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Try your hand at stampmaking

Hear from an expert about how to create a block print — draw an image, transfer it to a piece of rubber, cut out the relief of the image and make a print. The workshop is open to beginners. No registration is needed; it's first-come, first-served for the first 20 participants.

Where: Carnegie Library — main branch at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: January 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Enjoy a free concert at the library

At this free, all-ages show, hear from the Joy Ike Trio and Buffalo Rose. Expect a fusion of world pop and soul from the trio's piano, bass and vocals, along with modern folk from music from Buffalo Rose.

Where: Carnegie Library — main branch quiet reading room at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: December 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Peek into the world of artists

Get a behind-the-scenes look at artists' studios at the Carnegie Mellon School of Art Open Studios. Juniors and seniors in the art program will welcome the public to view their studios for one evening only, showing off work in a variety of mediums from painting to video to animation. Some work will be available for sale, and you can even bring a T-shirt for live screen printing.

Where: College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University at 5000 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: December 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Wind down on Wednesday with some free live music

Enjoy a free concert from Pitt's Symphony Orchestra. Musicians will perform several pieces, including Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

Where: Bellefield Hall at 315 S Bellefield Ave. (Oakland)

When: December 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

How much: Free


At Third Thursday, explore ‘Intimate Subjects’

At this Third Thursday evening, explore the meaning of intimacy. With City of Play and slowdanger, play a game of secret gifts, walk in somebody else's shoes (literally) and explore the ever-shifting nature of living within a body that is in a constant state of change. Also check out the museum's galleries, which will be open all night.

Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: November 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

How much: $10


See the bee with spelling skills

The Great Pittsburgh Spelling Bee harkens back to a time without autocorrect, while donating to local charities. The best speller earns $50, while second and third get special prizes. Spots for spellers are full, but attend to cheer them on while you eat snacks and sip on either an adult or non-adult beverage.

Where: The Glitter Box Theater at 460 Melwood Ave. (Oakland)

When: November 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

How much: Free for audience members


Learn about creative collaboration through storytelling and song

In this Made Local conversation, the artists from PigPen Theatre Co. will talk about creative collaboration and how they learned to tell a story as a group. And, yes, considering their genre, this discussion will even include live music. The ensemble PigPen Theatre Co. met at Carnegie Mellon University as freshmen in 2007 and will now return to Pittsburgh to debut their original piece "The Old Man and The Old Moon," a new musical folktale.

Where: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: November 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

How much: Free (advance registration required)


Hear the legendary Harry Belafonte

Renowned artist and activist Harry Belafonte will present a speech titled "Civil Rights and Black Leadership" at Carnegie Music Hall. Janis Burley Wilson, CEO and president of the August Wilson Center, will offer an introduction and will moderate a Q-and-A session after his talk.

Where: Carnegie Music Hall at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)

When: October 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

How much: $25–50


Explore the relevance of Frankenstein in today’s world

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” with a panel called "Creation and Consequence." University scholars will examine the relevance of Shelley’s novel today, particularly in the context of artificial intelligence. Pre-registration is requested.

Where: Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center at Carnegie Mellon University (Oakland)

When: October 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: Free