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Material World

Through May 12
Pittsburgh Glass Center 5472 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Friendship


A bold exhibit commenting on "consumerism, luxury, obsession, and materialism" 412-365-2145

Easter week events

Fri., April 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and Sun., April 21, 9-10:30 & 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Swissvale Presbyterian Church 1825 Monongahela ave, Pittsburgh Swissvale

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Palm Sunday service on 4/14, Maunday Thursday communion service 4/18, good Friday via dolorosa 4/19, Easter Sunday breakfast followed by Easter Sunday service 4/21. 412-351-0900

The Burdens

Fri., April 19, 8 p.m., Sat., April 20, 1 & 5:30 p.m., Sun., April 21, 2 p.m., Tue., April 23, 7 p.m., Wed., April 24, 1 p.m., Thu., April 25, 8 p.m., Fri., April 26, 8 p.m., Sat., April 27, 5:30 & 9 p.m., Sun., April 28, 2 p.m., Tue., April 30, 7 p.m., Wed., May 1, 7 p.m., Thu., May 2, 8 p.m., Fri., May 3, 8 p.m., Sat., May 4, 5:30 p.m., Sun., May 5, 2 & 7 p.m., Tue., May 7, 7 p.m., Wed., May 8, 1 & 7 p.m., Thu., May 9, 8 p.m., Fri., May 10, 8 p.m., Sat., May 11, 1 & 5:30 p.m. and Sun., May 12, 2 p.m.
City Theatre 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh South Side

Buy Tickets$5-$60


By Matt Schatz Directed by Marc Masterson April 6 – May 12, 2019 Siblings Mordy and Jane communicate like proper millennials: primarily through text message and loaded with sarcasm. Their lives flailing on opposite coasts, they hatch an outrageous plan to relieve their mother of the burden of Zad-Zad, their centenarian – and particularly prickly – grandfather. A world premiere dark comedy for the digital age, The Burdens explores pop culture, connection, and the value of actual face time. 412-431-2489

Track Meet @ the Ill Royale

Thu., May 16, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and Thu., June 20, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Young Brothers Bar 1441 Woods Run Ave., Pittsburgh Brighton Heights


Track Meet is an collaborative arts event that aims to facilitate conversation and community through rhyme. It is an open hip-hop cypher which is open to any form of expression(singers, poets, hip-hop artists, beat makers, beat boxers, live musicians, DJs, visual artists, dancers) 412-758-8575

Books in the Afternoon

Third Thursday of every month, 1 & 6 p.m.
Carnegie Library, Oakland 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland


Lively discussions of contemporary fiction. 412-622-3114

Real to Reel Documentary Film Series

Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.
Carnegie Library, Oakland 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland


A different documentary each month. 412-622-3114

Third Thursday Film Screenings

Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.
PCTV 1300 Western Ave., Pittsburgh North Side


Screenings of political documentaries followed by discussion.

The Shameless Hex

Third Thursday of every month, 8-11 p.m.
Hop Farm Brewing 5601 Butler St., Pittsburgh Lawrenceville


412-726-7912

Pathways

Mondays-Sundays, 6-12 a.m. Continues through May 5


Pathways will feature a selection of vibrant works by jeweler, metalsmith and enamelist Sharon Massey. The exhibiting work reveals connections and patterns between people that are invisible or under appreciated. By highlighting the micro and macro scale of the man-made patterns and motifs in our surroundings, Massey’s work explores these markings and their effects on how we exist within this world and how we communicate in person and online, locally and globally. CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station at Oliver Street and Grant Street 412-261-7003

Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow

Through April 21, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 1 Schenley Park, Pittsburgh Oakland


A celebration of the spectrum of floral hues arrives with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow! Guests are invited to enjoy a close up view of vibrant lilies, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more throughout the glasshouse. The conservatory will dazzle with room after room of nature's most beautiful spring blooms on display, bursting with every color nature can offer. 412-622-6915

TapeScape 3.0

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 12
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh North Side

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An interactive experience that the Children’s Museum is bringing back by popular demand (Tapescape-2012, Tapescape 2.0-2016), in its biggest form ever! TapeScape 3.0 will be housed in the Museum’s Garage Exhibit area where visitors can experience the wonder of the unexpected use of packing tape. This play exhibit / art installation, designed by Eric Lennartson, uses more than 50 miles of tape stretched over two-story steel frames to create twisting tunnels and curving walls for children to crawl through and explore. 412-322-5058

Andrew Ooi: Genercha

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., April 27, 5-8 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through May 17
BoxHeart Gallery 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh Bloomfield

Buy TicketsFree and open to the public.


