Kung Fu Panda 4: A Sensory Friendly Screening at The Lindsay Theater on March 9
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Kung Fu Panda 4: A Sensory Friendly Screening at The Lindsay Theater on March 9
A sensory friendly screening of Kung Fu Panda 4 will show at The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center on Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. All tickets will be discounted to $8.75 for the latest installment of this beloved animated series about the bear whose love of kung fu is matched only by his love for food. The 1 hour, 34 minute film features the voices of Jack Black and Awkwafina. Sensory friendly screenings are geared to families and individuals who are impacted by autism or other special needs, and enables the entire family to participate in the cinematic experience. No trailers are shown to reduce "sit time," dim house lights remain on throughout the screening and volume is lowered. Doors exiting the screening room remain open, allowing guests to easily walk into the lobby if they wish. The Lindsay, which pioneered sensory friendly screenings northwest of Pittsburgh in 2017, schedules these showings to be the only events in the Theater and provides adequate staffing to create an enjoyable, low stress atmosphere for all attending. Tickets are available online and at the door. These screenings at The Lindsay, a nonprofit organization at 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA, are intended to offer inclusive options to people living in suburban and rural areas, and have attracted guests from across the tri-state. Parking in a metered municipal lot adjacent to the Theater is the easiest drop-off point for those with mobility challenges. Parking on the streets surrounding the Theater have ramp access to the cinema.
Bethel Park beats buzzer, gets past South Fayette in Class 5A slugfest | Trib HSSN
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Bethel Park relied on various defenses Monday night to slow down a South Fayette team that had been averaging nearly 60 points per game this season.
Bethel Park appoints new police chief
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Bethel Park appoints new police chief
Bethel Park's new police chief is a 23-year veteran of the department. Following his unanimous approval by municipal council on Feb. 12, Dave Arnold was sworn in by District Judge Ron Arnoni. In leading the department, Arnold succeeds the late Timothy O'Connor, who served as chief from 2015 until his
Bethel Park Public Library hosts 9th annual Youth Art Gala
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Bethel Park Public Library hosts 9th annual Youth Art Gala
"They're a VIP for the evening," Elaine Volpe, head of youth services, said. "That gives them a great sense of pride, and it's a very special, memorable night for them." The gala serves as the highlight event for a display of childhood creativity throughout March. "We turn the whole department
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Feb. 19, 2024: Opening round of basketball playoffs continues | Trib HSSN
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It’s Day 3 of the opening round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs with boys Class 5A and 3A, along with girls Class A first-round contests taking center stage.
Grant helps bring South Arts Pittsburgh work to public eye in Bethel Park
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Grant helps bring South Arts Pittsburgh work to public eye in Bethel Park
South Arts Pittsburgh launched its 40th-anniversary year with a visual flourish. A new display at the group's home base, Bethel Park Historical Society's Schoolhouse Arts and History Center, puts an array of members' work in the public eye. "It's been a dream," Jeanie Slater, South Arts co-president, said about the
Silent Book Club gains traction in the Pittsburgh region
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Silent Book Club gains traction in the Pittsburgh region
The rules of Silent Book Club are simple: No assigned reading, no homework and no small talk required. Members are expected to show up at a designated meeting place with whatever title they're enjoying, sit and read. They can share thoughts if they want, but they don't have to. The
Get your resume out there at Pittsburgh's Virtual Job Fair
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Get your resume out there at Pittsburgh's Virtual Job Fair
If you're looking for a job and want to stay in the Burgh, then this job fair may be the step in the right direction of helping you achieve your goal! You can register today for the highly anticipated Pittsburgh Virtual Job Fair and meet with a variety of local businesses seeking to fill multiple positions! This job fair is scheduled for Feb. 22 and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information and how you can register, click here!
