Mattress Factory Museum

August 16
1 – 4 p.m.

Comedy and contemporary art will converge at the Mattress Factory this weekend.

On Saturday, August 16th from 1 to 4 p.m., the children’s improvised comedy show Penny Arcade will set up shop inside the Northside-based museum, to host an afternoon of hands-on interactive fun for children and kids of all ages.

Ready to laugh and learn? Members of Penny Arcade, which is based at Arcade Comedy Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh, will be on site to play in the museum’s galleries, lead engaging improv games, and encourage kids and families to participate in spontaneous art and creativity. The Penny Arcade is the Arcade Comedy Theater’s resident family show and performs the second Saturday of every month as well as at birthday parties, schools, venues and hospitals around the city and region. Their all ages, family-friendly shows are imbued with the group’s signature fun-loving energy and passion for the art of comedy.

After meeting them at the Mattress Factory, be sure to look for Penny Arcade appearing at the Kid’s Comedy Cabaret during the city’s very first Pittsburgh Comedy Festival on August 23rd at the Henry Heymann Theater in Oakland.

ARTLab at the Mattress Factory takes place on the first and third Saturday of every month, featuring engaging hands-on activities for toddlers, kids and teens. Projects are designed for all ages and are inspired by current museum exhibitions, resident artists and artistic concepts and themes.

The program is free with museum admission. The museum also takes its ARTLab program on the road to different venues throughout Pittsburgh, so be sure to check the online calendar for upcoming sessions.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.