What to do that week, from Vanessa German’s Blue Stroll to the PGH Photograph Truthful Speaker Collection?
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Monday, May 24th: Monday night Magic Online
All month long, the talent of the Asian-American and Pacific islanders takes center stage when NYC’s longest-running off-Broadway magic show teams up with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Today’s show features Korean-American magician Dennis Kim, who was the chief entertainer at the Museum of Illusions in New York City, and Jimmy Ichihana, an Orlando-based card trick and wizard of the hand. Buy tickets.
Tuesday, May 25th: PGH Photo Fair Speaker Series: Barbara Tannenbaum
Always wanted to collect photos but not sure how to start? The PGH Photo Fair kicks off its latest season of Speaker Series with Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art. During the online conversation, Tannenbaum shares her experience of acquiring photography for museums and how it started in unexpected places after pictures from India from the 19th century to look, share. Register for free.
Tuesday, May 25th: Homegrown Stories 2
If you were given the task of writing a 10-minute piece, what would it be? See five commissioned playwrights rise to the challenge during this one night-only digital reading from City Theater Company and Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse. Register for free.
Tuesday, May 25th: Light & Ink: photography and writing workshop
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Silver Eye Center for Photography starts Eight-week online workshop led by artist Laura Larson. Participants explore the creative potential of writing, photography, language, meaning, and more. Historical and contemporary works, including books, prints and installations, are examined through readings and picture presentations. Buy tickets.
Wednesday, May 26th: Inclusion online and offline: DEAI Lunch and Learn
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
How can we make all arts organizations in Pittsburgh fairer? During this online lunchtime session, Cecile Shellman, Diversity Catalyst, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, a critical discussion of how art institutions can actively address diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. Buy tickets.
Wednesday, May 26th: Yoga on the market square in the city center
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s most popular free yoga series is in full swing downtown. Fight the weekday break-in with today’s Happy Hour De-Stress Edition, led by Kate Mackin of the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh. Reserve your spot now as space is limited.
Wednesday May 26th: ReelQ screening of Sous La Peau
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Don’t miss the regional premiere of Robin Harsch’s documentary after transitioning three trans teenagers while delving into gender identity and family relationships. The The program includes an exclusive interview with the director and several topics from the documentary. Register for free.
Wednesday May 26th: Denis Theater Movie Chat
7: 30-8: 30 a.m.
For the next online film chat, the Denis Theater welcomes CMU professor David Shumway for a discussion on David Attenborough’s 2020 documentary: “A life on our planet ”that shows the degeneration of the planet’s biodiversity due to human influences. Register for free by email.
Thursday May 27th: Trade in Latodami plants at the Latodami Nature Center
Mind your own yard and help tend to others during this North Park plant swap. Bring a plant and take one home with you – it can be flowers, herbs, vegetables, trees, or shrubs. Register for free.
Thursday May 27th: Radiant Hall Artist Panel
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
During this virtual panel discussion hosted by the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Ash Andrews, you’ll meet three local eco-friendly artists whose creative practice includes reclaimed materials and sustainable techniques. Selected panelists are Nisha Blackwell (Knotzland), Rebecca Harrison (Old Flame Mending) and Lindsay Goranson (Ell Gee). Register for free.
Thursday May 27th: Free entry to the Carnegie Museum of Art
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
You still have a Thursday to take advantage of the free entry offer at the Carnegie Museum of Art. This is the perfect way to cure your year-long case of cabin fever and enjoy a cultural break. Reserve a free ticket.
Thursday May 27th: Spring Organic Gardening Class with Doug Oster
Visit Farm to Table Buy Local for the “Succulent Plants for Longer Harvest” online workshop, led by Emmy Award-winning producer Doug Oster, host of The Organic Gardener radio show. Register for free.
Thursday, May 27th: Vanessa German’s Blue Walk with The Frick Pittsburgh
6:30 in the evening
Join Frick Artist-in-Residence Vanessa German as she leads the Blue Walk, a billing ritual in honor of George Floyd. Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and other people of color whose lives have been lost to violence. Accompanied by 12 local artists, German will walk from the ArtHouse (7703 Hamilton Ave.) to the Frick Art Museum (7227 Reynolds St.), where the group will conduct a ritual song inspired by Mende funeral rites. The public is invited to take part in part of the 2.5 mile procession. Learn more.
Thursday, May 27th: Virtual Artist-in-Residency Series: Gavin Benjamin and his brand
Are you an artist interested in building your brand? Don’t miss this Small group, virtual discussion on creativity and branding led by multimedia artist Gavin Benjamin attending a residence at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Register for free.
Thursday, May 27th: Live! at Kingfly with Max Leake Trio
Treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail and enjoy live music by the Max Leake Trio on the Kingfly’s Loft Stage. The donation-based concert at the Strip District Distillery will feature Max Leake (keyboards), Anton Defade (bass) and George Heid III (drums).
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