Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

Women on the Move: Exploring Careers in Commercial Real Estate
Where: 421 Seventh Ave, 5th Floor, Downtown Pittsburgh
When: Tuesday, July 24th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The mission of Dress for Success Pittsburgh is to promote the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life. Dress for Success Pittsburgh is partnering with CREW Pittsburgh to conduct a panel discussion on careers in commercial real estate as part of the “Empowering Women” program. For more information, email pittsburgh@dressforsuccess.org.
Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s 41st Festival Season
Where: Falk Auditorium, 555 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Now through July 22nd
Pittsburgh Festival Opera, founded in 1978 as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, presents innovative opera for the widest possible audience. The Festival Opera will present its 41st festival season in residency at the Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside, featuring four major operatic productions and a diverse series of lectures, recitals, and opera performances for children. You can learn more about festival performances on the Festival Opera’s website: pittsburghfestivalopera.org.
Cocinando con Arte (Cooking with Art) Project
Where: Scaife Building, 1047 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: July 27th through August 20th
Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will hold an exhibit of artwork from Alison Zapata’s and Keyla Nogueira Cook’s Cocinando con Arte (Cooking with Art), a community art project designed to promote cultural preservation of Latinas in Pittsburgh. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 PM on Friday, July 27th. For more info on the exhibit, contact Mary Brenholts at mbrenholts@pfpca.org.
Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival
Where: 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: September 28th through 30th
The African American Cultural Center is pleased to present the first Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival on August Wilson Center and outdoors on Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. Poised to attract regional and national audiences, the festival will feature music, workshops, lectures, concerts by local and emerging artists, including ticketed performances featuring nationally and internationally renowned blues artists. For more information, visit www.aacc-awc.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.
Spanish Conversation with the Pittsburgh Spanish Meetup Group
Where: Lawrenceville Branch, Carnegie Public Library, 279 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh
When: The 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 1 PM
The Pittsburgh Spanish Meetup Group sponsors free Spanish language conversation practice at the Lawrenceville branch of the Carnegie Library. Space is limited, so sign up in advance on our Meetup page at www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-spanish. You can check also us out on Facebook. Hasta la vista, baby!
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.
Book ‘Em: Pittsburgh’s Books to Prisoners Program
Where: Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Every Sunday from 4 – 7 PM
Book ‘Em is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that sends free educational books and quality reading material to prisoners and prison libraries in Pennsylvania and across the country. We read letters from prisoners and select reading material to be sent to them. Next, we pack the books in paper then tape them up. Your help would be greatly appreciated. For more information, contact bookempgh@gmail.com.
Pittsburgh Improv Jam
Where: Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue
When: Every Thursday at 10 PM
Improv comics from all over the ‘Burgh take the stage every Thursday night, performing unscripted scenes in this fast and frenetic improv jam. Each night features randomly generated teams and unpredictable comedy that you can watch or even sign up to perform.
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.