Events

The Can’t Miss

 

Grease at the Pittsburgh CLO

 

By Emerson Andrews and Margaret Welsh
info@pittsburghcurrent.com

 

May 29

ReelQ presents one of Finland’s first queer-themed dramas A Moment In the Reeds, a story of two young men, one a Syrian asylum seeker, who spend a few summer days together. The screening will be held at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City in their downstairs Word Cellar, which is also wheelchair accessible. The event is free with registration. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free with registration. alphabetcity.org/events

 

The Carnegie Museum of Art hosts Baby and Me Movement, a monthly yoga session for mothers and their babies from infants up to three years old. After the partner practice, a docent will lead a tour through the museum’s collection. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and all children must be in strollers during the tour. This event will be held starting on May 30, with additional sessions on June 26, July 31, and August 28. 10 a.m. 4400 Forbes Ave. $20. fun@cmoa.org or cmoa.org/event

 

May 30
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City continues their Stories That Heal series with guest Corrine Jasmin, a local writer, artist and filmmaker. Jasmine will read from her self-published poetry collection, Tread, which follows her journey as a queer black woman into adulthood. A moderated Q&A will be held after the reading. 7 p.m. 40 W. North Ave. Free with registration. alphabetcity.org/events

 

May 31

Lyn Starr brings a preview of his upcoming release, Universe 25, funded by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Lift Grant. This hip-hop performance takes inspiration from John Calhoun’s research on utopian environments with Starr drawing parallels between that utopia and present-day Pittshburgh. The event, held at the Alumni Theatre Company, includes live performance music from the project. 7:30 p.m. 6601 Hamilton Ave. $15. universe25.eventbrite.com

 

June 1

The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society hosts a screening of Laurel and Hardy shorts with live theatre organ accompaniment at Keystone Oaks Auditorium. Organist Clark Wilson will be playing along to the shorts, as well as performing some concert selections, on the PATOS 3/19 Wurlitzer. Admission is free for students who show ID. 7:30 p.m. 1000 Kelton Ave. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. info@pittsburghtheatreorgan.com or 412-322-4078

 

June 3

pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival debuts at the New Hazlett Theater. The festival will run for seven days and feature national and local Pittsburgh performers. Masterclasses will also be held throughout the week. Student pricing is available. 10 a.m. 6 Allegheny Square East. $50 festival pass or $20 general admission. info@pearlartsstudios.org or pearlartsstudios.com

 

The Carnegie Science Center has a new immersive exhibit, D-Day: Normandy 1944 in 3D. Attendees will explore the science, technology, military strategy and more that went into the historic landing. The event will run from June 3rd to the 6th. 4 p.m. One Allegheny Ave. $11.95 for children, $19.95 for adults. carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-3400

 

June 6

The National Council of Jewish Women holds its annual meeting with a panel discussion on voting rights. The panelists will address the issues facing disadvantaged people whose voting rights are being suppressed and will include solutions to removing those barriers before the 2020 election. Afterwards, the NCJW will install its 2019-2020 leadership and bestow honors on some of their members. Refreshments will be provided before the panel. The event is open to the public and meets at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. 6:30 p.m. 5738 Forbes Ave. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. ncjwpgh.org/votingrights

 

The Silver Eye Center for Photography opens its exhibition of the winners of this year’s Fellowship 19 photography competition. The competition has run for 18 years, and this year accepted over 200 submissions. Tim Carpenter, winner of the International Award, and Rebecca Arthur, winner of the Keystone Award, will be speaking at the opening. Their projects will be on display from June 6 through August 10. 7 p.m. 4808 Penn Ave. Free. silvereye.org/events

 

June 7

The Pittsburgh CLO’s performance of Grease opens at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. The show promises a fun look back at an era of poodle skirts and rock ‘n’ roll, with favorite songs from the hit movie. Matinee performances will also be held on the weekends through June 16. 8 p.m. 237 7th St. $26.25 – $76.25. Culturaldistrict.org

 

June 8

Arcade Comedy Theater presents another Penny Arcade improv comedy show for families with children ages 5-12. The show includes a Collaboration Station where kids can write, draw and otherwise craft to see their ideas performed by the Penny Players, along with additional opportunities for children to get on stage themselves. Penny Arcade has a “Pay As You Wish” option, allowing all families to participate regardless of financial situation. 1 p.m. 943 Liberty Ave. $5 for children, $10 for adults. arcadecomedytheater.com/events

 

June 9

The Munhall Community Band performs a variety of music at the Homestead Carnegie Library, including selections from Holst’s “The Planets”, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Homestead Carnegie Library March” and more. The MCB is comprised of volunteer musicians ages 17 – 75+. The event is free with donations accepted, and a silent auction features prizes from local businesses. 3 p.m. 510 E 10th Ave, Homestead. Free. munhallcommunityband@gmail.com

 

This month, the Heinz History Center is hosting its Reading into History Family Book Club with the book “Shooting the Moon” by Frances O’Roark Dowell. The event includes a discussion of the book followed by a tour of the museum’s The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 exhibit. Registration includes one copy of “Shooting the Moon,” admission to the museum for two children ages 9 – 12 and two adults. 2 p.m. 1212 Smallman St. $20. Heinzhistorycenter.org

 

June 10

Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass will be performing a free concert during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The event will feature brass favorites for the whole family, as well as new arrangements designed for the concert. Admission is free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m. Point State Park. Free. pittsburghsymphony.org/event

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