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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.
It was a dark and stormy night. Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack when an unearthly stranger appears at the door. She claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a “tesseract,” which, if you didn’t know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg’s father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, the super-genius Charles Wallace, and their friend... More Details
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.
Have you recently had hip or knee replacement surgery? Do you want to learn more about hip and knee arthritis? Join us at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in the Auditorium (Zero Level) on Saturday, May 12th at 10:00AM for our Bone and Joint Health Series. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anthony DiGioia and other highly respected names in the field will be speaking about bone and joint health and will be available to answer your questions. Admission is free and a light breakfast will be served. Registration... More Details
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
You’ll be “California Dreamin’” at Skyline Ventures’ upcoming wine dinner May 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Hidden Valley Resort’s Clock Tower Restaurant. Wine host Nick Biondi of Majestic Wine and Spirits will be on hand for the dinner, which features five courses carefully paired with a fine selection of California wines. $70 per person. For reservations and more information, call 814-443-8000, ext. 346. Visit www.hiddenvalleyresort.com to see the full menu.
The Movie "Xiaobo LaPresta's Recipe for Love" is a life story of love lost, grief, rebuilding, and finding true love again. The tickets are $10 and the funds go directly to the new Jack LaPresta Foundation which is reaching out to the people who have suddenly lost a loved one, facing catastrophe, and dealing with complicated grief. Please join us to celebrate love and overcoming loss. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is hosted by Dr. Shellie Hipsky The closin... 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 Public "Star Gazing" Party Location: Kunkle Park, Washington Twp, Westmoreland County (south of Apollo, PA, just off Rt 66) Time: Beginning at 8:00 pm, weather permitting Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 The Kiski Astronomers in conjunction with the Lions Club of Washington Twp will host their first spring "star gazing" party on the evening of Saturday, May 12, 2012, beginning at 8:00 PM, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to attend these FREE star parties. Please visit... More Details
Puruse the prettiest perrenials and get ready for the garden event of the year: Plant sales, home and garden items, demonstrations and outdoor education offered by our area garden clubs. Food and fun for the kids including the famous Woodland Garden Club Mushroom sandwiches.
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.
Tired? Trouble sleeping? More headaches than usual? Pressured? Frazzled? Tight neck and shoulders? Upset stomach? Any of these symptoms and more can be associated with stress. Stress takes its toll on our health and well-being. When we can’t remove the cause(s) then we can address our responses and symptom experiences. Herbs help. They really do. Join us as we explore how to integrate a variety of herbal approaches to overcome the effects of stress and anxiety. Reservations a must - please... More Details
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