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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.

January 17, 2014

Ferdinand the Bull

Ferdinand the Bull hails from the University of Pittsburgh, where they formed this past November.  Armed with charismatic songs of youth, the band is as passionate as it is ambitious.

January 22, 2014

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND

The Travlin’ Man is at it again! Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band announced today they will hit the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, RIDE OUT, with their 2014 / 2015 RIDE OUT TOUR.

 

The tour will be Seger’s most extensive since 2006/2007 Face The Promise Tour and will give Seger & his Silver Bullet Band the opportunity to perform once more for fans across the US and Canada including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta, Pittsburgh Buffalo, Toronto, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Phoenix. 

 

January 23, 2014 to February 23, 2014

Company

When Company opened in 1970 it swept the Tony Awards and propelled the Broadway musical into a new era. Set in Manhattan, Company features five married couples, three single gales - and Bobby, the only eligible bachelor in the group. Through scenes and songs they celebrate and scrutinize married life and its alternatives. These hilarious, neurotic New Yorkers are ambiguous about their relationship, but the emotional impact of Sondheim's songs - such as "Being Alive," "The Ladies Who Lunch," and "Another Hundred People" - is crystal clear.

January 23, 2014

Lotus: The Gilded Age

January 25, 2014

WYEP's 40th Anniversary Open House

WYEP is inviting members, listeners and supporters to come out to the Community Broadcast Center on Saturday, January 25th for a morning full of 40 years of WYEP history! Get a tour of the LEED certified building, learn about the station's beginnings and check out some archival goodies! We highly encourage any visitors to bring WYEP pictures, memorabilia or fun stories to share with the crowd. 

Noon: a Live & Direct performance featuring Corey Harris (standing room only)

January 25, 2014 to February 2, 2014

Dark Sisters

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: MEDIA FRENZY PROMPTS SISTER-WIFE’S SELF-DISCOVERY New production! Our Resident Artists once again take lead roles in this very new opera by Nico Muhly. Inspired by the media attention around two famous raids on polygamist compounds, Dark Sisters follows one sister-wife who tries to escape her existence in a world where individual identity is forbidden.

January 25, 2014

True Blues: Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart

Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, and featuring renowned roots musician Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. The True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.

Both Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart were featured in Martin Scorcese’s “The Blues: A Musical Journey,” which followed Corey on a roots journey to West Africa. Alvin contributed, as well, to Wim Wenders’ ” The Soul Of a Man” and Denzel Washington’s “The Great Debaters.” Guy has often followed in the Thespian footsteps of his parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, most recently in the Broadway revival of “Finian’s Rainbow,” and earlier in “Mulebone” and “Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil.”

Blues is at the center of their artistry, and the blues takes center stage in True Blues, the concert.

January 30, 2014 to February 22, 2014

Quantum Theatre: Brahman/i

Brahman/i is part one of Aditi Brennan Kapil’s famed and award-winning DISPLACED HINDU GODS Trilogy. One might come to see ‘One-Hijra Stand-up Comedy’ (Hijra is Hindi for intersex, possessing both sexes, or in Kapil’s humorous language, ‘all-in-one’) but much more is delivered in the deeply witty routine: an eccentric mom who has intermixed her concepts of England and India’s colonial past; the knuckleheaded reactions of adolescent boys to someone impossible to categorize; a groovy aunt who seems to understand identity issues and suggests ancient temple bas-relief as instructional.  Brahman/i is fascinating company as s/he riffs about Asia (the continent) as a dysfunctional family, the war on science in Galileo's time, the creation of Stonehenge, the naming of Mount Everest and, best of all, a thumbnail "Mahabharata," complete with romantic subplots and action sequences.

And Brahman/i ultimately ISN’T one-hijra stand-up comedy.  It’s a play, with a second character, and dramatic action between them that reaches a touching and unexpected climax, after considerable hilarity.  Obviously about identity, the work is about much more, courage, certainly, and those deities, who peek out here and will appear more overtly in plays II and III of the trilogy.  Aditi would say: Indian deities dwell among us, trying to find their way.  May it always be thus.

January 30, 2014

William Fitzsimmons

w/Leif Vollebekk

January 30, 2014

John Gorka

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.

January 31, 2014

Screening of Blood Brother

Blood Brother—a documentary chronicling a Pittsburgh native’s travels through India and his life-changing interactions with HIV-positive orphans—will be screened at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Fri., Jan. 31 at 7:00 p.m. in Hicks Chapel Auditorium. The film won the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A $5 donation is suggested and all funds will benefit LIGHT (Living to Inspire Global Healing Today). Danny Yourd, the film’s producer and fellow Pittsburgher, will be available for questions during the screening.

 

January 31, 2014 to February 16, 2014

Madagascar

Quantum Theatre presents Madagascar, a haunting story of a mysterious disappearance that changes three lives forever. 

