Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

Pittsburgh’s Avant-Garde Film Series
Where: Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh
When: Wednesday, October 18th and Tuesday, November 14th
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is excited to announce this free, two-part microcinema series featuring noteworthy 16mm avant-garde films made in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. This series presents rarely seen works, honoring Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ legacy as a hub for artistic experimentation and innovation. Screenings will be accompanied by roundtable discussions with local film experts. For more info on this series, go to cinema.pfpca.org.
“Tackle Your Financial Goals” Workshop
Where: 305 East Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA
When: Monday, October 23rd, from 1 to 3 PM
Don’t fumble your finances! “Tackle Your Financial Goals” is a free, fun workshop where you can learn how to use your money wisely: to save for retirement, a home, and more. It’s from 1 to 3 pm on Monday, October 23, at the Mon Valley Initiative, 305 East Eighth Avenue in Homestead and will include refreshments and prizes. For more information, call Gail at 412-464-4000, extension 4001, or visit monvalleyinitiative.com.
Youth Undoing Institutional Racism Weekend
Where: Homewood YMCA, 7140 Bennet Street, Pittsburgh
When: Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th
Racism has a huge impact on the lives of young people in Pittsburgh. Racism has been created and thus can be undone. The Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) Weekend is a two-and-a-half day anti-racist organizing training for youth ages 14-23. Dinner on Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and snacks will be provided. For more details about the training, contact Amanda Gross at 412-315-7423 or by email at gross@afsc.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Pittsburgh Comics Salon’s Monthly Events
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.