Category: Arts and Culture

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans” with Rocky Bleier

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans” with Rocky Bleier

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Neighborhood Week” provides a chance to see their musicians out-and-about in the community with a week of end-of-summer concerts. The first in this series is a “Salute to Veterans” at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland on the evening of Monday, August 31st. This one-hour musical celebration of American service men and women is hosted by Rocky Bleier.

Sign Up for PedalPGH and Tour Our Beautiful Steel City by Bike!

Sign Up for PedalPGH and Tour Our Beautiful Steel City by Bike!

On Sunday, August 30th, you can join thousands of Pittsburghers touring the Steel City by bike–in all its unique splendor–at PedalPGH. For over 20 years, PedalPGH has been Western PA’s largest ride. This is not a race! It’s a casual, fun ride for Burghers of all ages and fitness levels to explore the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography of our scenic city. In addition to the scenery, it showcases Pittsburgh’s safe and bike-friendly streets.

City, County to Honor U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship Team Friday

City, County to Honor U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship Team Friday

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 12, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will honor the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in a celebration in Market Square on Friday, August 14.

Sunday’s “Manchester House + Garden Tour” Offers Much to Enjoy

Sunday’s “Manchester House + Garden Tour” Offers Much to Enjoy

Sunday, August 9th, will see the 2015 “Manchester House + Garden Tour.” This North Side neighborhood is an historic district where many are working hard at preserving its early nineteenth century-built Late Victorian-style buildings and early twentieth century architecture. The tour gives Pittsburghers a chance to see some of the city’s most beautiful and unique homes, and lovely gardens in a neighborhood of diverse people.

Hear Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Tomorrow!

Hear Girls Rock! Pittsburgh Tomorrow!

Girls Rock! Pittsburgh empowers girls of “all definitions, abilities and backgrounds.” They’ve built a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down through the making of music. Participants can play any kind of music they want. And while they do, they’re building their self-confidence, creative expression, independent thinking, and mutual respect and cooperation.

Statement By Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Elsie Hillman

Statement By Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Elsie Hillman

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today upon the death of Pittsburgh philanthropist Elsie Hillman:

“I am greatly saddened at the death of my friend and advisor Elsie Hillman. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband Henry and the whole Hillman family…

Statement By Mayor William Peduto On Closure of Downtown Macy’s

Statement By Mayor William Peduto On Closure of Downtown Macy’s

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today on the announcement by Macy’s Inc. that it is closing its Downtown store:

“This is a sad day for Pittsburgh, and for those who have spent their lives working, shopping and making memories here. Whether known as Macy’s or Kaufmann’s this store has been part of the fabric of our city for more than a century and losing it hurts, even as we remain hopeful about the site’s future…

Chizmo Charles Day

Chizmo Charles Day

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 9, 2015) Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh will hold events today in honor of late Pittsburgh bluesman Chizmo Charles.

City To Host USWNT World Cup Watch Party In Oakland Sunday

City To Host USWNT World Cup Watch Party In Oakland Sunday

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh will host a World Cup Watch Party at Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Sunday, July 5, to cheer on the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) as they take on Japan in the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup Final.

“We Rock Workshop” Final Show Tomorrow at Mr. Smalls

“We Rock Workshop” Final Show Tomorrow at Mr. Smalls

The “We Rock Workshop” is a residency program led by Liz Berlin of Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root. In its fifth year, it’s an intensive 18-week program that guides Allegheny County young adults (ages 14-22) who are involved with the Department of Human Services (including current and former foster youth) to open up through the arts by exploring the creation, production and performance of music and dance. The course culminates with the recording of original songs created by the participants and a final performance at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The final show is also fundraiser for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.