From April 16th to May 17th 2019, paper-based artist, Andrew Ooi, returns to his Pittsburgh representation, BoxHeart Gallery, with his most sculptural exhibition to date, Genercha. 412-687-8858

John Belue: Prized Possession

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., April 27, 5-8 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through May 17
BoxHeart Gallery 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh Bloomfield

Buy TicketsFree and open to the public.


From April 16th to May 17th, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present John Belue: Prized Possession on exhibit in our 2nd-floor gallery. Organized by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan, owners of BoxHeart Gallery, Prized Possession questions the validity of photography as a means of documentation. 412-687-8858

Easter Bunny & Caring Bunny

Through April 20, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Ross Park Mall 1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, Ross Ross

Buy TicketsPrices Vary

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The Bunny Photo Experience begins Friday, March 22 and runs through Saturday, April 20 at Center Court. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. Save time and avoid the line with the Bunny's FastPass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Bunny online at simonbunny.com. 412-369-4401

The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

Through Sept. 22
Senator John Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh Strip District


In 2017, the New York Historical Society opened its exhibit The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, an extensive collection of artifacts, digital media, artwork, and accounts from "one of the most controversial events of the 20th century." Now the exhibit comes to Heinz History Center with additional focus on the role Western Pennsylvanians played in the war. Additional programming continues throughout the show's run, including late night screenings of Good Morning Vietnam and The Deer Hunter, as well as an appearance by the exhibit's curator Marci Reaven. 412-454-6000

Dakota's Dash 5K Run/Walk

Through April 27
North Park Boat House 10301 Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park Allison Park

Buy Tickets20.


Inaugural 5K Run/Walk North Park - Boathouse Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:00am Check-In / 8:00am Race Help us to ensure public safety through improved surveillance, police procedures and cooperation, raising awareness and supporting families of a missing person. Early Registration: $20 (by April 12, 2019) Late Registration: $30 Top three overall male and female Age group awards to the top male and females in the following categories: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 240-367-0421

A Night with the Dakota James Foundation

Through April 27
Gateway Clipper Fleet 350 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh Station Square

Buy Tickets100.00

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We are writing to invite you to join with the Dakota James Foundation to support its Inaugural “A Night with the Dakota James Foundation” on the Gateway Clipper, Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Dakota James Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization making a difference in the safety of our communities. With the help of donations from supporters such as you, we will continue to see improvements in placing surveillance cameras in high risk areas, placing lighting in low income areas, bringing awareness to communities and helping the families of a missing person. We need your help to accomplish these goals. 240-367-0421

Distilled

Through April 28
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh Shadyside


412-361-0873

Teapots!

Through June 8
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery 5833 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh Shadyside


412-441-5200

Writers Boot Camp at CNF

Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Continues through June 27
Creative Nonfiction Foundation 5119 Coral St, Pittsburgh Bloomfield

Buy Tickets$385 if registered by 04/01/2019, $435 if registered after 04/01/2019


In this boot camp, you will build a daily writing habit, explore different craft elements of creative nonfiction, learn editing skills, and engage in the real world with a small group of like-minded writers. Daily online writing prompts will give you the motivation and inspiration to keep writing, and our onsite weekly workshop will hold you accountable not only to your group and the instructor but also to yourself. In the workshop, you will receive audience feedback on your writing and you will also learn to become a more thoughtful reader and critic. 412-404-2975

Null Island

Through May 11, 7 p.m.
Phosphor Project Space 7720 Waverly St., Wilkinsburg Wilkinsburg


Phosphor Project Space, an artist-run, non-commercial gallery that showcases emerging artists, presents its latest exhibition Null Island. Curated by Emma Vescio, the show includes works by visual artist and musician, Shani Banerjee, and interdisciplinary artist Tsohil Bhatia. A description of the event says both artists have been working within the meditative realms of photography, video, and sculpture in relation to the ocean and ideas of loneliness. The pieces also encourage viewers to consider the journeys taken by water, bones, and archival objects.

