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January 2019

An Evening with The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ellis School, 6425 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Free

In partnership with Rodef Shalom Congregation, The Ellis School will host an evening panel that will be free and open to the public on January 8 at 7:00 p.m. Registration is required. Panel members will include Sheryl, Director of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, Olitzky and Dr. Tara Hyder, Muslim local Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom chapter president. The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom builds strong relationships between Muslim and Jewish women based on developing trust and respect and ending anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish…

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afterWARds – Mozart’s Idomeneo Reimagined

January 26 @ 8:00 pm
CAPA Theater, 111 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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afterWARds uses the words and music of Mozart's IDOMENEO – perhaps his most radical, modern opera – in a reorganized and distilled 80-minute format that shifts the opera's focus towards its four protagonists and their timeless struggles for love and peace in a world full of carnage and destruction. afterWARds is set on the island of Crete immediately after the Trojan War. Idomeneo is the King of Crete. Idamante is his son. Ilia is the Princess of Troy and enemy…

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February 2019

PGH Handmade Hearts

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

We are excited to host PGH Hand-Made Heart on Saturday, February 2, 1 – 3 PM. Join us to make a handmade heart and tagging it with a positive message that can be placed in public to share compassion throughout Pittsburgh. On October 27, 2018, worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, were attacked in a senseless act of hatred. In response, local artist Barb Grossman and her family started “PGH Hand-Made Hearts” to make and place…

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February Brown Bag Concert

February 9 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

Love is in the air this February. You're invited to our free February Brown Bag concert for an afternoon of love songs and a preview of our upcoming production of Glory Denied! Bring your valentine, galentine, or entire family! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal…

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Opera Up Close – Glory Denied

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along The Underground Railroad

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Audiences are invited to celebrate Black History Month with this powerful performance of African American spirituals featuring four soloists and two actors backed by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Leading the audience along the Underground Railroad through storytelling, the actors will illuminate the secret codes used by those who traversed the Railroad and explain the importance of the era's songs. The Junior Mendelssohn Choir, a highly talented ensemble of high school-aged students, will open the show with works by contemporary…

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Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127 United States
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Audiences are invited to celebrate Black History Month with this powerful performance of African American spirituals featuring four soloists and two actors backed by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Leading the audience along the Underground Railroad through storytelling, the actors will illuminate the secret codes used by those who traversed the Railroad and explain the importance of the era's songs. All soloists and actors in the show will be African American. Particularly, the show's cast will include internationally acclaimed operatic…

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Just Write! A Working Happy Hour @ CNF

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Creative Nonfiction Foundation, 5119 Coral St
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 United States
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$9.00

Start your weekend off just right by joining us at our office space for a writing session. In a little more than an hour, you’ll meet other writers, warm up with a free flow exercise or two, then get to it! Bring your laptop and/or notebook, and we’ll provide you with the time and space you need to get writing. We’ll also provide snacks and beverages. (Please feel free to BYOB—after all, it’s happy hour!).

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Glory Denied

February 23 @ 8:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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Glory Denied

February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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March 2019

Glory Denied

March 1 @ 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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La Roche College Spring Gala

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Byham Theater
$35

Relax into an invigorating evening of classical and contemporary showings by La Roche College dance majors and the Bodiography Student Company.

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Glory Denied

March 3 @ 2:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Colonel Thompson endured his brutal captivity by doggedly clinging to memories of his loving wife Alyce and their children. Alyce, however, believed Jim was dead. She and her children moved to…

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The Magical Marketing Trifecta : Perfecting your author website, email newsletter & social network

March 8 @ 6:00 pm
Creative Nonfiction Foundation, 5119 Coral St
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 United States
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$1 - $2019

Time is one of the most precious things anyone has, so it’s a smart writer who asks, “Is this online marketing stuff really the best use of my time?” While it can be a highly subjective matter (every career has different needs and phases), this session with publishing maven Jane Friedman will help you stand back from the fray of confusing opinions that are out there, and stay focused on your own goals and strengths. Rather than being driven by…

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March Brown Bag Concert

March 9 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free March Brown Bag concert! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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Opera Up Close – La bohème

