Culture Archive

Win Tickets to Two Off The Wall Theater Holiday Productions

Off The Wall Theater has taken the holidays by storm with two distinct productions running simultaneously. And you can win passes right here. The theme of female empowerment rules in both productions. The play OR, tells the story of Aphra Behn:  poet, spy, and one of the world’s first professional female playwrights.  Set in Restoration
Category: Culture

Enter For a Chance To Win an Annie Prize Pack

I loved the 1982 film version of Annie – I was 11 years old and watched it dozens of times when it hit cable. It was so romantic to a preteen in the way that singing orphans in a Depression Era setting can only be. I was enchanted by the old-timeyness of it, the songs,
Category: Culture

Update On My Pgh Holiday Things To Do

In early November, I published a list of holiday things that I’d like to do this year. My plans were unexpectedly derailed when I learned that my 13 year-old dog has cancer. In fact, just today he had surgery to remove the growth and will spend the next two weeks recuperating. So my holiday things-to-do
Category: Culture

UPDATED Help LGBTQ Seniors in Pgh During the Holidays With a Holiday Card

An off-hand comment on Facebook brought to light a true need in our community – LGBTQ elders who are alone during the holidays. Kathi Boyle, coordinator of older adult services for the Persad Center, is part of a national group called SAGE, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders has asked me to share that there
Category: Activism

Here’s a Video of Our Door

I can’t think of anything to blog about today. My mind is reeling between topics including the #BlackLivesMatter protests and the disclosure about Rolling Stone’s botched story on sexual assault. I’m also coping with some minor home renovations and – toughest of all – the looming surgery my 13 year old dog will have on
Category: Environment

Bricolage, WESA 90.5 Bring #WonderfulLife to Pgh Airwaves

I’ll take the tweet seats any time – especially if I can enjoy the local arts scene while using my phone with full-on permission of the folks in charge. Bricolage invites local twitter users (like @PghLesbian24 and @Ledcat) to attend performances and provide a live tweet review throughout the evening. So we toddled Downtown last
Category: Culture

Music Giveaway – Holiday Wishes From Idina Menzel

Enter to win Holiday Wishes from Idina Menzel! Enter to win Holiday Wishes, the new album from the voice of Elsa in “Frozen” and Tony Award winning star of “Wicked”, “Rent”, “Glee,” & “If/Then,” the legendary Idina Menzel! Featuring 12 holiday classics including “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Category: Culture

Art Gallery To Host Health Care Happy Hours for Local Artists

This is an interesting outcome from #ArtisticVisionPgh – Most Wanted Fine Art (MWFA) gallery and the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) have teamed up to sponsor a series of happy hours for artists to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and other health insurance opportunities. The first happy hour is set for Thursday, December
Category: Activism