Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

“Italo Disco Legacy” Film Screening
Where: The Glitter Box Theater, 460 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh
When: Friday, February 22nd from 8 to 10 PM
Jellyfish has been hosting monthly queer dance parties in Pittsburgh for over one and a half years now. They are holding their very first film screening this Friday, a showing of “Italo Disco Legacy,” a journey through the past and the future of Italo Disco music. After the film, Jellyfish will host an afterparty at the nearby P Town Bar. For more info about Jellyfish, go to their Facebook page: facebook.com/jellyfishpgh.
3rd Annual Black Bottom Film Festival
Where: August Wilson Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: February 15th through the 24th
From age-old classics to contemporary work, the Black Bottom Film Festival celebrates African American cinema and unique identities of Black people. The festival showcases movies that focus on the themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and working-class struggle, themes ever-present in August Wilson’s The Century Cycle plays. For more info on this and other events at the August Wilson Center, go to aacc-awc.org/events.
Carnaval at Casa!
Where: Casa Brasil, 5904 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh
When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 8:30 PM to 1 AM
It’s time to celebrate Carnaval, Brazilian style! Casa Brasil presents “Carnaval at Casa!” an evening filled with music, dance, food, and lots of fun! The party will kick off with a samba dance lesson by The Pittsburgh Samba Group, followed by a buffet style dinner from Casa Brasil. The party continues with live Carnaval beats by Timbeleza and a samba dance performance. Tickets can be purchased online on Eventbrite, in person at Casa Brasil in Highland Park, or at Art in Motion Studio in Sharpsburg,
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
Where: Various Locations in Downtown Pittsburgh
When: Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, Match 24th
The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival brings together artists, community leaders, academics, and intellectual innovators to discuss a range of topics — from comic books, fashion, and music to fracking, artificial intelligence, and environmentalism. These conversations will take place within the intimate confines of the Trust Arts Education Center and Harris Theater, right in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The full festival lineup, plus ticket info, is at TrustArts.org/SmartTalk
Oscillate:Pittsburgh 2019
Where: Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts, 300 James Street, Verona, PA
When: Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 8 PM
Oscillate:Pittsburgh is an annual event showcasing electronic music and the instruments used to create it. Now in its 5th year, this part meet-n-greet/part performance event will feature a wide variety of musical performances, modular synthesizer vendors, and a show-and-tell area. There’ll be additional tables if you have some awesome gear you want to show off, too. More info is at oscillatepgh.com.
Steel City Comic Con
Where: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd, Monroeville
When: Weekend of April 12th through the 14th
The Steel City Con is one of the largest comic cons in the United States — with 750 vendor tables, an artist alley, and celebrity guests. In addition to meeting TV and film celebrities, attendees can participate in celebrity Q & A’s, discussion panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. This April’s convention will feature a very rare appearance by TV legend William Shatner. For more info, including a list of scheduled celebrities, visit Steel City Con’s website: steelcitycon.com.

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.
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.