January 31 to February 16, 2014 

February 1, 2014

9th Annual "Pitts-burrrrgh" Drowned Hog Swim

The Pitts-burrrrgh Drowned Hogs are getting ready for the 9th annual plunge into the Chilly Mon to raise money and awareness for Circle C Youth and Family Services' work with at-risk kids in Pittsburgh... and to offer a little "meteorological assistance" to Punxsutawny Phil! You've GOT to know by now that:

"If the Drowned Hogs frolic in the Chilly Mon, Spring's arrival is almost won, but if they scream and run back out, Winter will be a six week bout!"

JOIN US! A Drowned Hog can be anyone with an adventurous spirit and a willingness to raise funds and take a quick dip for Circle C’s programs for kids! Got cold feet? It's OK! Support your favorite Drowned Hog's fundraising efforts here, then cheer them on at the river!

February 1, 2014

Compagnie Kafig

This innovative hip-hop ensemble has become an international phenomenon, touring the world with sold out performances and rave reviews. Inspired by an encounter with eleven young dancers from the shantytowns of Brazil, director and choreographer Mourad Merzouki created Correria and Agwa—two heart-stopping works that showcase a sensational combination of athletic samba, hip-hop and capoeira dance styles. The all-male company from Brazil exhibits theatrical intelligence and is gifted with irresistible personality and astonishing dancing. Bursting with fun, humor and vitality, this show is set to an energetic soundtrack of samba and bossa nova music.

February 1, 2014

Frenchmen on Penn - Water Seed

Music Night on Jupiter and the Pittsburgh Winery are proud to present "Frenchmen on Penn" an ongoing series featuring some of the finest musicians and acts New Orleans has to offer. 

What do you call a musical gumbo that recalls the ancestral strut and joie de vivre of the New Orleans’ Tremé, the drama and ecstasy of the church’s wailing floor, and the suited-up sophistication of jazz threaded with the party funk of Parliament? What do you name sounds that hail from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, and the red dirt South all at once? How do you label music that simultaneously evokes all of the uncontainable energies and passions exploding from so many disparate musical legacies? Here we call it Water Seed. 

February 7, 2014

Game Night and Seven Minute Dance Series

This informal performance event features some good old-fashioned schoolyard fun and games: Four-Square, backgammon, 3-D tic-tac-toe, vintage Atari games, darts and Connect Four and a whole host of new school games, too. Between games, enjoy seven minute performances of something.

February 8, 2014

Dreams of Hope: Absolute Sock Hop

Pittsburgh’s only arts--‐focused LGBTQA youth organization, Dreams of Hope, will host their annual fundraiser, Absolute Sock Hop, on February 8, 2014. Break out your poodle skirts and bobby socks and join us for an evening of food, libations, music, live performance, and dance. Be serenaded by Etta Cox and Friends, enjoy a performance by the Dreams of Hope Youth Performance Ensemble, and join in both live and silent auctions.

February 8, 2014

CSA Artist: Dan Wilcox

By 2030, NASA and commercial space companies will send humans to Mars, but it will only be a one-way trip. Would you go? Wilcox's Onward to Mars is a live, audio/visual astronautical rock opera that takes you on a figurative journey to Mars to discover the music of the Red planet. 

February 9, 2014

City Theater: The Mountaintop

January 18 - February 9, 2014 (Mainstage)

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.

February 13, 2014

The Duquesne University Tamburitzans

The longest running live stage show in America, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans is a non-profit organization composed solely of students who travel the country performing the songs, music and dance of Eastern Europe and neighboring countries. See the stage become a kaleidoscope of sight and sound with songs performed in many languages and dialects. The Tamburitzsns members come from all across the US, Canada and all the corners of the world and receive critical acclaim wherever they perform.

February 13, 2014 to March 2, 2014

A Steady Rain

Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny’s wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. 

Presented by Barebones Production the show will run from February 13th through March 2nd. 

 

February 14, 2014

A Mass Affair- French Kiss

The intriguing title reflects performances of the beautiful French Requiem Masses by Maurice Durufle and Gabriel Faure. 

February 15, 2014

Cupid's Undie Run - Pittsburgh, PA

Cupid's Undie Run is making its debut in Pittsburgh, PA!

This Valentine's Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile(ish) run in your bedroom-best on Valentine’s weekend. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. We raised over $1.3 Million in donations last year, so come join the fun and help us double it for 2014!

The party starts at 12:00pm, run time is 2:00pm , then back for more fun until 4:00pm . Arrive early and stay late... and feel free to remain pants-less the entire time! The party inside Buckhead's is for runners only, sorry spectators!

 

For spectators, you can line up along Station Square Dr. to watch, take pics and cheer on you favorite teams or individual runners. The run begins at 2:00pm.

 

February 17, 2014

The Districts with Pine Barons

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