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Oct
1
Sun
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Holiday Cards @ The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Oct 1 – Dec 25 all-day
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Holiday Cards @ The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Help find a cure for blood cancer while showing your friends, family, and associates how important they are. Give a gift in their honor this holiday season by purchasing your holiday cards through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The 2017 holiday card entitled “Mt. Washington Overlook,” is an original watercolor designed by Pittsburgh artist, Mary Lois Verrilla. Most often referred to as “The Lady Who Paints Pittsburgh,” Verrilla is a Pittsburgh treasure known across the country for her unique works.

This stunning painting features a winter scene of the Grandview Avenue overlook on Mt. Washington. With a breathtaking view of downtown, including PPG Place, Fifth Avenue Place and the Fort Duquesne Bridge, this work of art captures the unique beauty of the city as sightseers gather at the scenic viewpoint to take in the Pittsburgh skyline and all of its wonder

All of these cards have been created exclusively for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They can be ordered with a greeting inside or blank, and can even be personalized for you or your business for an additional fee. This year’s message reads, “May the beauty of the season continue to inspire wonder and joy now and throughout the New Year.”

For nearly 70 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has passionately led the fight against blood cancer in significant ways: funding groundbreaking research, advocating for important public health policies and providing patient services and programs. Your support is truly appreciated and will help in our research efforts.

For fastest service, order online at www.llsholidaycards.org, or you can contact Breanna Smith by calling (412) 395-2873 or emailing Breanna.Smith@lls.org.

Nov
17
Fri
In Bed By Ten Dance Party: November Edition @ Spirit
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In Bed By Ten Dance Party: November Edition @ Spirit | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

We don’t know about you, but we’re THANKFUL FOR DANCING! Meet us at Spirit Friday, November 17th at 6pm to dance out your pre-holiday season feelings and help raise money for Book’Em (Pittsburgh’s Books To Prisoners). Your $5 cover will go towards reading and educational materials that will be sent to prisoners across the state to turn time served into a period of growth and education. As always, plan on showing up early to grab a few slices and a few drinks before sliding out onto the dance floor!

Nov
28
Tue
Give Big Pittsburgh @ Online
Nov 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Give Big Pittsburgh @ Online

Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. This 24-hour online fundraising effort hosted by the Pittsburgh Magazine in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Foundation and local sponsors, will offer our area of nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.

Dec
1
Fri
Craft for a Cause Benefiting the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services @ Hobby Prodigy
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Photo courtesy of Hobby Prodigy

Family-owned Pittsburgh craft studio, Hobby Prodigy announced that they have collaborated with the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services for the month of December. C.L.A.S.S is to host an event with Hobby Prodigy’s – Crafts for A Cause program. This event will be held at Hobby Prodigy on Friday, December 1st from 5:00-9:00pm at The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Center Drive, Pittsburgh PA, 15205.

During C.L.A.S.S’s event on December 1st, all crafters from 5:00-9:00pm will receive a FREE pair of leggings courtesy of LuLaRoe Erin M Brown.

The Children’s Liver Association for Support Services supports children and families that have been affected by pediatric liver disease and transplantation. They offer a toll-free hotline, educational materials, a parent match program, financial assistance, as well as providing snacks and quick meals for 3 units at Children’s Hospital of UPMC, character themed band aids, new clothing, and holiday/Sunday dinners.

“C.L.A.S.S cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for businesses like Hobby Prodigy that help make our dreams a reality. Without the love and support of businesses like Hobby Prodigy, we would not be able to support families living with pediatric liver disease in the ways we do.”  – Stephan Circle, C.L.A.S.S Co-President

Hobby Prodigy’s goal is to give back to the community one craft at a time. Hobby Prodigy expects to raise funds to help C.L.A.S.S’s goals, raise awareness and give guests an insight on all that C.L.A.S.S offers. Hobby Prodigy achieves this goal by educating Hobby Prodigy customers about C.L.A.S.S before placing their craft order, giving customers content to share, donating 10% of all “photo/vinyl coaster” projects crafted the entire month of December, and posting information on the HP website. Customers also have the option of donating any amount to the non-profit at check out any day during December. The day of C.L.A.S.S’s event, 10% of ALL projects crafted will be donated to the non-profit.

About Hobby Prodigy

Hobby Prodigy is a D.I.Y. craft studio that focuses on giving back to the community. Hobby Prodigy offers a true Do-It-Yourself experience by providing a variety of unique crafts; doing so in a fun and safe environment.

