Thursday, February 27, 2020

Jewels, Jams, and Spirits at The Frick Art Museum!

Viktor Oliva (Czech, 1861-1928), Piják absintu (Absinthe Drinker) (detail), 1901.

Art & Absinthe
Fridays, March 13, April 10, and May 8, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Beginning Friday, March 13, join The Frick Pittsburgh, Wigle Whiskey, and our favorite female DJs for an evening of jewels, jams, and spirits at The Frick Art Museum. Inspired by our exhibition of early twentieth-century art jewelry and the progressive women who engendered these gems, we're serving the turn-of-the-century bohemian's favorite beverage. Witness the elegant drip of an absinthe fountain, learn about the controversial drink linked with artists and writers for decades, view dazzling jewels in our exhibition galleries, and mingle with The Green Fairy (literally, she'll be here). Jewelry adornment is encouraged! Learn more!

Harold Stabler (English, 1872–1945) and Phoebe Stabler (English, 1879–1955). Dancers Pendant, 1922, silver, cloisonné enamel. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus

Maker & Muse Musical Events

Learn more about our upcoming musical events inspired by the era and artistry of Maker & Muse by reading on below.

Music in the Museum: Musical Gems
Saturday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum rotunda

Music for Exhibitions: Electricity: Songs from the Time of Tiffany
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum auditorium

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933), Necklace (pendant detached), c. 1915. Gold, platinum, chrysoberyl, yellow beryl, morganite, blue and yellow zircon, demantoid garnet, pearl. Tiffany & Co. Archives
Frick Stories
The Shape of Things: A Brief Journey through Maker & Muse
by Alyson Cluck, Curatorial Assistant

This week in Frick Stories, curatorial assistant Alyson Cluck challenges readers to rethink their preconceived notions of jewelry and immerse themselves in the stunning craftsmanship that makes up the works on display in Maker & Muse: Women and EarlyTwentieth Century Art Jewelry. Read along as Alyson takes an in-depth look at what makes some of the exhibition's most eye-catching pieces so distinctive.

Read more!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Pick Your Price Tickets

Join City Theatre for Pick-Your-Price-Previews 
this Saturday (Feb. 29) - March 5.

Tickets start at just $5, but hurry, limited quantities of each price point are available.

Catch Julianne Avolio (Lina) 
and Sarah Goeke (Jessie) on 
KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live 
on Wednesday, March 4th 
chatting about Cry It Out!

2020/2021 Season Subscriptions
available soon!

Purchase a subscription on site at Cry It Out 
and receive a complimentary gift!

Dinner and a Show at MCG

Saturday, March 14 • 6:00 & 8:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Save 25% off tickets by using promo code DATENIGHT.

Kenny Werner has been a world-class pianist and composer for over 40 years. His prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications continue to impact audiences around the world.

Improvisation is not just a technique for GRAMMY®-nominated artist Cyrille Aimée; it’s a way of life. The acclaimed vocalist has been called a "rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers" by The New York Times.

Pre-show dinner seating is now available at MCG Jazz! Select the "DINNER AND A SHOW" ticket option when purchasing to automatically reserve a spot at a table.

First seating - 4:30 p.m. - before the 6:00 p.m. concert. Second seating - 7:00 p.m. - before the 8:30 p.m. concert. More information at
Friends of PCT receive 25% off tickets by using promo code DATENIGHT
To Purchase Tickets:
Online at
Call 412-322-0800

Announcing an Auction for CHAIRity

You’re invited to Pull Up a Chair with VisitPITTSBURGH and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council as we launch an online CHAIR-ity auction to support GPAC’s new Teaching Artist Initiative!
Last spring and summer, Pittsburgh-area artists were invited to create pieces using VisitPITTSBURGH’s Pull Up a Chair campaign chair as a canvas. In total, 90+ chairs were enlivened with a variety of artistic visions, including the use of paint, fur, plants, and sculptures, just to name a few. Each chair is now available for auction online through Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All chair bids begin at $100.

Bid on a Chair

Meet the Artists
More than 90 artists painted a chair as part of the 90 Painted Chairs Program last year. Each artist was paid a stipend by VisitPITTSBURGH, which covered their time and materials. We're so grateful for each artist and the unique work they created as part of this program. You can view all of the chairs, along with each artist’s bio, by visiting

Red/Colorful Heart by Johno Prascak

GPAC Launches Teaching Artist Initiative
Teaching has consistently been reported as the number one source of income for our region’s artists. As a result, the Arts Council hopes to fill this gap in learning with the launch of its new Teaching Artist Initiative. Formally called the "CreatorsMakersTeachers Network," this peer group provides a space for teaching artists to network, and access professional development and peer-to-peer learning. The initiative will meet quarterly for topic-specific salons and host an annual Teaching Artist Symposium. Sign up for updates on the Teaching Artist Initiative and upcoming events

Next Buhl Planetarium Laser Show Marathon packed with '70s classic rock heavyweights

Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium will rock you, buy you a Stairway to Heaven, see you on the Dark Side of the Moon, and more at the next Floyd & Friends Laser Show Marathon, set for 7 pm – 1 am Fri., March 13. In addition to wowing audiences with fan favorites like Laser Queen, Laser Led Zeppelin, and three of the planetarium's best Pink Floyd shows, Buhl Planetarium’s talented laserists will debut Laser David Bowie, a dazzling tribute to the starman himself.

