Category: Arts and Culture

Fuel Up. Redd Up. And Get Up for Homewood!

Fuel Up. Redd Up. And Get Up for Homewood!

Did you know that Homewood was voted “Favorite Neighborhood on the Course” by runners in the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon? It was number one because of the great community support on race day including their water station. For this year, Homewood will build up to the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon by holding a series of community focused events. These three events are a creative collaboration by six organizations in Pittsburgh including: Operation Better Block, GTECH Strategies, Repair the World, Whistle, Homegrown (a program of Phipps Conservatory) and Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon. You’re cordially invited to participate in any or all of them to help Homewood bring home the gold again!

Register Now for Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History Summer Camps

Register Now for Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History Summer Camps

Pittsburgh is blessed with a wealth of world-class museums. This summer, your child can take full advantage of the renowned permanent exhibitions like the Scaife Galleries and “Dinosaurs in Their Time” at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. The Carnegie Museums are offering a wide array of week-long half- and full-day camps for kids from preschool through high school from
June 13 to August 26.

Open House at The Clemente Museum April 1 & 2

Open House at The Clemente Museum April 1 & 2

The Clemente Museum will hold an Open House on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2. The 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.

Open Casting Call for Feature Film of August Wilson’s “Fences” Today

Open Casting Call for Feature Film of August Wilson’s “Fences” Today

“Fences” is the sixth play in August Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” and won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The cycle explores the African-American experience in the 20th century, including race relations. “Fences” takes place in the 1950’s in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and explores the interpersonal relationships of the Maxson family. It is now being made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Rose — repeating their roles from the 2010 Broadway production. Denzel Washington will also be producing and directing the film.

City to Host Bicentennial Incorporation Day Celebration Friday

City to Host Bicentennial Incorporation Day Celebration Friday

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 14, 2016) – The City of Pittsburgh and the Bicentennial Commission will host an Incorporation Day bicentennial celebration event on Friday, March 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the City-County Building.

Lead by Mayor William Peduto and Commission Chairman Andy Masich, the celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with the unveiling of the original Incorporation Charter on loan from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission in Harrisburg, Pa. Guest speakers will include Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Esther Bush and Riverlife CEO Vivien Li along with recognition of several elected officials in attendance. The 10 a.m. presentation will also feature musical performances from the CAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the Pittsburgh 200 Celebration Choir, directed by Rev. Deryck Tines, a birthday cake compliments of Eat’n Park, bottled water provided by PWSA and a Bicentennial singing of “Happy Birthday.”

Help Create a Dignity & Respect Ceramic Tile Quilt for the Center for Victims

Help Create a Dignity & Respect Ceramic Tile Quilt for the Center for Victims

Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Furthermore, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of (some form of) physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. The Dignity & Respect Council of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting an event to raise awareness of this domestic violence. On Saturday, March 5, they will host their third annual Ceramic Tile Quilt Event.

Support Local Artists at Soup N’at

Support Local Artists at Soup N’at

Soup N’at supports artists in the community one bowl of soup at a time. On Sunday, February 28th, you’re invited to join Union Project and New Sun Rising as they celebrate and support local artists, all while eating delicious bowls of soup prepared by local restaurants. Come out and break bread, enjoy entertainment, and vote for your favorite project to win seed funding from Soup N’at!

Recognizing Failure as the Crucial First Step to the Next Big Thing @ Failure:Lab Pgh

Recognizing Failure as the Crucial First Step to the Next Big Thing @ Failure:Lab Pgh

Failure:Labs have been conducted across the country. At them, you’ll find storytellers and entertainers recounting their most memorable brush with failure. During and between the performances at the Pittsburgh event Friday evening at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, audience members are encouraged to participate by sharing their own thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #FLPGH.

GlobalPittsburgh Seeks Local Families to Host University and Government Leaders

GlobalPittsburgh Seeks Local Families to Host University and Government Leaders

For over 50 years, GlobalPittsburgh has conducted programs that connect Pittsburgh with the world. Their membership activities and hosting programs help universities and English Language programs attract international students. Additionally, they are the U.S. State Department’s designated regional service provider for the International Visitor Leadership Program and other government-sponsored international exchange programs.

“Writing Away the Stigma” Free Writing Workshop

“Writing Away the Stigma” Free Writing Workshop

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. That’s 43.8 million adults in a given year. Yet the stigma of mental illness somehow remains, leading many to live with their condition in shame and silence. The “Writing Away the Stigma” program was started in 2013 to address this problem by giving people who suffer with mental illness the opportunity to write about how mental illness has affected their lives.