LET THE MEN COOK! DURING SEWICKLEY’S LIGHT UP NIGHT @ Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LET THE MEN COOK! DURING SEWICKLEY’S LIGHT UP NIGHT @ Sweetwater Center for the Arts | Sewickley | Pennsylvania | United States

Sewickley Light Up Night is a longstanding holiday tradition! Bring the whole family to Sweetwater on December 1 for our Let the Men Cook Fundraiser! Enjoy holiday music, Holiday mART shopping, and a gourmet meal provided by our all male volunteer-chef team! The evening menu includes many original family recipes that won’t disappoint! All ages welcome!

*Shopping extended until 10:00pm.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY. $15/adult, $5/children 12 & under

Holiday mART is a fundraiser. As a nonprofit organization, Holiday mART proceeds support Sweetwater’s numerous art programs and scholarships for children and adults held throughout the year in addition to providing support to participating artists.

Dec
5
Tue
2017 Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Dec 5 @ 4:53 pm – 5:53 pm
2017 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

In the spirit of Fred Rogers’ lessons of helping others, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh holds an annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive each winter. Since 2001, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has collected more than 35,500 sweaters, distributing them to families in need throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

2017 community partners include the Presbyterian Churches of the Tri-State Area, Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Veteran’s Leadership Program of Western PA and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Ambassadors.

Donations of new or gently worn sweaters may be dropped off in the collection bin in the Children’s Museum lobby from November 9 – December 15.

Dec
8
Fri
Carnegie Mellon University School of Art OPEN STUDIOS @ Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts - School of Art (3rd & 4th Floor)
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon University School of Art OPEN STUDIOS @ Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts - School of Art (3rd & 4th Floor) | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University is hosting OPEN STUDIOS on December 8th from 5-9pm. Please join us on the 3 & 4 floors of the College of Fine Arts building. This event will feature current work by Juniors and Seniors in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, print media, animation and video, to be on display for the public for one night only.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

We’ll have free food and drinks, music courtesy of WRCT, dancing, and vital conversations with our resident artists. Student work will be on sale too!

Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert @ Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy Theatre
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm

Come celebrate a festive evening at Passavant Hospital Foundation’s annual Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert featuring the Pine Creek Community Band on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy Theatre at Cumberland Woods Village. The event begins at 5:30 PM, with a free reception open to the public featuring gift basket raffles, cookies and hot chocolate, and food provided by Texas Roadhouse and other local vendors. Individual tickets for the concert are available for $5 each. Call 412-748-6640 to reserve your tickets.

All proceeds from the Sounds of the Season concert will benefit the UPMC Passavant Nursing Education Fund.

Dec
9
Sat
Show and Tell: This Time It’s Personal @ College of Fine Arts
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Show and Tell: This Time It’s Personal @ College of Fine Arts | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Come and join the School of Art Class of 2021+, as we celebrate the most personal of all foundation courses – Concept Studio I: The Self and The Human Being.

Over the course of the semester, students have poured their hopes, their fears, their blubbering tears and (probably very little) blood into an array of projects ranging from video diaries to zines. All centered around one question: what is the self, really? And on December 9th, they will unveil their best answers to that question through works in a variety of media including collaborative performance, video, virtual reality, video games, 2D media, sculpture, and more. Their exhibition will run in the Frame Gallery, and be available to view starting at an opening reception on December 9th from 5pm-8pm.

Dec
10
Sun
Breakfast in Bed: Naughty or Nice at the Mattress Factory @ Mattress Factory
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Breakfast in Bed: Naughty or Nice at the Mattress Factory @ Mattress Factory | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Mattress Factory’s unique brunch series continues this December with “Breakfast in Bed: Naughty or Nice.”

Featuring an aphrodisiac bar and entertainers from the North “Pole,” this isn’t your grandmother’s Sunday brunch. [Or maybe it is!]

Tickets include breakfast bites + 2 drinks and access to the museum’s galleries. MF Members can email members@mattress.org for $10 off. Ho, ho, ho!

Food by Black Radish Kitchen

Drinks by Salúd Juicery + Penn Brewery

Entertainment by Steel City Kitty Burlesque and Variety Show

Parking is available at 1300 Brighton Road or on the streets surrounding the museum. Handicap accessible parking is available at 505 Jacksonia Street.

Dec
15
Fri
Amahl and the Night Visitors presented by Resonance Works @ Charity Randall Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

RESONANCE WORKS announces the return of its beloved holiday tradition, Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors , reimagined in a brand new production at a new venue: the Charity RandallTheatre in Oakland. Paired with beautiful contrasting works by Handel, Debussy, and Vivaldi , this uniqueprogram will delight and inspire the entire family. This year’s production continues Resonance Works’ partnership withthe University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts, and launches new partnerships with the voice department ofSlippery Rock University, as well as the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and the GreaterPittsburgh Community Food Bank . Performances are Friday, December 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday,December 17 at 3:00 pm .

