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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
25
Sat
Sleeping Beauty Holiday @ Gemini Children's Theater located in the Ryan Arts and Culture Center
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 3:30 pm
Sleeping Beauty Holiday @ Gemini Children's Theater located in the Ryan Arts and Culture Center | McKees Rocks | Pennsylvania | United States

“Sleeping Beauty Holiday” is a modern, original, interactive, musical spin off of Charles Perrault’s ‘The Beauty in the Sleeping Wood,’ with music and lyrics by Lani Cerveris Cataldi. Performances are held on Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 1:00pm and 3:30pm at the Ryan Arts and Culture Center at 420 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. Tickets are $12.

“When Sleeping Beauty finds herself in our modern world, she can only get back home with the help of Cindy, a little girl whose imagination zapped Aurora into the future. As they try to figure out how to re-write the story, all the fairies, including Malfeasance, blast themselves into the future to find Aurora and save her. This original, interactive musical is full of fun and humor for the entire family!”

Dec
1
Fri
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. Unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no recited campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don’t even realize it until they die…the performers, that is! Our Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone and find clues as more people die. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime.

Sounds of the Season @ Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
Sounds of the Season @ Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Board a train, plane or sleigh to journey into the holiday season – from the North Pole to Bethlehem itself! Come hear the Sounds of the Season, our ever-popular December concert. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and seasonal selections make this your new favorite tradition. It’s a joyful time of year to bring everyone together to make this your treasured holiday tradition.

Concert Times and Locations:

Friday, December 1, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. – Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Franklin Park, PA

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. – Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday December 3, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. – Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Franklin Park, PA

Sounds of the Season @ Ingomar United Methodist Church
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
Sounds of the Season @ Ingomar United Methodist Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Board a train, plane or sleigh to journey into the holiday season – from the North Pole to Bethlehem itself! Come hear the Sounds of the Season, our ever-popular December concert. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and seasonal selections make this your new favorite tradition. It’s a joyful time of year to bring everyone together to make this your treasured holiday tradition.
Facebook event (Friday): https://www.facebook.com/events/123943541695374/

Dec
2
Sat
Sounds of the Season @ Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm
Sounds of the Season @ Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Board a train, plane or sleigh to journey into the holiday season – from the North Pole to Bethlehem itself! Come hear the Sounds of the Season, our ever-popular December concert. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and seasonal selections make this your new favorite tradition. It’s a joyful time of year to bring everyone together to make this your treasured holiday tradition.

Concert Times and Locations:

Friday, December 1, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. – Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Franklin Park, PA

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. – Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday December 3, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. – Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Franklin Park, PA

Dec
3
Sun
Sounds of the Season @ Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
Sounds of the Season @ Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Board a train, plane or sleigh to journey into the holiday season – from the North Pole to Bethlehem itself! Come hear the Sounds of the Season, our ever-popular December concert. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and seasonal selections make this your new favorite tradition. It’s a joyful time of year to bring everyone together to make this your treasured holiday tradition.

Concert Times and Locations:

Friday, December 1, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. – Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Franklin Park, PA

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. – Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday December 3, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. – Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Franklin Park, PA

Dec
8
Fri
Advent Music @ Evaline Lutheran Church
Dec 8 all-day
Advent Music @ Evaline Lutheran Church | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Advent is a traditional time of reflection, renewal, and the kindling of the light of faith. This Advent concert features ancient and new compositions for harp, guitar and voice, drawing from both Christian and Jewish musical traditions. The music of The Stapletons features harp and acoustic guitar, tightly interwoven vocals, and ethereal harmonies inspired by Celtic tradition and Gregorian chant.

Families and children welcome. This concert is free of charge, free will donations will be accepted. Concert will last approximately one hour, refreshments to follow.

Dec
9
Sat
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. Unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no recited campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don’t even realize it until they die…the performers, that is! Our Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone and find clues as more people die. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime.

Dec
10
Sun
Candlelight Christmas at Woodville @ Woodville Plantation
Dec 10 all-day
Candlelight Christmas at Woodville @ Woodville Plantation | Bridgeville | Pennsylvania | United States

Come experience Woodville Plantation by candlelight. Tour the house and see it decorated for an 18th Century Christmas on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 pm EST. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children under 6. To learn more visit www.woodvilleplantation.org

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

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.

Feb
16
Fri
Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts  | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

An evil enchantment and a mysterious love story give wings to a ballet that has captured the public imagination since 1895. Together with the live PBT Orchestra, PBT returns to Swan Lake for two weekends around Valentine’s Day. Swan Lake exemplifies classical technique – from the ballet en blanc swan scenes to the Black Swan’s famous 32 fouettés. But it’s the undulating port de bras of the swans – a movement quality unique to Swan Lake – that lends its own mystique to the classical vocabulary. Set to the stirring themes of Tchaikovsky’s score, the split personalities of Odette and Odile mirror the age-old battle between good and evil. S