Category: Arts and Culture

City, Penguins to Host Playoff Watch Parties for Round 1 Home Games

City, Penguins to Host Playoff Watch Parties for Round 1 Home Games

Penguins Playoff Big Screen to be in Market Square and PPG Place Next Week

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 16, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host watch parties for all Penguins home playoff games in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Nominate Extraordinary Pittsburghers for the “Celebration of Champions”

Nominate Extraordinary Pittsburghers for the “Celebration of Champions”

Pittsburgh has been known as the “City of Champions” for decades. Now, you have the opportunity to nominate Pittsburghers who exemplify “remarkable leadership, inspiring community achievement and extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit.” Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square has developed this “Celebration of Champions” awards program to recognize influential leaders and support deserving nonprofits in the Pittsburgh region.

For Gender Wage Equality: <100 Pop-up Shop and “The Great Debate”

For Gender Wage Equality: <100 Pop-up Shop and “The Great Debate”

While the country witnessed a very powerful woman announcing her candidacy for President today, overall women make only $.78 for every $1 made by men. In Pennsylvania, it’s just $.76. Dig a little deeper, and the numbers are even worse: Black women in the U.S. make just $.64 and Latina women make $.54. This year, in lieu of their regular Equal Pay Day Rally, the Women and Girls Foundation is supporting two innovative programs: <100 Pop-up Shop and “The Great Debate.”

Open House at The Clemente Museum on Sunday & Monday

Open House at The Clemente Museum on Sunday & Monday

On Monday, April 13, the Pittsburgh Pirates will host their Home Opener against the Detroit Tigers. In honor of that, The Clemente Museum is holding an Open House for the public on Sunday, April 12 and Monday, April 13. The Clemente Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of “The Great One.” Roberto Clemente’s sports achievements–in his 18-year career, he received every possible award given in Major League Baseball–his personal life, and his humanitarian efforts are celebrated in the world’s largest exhibited collection of Clemente photographs and artifacts.

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Day” with Free Admission at the Children’s Museum!

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Day” with Free Admission at the Children’s Museum!

Fred Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 and each year the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh celebrates his birthday by holding a “Mister Rogers’ Day.” This year, the event falls on this Friday and there will be free admission all day (one adult must accompany every five children). The museum has honored Pittsburgh’s icon since 1998 with a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit and in 2011 refurbished many of the components of the exhibit and integrated them throughout the museum. You can find the Neighborhood Trolley in the Garage, King Friday’s Castle in the Theater, and Mister Rogers’ Sweater and Sneakers located in MAKESHOP and the Attic.

“Cocktails & Conservation” Fundraiser for Maxo Vanka’s Millvale Murals Hosted by David Conrad

“Cocktails & Conservation” Fundraiser for Maxo Vanka’s Millvale Murals Hosted by David Conrad

This region is blessed with a wealth of opportunities to see great art: the Warhol, the Carnegie, Mattress Factory, St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, etc. If your not familiar with the latter, it’s home to 22 hauntingly beautiful murals created by Maksimilijan “Maxo” Vanka who immigrated to this country from Croatia and painted the murals in 1937 and 1941. The murals depict the immigrant experience of his countrymen as they fled their war-torn land and became part of the labor force in this region. Vanka was a pacifist and many of the murals reflect his thoughts on war and social injustice.

Mayor Thanks Contributors for “Undercover Boss,” Statement on VisitPittsburgh Funding & Letter from Ed Chadwick

Mayor Thanks Contributors for “Undercover Boss,” Statement on VisitPittsburgh Funding & Letter from Ed Chadwick

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today released the names of core Pittsburgh stakeholders that have generously provided funding to support “Undercover Boss.” The show aired Dec. 21, 2014, and further enhanced the city’s reputation among millions of viewers worldwide.

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 19, 2015) Mayor William Peduto’s schedule today focuses on honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, along with Pittsburgh children citywide.

Trade Institute of Pittsburgh: Restoring August Wilson’s Childhood Home and People’s Lives

Trade Institute of Pittsburgh: Restoring August Wilson’s Childhood Home and People’s Lives

August Wilson’s boyhood home has been in the news. It had fallen into disrepair over the years but it will be getting a new life as a community arts space including “work and gallery space for artists, living space for a visiting artist and incorporating neighboring vacant lots to host outside events and parking spaces.” August Wilson’s ten-play cycle is celebrated worldwide and won two Pulitzer prizes for best drama–the plays focus on the lives of African Americans in the Hill District where Wilson grew up. His boyhood home is not only a Pittsburgh landmark–it’s also on the National Registry of historic landmarks.

What Will Pittsburghers Be Watching This Sunday Night? Mayor Peduto Starring on “Undercover Boss”!

What Will Pittsburghers Be Watching This Sunday Night? Mayor Peduto Starring on “Undercover Boss”!

Who’s the boss this Sunday night? It won’t be Mayor Bill Peduto on your TV set. That’s because he’ll be featured on the CBS Emmy-winning show “Undercover Boss.” The show takes a company owner or upper-level executive and disguises them so that they can become a “new hire” and experience firsthand what’s really happening among the rank-and-file workers. Typically, they take on physically strenuous job positions (which is where the fun comes in) and outstanding workers are rewarding by the show’s end.