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Join the Washington Symphony Orchestra for a great kick-off to the holiday season! Hear familiar selections for Christmas and the upcoming holidays and enjoy a combined All Star Choir of high schoolers from Washington County as they sing with the WSO! A great family event!
The 56th Carnegie International, scheduled to open at Carnegie Museum of Art in October 2013, will be organized by co-curators Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski. This is the first time in the International’s history that a curatorial team of three people will lead the exhibition.Initiated by Andrew Carnegie in 1896 in Pittsburgh, and presented every three to five years at Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie International is among the leading exhibitions of contemporary art wor... More Details
Robert Morris University ~ Island Sports Center'sMagical Christmas Express Ice Skating ShowDecember 8, from 1 - 4 PMTake a Magical Train Ride on the RMU Island Sports Center's Magical Express as we travel to far-off lands to discover the magic of Christmas and "To Believe!" Skating performances showcasing the talents of the RMU Island Sports Center's figure skating academy, skating school and synchronized skating teams. Skating show and open skate with Santa and show cast members foll... More Details
The holidays would not be the same without Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol!We've taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in your favorite yuletide melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood.Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a remarkable CLO holiday presentation of A Musical Christmas Carol. With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, this Charles Dickens clas... More Details
Alien SheCurated by Astria Suparak + Ceci MossSeptember 21, 2013 – February 16, 2014Sept. 20, Friday 6-8pm: Opening ReceptionArtists: Ginger Brooks Takahashi (Pittsburgh), Tammy Rae Carland (Oakland), Miranda July (Los Angeles), Faythe Levine (Milwaukee), Allyson Mitchell (Toronto), L.J. Roberts (Brooklyn), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco).Archival materials from: EMP Museum, Seattle, Interference Archive, Jabberjaw, the Riot Grrrl Collection at the Fales Library & Special Collections,... More Details
Have a party full of discovery, learning and play at the Children’s Museum! Every party includes free play time in the Museum’s many exhibits. Best of all, we make the party “worry free” by handling all the preparations and planning. Birthday parties at the Children’s Museum are two hours of fun for you and your guests!Museum parties are available: Saturdays and Sundays11:00 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 – 4:00 pmWeekday parties are available upon request.
Buca di Beppo is open Christmas Day from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Soar through the Cosmos—without ever leaving the North Shore! Carnegie Science Center is home to the region’s only planetarium! Our hi-def shows will take you to the edge of the Solar System and beyond. Discover a familiar night sky with Stars Over Pittsburgh or soar through a high-definition digital Martian landscape in A Traveler’s Guide to Mars. Even our littlest learners can explore the stars with shows like One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Planetarium sho... More Details
Winter Flower Show is even more enchanting at night as glowing candles light the walkways and live music fills the air.
Join Venture Outdoors for a family-friendly walk in the park. We'll search for candy canes hidden along the trail and afterward enjoy some delicious hot chocolate! We'll use the candy canes we find to stir the hot chocolate and add a little extra flavor to this tasty treat.
Six 20-foot Colorado spruce trees line the Hall of Architecture, each adorned with handcrafted ornaments that celebrate the art of play. Presented by Fort Pitt Capital Group.
The first exhibition presented at the Mattress Factory's new gallery at 516 Sampsonia Way will be of a site-specific installation by Chiharu Shiota. Shiota’s work focuses on the body with relation to place and space. Incorporating her experience working with performance artist Marina Abramovic in Germany, and the influence of traditional Japanese Butoh dance, Shiota creates environments that blur the distinction between object and space, as well as self and environment. Shiota will fill th... More Details
In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg, this exhibition includes more than 100 drawings by artists working for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper during the Civil War years and immediately following. These early “embedded” journalists recorded their first-hand impressions of war, daily life during wartime, and other aspects of 19th-century American culture. The Becker collection is a recently discovered treasure trove of drawings by Joseph Becke... More Details
The Mattress Factory celebrates its 35th anniversary with an exhibition of work by Detroit-based artists Design 99, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Scott Hocking, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller, Russ Orlando and Frank Pahl, who are all reacting to the swift socioeconomic changes in their city, creating work freely in an environment burgeoning with opportunity. The artists’ edgy creativity and entrepreneurship recall the same spirit at play during the founding of the Mattress Factory in Pittsbu... More Details
What’s over 140 million years old and can be found right outside of Foot Locker? Evidence of one of the oldest forms of animal life on Earth, that’s what. No need to go digging in the dirt. Just look down at the floors of Ross Park Mall! As it turns out, the Mall houses not only the latest fashion staples but also hundreds of fossils. Next time you’re visiting the Mall, check out the fossils on the floor or stop by Simon Guest Services to put your kids’ paleontology skill... More Details
Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) is hosting a dog food drive for animals in need. Sponsored by Eyetique, Shadyside Inn Suites, and The Mall at Robinson, any and all dog food will be accepted. PAART will then fly and donate the food to rural area animal shelters that are short in supply. Help us PAARTake in feeding animals in need!
The arts have the ability to stem the dangerous epidemic of violence that is plaguing our society. ENOUGH Violence gives voice to victims and their stories, and shares powerful artistic responses to this urgent societal need. The exhibition offers audiences an opportunity to feel, to heal, to transform, and to be moved to become part of the solution.
Two dreamy, hand-drawn and rotoscoped films by a pioneer in the fields of animation and kinetic art, depicting a voyage through Japan and impressions of the seashore. This founding member of the American avant-garde was heavily influenced by the concept of Neo-plasticism as described by Piet Mondrian and Vasarely, finally making the jump from painting to experimental film in 1950.
Now playing on Pittsburgh's biggest screen!Witness an awe-inspiring tale of extraordinary insect endurance and human perseverance at Carnegie Science Center's Rangos Omnimax Theater.Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It's about the remarkable monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth! You'll learn about a determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the ... More Details
Watch as model G trains chug through living landscapes planted with groundcovers, sedums and more. Always a favorite, this elaborate display will capture your imagination and carry you away.
Build your own gingerbread house with the Girl Scouts at the Mall at Robinson (lower level in front of Sears). Get into the holiday spirit and build a fun decoration! Anyone can enjoy this fun activity, but children under 3 may need adult help. Suggested donation is $8 per house.
Did you know that a passion for sports can be used as a gateway to talk about the topics of physics, anatomy, biology, and even chemistry? The whole idea behind Carnegie Science Center's Highmark SportsWorks is to inspire learning and curiosity by uniting the experience of sports for every age level with the laws of science that control sports.Get the whole family moving! Highmark SportsWorks® offers nearly 30 interactive experiences in three thematic areas: LifeWorks, Physics of Sports, a... More Details
Crafters and vendors galore! This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done, while supporting a great cause. This event will also include a bake sale, photos with Santa, kids coloring station and a raffle. Free raffle tickets for every non-perishable canned good you bring! Proceeds benefit Resurrection Church and Youth Group and the Brookline Food Bank.
Buy it or make it. Join us for our annual holiday glass sale and Make-It-Now ornament extravaganza! The holiday glass sale runs for three days only and features funky, fanciful and functional glass in all price ranges. Free/$35 ornament making on Saturday only.
This installation of floor-to-ceiling, sculptural forms made from masses of clay imprints—strung together on metal cables in the form of a double helix—explores the ways we benefit from the act of touch - a form of social activism or “craftivism.”