All Ages

December 15, 2012

Continental Christmas

Tenor Joseph Gaines has recently turned heads in performances with Pittsburgh Opera, Houston's Ars Lyrica, and Apollo's Fire. Now he joins Chatham Baroque for a celebration of the seasonal vocal music brought to America by its Continental immigrants: Bach, Handel, Schutz and Carissimi. Chatham Baroque rounds out the holiday program with music for strings by Buxtehude, Biber and Corelli. Also featuring Erika Cutler, violin and Alan Lewis, chamber organ.

December 15, 2012

Holiday Bazaar

Naughty or nice - shop for all of the people on your list at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar.

Twelve local artists and business owners will sell their specialty items including leather handbags and wallets made from recycled materials, greeting cards, baked goods, African dolls and clothing; health and beauty products, jewelry, discounted tickets to Kelly Strayhorn Theater programs and much more. Take a break from shopping and enjoy free entertainment.

Free to all the public!

December 16, 2012

Continental Christmas

Tenor Joseph Gaines has recently turned heads in performances with Pittsburgh Opera, Houston's Ars Lyrica, and Apollo's Fire. Now he joins Chatham Baroque for a celebration of the seasonal vocal music brought to America by its Continental immigrants: Bach, Handel, Schutz and Carissimi. Chatham Baroque rounds out the holiday program with music for strings by Buxtehude, Biber and Corelli. Also featuring Erika Cutler, violin and Alan Lewis, chamber organ.

December 16, 2012

Movie Screening: Madoka Magica

The Japanese anime movies Madoka Magica Part I, The Beginning, and Part II, The Eternal Story will screen back-to-back noon, Sunday, December 16. The films, shown with English subtitles, are compilations of the popular Japanese anime television series. Tickets are $20 for both (no separate tickets will be sold) and free posters will be given while supplies last.

December 20, 2012

Holiday Movies: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

At 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark (Chevy Chase), his wife, Ellen, and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests. The screening is a benefit to fight Leukemia. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10.

December 20, 2012

Highmark Holiday Pops

Celebrate the season with your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir and an all-star cast of guest artists! Enjoy your favorite carols and much-loved holiday music, including "Sleigh Ride," "White Christmas" and selections from The Nutcracker. Conductor Daniel Meyer leads this festive concert featuring a visit by a special someone from the North Pole and other delightful surprises. And, as always, do not forget to take in Heinz Hall's ornate decorations, complete with a 25-foot tall tree on display in the Grand Lobby!

Show dates and times:
Thurs, Dec. 20 @ 7:30pm
Fri, Dec. 21 @ 8:00pm
Sat, Dec. 22 @ 8:00pm
Sun, Dec. 23 @ 2:30pm

December 22, 2012

Cook It!

Cook up a storm with your family on Saturday afternoon at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh during their ‘Cook It!’ series. Chef Angelo Galioto demonstrates how to cook simple and delicious recipes straight from the museum’s own kitchens. The event starts at 1pm in the Big Red Room Café.

December 23, 2012

Breakfast and a Movie- White Christmas

Breakfast and a Movie returns 11 a.m., Sunday, December 23 with the 1954 classic White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. Sugar Café, on Potomac Avenue, will once again supply the light breakfast at 11 and the movie starts at 11:30. Tickets are $15 at the theater during regular operating hours and at www.showclix.xom/events/breakfastandamoviedec2012. If you want to see the movie only, tickets are $7 at the door. An encore of the movie will screen at 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, December 24 and 26.

December 23, 2012 to December 26, 2012

Holiday Movies: Elf

In Elf, Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Clauas(Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. The 2003 movie, directed by Jon Favreau, also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Zooey Deschanel. It screens 4 p.m., Sunday, December 23, and 5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, December 24 and 26.

December 27, 2012

Rusted Root

December 28, 2012 to December 30, 2012

Movie Screening: Donnie Darko

The more recent cult movie Donnie Darko (2001) stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a bright and charming high-school student who is visited by Frank, a monstrous six-foot rabbit that only he can see. Frank urges him to perform dangerous and destructive pranks. Late one night, Frank leads Donnie out of his home to inform him that the world will come to an end in less than a month. The movie also stars Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swazye, and Jena Malone. It screens 10 p.m., Friday, December 28; 8 p.m., Saturday, December 29; and 8 p.m., Sunday, December 30.

