Saturday, June 22, 2019

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District - July 12

Friday, July 12 
Cultural District • 5:30 – 10 pm 
The Summer '19 Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan is jam-packed with 20+ Crawl Stops—several new gallery exhibition premieres, live music outdoors, food trucks, some pop-up surprises, and a very special Crawl After Dark celebration--Footwork. 
The work of Guillaume Marmin is part of a revival of visual creation that avoids traditional forms of narration and scenic supports. He is looking for a common language between image and sound—a synesthetic alphabet made of rhythms, contrasts, and refined figures in motion.
Wood Street Galleries
Trust Arts Education Center
American Society of Media Photographers - "Burghers"
Burghers is a photography project that celebrates what it means to be a citizen of this region. Whether they are working, playing, studying, or putting out folding chairs for a parking spot, members of ASMP are are glad to call these people neighbors.
937 Liberty 
What We Don't Talk About
Art imitates more than just life; it does not ignore mortality. We, the living, cannot know death absolutely. Is this where the power lies? Is the fact that life is finite what makes it profound? Is this death’s gift? 
Trust Arts Education Center
The Art Trap: Paint Night
Create your own masterpiece in a painting session with instruction by local artists from BOOM Concepts or participate in painting a community canvas. Jam to the beats of your favorite rap, trap, and R&B hits!
Trust Arts Education Center
Footwork - Crawl After Dark
Drink. Dance. Move. Experience Footwork, an immersive dance party in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. The official after-party for the Summer '19 Gallery Crawl is back. Prepare for a night to remember.


Friday, June 21, 2019

CLO Stages Oklahoma!

Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's OKLAHOMA! | Photo: Archie Carpenter


When this Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece made its Broadway debut in 1943, it launched a new era in American musical theater — fusing story, song and dance through the stunning choreography of Agnes de Mille. It also began one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in Broadway history. At its heart, OKLAHOMA! is a love story between confident cowboy Curly and feisty farmer Laurey. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to carve out a life together in a brand new state. But the road to love is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, fraught with all the dangers and excitement of the time. The unforgettable score includes:

• “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'”

• “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top”

• “Oklahoma!”

• “People Will Say We're in Love”

• and many more 


CAST YOUR VOTE!  We want to hear from you! Take our survey and let us know which shows YOU want to see next summer.

Calling All Strauss Fans

Pittsburgh Festival Opera for a one-night-only performance of a Strauss rarity: The Love of Danae
Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 412-326-9687. 
The Love of Danae
Friday, July 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA

Follow the mythical tale of King Midas and his golden touch while Jupiter, Pollux and a host of colorful characters try to intervene as the beautiful Danaë finds the glory of love. 
Featuring some of the most beautiful music ever composed by Richard Strauss, this concert performance is sung in German with English supertitles. 


Join the audience after the performance of The Love of Danae for an Opening Night Celebration and enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and music! 

Festival Opening Night Celebration
Friday, July 12, 2019 10:00 PM
Cabaret Lounge, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA

Opening night parties at Pittsburgh Festival Opera are cause for celebration! Join us for an extra special fete to open the 2019 Summer Festival immediately following The Love of Danae on July 12. Your $35 admission includes 2 drink tickets, light hors d'oeuvres and dessert, mingling with the cast and musical entertainment.


Don't forget about the Festival Features! Be sure to catch the Masterclass Series to witness today's leading artists coach the stars of tomorrow's opera stage. 

Danielle Pastin

Masterclass Series
July 13, 2019 - July 27, 2019
Cabaret Lounge, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Witness leading artists coach the stars of tomorrow's opera stage.

- Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00pm - 
Jane Eaglen
- Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00pm -
Danielle Pastin
- Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00pm -
Mark Trawka


Thursday, June 20, 2019

P!ittsburgh Festival Opera - The Season is Coming Up!

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is preparing for an exciting season starting in less than a month! Whether you're looking for Norse or Greek mythology, a classic comedy or something a little closer to home, they've got you covered.
Check out all they have to offer this summer!

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 412-326-9687.

The Love of Danae
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
The story is a familiar one. Jupiter to escape the jealous eyes of Juno and to woo a variety of young ladies--on this occasion the wives of Pollux’s nephews--came to earth in preposterous disguises—to Europa as a bull, to Leda as a swan, to Semele as an eagle and to Alcemena in the form of her husband.

In this operatic treatment he appears to Danaê in a shower of gold but discovers that she is more interested in the gold than in him. In a countermove he invests an impoverished muleteer, Midas, with the power to convert anything into gold at a single touch, the provision being that he, Jupiter, may change place with Midas at will and court Danaë as a human.

In the end the god will learn humility and Danaë the glory of love.

Mister Rogers' Operas
Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Two original one-act operas written by America’s most beloved television personality, appealing to the hearts and minds of children ages 1 to 100.

Composed by Fred Rogers and originally appearing on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the operas Wind Storm in Bubble Land and Spoon Mountain, are whimsical, engaging musical stories that speak to audiences both young and old. Each is endearingly odd and heartwarming, and has a moral lesson to be learned - as only Mr. Rogers can teach it! Pittsburgh Festival Opera will re-stage the operas for the first time since they were filmed at Pittsburgh’s own WQED studio, drawing from its cadre of young professional artists and celebrity operatic voices, while remaining true to the spirit and sensibility of the original PBS productions.

Directed by Tomé Cousin, who performed as “Tomé the Ragdoll” on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!

