Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

PGH Photo Fair
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art, Hall of Sculpture, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th
The PGH Photo Fair is Pittsburgh’s only art fair promoting photography within the contemporary and fine-art market. This year’s fair will host 17 internationally known dealers, gallerists, and photography projects, exhibiting museum-quality prints and photo-based art. Galleries from cities including New York and Berlin will showcase diverse photography work, from 19th century vintage prints to contemporary photography. A list of this year’s exhibitors is available at pghphotofair.com
Pittonkatonk 2019
Where: Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh
When: Saturday, May 11th
Pittonkatonk is a one of a kind musical festival: an all-ages event connecting the dots between community, organizers, and euphoric musical experiences. This year’s lineup features 15 bands from across the globe, including legendary Peruvian psychedelic group Los Mirlos as well as Macedonian trumpet master Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra. For more info on this year’s event, go to pittonkatonk.org.
Roxian Theatre Grand Opening
Where: 425 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA
When: May 10th through May 15th
The newly renovated Roxian Theatre kicks off its grand opening on Friday, May 10th with an open house and performance by the internationally-acclaimed funk quartet The New Mastersounds. The celebration continues with performances by modern reggae band Iration & Pepper on May 12th and two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz artists Snarky Puppy on May 15th. Reservations are required for The New Mastersounds open house show and are available at facebook.com/RoxianLivePGH.
Bright Star Musical
Where: 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh
When: May 17th through May 26th
Front Porch Theatricals presents the Tony and Grammy nominated musical Bright Star, featuring a beautiful bluegrass score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell. Inspired by a real event, this 2016 Broadway hit tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. More info about the show and tickets is available on the Front Porch Theatricals website, frontporchpgh.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.