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Dana Goldberg

Thu., Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
412-471-1400
Cruze Bar 1600 Smallman St., Pittsburgh Strip District (map)

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Third Thursdays

Thu., Sept. 21, 8-11 p.m.
412-622-3131

Presented by BOOM Concepts.
Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland (map)

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Abraham Lincoln Exhibit

Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 31
412-231-7881

260 mostly vintage original photos, asculpture of Lincoln’s bust & a rare showing of the Life Mask taken just two months before is assassination can be seen close-up.
William DeBernardi & Dale Huffman

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William DeBernardi & Dale Huffman

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 22
412-687-8858

From August 22nd through September 22nd, BoxHeart Gallery presents William DeBernardi and Dale Huffman on exhibit in our main gallery. Free and open to the public.

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BoxHeart Gallery 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh Bloomfield (map)

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A Second Home

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31
412-231-3169

Work by Dennis Maher.
Mattress Factory Satellite Gallery 1414 Monterey St., Pittsburgh North Side (map)
The Notion of Family: LaToya Ruby Frazier

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The Notion of Family: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Thursdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Nov. 18
412-431-1810

Silver Eye presents a selection of LaToya Ruby Frazier’s seminal series The Notion of Family at it’s new Penn Avenue gallery. Frazier’s images explore the painful effects of decades of industrial decline, poverty, and systemic racism in her hometown of Braddock, PA. Artist talk & A book signing October 5, 3-5 p.m.
Silver Eye Center for Photography 4808 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Bloomfield (map)
Middletown

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Middletown

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7
724-745-6300

Middletown is a deeply moving and funny new play exploring the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. $18 - $20

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Little Lake Theatre 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg Canonsburg (map)

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The Scottsboro Boys

Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 24
412-392-8000

In 1931, nine African American teenagers were accused of raping a woman on a train chugging its way across Alabama. The legal battles that followed resulted in death penalty verdicts, Supreme Court rulings, lynch-mob mentalities and eventually, the most well-known miscarriage of justice in American history.
Pittsburgh Playhouse 222 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland (map)
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

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Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 17
412-261-7003

How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter:Crafting a Safe Home is a socially engaged art experience that provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private. Shelter aims to create awareness and open dialogue around an urgent social issue. The exhibition will validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and will demonstrate that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion. 0
The Society for Contemporary Craft 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh Strip District (map)

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Isolo

Through Sept. 21
412-681-5449

Photographs by Rick Armstrong. Opening reception July 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland (map)

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Portfolio Show

Thu., Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.
412-291-6270

We couldn't be more proud of our new graduates. During their time here, they've accepted—and conquered—countless creative challenges. If you're looking for new creative talent, look no further. Our imaginative graduates have ideas—and hands-on skills—to spare. Come get to know them and see their work up close. You just might meet your creative match. Come celebrate their accomplishments with us! (And come check out our new location in the Strip!) Free
Art Institute of Pittsburgh 1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Strip District (map)
Courageous Conversations in Fundraising

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Courageous Conversations in Fundraising

Thu., Sept. 21, 1-5 p.m.
724-720-6415

Energize your fundraising while connecting with fellow nonprofit and industry leader at the half-day workshop, “Courageous Conversations in Fundraising,” hosted by Autus Collective. At this event you will learn power steps to raise more money and refresh your knowledge with valuable insights from the presenters’ collective 100+ years in nonprofit management and fundraising. The afternoon will conclude with a mixer where guests are free to mingle and connect with fellow nonprofit leaders and industry experts while enjoying complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. $125

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Olivia's Banquet Facility 318 Forest Grove Rd, Coraopolis Coraopolis (map)

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Improv Pop-Up Night

Thu., Sept. 21, 5:30-8 p.m.
412-325-7017

A monthly pop-in class available to anyone. Boxed wine, improv class & a free show.
707 Penn Gallery 707 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Downtown (map)
Help or High Water II: A Volunteer Fair

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Help or High Water II: A Volunteer Fair

Thu., Sept. 21, 6-10 p.m.
412-363-4550
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Pittsburgh Cares is celebrating its 25th birthday with food trucks, beer from Full Pint Brewing, wine from J&D Cellars, Blue Diamond Vodka, Maggie's Farm Rum, Red Star Kombucha, celebrity bartenders, and more. Bring your friends, bring your wallets (suggested $5 at the door), and bring your willingness to improve your community by supporting one (or more) of Pittsburgh's many worthy charities and service agencies. Pittsburgh Cares works to advance a culture of volunteerism and civic engagement in the region my matching non-profits with volunteers of all ages. $5
Union Project 801 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburgh Highland Park (map)
TEDx Pittsburgh @ MF: Women in the Arts

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TEDx Pittsburgh @ MF: Women in the Arts

Thu., Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m.
412-231-3169

Join the Mattress Factory and TEDxPittsburgh for a celebration of women in the arts. Enjoy screenings of TED + TEDx Talks, explore identity and the creative process in breakout groups, grab a drink, and mingle with Pittsburgh-based artists. The galleries @ 500 Sampsonia Way will be open to attendees. Free parking is available in the Mattress Factory lot at 505 Jacksonia Street. TED is a nonprofit organization and acronym. It's a movement devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading in [T]echnology, [E]ntertainment and [D]esign. TEDx is an independently organized, community based version of the larger TED experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks FREE, registration requested.

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Mattress Factory 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh North Side (map)
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