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WQED Cultural Calendar

The Wiggles
Date(s): 09/30/2014 Time: 6:30 pm
The number one children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, are bringing their "catchy brand of preschool pop" (Chicago Tribune) back to North America. "The band that rocks the cradle" (The New York Times) will perform songs from their new CD and DVD, Apples and Bananas. The Wiggles "Ready, Steady, Wiggle" is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Location: Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Pop-Up Exhibition: Gabe Felice & Jacob Stempky
Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 10/26/2014
Greensburg native Gabe Felice lives at the Brewhouse in Pittsburgh. His new work, Hands, stems from a recent fascination with the elegant, yet primal significance owned and operated by the human hand. Jacob Stempky was raised in Michigan and from a very early age was especially fond of drawing. He graduated Cum Laude from The University of Michigan School with a degree in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking. In Chicago, he started The Super Duper Art Co, then moved to Pittsburgh in 2009.
Presenter: Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Location: Westmoreland @rt 30, 4764 Route 30, Greensburg, PA

Choral Music Workshop & Concert
Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/05/2014
Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones directs Bethany's first Choral Music Workshop and Concert, The Workshop Concert will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 pm.
Location: Bethany Bapt. Church, 7745 Tioga Strre, Pgh., PA

Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/09/2014
James Gourlay directs music inspired by legends, sagas, fairy tales and heroic deeds. Enter a multi-media world of Hobbits, Wizards and evil goblins with music from The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Imagine the Roman Legions in Respighi's The Pines of Rome and have your heart lifted by some of America’s greatest marches.
Presenter: River City Brass
10/02 - 7:30 pm
10/03 - 7:30 pm
10/04 - 7:30 pm
10/07 - 7:30 pm
10/08 - 7:30 pm
10/09 - 7:30 pm
Location: (six locations)

The Glass Menagerie
Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 11/02/2014
The fading Southern belle, Amanda Wingfield; her sensitive daughter, Laura, who collects figurines that catch the light; their hopes for the Gentleman Caller who comes to pay a visit. These are Tom's memories of his family. After the recent acclaimed Broadway revival, The Public launches its 40th anniversary "Season of Legends" with a new production of Williams' classic -- the first play ever staged by this company.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Public Theater
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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ArtDOG salon
Date(s): 10/02/2014 Time: 8:00 pm
A world premiere arrangement, featuring you, led by PNME's new Directorof Education Jennie Dorris. PNME flutist Lindsey Goodman will perform works by Pittsburgh's Eric Moe and Roger Dannenberg, and new PNME Board member -- pianist, composer, and blogger Linda Kernohan (a.k.a. Ms. Music Nerd) -- will give a special performance. Desserts will be served. Register for Free admission at
Presenter: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Location: Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Av, Pittsburgh, PA

Arts Day of Giving
Date(s): 10/02/2014 Time: 6 am - midnight
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and The Pittsburgh Foundation team up again to support more than 150 arts organizations and artists with their Arts Day of Giving from 6 am until midnight. During this 18-hour opportunity, you can log on to and donate online to arts non-profits. Each donation from $15 to $1,000 will be partially matched, making your dollars go even further.
Presenter: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
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Student Choreography Project
Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/05/2014
This edgy and inspired concert features selections from a variety of dance genres by some of Conservatory Dance Company’s most promising young artists. "Til the End," choreographed and performed by John O'Neill and Jennifer Florentino for the Student Choreography Project was chosen for the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center.
Presenter: Point Park University
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Are You Still There?
Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/10/2014
Separated by streets, ideas, and lifetimes, we meet through dropped calls that ring off walls and reach for a clear connection. Why do we hold onto that fading line that leaves us asking, "Are You Still There?" This world premiere dance performance features original, live music by Ian Green.
Presenter: Attack Theatre
10/03 - 8:00 pm
10/04 - 8:00 pm
10/07 - 8:00 pm
10/08 - 8:00 pm
10/09 - 8:00 pm
10/10 - 8:00 pm
Location: Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Av, Pittsburgh, PA

Meridian Arts Brass Ensemble
Date(s): 10/03/2014 Time: 8:00 pm
Meridian's five brass players and a percussionist comprise America's leading brass group exploring the music of today. They'll feature Andrew Rindfleisch's "In the Zone" and "Four Fanfares for Two Trumpets," and his arrangements of music by Stephen Foster, James Thornton, and Walter Kollo. Rindfleisch will be in attendance. Meridian also plays music by Pitt faculty composer Amy Williams, David Felder and Giovanni Gabrieli.
Presenter: University of Pittsburgh - Music