This Week’s Buzz Around Town from Fort Pitt Web Shop
In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of news from area nonprofits:
The Clemente Museum will have an Open House on June 12 & 13. Located in the beautifully restored Engine House 25 in Lawrenceville, the museum is a shrine for Pirate fans and anyone who treasures the memory of The Great One as a phenomenal baseball player and a humanitarian hero.
City of Asylum
City of Asylum’s upcoming production, “A (micro) history of world economics, danced”, will mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will include disabled people, their caregivers and families along with professionals. The production is a dance and theater blend which explores the impact of economics on people and their lives, and will be at the Hazlett Theater June 5 & 6.
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Get your tickets for #FullBloom 2015 rockin’ the Kelly Strayhorn Theater on June 6. This live dance party/benefit has been voted among the Top Ten ‘Burgh parties with food and drink from our city’s best bars and restaurants, live performances and you’ll help support the KST’s arts programming.
Unblurred is an art walk happening every First Friday along Penn Ave. between the 4800 and 5500 blocks of Penn Ave. Drop into the businesses that host open houses to experience Unblurred’s eclectic array of art expression including photography, dance, painting, sculpture, music and spoken word performances.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Check a listing of 51 fellowships available for artists & writers. The deadline to apply is June 15.
All ages can have fun kayaking on North Park Lake on June 14 with Venture Outdoors at the Family Paddle and Ice Cream Social – No experience required.
Carnegie Library kicks off the 15th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza at an outdoor festival on Sunday, June 7 at the main library in Oakland with live music, puppet shows, crafts, teen labs, food trucks and you can even personalize an Eat n’Park Smiley Cookie.
Every month on the second Thursday, Grow Pittsburgh partners with a top Pittsburgh restaurant for a #LetUsEat dinner where 10% of the sales go to support urban agriculture. This month, Verde is the spot. Help support community gardens, the Edible Schoolyard Program and all the other great efforts of Grow Pittsburgh to bring clean, healthy, homegrown food to our city.
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association
Dine and dance in Frick Park on June 20 at Nine Mile Run Watershed Association’s Summer Storm party and you’ll be helping the effort to restore and protect the watershed while enjoying great food and entertainment.
Veterans Leadership Program
On Flag Day, June 14, celebrate with the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania at the Kids & Camo 5K run/walk. An afternoon of kids’ activities will follow a BBQ lunch and you’ll help the VLP provide support services to struggling local vets. Volunteers are needed.