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In Studio Pop-Up: CSA Performance Series, Meanwhile

October 16, 2021 – 8:35 am | 22 views
IMG_2437 From 10/16/2021: Mandolinist Bryce Rabideau’s performance “Meanwhile” (10/28 - 10/29 at 8:00 PM) is part of the New Hazlett CSA, a community supported art performance series at New Hazlett Theater.

Interview: Wilkinsburg Arts Festravaganza

October 16, 2021 – 7:50 am | 20 views
popup-arts-fest From 10/16/2021: Jennifer Salmans of Hosanna House shares details about the Wilkinsburg Arts Festravaganza (10/16, 1-4pm)

In Studio Pop-Up: Dave English & Dirty Girty the Poor Polluted Birdie

October 9, 2021 – 8:35 am | 33 views
IMG_2403 From 10/09/2021: Puppeteer Dave English joins us with Dirty Gertie the Poor Polluted Birdie in advance of the GASP Clean Air Fair (10/9)

Interview: Color’s Nature, Caitlin Bruce & Max Gonzales

October 9, 2021 – 8:20 am | 23 views
Colors-Nature From 10/09/2021: Caitlin Bruce (University of Pittsburgh) and Max Gonzales (curator) tell us about the art gallery event "Color's Nature" (10/08 - 10/09, Homestead, PA), organized through the Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project.

Interview: Etna EcoPark, Megan Tuñón

October 9, 2021 – 7:20 am | 15 views
Etna-EcoPark From 10/09/2021: Megan Tuñón from Etna Community Organization highlights the Etna EcoPark Celebration, marking the official opening of the Etna EcoPark. 

Interview: Kalopsia The Musical, Monteze & Michael

October 2, 2021 – 8:35 am | 35 views
Kalopsia-web-1 Playwright Monteze Freeland and music composer Michael Meketa III preview the world premiere of their new musical Kalopsia at New Hazlett Theater (10/7 - 10/18).

Interview: Live from the Edge, Marc Masterson

October 2, 2021 – 8:20 am | 55 views
hero_75724 From 10/02/2021: Marc Masterson previews City Theater's production of "Live from the Edge" (10/9 - 10/31).

Interview: Poetry’s Dream Logics

October 2, 2021 – 7:20 am | 14 views
Dream-writer Mathias Svalina is the faciltator for Poetry's Dream Logics - A Dreamy Discovery (10/2 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM), a free online writing workshop for teens. He is joined by Gail Aronson of Write Pittsburgh.

In Studio Pop-up: Princess Ida, Pittsburgh Savoyards

September 25, 2021 – 10:05 am | 86 views
IMG_2373 From 09/25/2021: An in-studio musical performance and conversation with Pittsburgh Savoyards featuring their current production, Princess Ida (10/8 - 10/10 and 10/14 - 10/17).

In Studio Pop-Up: Mark Williams

September 25, 2021 – 8:35 am | 41 views
Mark-Williams From 09/25/2021: Singer-songwriter Mark Williams, who teaches mindfulness classes at Kinder Neighborhood, talks about his future project "Hello, Humans!", a mindfulness and meditation TV show for kids.