Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

“The Dolls” Public Art Exhibit
Where: Forbes Digital Plaza, 3815 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
When: Now through mid-December
Located in the heart of Oakland, the Forbes Digital Plaza now features “The Dolls”, a new public art exhibit by New York/Chicago-based artist Claudia Hart. Hart’s work deals with issues of the representation and role of the computer in shifting values about identity. “The Dolls” exhibit focuses on a grid of patterns that are based on the symbols of collapsed empires, and is intended to induce contemplation on the passage of time and the death of kings. For info about Claudia Hart and her art, visit claudiahart.com.
Rad Santa Fundraiser for Jeremiah’s Place
Where: Spirit, 242 51st Street, Pittsburgh
When: Sunday, December 16th, 12 to 4 PM
Spirit will hold this year’s annual skate with Santa to benefit to Jeremiah’s Place, Pittsburgh’s only crisis nursery. Jeremiah’s Place provides emergency care for children ages 0-6 for a few hours or a few days, based on the needs of the family. Music by DJ Kellymom & Kid City Rockers. More info is at spiritpgh.com/events.

ONGOING EVENTS

EQT Bridge Theater Series
Where: Byham Theater and Trust Arts Education Center, Cultural District, Pittsburgh
When: Bimonthly from November to May
Performances in the EQT Bridge Theater Series are created specifically for pre-teens and teens ready to experience theater filled with exhilarating adventures, daring creativity, and surprising perspectives. The EQT Bridge Series is the perfect fit for families who are interested in exploring the arts in a new and exciting way. The series kicks off with Androcles and the Lion, November 2nd through November 10th. For more info on the Theater Series, including performances and dates, go to TrustArts.org/Bridge.
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.
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.