The evening kicks off at 7 pm with Laser Queen, a heart-thumping, hand-clapping affirmation that though Freddie Mercury is gone, the Queen saga lives on. This show features all the hits, including “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

At 8 pm, the Best of Laser Pink Floyd will delight music fans with selections from many of Pink Floyd’s hit albums including Wish You Were Here, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Wall, and Dark Side of the Moon. This other-worldly laser show captures the many flavors of Pink Floyd and displays them in a rich and engrossing feast for the eyes and the ears, sure to leave any Floyd fan satisfied!

Laser David Bowie will have its Buhl Planetarium premiere at 9 pm with a career-spanning playlist made even more entrancing with the glow of multicolored laser imagery. After this alt-rock-pop spectacle, hard rock and heavy metal fans will rejoice at the sights and sounds of Laser Led Zeppelin at 10 pm, highlighting the biggest and best hits crafted by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones.

Rounding out this rocking evening are Laser Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon and Laser Floyd – The Wall at 11 pm and midnight, respectively. These two shows have stood the test of time as laser show favorites and are a must-see for any classic rock fans.

Tickets cost $2 per show for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members. Tickets for nonmembers cost $8 for one show and $5 for each additional show. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 412.237.3400, 9 am-5 pm Mon.–Fri.

The Woman's Hour begins with The Lady Swings!

The Carnegie Carnegie celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S. with a year of special programming:  The Woman's Hour.

Jessica Lee opens the series on March 6 with a tribute to Pittsburgh jazz legend, Maxine Sullivan. Recognized as one of the finest, most influential jazz singers of the 1930s, Sullivan originated the soft vocal swing style that paved the way for artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan.

Mark Strikland on guitar, Lou Stellute on saxophone and George Jones on percussion join Jessica on the Music Hall stage. The evening draws on Jazz, Blues, Swing and Big Band repertoires, featuring songs that Maxine Sullivan made famous, as well as favorites by those who followed her.  
Doors open at 6:30 pm || Concert begins at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 at the door / $5 youth

The Library, Lincoln Gallery and rare Civil War room will be open the hour before the performance.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

TONIGHTS! BYOB TUESDAY! Love and Hate--No Debate!

Super BYOB Tuesday at Te Cafe!
BYOB - Love-Hate...No debate!
Shakespeare's Love-Hate Relationships
Tuesday, February 25

Soak up some Shakespeare over a cuppa and indulge in some witty wordplay! BYOB is back with Love-Hate partners in love, crime, and magic!
7:30-9 pm Doors open 7 pm.
Bring your scenes and Monologues.
Read more below and see you in Squirrel Hill!

Shakespeare's Love-Hate Relationships

Forget Valentine’s Day! Join PSIP for an evening of love-hate relationships featuring Shakespeare’s most mercurial characters: Antony and Cleopatra, Helena and Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mr. and Mrs. MacBeth, and, of course, Romeo and Juliet.

Doors open at 7 pm and readings begin at 7:30 pm. Suggested $10 donation at the door. Tea drinks and sushi are available for purchase.

Meet us at Te Café, 2000 Murray Ave. (at Beacon Ave) in the heart of Squirrel Hill.


About BYOB
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bard), the Shakespeare reading series produced by PSIP, continues the 2020 season, our 16th year. BYOB is Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ informal scene night in which professional actors and non-actors alike take a crack at their favorite Shakespeare pieces in a light-hearted evening.

Everyone is welcome to read some Shakespeare out loud. All ages and levels of experience welcome to read or listen. Kids are welcome.

All proceeds benefit PSIP’s Fall 2020 free production in Pittsburgh city parks on weekends in September.

Bring Your Own Bard takes place the last Tuesday of Feb., March and May in 2020. Follow us on Facebook for all events!

Anyone interested in reading is invited to contact PSIP! Would you like to volunteer with PSIP? Reach us!
Call: 412.521.6406
Visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.
Bring Your Own Bard spotlights the best and worst of pairs!
Next up: BYOB on Last Tuesdays of March and May at Te Cafe!
Banter with the Best of the Bard!
BYOB with PSIP is a blast!
Doors open 7 pm. Bring your scenes and Monologues 7:30-9pm

Watch for our next BYOBs, Week of Will, and the scoop on our September #PSIPsweet16 production!

Catherine Aceto, Emily Askin, Lynette Asson, Erika Fricke, Yvonne Hudson, Alan Irvine, Tonya Lynn, Jonathan Poli, Joshua Smith, Mimi Wilson
Jennifer Tober, Founder and Artistic Director
Support Our Sweet 16 Season Now