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Nov
24
Fri
Live Performance and Storytelling with Many Nations @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Live Performance and Storytelling with Many Nations @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Please join Many Nations Singers in the Theater. They will share some of the stories and social dances that people would see at many native gatherings and powwows across the US.

Performance Times in the Theater:

  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Many Nations Singers is a Native American drum group of families representing some of the diverse nations of this land, including Seneca, Cherokee, Aztec, Tuscarora, Lumbee, Kiowa Apache, Ute, and Seminole tribes. They share and celebrate Native American culture through song, stories, and dancing.

Dec
5
Tue
Kenia at Backstage Bar at Theater Square @ Backstage Bar at Theater Square
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm

Kenia has been characterized by many as one of the most excitingly unique performers you can hear today. Born in the exotic city of Rio de Janeiro, she reflects the pulse and intensity of her native Brazil through diversified style. Her deep tone and excellent choice of repertoire have been cited by Dana Black, of the Daily News, New York, as a “sure sign of expertise”. Jazztimes magazine has described her as “a wonderfully expressive vocal instrument that throbs with sultry intensity, it’s low key, yet ultra bright”. Kenia will be featured during the month of April, National Jazz Appreciation Month, singing the songs of great Brazilian composers, Jobim, Gil and many others

 

Accessibility:

    For personal assistance selecting accessible seats or for more information about accessibility for a person with a disability, please contact Customer Service at 412-456-6666

 

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
7
Thu
Teacher Training Program on Hidden Children of the Holocaust. @ Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presented by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, internationally renowned Holocaust education scholar Dr. Debórah Dwork will leading a teacher training program on hidden children of the Holocaust. Act 48 credit is available for educators who participate in this training. Visit http://hcofpgh.org/teacher-training/ for more information and registration.

 

Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Raising Their Voices: Children’s Resistance through Diary Writing and Song. @ University of Pittsburgh in the Frick Fine Arts Building  | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The lecture will focus on the theme of children’s voices and creativity during the Holocaust as a form of resistance. The program is in partnership with the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dwork is the Professor of Holocaust History at Clark University, currently serving as Scholar-in-Residence at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

Tickets are also available to attend a private reception with Dr. Dwork at 6 p.m., also in the Frick Fine Arts Building. Tickets for the reception and lecture are $36; General Admission Tickets for the lecture only are $18, and free for students (with valid student ID) and Holocaust survivors.  Tickets can be purchased online at: https://jfedpgh.org/dwork-reception.

Pittsburgh Improv Jam @ CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Improv Jam is a weekly comedy show hosted by City Paper “Best Local Comedy Troupe” 2017 honorees Well Known Strangers.

What is an Improv Jam? Experienced improvisers, eager beginners, and brave first-timers are placed on teams together to create improvised comedic scenes based on audience suggestions. You never know who’s going to come play at Pittsburgh Improv Jam; previous guest performers include TLC’s Paige Davis and the Second City Tour Company. Every Pittsburgh Improv Jam begins with a featured performance by Well Known Strangers or other local and touring comedy acts.

Don’t want to perform? Don’t sweat it! Audience tickets are only $3 cash the door or free with a downtown ticket stub from earlier that evening. The Backstage Bar serves drinks for improvisers and audience all night (Happy Hour til 11pm) and the show starts at 10pm.

Want to play? Welcome! Sign-ups begin at 9:30 in Backstage Bar, and the Jam is free for performers.

 

Late Night Cabaret Details

Tickets may be purchased at the host desk prior to the event.  We’re sorry, but advance purchase is not available for late night presentations.  Theater doors for Late Night shows open at 10PM, but you may arrive earlier and enjoy happy hour in the Backstage Bar.  Our online menu is available here.  If you have any questions, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769.

We offer free Late Night admission to ticket holders of any earlier Cultural District show – simply show your ticket stub from an earlier show to enjoy Late Night at no charge (same date only / select shows / based on seating availability).

21+ only admitted.

Dec
8
Fri
Polar Express Sleepover @ Carnegie Science Center
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

Families can enjoy a special evening of festive fun and the modern holiday classic The Polar Express in 3D in the brand-new Rangos Giant Cinema! The sleepover includes a late-night snack, themed activities, the opportunity to attend a planetarium or laser show, and a live theater show. Check-in for the sleepover begins at 6 pm and after spending the night in one of the museum’s exhibit spaces, guests will enjoy a continental breakfast the following morning. The cost for the sleepover is $39 per person and includes admission to the museum the following day. To register, call 412.237.1637.

