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Cat Video Fest 2020:  Feb 28 - Mar 5

2/24/2020

Some folks will be delighted to see pictures or videos of cute cats and will be happy to see them at the Row House Cinema which is hosting the Internet Cat Video Fest. The 70-minute show is a reel of videos chosen from thousands of submissions. The best part is that a portion of the proceeds goes to local cat charities - you get to watch cute cats while helping cute cats. Win, win.More Info: daily...

Black History Month - Books and Movies

2/18/2020

Black History Month is celebrated each February, but these picks are always worth your attention. Macaroni Kid publishers for their favorite books and movies that celebrate or ignite conversation about African-American culture and historic figures. Here are 10 of their recommendations.Books for Younger Children - age recommendation: 5-9 yearsElla Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa By...

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus - April 18, 7:30 pm

2/17/2020

For more than 20 years, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has been re-imagining traditional American circus with a contemporary twist. This unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, comedy and live original music features an eclectic cast of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, sideshow marvels and more. It's a thrilling spectacle that's sure to please every member of the family!Venue: The Hillman Center for...

The Verge - thru Feb 16

2/14/2020

THE VERGE by Susan Glaspell (Trifles) was first produced by the Provincetown Players in the 1920s. While this non-realism play begins comedically, Glaspell quickly reveals the darker themes at work in early 20th-century society. The Verge follows botanist Claire Archer as she experiments with strange plants in pursuit of creating a new form of life. This mirrors her own need to navigate existence...

Sunnyhill Live - Saturday, Feb 15

2/13/2020

Who: Christopher Mark Jones (with Ryan Socrates, percussion and Jim Spears, bass), AppalAsia (Sue Powers, vocals, banjo, Jeff Berman, dulcimer and Mimi Jong, erhu), and Geña y Peña (Eugenia Nieves, vocals, percussion and Carlos Peña, guitar). Where: Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, 1240 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PAWhen: Saturday, February 15. Doors at 7:00 PM, music...

August Wilson's "Radio Golf" Feb 27 - March 1

2/12/2020

Pittsburgh's CAPA will perform "Radio Golf" at the Cabaret Theater at 111 North St, Pittsburgh 15222.If you haven's yet seen any or many of Wilson's plays this production is a good one to catch with tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. I am new to Pittsburgh and still catching up on Wilson's plays and I have really enjoyed them. This is also a good time to see what CAPA...

Snowman in the Forest Day - Feb 15 (11am - 2pm)

2/11/2020

Join in for an afternoon of family fun and winter activities in the the enchantintg Cook Forest State Park. Ice skating (some skates available), sledding (bring tubes or sleds), chili cook-off, horse-drawn sleigh rides, happy dog contest and chili for all. For infoContact the experienced agents at RE/MAX realty Brokers with your questions about selling or buying real estate.

Fermentation Festival

2/10/2020

Sauerkraut, yogurt, beer cheese - some of our favorite foods are fermented. Celebrate the culinary delights at Spirit Hall in Lawrenceville with family-friendly activities such as a contest to make your own product. Ferment Pittsburgh is a project created to influence the growth of fermentation culture in our area. There are classes, put on by the annual Pittsburgh Fermentation Festival, and...

Doors Open - be inspired, engaged and "nebby"

2/7/2020

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh believes that everyone should be able to see and experience the beauty of our city. We invite you INSIDE these architectural treasures and iconic spaces to explore, experience and go behind-the-scenes. We do this a couple of different ways: Annual Event and (almost monthly) Specialty Tours.FIND OUT MORE and reserve a spot for the Freedom Seekers: Underground Railroad Tour...

Oscar-Nominated Shorts

2/6/2020

The best of short films in Live Action, Documentary, and Animation, all nominated for Oscars! The 92nd Academy Awards take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020.For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films locally. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and...

Candy Engineering Sleepover Feb 21 at 6pm - Feb 22 at 9pm

2/6/2020

Let your sweet tooth take over as you try to build the tallest candy structure, design marshmallow shooters, and learn how to make caramel. Sleepovers include themed activities, a Rangos Giant Cinema film, live theater show, sleeping among our exhibits, official Science Center patch, late-night snack, continental breakfast, and free admission for the day following the sleepover, including Highmark...

What She Said: Music of Women Poets  - Feb 8 and 9

2/5/2020

The Pittsburgh Camerata shines a light on women past and present whose poetry has been set to music, including works composed by women as well. Poets Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale, Amy Lowell, Cynthia Jarvis, Gwyneth Walker, Hildegard von Bingen, Abbie Betinis, and Libby Larsen have been talking to us (some for centuries)! The Pittsburgh Camerata is joined by guests The Pittsburgh Girls Choir...

The Beauty of Pattern: Advanced Batik - Saturday Feb 8, 5-8pm

2/4/2020

Take a deeper dive into the art of batik. In the process of creating your own unique piece of fiber art, learn how to create complex patterns through layers of color and resist. This workshop will focus on advanced methods of batik, some prior experience is highly recommended.Trust Arts Education Center: 807 Liberty Ave$20 fee, for Adults 18+RegisterContact the experienced agents at RE/MAX Realty...

Pittsburgh Opera Brown Bag Concert - Feb 8, 12 - 1 PM

2/3/2020

Free Brown Bag concert - allow the the musicians to serenade your sweetheart or your good friend during the month of love; you're in charge of bringing the chocolate. The performance takes place in the George R. White studio and is free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch. Meet the resident artists afterward in an informal reception. Contact the experienced agents at RE/MAX...

National Aviary - Island Getaway

1/31/2020

An Island Getaway Awaits at the National Aviary!Transport yourself to an island oasis with new daily activities included with admission! Stroll through hallways lined with breezy palm trees and vibrant florals; roam tropical indoor habitats with lush greenery. Plus, check out upcoming special events such as Flamingo Fest and Passport to Paradise!Check out all the February activities and Plan your...


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