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Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: We Crossed the River

May 12, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A multi-media concert, WE CROSSED THE RIVER examines detention camps at the US/Mexico border through raw testimonios of child detainees. READ MORE
Family,
Online & Virtual Events

Hop into History: Get the Scoop on Alfred Cralle

May 12, 2021 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Early learners from ages 3 – 5 are invited to join for an interactive online session exploring the people, places, and stories that make Pittsburgh unique! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: El.Ella.Elle. Translation, Pronouns, & Inclusion in Argentina

May 13, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Can translation be a tool for equal rights and inclusion? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Representation & Translation

May 14, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Literary translation catapulted to the international stage because of the recent controversy surrounding the hiring, backlash, and firing of the Danish translator for US inaugural poet Amanda Gorman READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Online & Virtual Events

Youth Writer’s Camp

May 15, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Youth Writers Camp curriculum addresses current events, including topics related to social justice, while at the same time keeping August Wilson’s literary legacy as a core objective. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

African American Genealogy Workshop

May 15, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
How do genealogists locate family members who were involved in some of the most tragic and traumatic attacks upon Black communities in America? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Publishing in Pittsburgh. ‘Katabasis’ & Eulalia Books

May 16, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Eulalia Books is a Pittsburgh-based independent publisher of literary translations. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Ilan Stavans

May 16, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For twenty years, Ilan Stavans has been translating poetry from Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, French, Portuguese, Russian, German, Georgian, and other languages. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Scholastique Mukasonga

May 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga discusses her collection of autobiographical stories, which summon phantom memories of a glorious Rwanda and radiate the fierce ache of the survivor of an obliterating history. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Language Politics in Translation

May 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How does the publishing industry dictate what languages are furthered and which are forgotten? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events,
Tours

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History Virtual Tour

May 18, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join the educators at The Warhol for an exploration of Warhol’s unique place in LGBTQ+ history in this virtual adaptation of one of our signature tours. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Mieko Kawakami with Translators Sam Bett & David Boyd

May 18, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mixing wry humor and riveting emotional depth, Mieko Kawakami is one of Japan’s most important and best-selling contemporary writers. READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events,
Tours

History, Design, and Architecture of Heinz Memorial Chapel

May 18, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Heinz Memorial Chapel is one of the iconic landmarks on the grounds of the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Viet Thanh Nguyen

May 19, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vietnamese-American novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen joins us live to discuss The Committed, his much-anticipated sequel to his Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer. READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Virtual Computer Basics: iPhone Basics

May 19, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Learn some of the basics you will need to know to make the most out of your device. READ MORE
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Public PlayTime Presents: Black Ballerina

May 20, 2021
Public PlayTime's benefit series, Classics N'at, is now available for as little as a $10 donation. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

LitFest: Olga Tokarczuk & Jennifer Croft

May 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nobel Prize winning author Olga Tokarczuk joins us from Poland to discuss her award winning book Flights as well as her forthcoming “magnum opus” The Book of Jacob. READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events,
Tours

Lecture: Opening Up: Beyond the Porch

May 20, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The story of the public realm is not just of streets and sidewalks and parks. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Online & Virtual Events

Brushes & Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas

May 22, 2021 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
More than 250 bird species have been spotted at Presque Isle State Park in Pennsylvania at the peak of spring migration, when millions of songbirds make their annual trip south. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Foundations of Eastern European Genealogy

May 23, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Join genealogy experts for the History Center’s first virtual Eastern European Genealogy workshop. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

SOUS LA PEAU Film Screening Presented by ReelQ

May 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join City of Asylum for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “SOUS LA PEAU” a film by Robin Harsch hosted by ReelQ. This program includes an exclusive interview with the director and some of the documentary’s subjects. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

“The ABCs of DNA” with Jarrett Ross

May 30, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Genetic genealogy has become a major component of genealogical research, confirming hundreds of years of documentation and breaking down brick walls. READ MORE
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Harris Theater @ Home: KUSAMA:INFINITY

May 3, 2021 - May 31, 2021
ow the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. READ MORE
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Harris Theater @ Home: The Woman Who Left

May 3, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz’s epic story of revenge deferred functions as a tale of urban theater and class warfare READ MORE
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Harris Theater @ Home: Collective

May 3, 2021 - May 31, 2021
After an explosive fire claims the lives of 27 people at Bucharest nightclub, Colectiv, officials reassure the public that surviving victims will receive care in facilities that are “better than in Germany.” READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events

Creative Course Club

May 3, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Learn something new! Join The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh every Monday to discover a new activity on YouTube @clpvideo as well as  Twitter, Facebook and Instagram stories for DIYing, making, cooking, home hacks, and retro to modern crafts. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Festival,
Music,
Online & Virtual Events,
Outdoor

2021 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

Jun 4, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce that planning is underway for the 2021 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The 62nd annual celebration of the arts, slated for June 4-13, is built for our times — offering a hybrid guest experience that combines enhanced virtual presentations with select in-person, limited-capacity attractions. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Nightlife,
Online & Virtual Events

History Uncorked: Night at the Museum

Jun 25, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Heinz History Center’s 23rd Annual History Uncorked: Night at the Museum, presented by BNY Mellon, is set for Friday, June 25, 2021. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies,
Online & Virtual Events

Front Row: The PSO Virtual Experience

Dec 18, 2020 - May 11, 2021
Tapestry of Light - A Holiday Celebration Recorded live at Heinz Hall and Manchester Craftsmen's Guild READ MORE
Online & Virtual Events

Navigating Information Fatigue: Social Media Two-Part Series

May 13, 2021 - May 20, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased our reliance on social media and the Internet for information. READ MORE

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