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of an imaginative, disabled young boy and his hardworking singlemother struggling to get by. When Amahl opens the door to three mysterious strangers on their way to Bethlehem, all oftheir lives are changed forever! Filled with humor, generosity, and hope, this timeless story reminds us all of theprecious, unshakeable optimism of a child. Resonance Works is the only professional performing arts organization inPittsburgh to produce Menotti’s heartwarming holiday classic, which was the first opera written for television(premiering on NBC on Christmas Eve in 1951.)

Starring in the title role of Amahl is Liam McCarthy , Aspinwall native and 8th grader at Sacred Heart ElementarySchool. Most recently seen as Miles in Opera Columbus’s production of Turn of the Screw (2017), McCarthy, a 7-yearmember of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz (Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera)makes her Resonance Works debut in the role of Amahl’s Mother. Playing the Three Kings are tenor AndrewMaughan (Santa Fe Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux), bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger (Ash Lawn Opera, Annapolis Opera), and bass Jonathan Stuckey (Cleveland Opera Theatre, Opera Western Reserve). Resonance Works’Artistic & General Director Maria Sensi Sellner will conduct.

Stage director Craig Joseph , who most recently directed Resonance Works’ production of Side by Side by Sondheim ,returns to spearhead this new production. “I remember going to see a local production of Amahl and the Night Visitorsseveral times when I was a child,” Joseph recalls. “Now, as an adult, it strikes me that, in addition to the miracle of theChrist child’s birth, the story is also about the miracle

of a child’s imagination: how Amahl begins to dream about and actualize a better world in which he and his mother canlive. Over the course of the story, what he believes becomes reality –a second miraculous incarnation. It’s thistransformation I hope to capture in our upcoming production.”

The first half of this year’s program features instrumental soloists from the company’s flagship ensemble, theResonance Chamber Orchestra . Harpist Marissa Knaub Avon is featured in Debussy’s Dances Sacrée etProfane for harp and strings. Bassoonist Andrew Genemans , who just won a position with the Grand RapidsSymphony, will perform Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E minor. The performance will open with Handel’s exuberantArrival of the Queen of Sheba from Samson.

Resonance Works is also proud to connect this production to important causes in the Pittsburgh region. This holidayseason, the company will partner with both the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and theGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank . Volunteers will be on hand before and after each performance tocollect both non-perishable food items and other essential needs for these organizations. “We hope that when peoplecome to our Amahl this year, they will also take the opportunity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season,” saysArtistic and General Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

This production also launches a new collaboration with the voice department at Slippery Rock University and Dr.Christopher Scott. Students in SRU’s voice department will understudy the roles in Amahl , gaining invaluableprofessional experience, and will have the opportunity to star in their own performance with the Resonance ChamberOrchestra on December 16th at 7:30 pm at Slippery Rock United Methodist Church. The Slippery Rock ChamberSingers will serve as the chorus for all of the performances.

For the first time, Resonance Works is offering reserved seating for performances at the Charity Randall Theatre.Tickets are available online at resonanceworks.org or at (412) 501-3330 and start at just $9 . Group rates are available;contact sales@resworks.org for more information.

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About Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
Resonance Works is a multi-modal, artist-led performing arts company that showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocalsoloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater – often on the same program. Featuring repertoire thatis championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate, Resonance Works connects the arts totoday’s audience. Founded in 2013, the company has quickly become an important part of the professional artsecosystem in Pittsburgh, and is committed to maintaining a rich and vibrant community of professional musicians inthe region. Dedicated to meaningful collaborations with other local organizations and artists, the company regularlyfeatures dance, visual media, and spoken word in unique venues that heighten the performance experience for bothartist and audience.
Read more at www.resonanceworks.org

Ticketing & general questions: sales@resworks.org
(412) 501-3330

Dec
17
Sun
Amahl and the Night Visitors presented by Resonance Works @ Charity Randall Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

RESONANCE WORKS announces the return of its beloved holiday tradition, Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors , reimagined in a brand new production at a new venue: the Charity RandallTheatre in Oakland. Paired with beautiful contrasting works by Handel, Debussy, and Vivaldi , this uniqueprogram will delight and inspire the entire family. This year’s production continues Resonance Works’ partnership withthe University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts, and launches new partnerships with the voice department ofSlippery Rock University, as well as the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and the GreaterPittsburgh Community Food Bank . Performances are Friday, December 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday,December 17 at 3:00 pm .

