Finale (just before midnight)
    • Countdown to Midnight
    • Raising of The Future of Pittsburgh Ball
    • Spectacular Zambelli Fireworks Display
  • Kick-Off Celebration (6pm)
    • Dollar Bank Children’s Fireworks
    • Performance on the Dollar Bank Stage
  • Highmark First Night Pittsburgh Parade (8pm)
    • Featuring giant puppets, art cars, and more
    • Marches through the Cultural District
  • Live Music (ongoing)
    • Headline concert event on the Highmark Stage
    • Local and regional musicians in theaters and on outdoor stages
  • Theater & Dance (ongoing)
    • Indoor theater attractions
    • Celebrated local and national performers
  • Comedy (ongoing)
    • Indoor comedy club
    • Family-friendly
  • Visual Art (ongoing)
    • Annual New Year’s Resolution Sculpture
    • Gallery exhibitions and window displays throughout Cultural District
  • Variety Acts (ongoing)
    • Fire and Ice Plaza
    • Magic – in theaters and on the street
  • Children’s Activities (ongoing)
    • Family Tent outdoors
    • Decoration Stations indoors

January 10, 2014

Dailey & Vincent

January 15, 2014 to January 19, 2014

Corningworks 2014 Glue Factory Project: "The Recipes Our Mothers Gave Us"

Created & performed by Maria Cheng, Beth Corning 
& Francoise Fournier
Lighting by Iain Court, & special music composed by Mary Ellen Childs

3 seasoned performers …
An Asian, an American, and a French/Swede explore societal stories that season one's life.  
The lines we were fed, the words we imbibed, the recipes tried... RECIPES for success, for failure, for nutrition, for starvation — the world intrudes, the ingredients reinterpreted! 

A complimentary “TASTING EVENT” will follow each performance hosted by a local guest celebrity chef --

Wed 7pm
performance followed by an ARTIST CONVERSATION led by Post Gazette Columnist TONY NORMAN
GUEST CHEF Jamilka Borges & CHEF Sarah Thomas BAR MARCO

Thurs  Fri  Sat 8pm
THURS: GUEST CHEF David Russo – International Culinary School 
FRI: GUEST CHEF Michael Chen – Tamari Restaurants
SAT: GUEST CHEF Chaz – The Culinary Artist

Sun 2pm
PAY-WHAT-YOU CAN ADMISSION (available only at the door)
GUEST CHEFS Roger Levine & Brittany Kerr – International Culinary School

January 15, 2014 to February 9, 2014

The Mountaintop

Pittsburgh City Presents the 2013/2014 Season with The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. 

Flash back to April 3, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee. Enter room 306 of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent the last night of his life. In this daring reimagining of history, a visit from an enigmatic, young maid unveils the humanity and vulnerability of America’s larger-than-life icon.

January 16, 2014

GBA 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. 

January Speakers: 

Known as the “father of place-based education,” David Sobel will enlighten January’s Inspire Speakers Series’ audience about educational biodiversity.  This well-known author and consultant will explain how place-based education is a response to the alienation of schools from community and the decoupling of schools from historic sites, local landscapes, and farms.  David will describe his approach to place-based education and how it should mimic the format of a farmer’s market: drawing on the resources and diversity of the local community. 

Local Speaker:  Jane Werner

How does this topic relate to Western Pennsylvania?  Jane Werner, executive director of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, will help make the local connection.  The award-winning, LEED-certified museum delights and inspires children through “real stuff” experiences for play and learning.  Named one of the nation’s top ten children’s museums by Parents Magazine in 2011, it offers a great regional example of where kids can find “place-based learning” in their own backyard.

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