Big Band Dance!

Third Thursday of every month, 7:15-10:30 p.m. Continues through May 16
Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 400 Cedar Ave., Pittsburgh North Side

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Our big band swing dances are always open to the public and the Elks Lodge is a fun and laid back venue that we've enjoyed playing at for about five years now. Mark Peters will teach a beginners swing dance lesson starting at 7:15 and the band goes on at 8:00. General admission $10, students with current school ID $5. 412-256-8234

THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Continues through April 28
Cabaret at Theater Square 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Downtown

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THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO NOW - Apr 28, 2019 CLO Cabaret WHEN YOU CAN’T GET A BREAK… YOU MAKE ONE. To make it on Broadway, you gotta sing, dance AND act — in other words, you must be a triple-threat. In a city of triple-threats, Nina, Kenny and Jamison are unemployable. Nina sings, but can’t act to save her life. Kenny dances, but can’t sing a note. And Jamison, a classically trained actor, can barely point his toes. But who needs reality when you’ve got a dream? It's a musical comedy about finding your friends and playing to your strengths. 412-325-6769

The Book Of Mormon

Through April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Downtown


In many ways, The Book Of Mormon adheres nicely to Broadway tradition. The lead characters are a mismatched duo of Mormons on a mission in Uganda: one schlubby, inept, and loveable, the other straight-laced, ego-driven, and handsome. The initial friction gives way to real friendship and growth, supplemented by no shortage of excessive mugging, outsized dance numbers, and sugary melodies. But nobody talks about that, and why would they? The musical was penned by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Avenue Q's Robert Lopez — and it shows. Both the incisive, shocking humor, and the loving but snarky homages to Broadway history of the creators' past works are alive and executed beautifully here, more than earning its absurd number of accolades (nine Tony Awards, international tours, star-making in the form of its original leads Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells). And now it's back by popular demand at Heinz Hall. Don't miss out. 412-392-4900

Walk-in Vaccine Hours

Tuesdays-Fridays, 8-10 a.m.
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh North Side


412- 321-4625

New Choices Career Development Classes

Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Women Work 650 Smithfield Street, Suite 520, Pittsburgh Downtown


New Choices is a FREE, comprehensive career program, where you'll learn job search and interview skills, goal-setting, and the confidence to succeed. You’ll update your resume, refresh your computer skills, and learn conflict resolution, budgeting, and time management – plus individualized career coaching and job search assistance. Day/evening classes available starting soon Downtown, or at extended sites throughout Pittsburgh. Whether you're starting out or re-entering the workforce, our 20 years of expertise will make you a stronger candidate. New Choices has helped over 55,000 people find living-wage jobs and build lasting careers! Call to register or for more information! 412-742-4362

Tropical Forest Cuba

Ongoing, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 1 Schenley Park, Pittsburgh Oakland


Just in time to think about warm-weather plants, Phipps Conservatory has opened the 12,000-square-foot, 60-foot-high Tropical Forest Cuba, which promises to be an immersive journey through the island’s rich biodiversity. Expect lush vegetation and colorful flowers, but there are also waterfalls and streams, a fish aquarium and a scenic overlook. Educational stations provide information about birds, traditional natural-medicine farmacias and the Phipps Botany in Action research in Cuba. It’s not native to Cuba, but a 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline, kin to so many vintage cars on the island, is also available for posing in. -Al Hoff

412-622-6914

Thursday Adult Nature Walk

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
North Park Pearce Mill Rd., Allison Park Allison Park


Free & open to ages 18 & older. Meets rain or shine every Thursday of the year. Naturalists guide these walks. Park and meet at the Ice Skating Rink parking lot off Kummer Road. 724-935-1766

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