At Home in Pittsburgh


Short Film Festival   Nov 1-7


The only festival of its kind in the region, Pittsburgh Shorts highlights the best in contemporary short film from around the world, with a focus on films that promote innovative visual storytelling and cultural tolerance. From comedies to horror flicks, documentaries to rom-coms, animated films to local talent, there is something for everyone in this international lineup. Films are shown at the...Read More

STEM Spooktacular - Oct 26    2 - 4:30 PM    FREE


Discover the un-boo-lievable fun of science and spooky experiments at STEM Spooktacular Day! This is a FREE local event that provides kids with interactive learning experiences related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that make learning fun.There will be a wide variety of Halloween-based activities and demonstrations, prizes and giveaways (including a signed photograph...Read More

Florencia en el Amazonas - Nov 9 -17


Pittsburgh Opera presents its first-ever Spanish-language opera, the magical Florencia en el Amazonas.Florencia is a famous opera singer traveling to perform at the opera house in Manaus, Brazil, in the early 1900s. She also hopes to find her long-lost lover Cristóbal, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the Amazon jungle.Florencia journeys down the Amazon river by steamship with a cast...Read More

ALBA FLAMENCA fall concert - Saturday Oct 26


Join ALBA FLAMENCA for their first concert of the season at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (corner of Fifth and Shady). Your blogger has seen this group perform several times and they are wonderful and compare very well to a group I saw in Granada.Guest musicians Ben Barson from the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, the one and only Phat Man Dee, Jose Layo Puentes, and Lynn Speakman will also...Read More

Organ Concert, Sunday Oct 20 3-4pm


Kenneth Danchik, Associate Organist at St. Paul Cathedral, will perform works originally intended for a September recital at Notre Dame in Paris. Fittingly, his program includes “Lament of the Bells,” composed by Pittsburgher Robert Farrell and based on events of the tragic fire.Event Location: Heinz Memorial Chapel, 326 S. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Contact for more information: Ph....Read More

AAA Shred-a-Thon Nov 2


AAA East Central is hosting a free shredding event on Saturday, November 2, 10 am - 1pmMembers are invited to bring five storage boxes (non-members, 3) filled with paperwork containing personally identifiable information for free on-site shredding. You can watch your materials go in to the shredder. All shredded materials will be recycled.Location: 5900 Baum Blvd in the S.Beatty/Eva St parking...Read More

Spooky Stories outdoors


Gather 'round a campfire and listen to spooky stories and songs! Wear a Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes!ScheduleSaturday, October 19 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Harrison Hills Park Yakaon ShelterSunday, October 20 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Boyce Park Ski LodgeSunday, October 27 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Hartwood Acres MansionThere's nothing like fall in the Allegheny County Parks! From Family Fun...Read More

Pittsburgh Family Fun Guide


Check out Macaroni Kids 2019 Fall Family Fun Guide for tons of places to explore, and fun things to do this Fall! Contact the experienced agents at RE/MAX Realty Brokers with your questions about selling or buying real estate.Read More

RAD Day at the Frick


Come this Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. for a day of fun, free activities in celebration of the Allegheny Regional Asset District's (RAD) 25th anniversary! Experience art, history and nature as you explore the Frick's museums and gardens. Visitors are invited to take part in family-friendly creative and outdoor activities, tour the first floor of Clayton at their leisure, check...Read More

Chatham Baroque - Free Concert Saturday, Oct 12  at 2:30 pm


cAn all ages concert of spirited music by well known Baroque masters Bach and Corelli, as well as lesser known greats Buxtehude and Castello. Featuring Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo) performing in the beautiful, light-filled, and acoustically superb Hicks Memorial Chapel at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary at 616 N Highland Ave, 15206The...Read More

Family Lantern Tours - Oct 19 & 26


Enjoy a family-friendly guided tour of the Depreciation Lands Museum museum and cemetery by lantern light. You will be treated to tall tales, superstitions and customs from the past.Mary Bliss Parsons has been accused of witchcraft. In each building throughout the village, you will hear residents’ tales and opinions on the subject. After a tour through the cemetery, you will head to the Deacon’s...Read More

Doors Open Pittsburgh: Oct 5&6, 10 am to 4 pm


The Oliver Building. PPG Place. The Omni William Penn Hotel. You’ve likely hurried past them all. What if you could step into the city’s landmarks to experience interior spaces not on view to the public? What secret stories would these buildings tell? This one-of-a-kind self-guided tour of 54 sites lets you explore a church bell tower, step into a bank vault and stand on a theater stage. This...Read More

Kelly Strayhorn 12th Annual Halloween Mayhem


With spooky activities, hands-on crafts in the lobby, and a series of youth-led performances, Halloween Mayhem has become an East Liberty family tradition. Dress up in your favorite costume or come as you are for a jam-packed afternoon of tricks, treats, and groovy beats. Zombies, a costume parade, games, and more make for a day of spooky fun for the whole family.Halloween Mayhem is made possible...Read More

Family History Month: Preserving Your Family’s Treasures  


Learn the best way to take care of family photographs, documents, or other heirlooms with one-on-one help from the Library’s Preservation Department. Bring up to three items for consultation and advice on caring for, and storing, these items for the long term.Carnegie Library does not appraise the financial value of personal materials.This session is free and open to the public. Registration is...Read More

Carnegie Library - lots more than books!


There are 3 examples below - go to the library website for more about programs for children and adultsFriday, October 18 | 3:30 pm at CLP - Main (Oakland)Chop, measure, stir, taste! Learn to make nutritious, delicious food. Children will use practical math, science and literacy skills to learn how to make a simple apple pie! Trying new foods and recipes encourages healthy eating and helping out in...Read More

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