Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

Glow Home Art Series
When: Friday, October 4th through Saturday, October 26th
Where: Boom Concepts, 5139 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee will host its 3rd annual art series throughout the month of October at Boom Concepts. This year’s series, Glow Home: Illuminating RelationSHIPS, features an art show, auction, and other events to benefit the prison advocacy work of Let’s Get Free. Glow Home features nearly 100 pieces of art, including 15 glowing pieces, from 60 artists on both sides of the prison walls. A listing of artists and pictures of work are at letsgetfree.info.
2nd Annual Monster Bash to Benefit Christopher’s Kitchen
When: Saturday, October 26th from 7:30 PM to 1 AM
Where: Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive, Sewickley, PA
Christopher’s Kitchen provides food and drink to families with children admitted to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. This year’s Monster Bash to benefit Christopher’s Kitchen will feature music by No Bad JuJu, silent auctions, and a raffle. There’ll be a costume contest too, including prizes for Best Costume, Couple Costume, and Group Costume. Tickets can be purchased on the Christopher’s Kitchen wesbite, christopherskitchen.org, or through Eventbrite.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Celebration
When: Sunday, November 3rd from 10 AM to 1 PM
Where: Beacon-Bartlett Parking Lot, 5737 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh
The Spanish-immersion pre-school La Escuelita Arcoiris (“Lah Es-kwel-ah Ar-co-ee-rees”) hold their annual Day of the Dead celebration at the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market. This mid-day event will be filled with family-friendly, community-based activities. La Palapa food truck will be there, plus there’ll be music, face painting, sugar skulls, & piñatas for the kids! For more info, go to the event’s Facebook page: facebook.com/DDLMP
wats:ON Festival 2019: NOW.
When: Thursday, November 7th through Saturday, November 9th
Where: College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
wats:ON is an interdisciplinary arts festival, bringing an eclectic and diverse range of internationally acclaimed and emerging artists and their work to Carnegie Mellon University. This year’s festival, titled NOW., takes on the spirit of activism, with artists and work tapping into the zeitgeist of our current climate in order to redirect culture. A festival program is available at watsonfestival.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Pittsburgh Comics Salon
Want to make some comics? Join the Pittsburgh Comics Salon for one of its monthly meetings! The goal of the salon is to build solidarity among cartoonists and comics makers in the area while pushing the frontiers of comics. The Salon meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Lili Cafe, the 3rd Thursday of the month at the ToonSeum in downtown Pittsburgh, and the 3rd Saturday of the month at Biddle’s Escape. For more info on these events, go to the Pittsburgh Comics Salon’s website: www.pittsburghcomicssalon.com.
Dress for Success Volunteer Information Sessions and Open House
Where: The Design Center, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 550, Pittsburgh
When: Various dates
Clothing, connections, confidence! The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing them with professional attire, a network of support, and inner tools to thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success holds quarterly sessions for those interested in volunteering. For more info on these sessions, including dates, go to pittsburgh.dressforsuccess.org.
Support the East End Community Thrift Store
Where: 5123 Penn Avenue, Garfield, Pittsburgh
When: Open Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM, Closed on Sundays and Mondays
The East End Community Thrift Store needs your support! Just one door down from the Thomas Merton Center, the Thrift Shore has clothing, furniture and household appliances. Donations, volunteers, and shoppers are all welcome! All profits from the store are donated to the Thomas Merton Center to help fund general operations. For more information, email shawnapgh@aol.com or call 412-361-6010.
Unblurred
Where: 4800 – 5500 Penn Avenue
When: The first Friday of each month
Each month the Penn Avenue Arts Initiative hosts Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn, a monthly cultural happening where various galleries in the Penn Avenue Arts District open their doors and showcase a variety of artwork and performances across a wide range of media. Guests will experience new art and meet an eclectic array of art makers both old and young, modern and classical, famous and amateur, emerging and veteran, all within walking distance of each other.
Pittsburgh Banjo Club
Where: Allegheny Elks Lodge #339
When: Every Wednesday at 8 PM
Stop by the Pittsburgh Banjo Club’s regular rehearsal every Wednesday at 8 PM and enjoy their wonderful music. Food and refreshments are available. Founded in 1988, the Pittsburgh Banjo Club is an all-volunteer band and organization that uses banjos, trumpets, tubas, and bass to perform popular music from the 1920s and 1930s.