What to do that week, from the Pittsburgh Humanities Competition to Earth Month outside occasions
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Monday April 5th: Wild Childhood: Nature of Place Symposium
12: 00-1: 30 p.m.
How are children connected to nature? For three days, Phipps’ leading experts in biophilia will be convening a virtual conference examining the relationships between the environment and the planet’s youngest citizens. The sessions will examine how children benefit greatly from time spent in nature, as well as issues such as racial injustice, exclusion of disabilities, Infrastructure, city parks and more. Buy tickets.
Monday April 5th: Bolero at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Performed live in the towering Hall of Sculpture at the Carnegie Museum of Art, this live performance of “Boléro” features new choreography by PBT Artistic Director Susan Jaffe and a guided tour of the artwork by curator Akemi May. Show for free close and let yourself be lifted up.
Monday April 5th: Virtual talk by Bernardine Evaristo
For the next edition of Ten Evenings, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures welcomes Bernardine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker Prize for Fiction. Evaristo’s novel “With Girls, Women, Others” shows identity, age, race, sexuality and class among 12 characters – from a non-binary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman who lives on a farm in Northern England group black British women. Buy tickets.
Monday April 5th: In the city of Pittsburgh Vault
Step into the city’s hidden vaults, where centuries-old legislative documents are kept. During this virtual program hosted by Doors Open Pittsburgh, the city’s first archivist, Nick Hartley, will share stories about the keeping of thousands of archived materials and the most interesting finds he has discovered so far. Buy tickets.
Tuesday April 6th and Wednesday April 7th: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Earth Month
8 o’clock in the morning
Protecting Mother Earth should be a year-round endeavor. Start locally by exploring beloved Lake Elizabeth on the North Side in Allegheny Commons Park during this two-day volunteer session titled “What the Muck ?!” Register for free.
Tuesday April 6th: Virtual workshop: Steel earrings in one day
Why buy new jewelry when you can make your own? In this online class, led by artist Maia Leppo from the Touchstone Center for Crafts, attendees will make earrings from affordable, lightweight steel while learning soldering, manufacturing, finishing, and decorating techniques. Buy tickets.
Tuesday April 6th: Aria412 is totally in the Seine
French opera fans shouldn’t miss this virtual performance by local group Aria412. Kip Soteres’ free online concert features opera, cabaret and musical theater pieces celebrating France and French culture.
Wednesday April 7th: Hatha Yoga in McKinley Park
This introductory outdoor class focuses on demonstrating and practicing nine yoga poses, including sitting positions, deep relaxation, and breathing techniques. Register for free.
Wednesday April 7th: Busy Bee Spring Games: Let’s move the playful pop-up series of Pittsburgh
Do children get fidgety? Learn how to involve your family in small spaces with virtual learning, creative movement, and multi-sensory play. During online activities, children learn what pollinators do in spring and the important role they play in our ecosystem. Buy tickets.
Wednesday April 7th: Virtual Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
This four-part online festival kicks off with Jonnet Solomon who will have a free online chat about the National Negro Opera House and the current restoration efforts in Homewood. The home was included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of the 11 Most Endangered Locations and has welcomed notable figures such as Lena Horne, Roberto Clemente, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and many others.
Wednesday, April 7th: In conversation: Patterns in quilts
Call to all quilt lovers. Artists and students are featured during this online event at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art Discuss quilting techniques, research, and conservation, and share beautiful work on display in the new Pattern Makers exhibition. Register for free.
Thursday April 8th: Staycee Pearl Dance Project & Soy Sos
Take a look at a world premiere taking place at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in October 2021. The company will share its ongoing work with “Circles,” a stage and dance film highlighting Staycee Pearl’s perspective as a mid-career black woman choreographer. Buy tickets.
Thursday, April 8th: YOGAMOTIF’s Moonset Yoga course
Make room to breathe, move your body, shake it out, and practice rest. The online yoga class also focuses on relaxing poses to be practiced during the time of the waning moon. Buy tickets.
Thursday, April 8th: In conversation: The art and history of the night sky
The night sky has inspired artists and writers for centuries. Frick Pittsburgh’s Dark Skies series continues with this program that highlights the inspirational properties of the night sky through paintings, stories, and the story of Pittsburgh’s lighting in the 19th century. Register for free.
Thursday, April 8th: The hot club jazz
Make the weekend easier with a jazz listening session at 78 rpm records – the oldest and rarest records that record high quality sound. This month’s edition celebrates cornetist, pianist and composer Bix Beiderbecke, one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. Register for free.
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