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All Events | Starting Friday, June 14, 2013

Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival
The 2nd annual Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival will feature premieres, emerging artists and cutting-edge filmmaking technologies. Equal parts innovation lab and storytelling hub, the event will screen 60 films from around the globe, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Australia, and France. Additonal programming includes Q&As with 22 local, national and international filmmakers filmmakers, industry discussions and social networking events.

Chaplin's "One A.M." & "The Rink"
Pianist, arranger, and composer Tom Roberts performs his original scores for two of Chaplin's Mutual masterpieces: One A.M, and The Rink. Roberts used musical styles and genres appropriate to 1916. In addition to ragtime, foxtrots, tangos, and waltzes, he drew from the French vals musette and Brazilian choros styles. Author/choreographer/mime Dan Kamen calls them "wonderful, knowing, witty scores." One audience member described the experience of watching the films as "like being in a dream and entering a new, magical world."

Art Happening at The Inn
Jeffrey Young & Paul Pinto of thingNY present "Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment." Young & Pinto wrote the text, music, and scored the half-hour parody piece for their own voices, violin, percussion, a turntable, and lots of cardboard boxes. The Gemini Duo performs contemporary works for horn & violin.

Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association Scholarship Winners Recital
2013 Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association scholarship winner Connor Doran will be featured along with previous winner Alvin Zhu and Continuing Support winners Ben Grove and Julian Cox. Free admission.

In Bloom Garden Tour
This is a self-guided tour of some of Butler county’s spectacular gardens and is a fundraiser for the symphony.

Pittsburgh Philharmonic
Pittsburgh Philharmonic.

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration
A new symphonic project celebrating rock icon Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead. This orchestral adventure features Garcia's original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia's shows. Renowned vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes collaborates with the PSO, lending his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia's masterworks.

True Story Party
East End Book Exchange hosts its first True Story Party with ten true tales by some of the Burgh's best story tellers. With host John Dick Winters fresh off his "Race to the Coffin" Comedy Tour.

Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recital, Thursdays at 5. Today, Nicholas Capozzoli, of Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Fauré String Trio Anniversary Concert
The Fauré String Trio celebrates its 10th anniversary with the world premiere of Playtime II composed and dedicated to the Trio by Aurelio Scotto, along with works by Beethoven and Reger.

Urban Garden Party - Soul Factory: Motown at the Museum
MF's annual fundraiser features soul and funk jams by The Gaff + DJ Zimmie, over 40 of Pittsburgh's best restaurants and caterers, Motown performances by Kierra Darshell's Divas of Drag, a silent auction of one-of-a-kind artwork and dancing. A VIP pre-party features an exclusive performance by Title Town Soul & Funk Party and signature cocktails. Penn Brewery hosts the official after-party.

Pixar in Concert
From Toy Story to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores, including their latest, Brave, performed live by the PSO. Pixar's 13 scores have been written by just four composers: Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman, and Patrick Doyle.

Kopit & Yeston's Phantom
By Tony Award-winners Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit, Phantom is based on Gaston Leroux's timeless love story of the disfigured musical genius known as the Phantom Erik, and his muse, Christine Daae, the exciting and beautiful ingenue of the Paris Opera. Their musical affair unfolds deep in the catacombs of the Opera house, where Erik finds salvation in Christine/s breathtaking voice. The score features "Home," "You Are My Own," and "My True Love."

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