Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival: “Faces of Home”
Where: Various theaters on the Carnegie Mellon University campus and nearby
When: March 19th through April 5th
The mission of the “Faces of Home” Film Festival is to provide global and local ethnic communities an opportunity to present their artwork on a large public scale. The “Faces” festival prides itself in being the only international film festival organized and run by students from universities across Pittsburgh, including CMU and the University of Pittsburgh. A film lineup and schedule is available at cmu.edu/faces.
Pittsburgh Sports Connection Reception & Dinner
Where: PNC Park, 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh
When: Monday, March 30th from 5 to 8 PM
Can the Pens get to the Stanley Cup round this year? Who will the Steelers take in the NFL draft? Can the Pirates new management team put a competitive team on the field? Sports fans want to know! The Pittsburgh Sports Connection brings answers to those questions at a lively panel discussion, led by local sports media all-stars. Proceeds benefit Familylinks, a nonprofit committed to building healthy communities by strengthening individuals and families. To learn more, visit familylinks.org.
CMU’s Center for the Arts in Society Speakers Series
Where: Various locations at Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Now through April
CMU’s Center for the Arts in Society (CAS) has a full slate of events in its speakers series this semester. For the final semester of the center’s Narrative Initiative, Felipe Gomez and Rich Pell will present a series of events under the heading “Resistance at the End of the World” along with other scheduled events. Series’ info is available at cmu.edu/cas.
Jail Museum Tours
Where: Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas-Family Division, 440 Ross Street, Pittsburgh
When: Every Monday through October except on court holidays
The Old Allegheny County Jail Museum has just re-opened for guided tours, led by Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation docents. Visitors to the Museum will see an original cell as well as a variety of artifacts from the site’s time as a functioning jail. The Museum is open to the public from 11:30 AM to 1 PM most Mondays. Details are on the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation’s events page: phlf.org/events.

ONGOING EVENTS

Salsa @ Ace Hotel
Where: 120 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh,
When: Every other Wednesday from 7 to 10 PM
The Ace Hotel in East Liberty makes Wednesdays a dance night, bringing you a bi-weekly salsa dance! Plus, every other Wednesday, you’ll be able to swing dance the night away with “Swingin’ at the Ace!” A lesson goes from 7 to 8, with a dance for all from 8 to 10. Ages 21 and over only, please. A calendar of this and other Ace Hotel events is at acehotel.com/pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Comics Salon
Where: Kaibur Coffee, 3138 Dobson Street, Pittsburgh
When: 1st Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 8 PM
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 currently meets at Kaibur Coffee in Polish Hill. For more info, go to the Pittsburgh Comics Salon’s website: 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.