Popular Sports Forum to 'kick off' in Pittsburgh
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Popular Sports Forum to 'kick off' in Pittsburgh
The 2024 National Sports Forum (NSF) will "kick off" its 28th edition at the Wyndham Grand in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh! The event is in person and will focus on "networking, education, off-site tours and idea-sharing with" some of the world's top sports executives, according to VisitPittsburgh's website. NSF will begin on Feb. 26 and run through Feb. 28. To view the day-by-day agenda and to find more information, you can check out NSF's website here. Picture via NSF's official website
 The Lindsay Theater's Oscar Contest Returns With A Top Prize of a Year’s Free Pass
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The Lindsay Theater's Oscar Contest Returns With A Top Prize of a Year’s Free Pass
For film buff Nick Lumley, 2023 was a great year for cinema. He loved seeing new, thought-provoking films such as Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon, and even a few unheralded gems. The icing on the cake? As winner of The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center's 2023 Oscar Contest, he watched these films for free. Now The Lindsay's Oscar Contest has returned for 2024, again with the top prize of a free pass to the Theater for an unlimited number of screenings for the remainder of the year. The winner must successfully pick the Best Picture as well as the greatest number of winners among all 23 Oscar categories. The Theater, a nonprofit that has not raised ticket prices since opening in 2017, offers this contest every year. Oscar-nominated films are being screened along with new releases until the Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 10. This gives patrons plenty of opportunity to watch on the big screen, ponder the artistry displayed and carefully mark their ballots. "Our patrons are passionate about film, and that's apparent every year at Oscar Contest time," says Carolina Thor, CEO of the nonprofit cultural center. "So many people predict an amazing number of categories correctly! We look forward to seeing the 2024 winner here at the Theater for many exceptional films through Dec. 31." Looking back on the year, Lumley says he enjoyed seeing more people return to theaters"and appreciated watching original films not connected with a particular franchise. While he loved many of the Best Picture-nominated films"especially The Holdovers and Barbie"his favorite by far was Oppenheimer. Director Christopher Nolan's take on the making of the first atomic bomb "is the best film of the century so far," Lumley says"and unsurprisingly, his pick for Best Picture. He loves everything about it: the directing, the sound, the cinematography, Cillian Murphy's acting in the lead role. Lumley also calls out Emma Stone's performance in Poor Things"and Greta Lee's un-nominated performance in Past Lives, while noting "I've always been a big fan of Paul Giamatti," star of The Holdovers. His under-the-radar film recommendation is A Thousand and One, which screened at The Lindsay in 2023, starring Teyana Taylor as a single mother in a gentrifying New York City neighborhood. Lumley, who lives in Sewickley, shares his contest bragging rights with other recent winners from Patterson Township and Big Beaver, Beaver County. All are welcome to pick up Oscar ballots at the Theater Box Office, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, during screening hours. Think like the Academy in making your predictions, and remember to include your name, email and phone number on the ballot. Whether due to knowledge or luck, teens to seniors have won the year-long, non-transferable pass. Ballots (one entry per person, please) must be returned to the Theater Box Office by 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.
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The Lindsay Theater to Screen Silent Film Masterpiece Pandora’s Box, With Live Music, March 3
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The Lindsay Theater to Screen Silent Film Masterpiece Pandora’s Box, With Live Music, March 3
The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Silent Film Society, will present Pandora's Box, starring legendary actress Louise Brooks and accompanied by live music, on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. Considered a masterwork of the silent film era, the picture by G.W. Pabst will be shown in its 4K restoration for the first time in the Pittsburgh area. Lurid and highly controversial upon its release, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery yet innocent showgirl Lulu. The film was rediscovered by scholars in the 1950s and began to earn the reputation of an unsung classic. Film critic Roger Ebert reviewed the film in 1998 with great praise, and included the film on his list of The Great Movies. Director Quentin Tarantino also listed it among his 10 greatest films of all time. "Louise Brooks dazzles as the dangerously appealing seductress," says the British Film Institute. Brooks' "rightly acclaimed performance oozes careless vivacity and irresistible charm. But the direction is also brilliantly meticulous, making memorable use of Günther Krampf's fluid camera and expressive lighting." "We are pleased to again partner with the