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Geared for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) members of the community, this day-long Memorial Day festival comes complete with live music, food, activities and even dancing.
This is an age 21+ event. Presented by the Delta Foundation, whose mission is to increase awareness, understanding and improve the quality of life for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in the Pittsburgh region. Tickets are available from ShowClix by calling (888) 718-4253.
Liberty Avenue become a veritable living funny pages block party with visits by popular cartoon characters Betty Boop, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Dennis The Menace and the Care Bears. Fun vendors, art activities, chalk artists and caricaturists and will round out the festivities and help to literally draw a crowd.
In addition to the street festival, events are happening in at the nearby ToonSeum, Bricolage Theater and the August Wilson Center.
Presented by the ToonSeum, one of three museums in the country dedicated to cartoon arts, in conjunction with the annual convention of the National Cartoonists Society, which represents professional cartoonists. For more information, call (412) 232-0199.
Stop by the center's gift shop to see a special display of local artist Amber Coppings' textile designs.
Hand- and machine- sewn applique details are art-inspired, geometric and are handcut from pieces of organic cottons, bamboo rayons and cotton jerseys that are hand-dyed with shibori techniques or digitally designed by Amber Coppings in her Lawrenceville studio. This allows for the most artistic expression and enhances the handmade nature of each individual piece. Other items being featured are hand-dyed infinity scarves, lightweight "Suzi" Hoodie Cape Vests and sumptuous handbraided organic cotton belts with vintage buckles.
Sale proceeds benefit the artist and the center. For more information, call (412) 361-0873.
This panel will explore the groundbreaking work by women in the field of comics and cartooning as well as the topics and issues facing women in cartooning in the past, present and future.
Appearing are Hilary Price (of the strip "Rhymes With Orange"), Cathy Guisewite ("Cathy"), Lynn Johnston ("For Better Or Worse"), Terri Libenson ("Pajama Diaries") and Jen Sorenson ("Slowpoke").
Presented by cartoon art museum ToonSeum in conjunction with the National Cartoonists Society Conference. For more information, call (412) 232-0199.
Muslim teens and young adults are welcome to this weekly program to learn more about Islam.
Like Judaism and Christianity, Islam is a monotheistic religion rooted in the teachings of the ancient leader Abraham. It is based on the revelations of a sixth century religious and military leader from the Arabian peninsula named Muḥammad ibn `Abd Allāh. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim and in Arabic the word "halaqa" refers to a religious gathering or meeting for the primary purpose of learning about theology.
For more information, call (412) 682-5555.
Enjoy an exciting battle of the bands in conjunction with music, entertainment, games, prizes, food and fun for all ages.
Bands that will be attending are Billy The Kid & The Regulators, Long Leggate Spyders, Jimmy Adler Band and Stache.
Proceeds benefit the local chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. For more information, call Erika Liberto at (412)720-5315.
Local actor and comedian Aaron Kleiber delivers laughs through his relateable humor and stories of the stars he's encountered.
For more information, call (866) 344-6957.
Kids and teens will have fun with this program exploring the park's ponds, streams and lakes while discovering fascinating plant, animal and insect life activities.
Admission is free. Presented by the Allegheny County Parks Department. For more information, call (724) 733-4618.
This exhibition offers a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan).
Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.
For more information, call (412) 371-0600.
You’ll laugh, cry and fall in love with dazzling music of Broadway’s musical master, Stephen Sondheim.
Born in 1930, award winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has written unforgettable music for theater and film. These include 1962's "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," 1979's "Sweeney Todd" and "Bounce" (2003).
For show times and tickets, call the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust at (412) 456-6666.
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