It's happening more and more that Merge, doesn't catch a few of things that interest me with his weekend picks. Here are a few things that caught my eye, both on and off his list.
Parking Day Pittsburgh As part of a global event to both have fun, and increase awarness of the precious urban space used for car parking, activists, artists and others have set up mini parks in parking spaces.
I saw three parks in Oakland on Craig St, by Kiva Han and Caliban Books, and one in done by the Mattress factory downtown. Also, I think there are several others and keep an eye out for something called a parkcycle. What's going on in these parks? most have chairs and some kind of "grass", at least one has robot and Gigapan demos and one is selling cool clothes.
(Ooops, there was something that past! (I was gonna tell you about The Taste Of Lawrenceville benefit for FE )
The Warhol Opens Drawn To The Summitt
"Join us for the opening celebration of the Drawn to the Summit: A G-20 Exhibition of International Political Cartoons exhibition. The cartoons in Drawn to the Summit highlights the work of the leading cartoonists from the G-20 nations and provide an alternative perspective on G-20 themes such as the global economy and its impact on the environment, human rights, world trade, etc. The exhibition will be on view through October 18, 2009.">"Drawn to the Summit: A G-20 Exhibition of International Political Cartoons exhibition. The cartoons in Drawn to the Summit highlights the work of the leading cartoonists from the G-20 nations and provide an alternative perspective on G-20 themes such as the global economy and its impact on the environment, human rights, world trade, etc. The exhibition will be on view through October 18, 2009."
Merge mentioned the Dividing The Goose Show @ Future Tenant
Dividing the Goose will explore the role of fairy tales in shaping artistic creativity. We ask the artists, as well as the audience, to set aside abstract, conceptional notions of art and think back to their childhoods. Fairy tales served as ways of escapism, fueling our imaginations. They fascinated and frightened us. The lessons imparted to us from magic mirrors and big bad wolves were more real to us than reality. Some tales added a humorous dimension to our everyday lives. Fairy tales have endured countless interpretations through literature, film and art. It is the essence of their timelessness that allows us to never tire of them. The artists in Dividing the Goose will retell a fairy tale existence in a modern‐day world.
Both Friday and Saturday, one can see short plays by local,regional and national playwrites generally performed by local companies in Mckees Rocks.
Pittsburgh New Works Festival is dedicated to fostering the development of original one-act plays. PNWF is an annual event. Each September, 12 new one-act plays are produced by different theater companies during the four weeks of the festival.
Cost: The cost is $10 for a single ticket per performance or $25 for a festival pass.
Main Festival – Week Two - September 17 to September 20
Down on Delancy
by Bret Sarlouis
Produced by McKeesPort Little Theater
by Robert Isenberg
Produced by The Theatre Factory
Partners in Crime
by Carol Mullen
Produced by Summer Company
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Of course you or your bosses normal mode of transport is a motorcade, your options are likely a lot greater as more and more venues open up for private events, grand openings and press tours.
See Merges list of events here, including the Unicorn Mountain fundraiser party and the Obscurae Art Exhibit and Art Lottery in Braddock.