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Puccini’s La bohème. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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CORNINGWORKS: With A Shadow Of…

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - March 31 @ 3:00 pm
New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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$25 - $30

Presented by corningworks GLUE FACTORY PROJECT Full evening length dance theater productions created on internationally and nationally renowned performers over the age of 40 Like dreams themselves, where for a moment they feel real, complete, logical, and then, seemingly without reason, dissolve into shadows of uncertainty and the surreal. With A Shadow Of . . . is the moment before sleep, the moment before waking. The space in between. That intangible place beyond sense and before narrative. A dreamscape between…

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River City Brass Annual “Un”Gala

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Omni William Penn Hotel – Downtown Pittsburgh, 530 William Penn Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$150.00

River City Brass Highland Hoedown 6:30pm-7:30pm Cocktail Hour 7:30pm-10:00pm Dinner and Entertainment Silent Auction Dancing Cash Bar Casual Attire: Jeans or Kilts encouraged!

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Out of Hand: Party like it’s 1986

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$200

Let’s party to the MAX! Join us in the final celebration in the Produce Terminal - Out of Hand: Party like it’s 1986 - is Pittsburgh’s ultimate hands-on spring creative experience. Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7 – 10:30 PM for an all-in-one evening of handmade crafts, artist demos, ’80s fashion, far-out food, craft beer & theme cocktails, tubular tunes and rad dance moves celebrating Contemporary Craft’s 33 years in the Produce Terminal! Don’t miss Contemporary Craft’s annual…

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La bohème

March 30 @ 8:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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April 2019

La bohème

April 2 @ 7:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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La bohème

April 5 @ 7:30 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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La bohème

April 7 @ 2:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Set against the backdrop of 1830’s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and their love for their art. When Roldolfo, a poet, and Mimi, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. Emotional and dramatic, it’s no wonder Puccini’s most celebrated opera has transcended the genre, inspiring both a ballet and the Broadway hit musical RENT.…

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April Brown Bag Concert

April 13 @ 12:00 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free

You're invited to our free April Brown Bag concert! The performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch! Meet the Resident Artists afterward in an informal reception.

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Opera Up Close – Don Pasquale

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$5

Join Robert Boldin, Manager of Artistic Administration, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Puccini’sDonizetti's Don Pasquale. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

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An Evening with New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Simmons

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Ellis School, 6425 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Simmons will be at The Ellis School on April 3, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, registration is required. Rachel is the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. Rachel will speak to parents about…

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Bodiography’s Horizons

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - April 27 @ 9:30 pm
Byham Theater
$45

Enjoy an evening of work by Martha Graham and Maria Caruso as Graham 2 unites with Bodiography for first collaboration of its kind in the existence of both companies.

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Don Pasquale

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$14

Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale has been entertaining and delighting audiences worldwide since the mid-1800s. The story concerns old and wealthy bachelor Don Pasquale, who has been the caretaker of his nephew, Ernesto, for some time. Pasquale attempts to secure Ernesto’s future by arranging a marriage between Ernesto and a “proper” girl. However, Ernesto is in love with the young widow Norina, and refuses to marry Pasquale’s suggested bride. With the help of their friend Dr. Malatesta, Ernesto and Norina…

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May 2019

Victoria’s Secret: A Life in Music

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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$10 - $45

Celebrate Queen Victoria during the 200th anniversary of her birth with Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh! Created by Matthew Mehaffey, MCP’s Robert Page Music Director, the show will feature an actress playing Victoria’s confidante, who will lead the audience through episodes of the Queen’s life in between short performances of music significant to her and her time. The performances will take place immediately after the conclusion of the third season of “Victoria”, PBS’s popular drama about the queen. Featured music will…

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Fiberart International 2019

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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57 selected artworks by 56 artists from eight countries and 24 states will be on view in Fiberart International 2019 (FI2019), the 23rd triennial exhibition on contemporary textile. Sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, FI2019 is a comprehensive exhibition and survey to explore the unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines, as well as a documentation of the changing definition of textile art and a showcase of works by a diverse group of artists who have been underrepresented…

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