Thursday, April 30: Virtual Book Launch with White Whale Bookstore

7-9 p.m.

Local poet and translator Michelle Gil-Montero is celebrating the launch of her first full-length collection of poetry, “Object Permanence,” which explores daily life, motherhood, seasons, post-industrial landscapes and more. For this virtual reading hosted by White Whale Bookstore, Gil-Montero will be joined by local poets Piotr Gwiazda and Garth Graeper. Head to White Whale’s website to order books by the poets and to check out their curated reading lists.

Thursday, April 30: Ekphrasis: Poetry Meets Art (Meets the Web)

7 p.m.

Spend an evening online with The Frick Pittsburgh, as acclaimed local poets read commissioned work created in response to exquisite jewelry designs featured in the museum’s new Maker & Muse exhibition. Reading their newest work will be Jamie Agnello, Valerie Bacharach, Veronica Corpuz, Jim Daniels, Karen Howard and Ellen Smith.

Thursday, April 30: Romeo and Juliet with Pittsburgh Public Theater (Part 1)

7 p.m.

In 2021, Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski will create a new adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” staging site-specific scenes from the powerful play in Heinz Hall to accompany the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Prokofiev’s ballet. Tonight, Pittsburgh audiences have a rare, behind-the-scenes opportunity to spend time with the Bard’s iconic and timeless tragedy in preparation for this bold new collaboration.

Through Thursday, April 23: Earth Day Film Festival with Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Various times

In collaboration with Film Pittsburgh and Studio Birthplace, the museum’s free online Earth Day Film Festival is up and running through April 30. You’ll experience engaging, socially conscious stories about a variety of environmental topics, such as pollution in Mongolia, trash in our oceans and how the future will impact children.

Through May 3: JFilm Festival

Various times

Reinventing itself as a virtual cinema festival, JFilm is bringing its 27th annual event right to viewers. Each day through May 3, cinephiles are receiving links to engaging Jewish-themed films. Check your inbox for a new film each day! Films are augmented by interviews with filmmakers and JFilm Executive Director Kathryn Spitz Cohan. The curated lineup includes several works that are winners of the Robinson International Short Film Competition.

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