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Nov
28
Tue
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 28 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
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Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
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One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

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.

Nov
29
Wed
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 29 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Nov
30
Thu
Tarkovsky’s Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema
Nov 30 all-day
Tarkovsky's Stalker (New Restoration) @ Row House Cinema | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Part of Poetry of Images Week, 11/24-11/30, 11/24-11/30, four stunning films in which the images are the essence of the film: Au Hasard Balthazar, Colossal Youth, Stalker, Ugetsu.

Showtimes
———–
Fri 11/24 – 2:00pm
Sat 11/25 – 6:30pm
Sun 11/26 – 8:35pm
Mon 11/27 – 6:30pm
Tue 11/28 – 1:00pm
Wed 11/29 – 3:15pm
Thur 11/30 – 9:10pm

About “Stalker”
—————-
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

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.

Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Krampus in Pittsburgh invites all to celebrate this ancient European holiday! Enjoy the restaurants, performers, and holiday shops with the whole family on this night of old world festivities and magical surprises.

KRAMPUS WILL ARRIVE AT 7:00PM – DON’T MISS HIM!
Be at the main stage at 7:00 sharp to see Krampus. Get your picture taken on his lap.

Live music – Krampus band “Sleigher” at 7:30

Krampus Krawl bar crawl sponsored by Straub Beer after Sleigher

What is Krampusnacht?

The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December.On the preceding evening of December 5, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, the Krampus appears on the streets. Sometimes accompanying St. Nicholas and sometimes on his own, Krampus visits homes and businesses.The Saint usually appears in the Eastern Rite vestments of a bishop, and he carries a golden ceremonial staff. Unlike North American versions of Santa Claus, in these celebrations Saint Nicholas concerns himself only with the good children, while Krampus is responsible for the bad. Nicholas dispenses gifts, while Krampus supplies coal and the ruten bundles.
In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.

Dec
8
Fri
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.

A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre | Butler | Pennsylvania | United States

December 8 & 9
A Drive- In Christmas

“Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG)

Special Winter Food Menu

OPEN Fri & Sat at 6:00; SHOW 7:00
See us on TV! Go to our “Events” page.

Price: $4 – $8
Ages 0-2 Free
Ages 3-11 $4 Ages 12-64 $8 Ages 65+ $6 Military or Vet $6

Dec
9
Sat
14th Annual Cookie Walk @ St. Peter & St. Paul's Ukranian Church Carnegie
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The St. Matrona Sisterhood announces its 14th Annual Cookie Walk to be held Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Homemade cookies and specialty pastries will fill the church hall located on Mansfield Blvd in Carnegie (just off the 79 exit). Some of our featured cookies will include nut crescents, fruit filled kolache, Ukrainian truffles, Italian rum balls, almond cookies, Hamentaschen and Russian tea cakes along with hundreds of beautifully decorated holiday favorites. Nut rolls, lady locks, biscotti, pizzelles and gluten free cookies will also be available.

The assortment will amaze you!! Cookies will be sold by the pound. Proceeds from the “Cookie Walk” enable the Sisterhood to continue its maintenance and beautification projects of the church, a Pittsburgh National Landmark Building, as well as support our many community outreach programs.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9th and join hte hundreds of Pittsburghers who have already made this event a holiday family tradition!

A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
A Drive- In Christmas “Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG) @ Starlight Drive-In Theatre | Butler | Pennsylvania | United States

December 8 & 9
A Drive- In Christmas

“Polar Express” (G) ~with~ “Elf” (PG)

Special Winter Food Menu

OPEN Fri & Sat at 6:00; SHOW 7:00
See us on TV! Go to our “Events” page.

Price: $4 – $8
Ages 0-2 Free
Ages 3-11 $4 Ages 12-64 $8 Ages 65+ $6 Military or Vet $6

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.

Keyla Cooks: Brazilian Pop-Up Series @ Plate & Bowl
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Keyla Cooks: Brazilian Pop-Up Series @ Plate & Bowl | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Keyla Cooks Brazilian Pop-Up Series at Plate & Bowl is coming to an end with “Beleza” Brunch on December 10.

This series mingles together a diverse menu full of Brazilian flavors from traditional to home cooking styles of dishes—bringing Pittsburgh a true representation of Keyla’s work through her Brazilian cuisine.

“Beleza” Brunch brings to Plate & Bowl Brazilian food by Keyla Cooks and music by Beleza Party/ DJ SMI.

Beleza Brunch

December 10

Time: 11am-12:30pm or 12:30-2pm

Brunch Menu: Buffet Style brunch composed by Keyla Cooks with some traditional Brazilian flavors such pão de queijo (cheesebread) waffles, bolinho de chuva (rain cakes), pinto bean soup, fruits among others.

Non-alcoholic beverages included on your ticket

Mimosas available upon donation

Brazilian Music by DJ SMI

Tickets

Brunch will be divided in 2 sets: 11-12:30pm and 12:30-2pm (Food is the same for both times). When purchasing your ticket, choose the time you would like to attend.

Should I buy a ticket or pay at the door?

Buying your ticket in advance will guarantee that you can join if we are close to capacity. If you arrive and there aren’t any tables available, you might need to wait to enter the brunch area.

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $14

Children (5-12 years old): $7

Children (0-5 years old): Free

Attending as a large group and would like to seat together? Purchase your tickets in advance and send me an email with the number of people in your group along with their names.

Questions? Send me an email!

I hope to see you there!

Keyla

Walk the Block @ The Block Northway
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walk the Block @ The Block Northway | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Come out to The Block Northway on Sunday, December 10th from 12-5pm for our first-ever holiday Walk the Block event and enjoy strolling Victorian carolers, amazing food, the I Made It Market, and more! Everyone 18 and older will have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at The Block!

Starting at 11:00 am, I Made It! Market​ is setting up shop with two entire floors of hand-made wares from over 60 local crafters and makers.

At noon, head over to the north corridor (between Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th) to grab your Walk the Block stamp card and get your name in for the $500 shopping spreed!

Afternoon High Tea @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm
Afternoon High Tea @ Hilton Garden Inn | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Are you a fan of Downton Abby? Have you ever wanted to experience a tradional tea service? Then join us for our Afternoon High Tea! Experience dining like royalty with our special menu, exceptional service, and excellent teas.

The menu will feature traditional finger foods such as Petite Chicken Salad Croissants and Dill and Cucumber Sandwiches, as well as delectable desserts like Maple-Honey Cream Tartlets!

RSVPs are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Plan an afternoon with your friends for a truly unique treat this holiday season!

Call Hope Dobies for reservations 412-688-1996 or email hope.dobies@hilton.com!

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Sing @ St. Brendan’s Church
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Sing @ St. Brendan’s Church | Sewickley | Pennsylvania | United States

A much-loved Christmas tradition offered by Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and St. Brendan’s Church, Franklin Park. We invite all those in the Greater Pittsburgh area who love to sing, or to listen, to come with family and friends to recreate selections from Handel’s sacred masterpiece. With 14-piece orchestra and soloists, Under the baton of PCC Music Director, Dr. Susan Medley. This event features the audience performing choruses (and some solos), singing with great fervor and robust sound – without rehearsal!

Music scores will be loaned to those who do not have a copy. A cookie reception at intermission will provide a time to rest the voice and to mingle with the singers and instrumentalists.

No tickets, no admission fee, no reservations. (Baskets will be provided for a free will offering.) Come early and sit with your voice section or join others just to listen!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/146058142790589/

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

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Jan
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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.