Radio Calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic’s Student Composers Concert
Where: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Wednesday, March 8th at 8 PM
The CMU Philharmonic will premier four pieces by student composers Rodrigo Castro, Andrew Dewey, Tianran Li, and Marina Lopez. The orchestra will also perform “Three Movements for Orchestra” by modern American composer Steve Reich. For more information about this concert, visit music.cmu.edu/events or on Facebook at facebook.com/CarnegieMellonMusic
Oscillate: Pittsburgh
Where: Western Pennsylvania Center For The Arts, 300 James Street, Verona, PA
When: Saturday, March 18th from 2 to 8 PM
Oscillate: Pittsburgh, a synthesizer meetup with a strong leaning towards modular synthesizers, will hold their third annual meeting on March 18th. Synthesizer manufacturers, live performers, and synth junkies alike will be in attendance, showing off their wares and performing live. Tables are available for those who want to bring a modular synthesizer to show off. The event is open to the public. Donations are welcome. For more info, go to www.oscillatepgh.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

Call for Entries – 2017 Silk Screen Film Festival
When: Now until March 3rd
The Silk Screen Film Festival is home to many diverse feature length films. As our upcoming festival season begins, Silk Screen is now accepting films that are Asian influenced – made by or about Asia, Asians, or Asian-Americans. This includes Turkey and Middle Eastern countries, Israel, and of course India, China, Korea, and Japan. The films must be recent, finished no earlier than January of 2014. For more info, go to www.silkscreenfestival.org/submit
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ Student Show
Where: The Marshall Galleries, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: Now until March 19th
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is proud to present its semi-annual Student Show in the Marshall Galleries. The exhibitions will feature current work from students attending one of the Center’s many classes. For more information about this event, go to the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ website at center.pfpca.org or call 412-361-0873.
Harish Saluja’s Miniatures Exhibit
Where: Lantern Building, 600 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh
When: February 10th until March 19th
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce the return of artist Harish Saluja with his latest series Miniatures. Saluja’s miniatures are small (5 x 3 inch) paintings inspired by traditional miniature art from India, dating back to the 17th century. The highlights of the paintings are their intricate and delicate brushwork, lending each painting a unique identity. More info on this exhibit can be found at www.silkscreenfestival.org.
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.
Let’s Speak English
Where: Main Branch, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue
When: Every Wednesday at 5 PM
This weekly program is designed to help people for whom English is not their native tongue. Participants improve their English language skills by taking part in a lively conversation on one or more topics. For more information, call Bonnie, Rita, or Jane at 412-622-3151.
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.