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of an imaginative, disabled young boy and his hardworking singlemother struggling to get by. When Amahl opens the door to three mysterious strangers on their way to Bethlehem, all oftheir lives are changed forever! Filled with humor, generosity, and hope, this timeless story reminds us all of theprecious, unshakeable optimism of a child. Resonance Works is the only professional performing arts organization inPittsburgh to produce Menotti’s heartwarming holiday classic, which was the first opera written for television(premiering on NBC on Christmas Eve in 1951.)

Starring in the title role of Amahl is Liam McCarthy , Aspinwall native and 8th grader at Sacred Heart ElementarySchool. Most recently seen as Miles in Opera Columbus’s production of Turn of the Screw (2017), McCarthy, a 7-yearmember of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz (Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera)makes her Resonance Works debut in the role of Amahl’s Mother. Playing the Three Kings are tenor AndrewMaughan (Santa Fe Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux), bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger (Ash Lawn Opera, Annapolis Opera), and bass Jonathan Stuckey (Cleveland Opera Theatre, Opera Western Reserve). Resonance Works’Artistic & General Director Maria Sensi Sellner will conduct.

Stage director Craig Joseph , who most recently directed Resonance Works’ production of Side by Side by Sondheim ,returns to spearhead this new production. “I remember going to see a local production of Amahl and the Night Visitorsseveral times when I was a child,” Joseph recalls. “Now, as an adult, it strikes me that, in addition to the miracle of theChrist child’s birth, the story is also about the miracle

of a child’s imagination: how Amahl begins to dream about and actualize a better world in which he and his mother canlive. Over the course of the story, what he believes becomes reality –a second miraculous incarnation. It’s thistransformation I hope to capture in our upcoming production.”

The first half of this year’s program features instrumental soloists from the company’s flagship ensemble, theResonance Chamber Orchestra . Harpist Marissa Knaub Avon is featured in Debussy’s Dances Sacrée etProfane for harp and strings. Bassoonist Andrew Genemans , who just won a position with the Grand RapidsSymphony, will perform Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E minor. The performance will open with Handel’s exuberantArrival of the Queen of Sheba from Samson.

Resonance Works is also proud to connect this production to important causes in the Pittsburgh region. This holidayseason, the company will partner with both the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and theGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank . Volunteers will be on hand before and after each performance tocollect both non-perishable food items and other essential needs for these organizations. “We hope that when peoplecome to our Amahl this year, they will also take the opportunity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season,” saysArtistic and General Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

This production also launches a new collaboration with the voice department at Slippery Rock University and Dr.Christopher Scott. Students in SRU’s voice department will understudy the roles in Amahl , gaining invaluableprofessional experience, and will have the opportunity to star in their own performance with the Resonance ChamberOrchestra on December 16th at 7:30 pm at Slippery Rock United Methodist Church. The Slippery Rock ChamberSingers will serve as the chorus for all of the performances.

For the first time, Resonance Works is offering reserved seating for performances at the Charity Randall Theatre.Tickets are available online at resonanceworks.org or at (412) 501-3330 and start at just $9 . Group rates are available;contact sales@resworks.org for more information.

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About Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
Resonance Works is a multi-modal, artist-led performing arts company that showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocalsoloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater – often on the same program. Featuring repertoire thatis championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate, Resonance Works connects the arts totoday’s audience. Founded in 2013, the company has quickly become an important part of the professional artsecosystem in Pittsburgh, and is committed to maintaining a rich and vibrant community of professional musicians inthe region. Dedicated to meaningful collaborations with other local organizations and artists, the company regularlyfeatures dance, visual media, and spoken word in unique venues that heighten the performance experience for bothartist and audience.
Read more at www.resonanceworks.org

Ticketing & general questions: sales@resworks.org
(412) 501-3330

Jan
12
Fri
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Jan 12 all-day
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

One magical night of play to benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.

The Gym at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh transforms for one night only into a winter playground for gown ups. Carnival games galore, special appearances, winter spectacles, and whimsical performances are just the beginning. Warm your bellies playful takes on winter treats and carnival fare from the Whitfield and hot spiked cocktails.

Our medical professionals and EMT workers help each and every one of us year round. Kick off 2018 by supporting these innovative and courageous men and women in Emergency Medicine at the PEMF Winter Carnivale.

*Dress for the ski lodge with a twist. Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots and hats, or cocktail attire paired with your best ski goggles. Anything goes at the Winter Carnivale.