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Nov
20
Mon
Friendsgiving Week @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friendsgiving Week @ Children's Museum of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Thanksgiving is a good time of year to reflect on what makes your life wonderful and this year, inspired by our upcoming exhibit The Pigeon Comes to Pittsburgh! A Mo Willems Exhibit, we will be focusing on the brilliant gift of friendship by celebrating Friendsgiving. Join us for a week chockfull of activities honoring the special and everlasting bond of friendship.

Happenings throughout the museum:

  • Make your way to the Big Red Room Café for a Friendsgiving Feast.  Take time to reflect and appreciate your friends while sharing a variety of seasonal treats together. Sponsored in part by Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, November 21, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Join us in the Big Red Room Café to braid, weave and tie your own friendship bracelets using colorful embroidery thread and ribbon.  Learn and practice different techniques and styles to create your own one of kind mementos to give to your friends as a token of appreciation for all they do. This event is supported by UPMC MyHealth Communityan initiative ofUPMC Health Plan. November 22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Stop by the Friendship Trading Post located in the Big Red Room Café and exchange a pledge to do a good deed for a friend in need for a warm cup of apple cider. November 24, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Be inspired by what makes your relationship special and collaborate to create a Friendship Treasure in the MAKESHOP! What can we design and make together? November 26, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Grab a friend and strike a pose! Join us in the Studio as we explore portraiture with friends. Using props, pencils, and paper, how will you make a portrait of a friend? How will you show that they are happy? What about sad? Come one down to the Studio and explore with us! Daily, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Dec
1
Fri
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.

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.

Dec
5
Tue
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
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
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
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.