December 31, 2012

Foxy Shazam, Gene The Werewolf & There There

January 3, 2013 to January 12, 2013

The Chief

Pittsburgh Public Theater and WYEP present, "The Chief," by Rob Zellers and Gene Collier and directed by Ted Pappas.

Back for a special 10th anniversary celebration, this made-in-Pittsburgh play about Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. is the best-selling and most beloved production in Public Theater history. Starring Tom Atkins, The Chief offers stories about the founding of a legendary football dynasty, and a great American city.

January 10, 2013

Jeff Mangum

January 12, 2013

Ellen Gozion and AppalAsia

SongSpace Concert Series
Suggested donation: $15 general admission / $10 students (tickets available at door)

January 12, 2013

Picture This!

Ward Home is hosting their annual juried photography competition, featuring the works of local photographers and Ward Home teens as they "picture" their future. Photography will be available for purchase the night of the event, with all proceeds helping Ward Home with program enhancements, improved living facitilites, and educational support.
Ellen Fleurov from Silver Eye Center for Photography will be the Special Guest Judge for the professional exhibit.
Tickets can be purchased on the provided PayPal link, OR by sending a check (with names of attendees included) to:
Ward Home
Attn: Picture This!
2275 Swallow Hill Rd.
Bildg. 800
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

January 14, 2013

The Darkness

January 19, 2013 to February 10, 2013


A hit Broadway comedy by Theresa Rebeck,
creator of SMASH
– Main Stage
Enter Kate's sprawling, rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side where four aspiring young novelists meet weekly for a private writing seminar with Leonard, a literary bigwig with a penchant for harsh criticism. Insults fly, the truth stings, and relationships are made and broken as the group learns that the hardest part of writing fiction is facing the facts.

January 19, 2013

Enchantment Theatre's The Velveteen Rabbit

In Partnership with The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
The theatrical magic and signature style of Enchantment Theatre bring this charming tale of friendship of life. Extraordinary bunraku puppets and masks make this delightful performance an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

January 19, 2013

Variations on Vision: Exercises in Conditioning Perception

Curated by Taylor Stanton. Pierre Hebert describes his film Around Perception as an exercise "for the eye and against the eye" of the viewer. Variations on Vision is an exploration of Hebert's use of the word exercise to characterize the function of film. Included in the program are films and videos that operate as exercises in perceptual (de-)engineering; these works dismantle the viewer's conventional understanding of space and, ultimately, reality. Featured in the program is the first section of Stan Brakhage's "Scenes from Under Childhood" shown on 16mm film.

The screening is FREE and open to all-ages.

Attendees over the age of 18 will also receive free admission to “DETOUR presents: Poupon” a music showcase featuring Toronto-born DJ/Producer Poupon. The showcase will take place after the screening at the same location.

January 19, 2013

Let Freedom Sing!

On Saturday, January 19th, several Pittsburgh-area choirs will join together in song to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. These two concert performances will benefit the Food Bank of Greater Pittsburgh and the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Among the special performers are Vanessa German, Ellen Gozion, and the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir.
There is no charge for admission, but donations will be accepted at the door.

January 19, 2013

Hillman Performing Arts Series presents The Velveteen Rabbit

The magic of the Enchantment Theatre Company, complete with bunraku puppetry and masks, makes this charming tale of love and devotion an unforgettable theatrical experience for all ages.

January 21, 2013

East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the arts.
Music and dance will highlight an afternoon of activities that celebrate the life and legacy of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. THe free even includes family-friendly activities in the lobby and performances in the theater.

August Wilson Dance Ensemble opens the celebration at Noon with a lively performance. Featured youth performance groups include: Alumni Theater Company, Dreams of Hope, Hope Academy, Soundwaves Steel Band, The YMCA Lighthouse Music Crew, and Visionary Dance Academy.

Several organizations including Bike Pittsburgh, Big Brothers and Sisters and the Kelly Strayhorn Photo Booth will offer arts-inspired activities for people of all ages.

At 4pm, the celebration continues with Union Project at Eastminister Presbyterian Church, which will honor Dr. King by using dialogue to focus on ways in which people are living the dream. Activities include storytelling, winners from the Girls Coalition's Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest reading their submissions and a unity dinner. These activities will occur between 4 and 7pm. and are free and open to the public.

January 21, 2013


New date; re-scheduled from October 23.

Special guest Kristeen Young

January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Park

Join Venture Outdoors' celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Schenley Park Ice Rink. Remember the legacy while enjoying, arts & crafts, snowshoeing, ice skating, refreshments and music - all for free!