All Science Center sleepovers include:

A Movie in the NEW Rangos Giant Cinema
Themed activities
Planetarium or laser show
Live theater show
Sleeping among our exciting exhibits
Official Science Center patch
Late-night snack
Continental breakfast
Free admission for the day following the sleepover, including Highmark SportsWorks® and USS Requin
Fees
Groups need to provide one adult chaperone for every eight children. Families or those not part of a group must also have a parent or guardian present.

Schedule
Check-in begins at 6 pm the evening of your sleepover, where you will receive a detailed schedule of the night’s happenings. The overnight experience will begin with a brief orientation, after which participants will enjoy a night of themed activities. Lights-out is at midnight. All sleepover gear must be removed from the building by 9:30 am, but you are welcome to stay the day after and explore even more with your general admission, included in your sleepover cost!

T-shirts
A Sleepover T-shirt is the best souvenir to remember your special night at the Science Center. They will be on sale in the XPLOR Store the morning after your overnight experience.

Dec
9
Sat
Kids Create: Gingerbread Houses @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - South Side
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our annual Gingerbread House day is back again! Children will have the opportunity to decorate a graham cracker “gingerbread” house while enjoying a holiday movie and munching on holiday treats. All materials are supplied. Please RSVP by phone or in person. Small children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Story Hike: Winter Trees @ Frick Environmental Center
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join a Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy naturalist educator for a story and hike through the woods to explore trees in the winter. This month’s story is Winter Trees by Carole Gerber!

 

This is an all-ages event. Registration is required.

Animal Friends presents Pet Tales @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hazelwood
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop at the library and spend time with our four-legged friends! Children and their caregivers will have an opportunity to read with a licensed therapy animal. This program is made possible by Animal Friends and their volunteers. Shelters are always in need of supplies. Consider donating canned dog and cat food at this event.

Happy Holidays In Pittsburgh @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown & Business
Dec 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This documentary observes the holiday season as it is celebrated in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Highlights include the miniature railroad at the Carnegie Science Center, the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt, the old homes in Allegheny West, the light display at Hartwood Acres, and ice skating at PPG Place. Presented by PBS.

STEM All Hands on Tech: Coding for Kids @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Are you curious about how games or programs are developed? Do you want to learn how to code or program basic functions of a game? This program will teach some programming concepts with hands-on activities. There will be three sessions so you should be able to attend all three sessions. Recommended for students in grades 2-5.

Jan
11
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

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.

Jan
13
Sat
Black Bodies and the Justice of God-Community Conversation on Race and Faith @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Black Bodies and the Justice of God-Community Conversation on Race and Faith @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Hear the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, a scholar and social justice activist, as the 2018 Kelso Endowed Lecturer. Her lecture will be the centerpiece of a day-long event designed to equip and empower individuals to form on-going relationships that cross traditional boundaries to work for justice, especially racial justice. This event is free to participants and targeted toward students, community members, and members and leaders in faith-based organizations.

Jan
18
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

Jan
25
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

Feb
1
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.

Feb
3
Sat
Holy Curiosity! Science, Wonder, and the Desire to Know @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holy Curiosity! Science, Wonder, and the Desire to Know @ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Einstein once said, “Never lose a holy curiosity.” Join renowned scientists who are “passionately curious!” Learn about the origins of the science/faith schism. Explore the universe through the eye of the Hubble Space Telescope with Ted B. Davis, Professor, Messiah College and Jennifer Wiseman, Sr. Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Youth leaders are encouraged to bring groups.

Feb
8
Thu
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing Outside the Lines: Experimental Forms and Process in Creative Nonfiction @ Creative Nonfiction Foundation | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

There are many ways to tell stories that are true.

In this lively five-workshop series, examples and writing prompts will help writers practice innovative ways of breaking through traditional essay structure and thinking about how form can complement content in creative nonfiction.

Activities and prompts include writing a short food memoir in the form of a recipe card, a flash nonfiction piece about a transformative moment that leaps in time, a six-word memoir, an encyclopedia entry, and a sensory map. Participants and peers will examine how the fine art of perhaps-ing, or the speculative, can broaden the reach of storytelling. Between sessions, writers will revise their work to share with the instructor and their peers at the next meeting, and for the final workshop, they will choose one piece to revise for possible publication. Writers will also learn more about magazines that publish experimental and traditional forms.

Visit the above website link for week-by-week descriptions.