Pittsburgh Silent Film Society to bring a treasured silent film to the Theater," says Carolina Pais-Barreto Thor, CEO of The Lindsay. "Audience response to these films has been enthusiastic; particularly because of the texture added by the live musical accompaniment." Accompanying the film will be Ben Opie, who performs on reeds and electronics, and teaches music technology at both Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh's CAPA High School; and Mark Micchelli, a pianist, composer, technologist and educator pursuing a doctorate in jazz studies, composition and theory at the University of Pittsburgh. "We're thrilled to co-present this brand new restoration of Louise Brooks' best film at one of our favorite independent cinemas, and accompanied by some of Pittsburgh's best jazz musicians," says Chad Hunter, director of the Pittsburgh Silent Film Society, whose work has been praised by Martin Scorsese. "It doesn't get any better." "Pandora's Box is a piece of glowing cinema which has one searching for superlatives," says Stage and Cinema. Louise Brooks' face "defies time and period, and is as relevant today as it was in 1929 when she was lured to Germany by Pabst to play the doomed Lulu. No other actress of her period could have realized this character so subtly or with such insouciance." The 141-minute film has original intertitles in German with English subtitles. All tickets are $15, and no passes can be used. For this and other special events hosted at the Theater, absolutely no ticket refunds are possible. For regular screenings, the Theater is pleased to issue ticket "swaps" or refunds when contacted at least 24 hours in advance of the ticketed showtime. The Theater is located at 418 Walnut St. in Sewickley. https://www.janusfilms.com/films/2153 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/HFNHjkusaYA?si=M6xy_UyIcfnnbP87
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to Showcase Japanese Kei Vehicles and Anime-Inspired Cars
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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to Showcase Japanese Kei Vehicles and Anime-Inspired Cars
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to Showcase Japanese Kei Vehicles and Anime-Inspired Cars In the heart of Pittsburgh, the annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is set to captivate automotive enthusiasts and anime fans alike with its Asian Car Show, a vibrant component of the larger "The Vintage" celebration. Scheduled to take place at Schenley Park on August 3-4, this year's exhibition is eagerly anticipated to be a standout event, showcasing an eclectic mix of Japanese Kei Vehicles and anime-inspired cars in collaboration with the Senpai Party. Pittsburgh Kyūsha - Japanese Kei Vehicles The concept of Kei Vehicles emerged in post-World War II Japan as a strategic move to boost the automotive industry. Characterized by their compact size, these vehicles were subject to strict regulations regarding engine displacement, wheelbase, weight, and horsepower, which in turn offered owners significant tax, inspection, and registration incentives. The initiative proved successful, fostering a deep-rooted popularity for Kei Vehicles that persists to this day. Thanks to the relaxation of 25-year import laws, the PVGP will highlight an array of iconic Kei Vehicles from the late '90s. This showcase, curated by the Pittsburgh Kyūsha"a dedicated community of Right-Hand Drive (RHD) Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) vehicle enthusiasts in the Pittsburgh area"will feature a versatile lineup including nimble 2-door coupes, robust 4x4 off-roaders, practical delivery vans, farm trucks, and even fire engines. Esteemed marques such as Subaru, Honda, Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Mitsubishi will be represented, celebrating the enduring legacy and versatility of these compact automotive marvels. Senpai Party: A Fusion of Anime and Automotive Culture The Asian Car Show will also highlight a unique collaboration with the Senpai Party, a group that unites automotive culture with the vibrant world of anime. Inspired by the Itasha style"where cars are adorned with anime and manga artwork"the Senpai Party aims to bring together local Itasha enthusiasts, showcasing their decorated vehicles and encouraging others to join this colorful and expressive community. This partnership promises to add a dynamic visual element to the event, merging the imaginative worlds of Japanese animation with automotive innovation. A Celebration of Automotive Diversity and Creativity The PVGP extends an open invitation to car enthusiasts, anime fans, and the curious to explore this rich tapestry of automotive culture and creativity. The PVGP Asian Car Show is poised to be one of "The Vintage's" most distinctive highlights, offering attendees an intimate glimpse into the world of Kei Vehicles and the artistic flair of the Senpai Party. For those interested in experiencing this unique blend of automotive history, innovation, and artistry, further details can be found by visiting the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's official website. This event not only promises to be a feast for the senses but also a celebration of the spirit of community and creativity that defines the vibrant world of car enthusiasts and anime fans alike.
