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This new permanent exhibition traces the impact of Pittsburgh's innovations and inventors, highlighting the region's top contributions to art, industry, education, sports, technology, science and much more.
Join us Saturday, May 5, 2012 for the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Nite @ the Races to benefit the Baden Memorial Library. The Kentucky Derby gates open @ 5 p.m. Bettting tables open 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Derby post time @ 6:15. Traditional Night at the Races begins @ 7 p.m. with the buffet dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner!
A HEALTHY MOVEment is an event put on by local high school students to raise awareness for Air Quality and Healthy Lifestyle Choices. A 3-mile walking scavenger hunt aimed at teaching people about exercise and healthy air in our region. Complete the scavenger hunt and enter to win raffle prizes! Children and families welcome!
The History Center’s America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier exhibition provides an in-depth look at the largest and most influential African American newspaper of the past 100 years. The exhibit features rare photos, artifacts, and videos which illustrate The Courier’s significant impact on social change and American journalism. Highlights include the oldest-known existing copy of The Pittsburgh Courier from Nov. 5, 1910, a camera belonging to legendary phot... More Details
Based on the novel by Jules Verne. By Mark Brown. Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The year is 1872 and Phileas Fogg has accepted a bet to travel around the globe in record time in this classic novel brought to theatrical life. With his eccentric French manservant, the unflappable Fogg encounters a monsoon at sea, boards a runaway train, and rescues an Indian princess, among other daring adventures. Five actors play dozens of outrageous characters in this mini-epic frothing with madcap exciteme... More Details
PGC’s studio apprentice program has brought nearly 25 young artists to live and work in Pittsburgh over the last seven years. This exhibition will showcase their artwork and tell the story of where they are now.
On May 5, 2012 at South Park Fairgrounds, the Relay For Life of the South Hills will sponsor an event called “Bark For Life”. We will have games, contests, prizes, vendors, demonstrations and a walk ...all to support cancer research and honor our canine best friends and caregivers. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine co... More Details
Mulefactory and Home Cooking present some down home bluegrass Gospel music for your enjoyment. Dessert social before the show. Come early and see the 40 ft. waterfall in the church's backyard!
Experience the power and drama of industry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1900 - 1950 is expressed through these paintings and works on paper, as seen through the eyes of southwestern Pennsylvania and national artists.
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
DANCING WITH THE CELEBRITIES OF PITTSBURGH RETURNS FOR 5th SEASON Local Celebrities Compete to Benefit Local Charities Mark your calendars and join us for the fifth annual “Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh", planned for Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh to benefit Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center and the Kiwanis Club of Pittsburgh Foundation. The formal evening of dinner and dance features our celebrities performing a ballroom... More Details
This exhibition provides an appealing survey of drawing styles and techniques from Randolph Caldecott in the 19th century to Chris Van Allsburg in the 20th—with many delightful and familiar artists in between including Ernest Shepard, Maurice Sendak, Tomie dePaola, and Jules Feiffer. The 40 works on paper by famed illustrators are supplemented by 13 books. Draw Me a Story will be staged with artworks hung slightly lower than usual, step stools available, and reading nooks in the galleries ... More Details
Bricolage presents Dutchman by LeRoi Jones, in collaboration with the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, and complements it with community discussion about race in Pittsburgh. Directed by Mark Clayton Southers Starring Tami Dixon* and Jonathan Berry This incendiary Obie-award winning play strips away the veneer of peaceful coexistence to expose the dark underbelly of the city where the choices are simple: conform, kill, or be killed. When a white seductress encounters a young bla... More Details
We didn’t invent the wheel, we made it more fun! Climb through tires that are seven feet tall. Test your riding skills on scooters, balance bikes, rickshaws, pump cars and more. Build a wheel with wooden rims and bungee cords. Climb on a vintage Harley Chopper or use a treadmill to set tires spinning overhead. Construct a vehicle with roller blade wheels and magnetic blocks or take the wheel yourself and go on a virtual tour of the Museum in our Smart Car.
Free Comic Book Day at the Toonseum Free Comic Book Day is a national event that takes place once a year in the month of May. Participating shops set up for this event and your local Toonseum is getting ready. Toonseum is a museum of cartoon and comic art located at 945 Liberty Ave in downtown Pittsburgh.
The sixteenth installment in the Gestures series, Gestures: Intimate Friction, will bring together artists, architects, and activists to work together in the Mattress Factory’s annex gallery, 1414 Monterey. The upcoming exhibition will be guest-curated by Mary-Lou Arscott, of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...Henri Matisse’s The Thousand and One Nights, is a large, multi-panel, painted paper cut-out. It is a visitor favorite, but due to its fragile nature, it is only on view for a limited period of time -- from April 7 - July 15, 2012. The One Thousand and One Nights was created in 1950, when the artist was 81 and confined to his bed. Unable to sleep and kept alive by his drive to create, Matisse had much in common with Scheherazade, the legendary narrator of the Arab... More Details
Observe the skies over Pittsburgh from the rooftop observatory. Fee is $1.00 per person. No reservations required. For tour times and information, call the SkyWatch Hotline at 412.237.3327.
Catapult into space in the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and travel from the solar system to the outer reaches of the galaxy and beyond.
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
The Warhol celebrates Andy Warhol’s work in film and video with the inauguration of a long-term exhibition showcasing the largest installation of his media works. Warhol’s most important films, including The Chelsea Girls (1966) and Screen Tests (1964-66), will be continuously projected on more than 20 large screens. Two newly restored films, Face (1965) with Edie Sedgwick and The Velvet Underground in Boston (1967) unseen since the 1960s, will be premiered as part of the installatio... More Details
Pulitzer prize finalist Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated hit has generated a buzz of excitement from East Coast to West. Dr. Givings marvels at the effect a new electric invention has on patients suffering from "female hysteria," while in the adjoining room his wife yearns for what is missing in their marriage.