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Exhibition features individual and collaborative works by first and second year students in the Department of Art’s MFA Interdisciplinary Visual Arts program.
Under the spectacle of half a million Christmas lights, I Made It! Market at Lumaze is a one stop shop for one-of-a-kind finds. From November 23rd to January 4th more than 40 artisans and boutiques will sell items ranging from art, home goods, decor, and apparel at the Strip District’s 31st Street Studios. Tasty baked goods and yummy craft spirits will also be available for gift-giving needs. Live music and delectable food trucks accompany the festive experience for a real-life winter wonderland. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit imadeitmarket.com.
The Sewickley Library display cases will present Hortus Hibernus, a group show centered on botanical themes, on November 26, the show will run through January 4th. Like a conservatory, the artwork will provide a winter garden through artist’s interpretations of the natural world in the form of paintings, prints and ceramics. Artists featured: Vanessa Adams, Ali Karsh, Vanessa Kettering, Soren Lundi, Cicely Murray, Joseph Noderer, Jack Taylor,Mark Vander Heide.
Make plans to experience one of the best holiday attractions and treasured family traditions in Pittsburgh at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden's Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden. There’s more to explore at Phipps, with both indoor and outdoor holiday displays encompassing 15 acres. New holiday displays are filled with festive trees, capturing the magic, beauty and splendor of the holidays. Indoors, you'll explore the colorful Forest of Trees, captivating carousel, delightful topiary animals and a visit to the North Pole amidst classic poinsettias and festive flora. Stroll outside to be surrounded by millions of captivating holiday lights! Walk through the mesmerizing Tunnel of Lights, explore all of the incredible holiday tree displays and see the spectacular new Rainbow Glow Tree, exclusively at Phipps. Additional family-friendly activities include new Garden Railroad display, Santa Visits, interactive Find the Snowflakes treasure hunt, kids Discovery activities, crafts and games, Holiday Music Nights and more! Plus, there are picture-perfect #selfie photo opportunities throughout the conservatory, providing the perfect photo backdrop at one of the most Instagrammable places in Pittsburgh. Holiday Huts are open to enjoy hot cocoa, wine and spirits plus enjoy delicious treats, in addition to award-winning Café Phipps for lunch or dinner. Phipps is open til 11pm nightly during the holiday season – visit phipps.conservatory.org for operating hours and event updates. All proceeds support Phipps' programs and activities, a 126-year-old non-profit organization, to benefit the community.
Pandora, the largest music streaming provider in the U.S., has partnered with local Pittsburgh street artist Brian Holderman and Pittsburgh Improv to unveil an interactive, large-scale mural at The IMPROV located at 166 East Bridge St.
The mural celebrates living life at full volume, and has a QR code that leads to a customized playlist by artist Brian Holderman. Channeling the vibrancy and creativity of Pittsburgh, Brian has curated a playlist of tracks that inspired the art featured on the Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Club. The playlist highlights songs from artists such as MF Doom and Joan Jett, as well as comedy tracks from comedian Doug Stanhope.
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The world-famous IMPROV has been the cornerstone of comedy on the Waterfront in Homestead since opening in 2002 and is excited to partner with Pandora and artist Brian Holderman to bring this innovative art project to the community. The IMPROV is dedicated to bringing Pittsburgh the biggest and brightest stars in comedy, delivering exceptional service and a quality, laugh-out-loud entertainment experience
Set in present-day Pittsburgh, this comedy is an uproarious parody of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. In this radio-style rendition, classic characters like the notorious curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the mischievous Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future are not so subtly re-imagined as local Pittsburgh legends and celebrities! Whether you’re a Pittsburgh native or new to the area, you’ll feel right at home.
A longtime fan favorite, our Midnight Radio series takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes! Always memorable and never at midnight or on the radio, this series brings you back to a simpler time. Plus! Don’t miss our free Happy Half-hour 30 minutes before every show with free drinks and interactive holiday-themed activities! Enjoy a fun night out in our cozy downtown Pittsburgh theater.