A Night of Revelry and Remembrance
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A Night of Revelry and Remembrance
On February 13, 2024, the heart of Pittsburgh's celebratory spirit pulsed vibrantly at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339, as it played host to an unforgettable Mardi Gras event, capturing the essence of New Orleans' most famous festival. This wasn't just a party; it was a celebration of community, charity, and the joyous spirit of Mardi Gras, Pittsburgh-style. The evening kicked off at 6:30 PM with the lively sounds of Colonel Eagleberger's High-Stepping Goodtime Band serenading guests as they lined up outside. Their vibrant music set the tone for the night, promising an array of entertainment and delights. As the doors swung open at 7:00 PM, the festivities inside began to unfold with Dixie Doc taking the stage, the kitchen buzzing with activity, and the bar serving up drinks to eager guests. At 7:30 PM, the audience showed their appreciation for Dixie Doc with a hearty round of applause before emcee Bernie Martin took a moment to remember Jacquelin C. Thomas, a beloved neighbor and fixture leading past parades, whose presence was deeply missed. The evening transcended mere entertainment and gastronomy to embody the essence of communal unity. The event spotlighted the unique, volunteer-driven essence of Allegheny Elks #339, extending an invitation to attendees to join their community-centric efforts. With roots stretching back to 1901, this historic lodge stands as the nation's oldest continuously operating Elks Club building, symbolizing not just a chapter of Pittsburgh's past but also serving as a lighthouse of philanthropy and support for the community. Its Home Service Program plays a crucial role, offering aid to Pennsylvania families of individuals with developmental disabilities. "These dedicated professionals provide guidance through the complex maze of human services and healthcare, having conducted 14,000 home visits across 69 counties last year alone," said Sarah Suiter, who was chairman of the evening entertainment committee. The culinary offerings were a highlight, with the Elks Kitchen Crew serving up New Orleans classics like beignets, shrimp po'boys, jambalaya, and cheesy grits that were "much more better than good!" The reminder to drink responsibly underscored the event's commitment to ensuring everyone had a good time safely. A pivotal moment of the evening was the introduction and crowning of the 2024 King, Paul Martino, who was bestowed the honor by last years King Clinton Clegg amidst fanfare from Dixie Doc. Clegg and other former King, Roger Humpries regaled the new King with his crown, scepter and Robes leading to King Martino's declaration, "Laissez les bon temps roulez!" captured the essence of the celebration, encouraging all to "Let the Good Times Roll!" Clinton Clegg, the 2023 King of Pittsburgh's Mardi Gras, and Roger Humphries, who held the title in 2019, are both distinguished figures from the North Side of Pittsburgh, celebrated for their contributions to the local culture. Clegg, renowned for his soulful performances with the The Commonheart band, has left an indelible mark on the city's music scene with his powerful voice and heartfelt melodies. Humphries, a jazz legend, has enriched Pittsburgh's musical heritage with his virtuosic drumming, mentoring generations of musicians. The newly crowned King, Paul Martino, a former KDKA anchorman, brings a different flair to the role. His background in journalism and media adds a unique dimension to the Mardi Gras kingship, blending traditional celebration with contemporary charisma, ensuring the legacy of Pittsburgh's Mardi Gras Kings continues to thrive and evolve. King Martino lead his courtesans on march and dance through the audience and was overheard to say when summarizing the evening, "A slice of New Orleans was captured at the Allegheny Elks lodge on this Fat Tuesday. Beads, Dixieland music and spicy jambalaya combined to make it Mardi Gras Pittsburgh style." The evening wound down with final remarks from King Paul Martino, who, in his first decree stated, "Hear ye, Hear ye. For my first action during my reign as King, I do hereby decree that we all gather once again to celebrate Fat Tuesday on March 4, 2025." This gesture promised that the spirit of Mardi Gras, so full of joy, community, and charity, would continue in Pittsburgh, keeping the good times rolling for years to come.

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