The Valkyrie
Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Witness the doom of a universe and the dawn of a new era, and share in a pilgrimage that millions have taken, as Pittsburgh Festival Opera transports you to Valhalla for its acclaimed Pittsburgh Ring Cycle.

Gianni Schicchi at Snuggery Farms
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Snuggery Farm
Come join us at the scenic Snuggery Farms in Sewickley for a gourmet Italian Feast before you go into the barn to see Giacomo Puccini's comedic opera, Gianni Schicchi.

Gianni Schicchi at Falk Auditorium
Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Secrets of Puccini's personal life newly revealed and cast in a new musical-dramatic inquisition led by Dante Allighieri, in which the man Puccini is redeemed by his music - and a performance of Gianni Schicchi!

The Enchanted Forest
Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Hilda Willis Room, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Join us for a fun, family-friendly performance of this charming children’s opera, adapted by Anna Young with music by Arthur Sullivan, Georges Bizet, and W.A. Mozart.

This contemporary twist on the classic fairy tale runs just 40 minutes long, making it an ideal introduction to opera for the whole family. Stay after the show for fun activities and pictures with the cast.

July 20th's sensory friendly performance will feature less stage lighting and lower sound levels. We invite families to bring familiar, comforting objects to the performance and to feel free to move around the theater as necessary.

Masterclass Series
photo: Danielle Pastin
Masterclass Series
Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Cabaret Lounge, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Witness leading artists coaching the stars of tomorrow's opera stage.

- Saturday July 13, 2019 at 2:00pm: Jane Eaglen
- Saturday July 20, 2019 at 2:00pm: Danielle Pastin
- Saturday July 27, 2019 at 2:00pm: Mark Trawka

Wagner and the Mastersingers Act I & II
Wagner and the Mastersingers Act I & II
Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019
First Unitarian Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Revel in scenes from operas by Richard Wagner, presented by members of the Mastersingers Project for Young Dramatic Voices, under the direction of the project's artistic director, Jane Eaglen.

Jane Eaglen brings her experience as one the world's leading interpreters of Richard Wagner's music to this program of semi-staged scenes.

Experience the heroic voices of tomorrow's stages singing some of the grandest ro...

Lenya in the Light: Daphne Sings Weill
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Celebrated cabaret artist and Festival favorite Daphne Alderson returns with an evening of the songs of revolutionary composer Kurt Weill in tribute to the legendary singer Lotte Lenya

Music That Matters Opera Scenes
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Falk Auditorium, Pittsburgh, PA
In 2015, Pittsburgh Festival Opera launched “Music That Matters,” a series of new opera commissions that speak to important contemporary issues. This series is part of our ambition to keep opera relevant, and create artworks where all communities can see their lives reflected onstage. We started with A New Kind of Fallout, an opera about environmental issues inspired by Rachel Carson. Our next commission, A Gathering of Sons, explored issues of racial conflict in America. Our new project in this series is Fight for the Right, focusing on the struggle girls and women across the world for access to education.

Degenerate Art Concert
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Church, Pittsburgh, PA
A recital of music repressed in World War II-era Germany, both decadent and delicious, including works by Kurt Weill, Paul Dessau, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Franz Schreker and others, sung by members of the Young Professional Artists Program.

Cultural Trust Plans Free Summer Events

A Summer to Remember: Free Events for the Long Days & Nights 
Summers in Pittsburgh are like no other! From festivals to food trucks, the 412 has every event you need to make the best out of those summer days and nights. Here’s a list of free events that you won’t want to miss! 
CLICK HERE TO Plan Your Summer



Explore Leonardo da Vinci’s vast array of inventions and discoveries, challenge your friends to a game of GIANT beer pong, and rock out with laser karaoke at Carnegie Science Center’s next 21+ event. 

21+ Night: Block Party happens on Fri., June 28 from 6–10 pm and features music by DJ Solo Dolo, a free beer sample, liquid nitrogen s’mores, and other summer games, as well as exclusive access to Da Vinci The Exhibition.

Plus, enjoy cash bars, food available for purchase in the RiverView Café, and the chance to experience four floors of exhibits, Highmark SportsWorks®, and USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine – with no kids! After 21+ Night, guests can head over to Rivers Casino with their $20 TABLE FREE MATCH PLAY! Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

You must be age 21 or older to enter and proper identification is required. Tickets cost $24 in advance online and $29 at the door.

21+ Nights are sponsored by TribLIVE, Green Mountain Energy, SSB Bank, Miller Lite, Dos Equis, and Fat Head’s.

For more information and to register, visit or call 412.237.3400.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield To Host Encampment June 22-23

Fort Necessity National Battlefield will host an 18th century period military encampment on June 22 and 23.  The encampment will highlight camp life of British and French Soldiers and Natives Allies during the French and Indian War. The camps and will be located near the reconstructed Fort Necessity at the park’s main unit.  

Re-enactors will demonstrate the daily life of French and British Regulars, American Provincials, French-Canadian Militia, civilians and Native American warriors when not on campaign.
Special programs on camp life will be offered each day at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. will be followed by demonstrations of historic black powder weapons

The programs will take place rain or shine and visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather. Admission to the park and the programs is free. For more information on this and other programs at Fort Necessity, please call 724-329-5512 or visit the park’s web site at

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America, setting the stage for the American Revolution.  Fort Necessity National Battlefield preserves and tells the story of this first campaign of the French & Indian War. The visitor center is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm and the park grounds are open daily sunrise to sunset. Admission to Fort Necessity National Battlefield is free. For additional park information call 724-329-5811 or visit our website at