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Friday, April 10: Embracing the Unknown: Mental Health for Entrepreneurs in Uncertain Times
Run a startup and looking for ways to navigate mental health issues during COVID-19? Don’t miss this live conversation and Q&A led by Reboot.io CEO Jerry Colonna and Techstars CEO David Brown who will share advice about managing a company, employees and relationships during this unprecedented time.
Friday, April 10: Virtual Tour of Andrea Zittel’s An Institute of Investigative Living
The doors might be closed to Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, but you can still visit their galleries virtually. During this free live guided tour of Andrea Zittel’s new exhibition, An Institute of Investigative Living, you’ll explore “how art can teach us how to live.” You’ll get to see all three floors of the exhibition, which examines 15 years of Zittel’s career and highlights her ideas about domestic spaces.
Friday, April 3: The Irishing of English Theatre: An Interactive Online Lecture Series
Infuse your Friday with some classic theatre. Join PICT Classic Theatre Artistic & Executive Director Alan Stanford to discover how prolific Irish writers have had a significant impact on the development of English Theatre for more than 300 years. This week’s session explores the work of Irish satirist, playwright and poet Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan.
Friday, April 10: City Theatre Company’s PerkUp PerKup Audio Play
What happens when a new face arrives at the “best coffee shop in Elkhorn, Wisconsin?” Find out during the newest play by award-winning Chicago-based writer Isaac Gomez. Directed by Marc Masterson, the special audio performance was recorded during the play’s final rehearsal. Additional virtual offerings include an exclusive interview with Gomez and a virtual tour of the production set.
Friday, April 10: Watch the The Dog Doc with Row House Online
Veterinarian Marty Goldstein has been described as “a maverick, a miracle-worker and a quack.” Ticket sales start today for this must-see documentary about Goldstein’s pioneering approach to integrative veterinary medicine. Holistically treating animals after other vets “have given up,” Goldstein combines conventional medical training and cutting-edge alternative therapies with empathy and proactive, integrated healthcare.
Friday, April 10: Michael Cerveris on Alone Together Pittsburgh
Don’t miss tonight’s edition of Alone Together Pittsburgh, when hosts Patrick Jordan and Alexi Morrissey welcome actor and musician Michael Cerveris. A two-time Tony winner, Cerveris has starred in everything from “The Who’s Tommy” to “Sweeney Todd” to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” — along with appearing in films and television shows. Cerveris — who splits his time between NYC and New Orleans — will perform several songs live, add to the spirited dialogue and may even interview one of the other guests. Described as “part talk show, part variety show,” Alone Together is broadcast nightly with local artists, performers, community leaders, service industry folks and many others. Stay connected and hang out with them every night here.
Friday, April 10: Enjoy PlayTime with Pittsburgh Public Theater
Every Friday night, make a standing date with Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, who is bringing iconic plays right to your living room during live readings that showcase and the work of extraordinary writers. Tonight’s reading features “The Wake” by Tammy Ryan. This series is free, but donations are accepted to support guest artists and program costs.
Friday, April 10: The Pittsburgh Irish Festival Live Stream Music Series
You’ve likely heard of Donnie Iris but did you know that Pittsburgh us also home to Donnie Irish? The band’s guitarist and lead singer, Ricky Manning, will turn your den into a rollicking Irish pub as he performs a mix of mix of traditional Celtic, Scottish and American rock songs.
Saturday, April 11: Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank at Animal Friends
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Many families are struggling right now to feed themselves and their beloved pets. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Animal Friends’ Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank has seen a dramatic increase in calls with five times the typical number of requests for support. To help, the nonprofit is hosting this no-contact drive-thru pet food distribution event. Have pet supplies to donate? To donate, go here and here.
Saturday, April 11: Let’s Move! Family Dance Party
Feeling cooped up? The whole family can get moving together along with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater! Join this Family Dance Party on Zoom for a 20-minute movement class followed by a fun DIY craft activity. And for more family art fun, click on the images at this link here to download and print coloring book pages.
Saturday, April 11: Pittsburgh Opera@Home Radio Show
Opera fans, rejoice: the show will go on. Tune in to WQED-FM to be swept away by audio performances spanning a wide variety of specially-curated Pittsburgh Opera performances. Saturdays never sounded so good.