Monday, September 08, 2008

September 9, 2008 - Enviro Film Fest, Urban Foraging, and Bigfoot comes to NWPA (again)

Do you realize that this fall you can see free movies Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday as well as free shows on Friday. This is shaping up to be a busy Fall. Newly announced is The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville'environmental film series.

The schedule of events for this fall includes:

September 25, 2008: A Crude Awakening.
October 9, 2008: The End of Suburbia.
October 23, 2008: The Power of Community.
November 4, 2008: Who Killed the Electric Car?
November 20, 2008: An Inconvenient Truth.

All movies run from 7 - 9 p.m. in Haskell Memorial Library and are free and open to the public

At the conclusion of each screening, the audience is encouraged to discuss what can be done, what should be done, and the consequences of inaction.

A select group of students from the Slippery Rock University theater department traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland this summer from July 29 through Aug. 13 to perform the original play The Margins at The Festival Fringe.

The Meadville Tribune takes a look at last week's 8 hour art project at Allegheny College.

Want to plan ahead? The Titusville Herald is listing August 2009 Oil 150 activites.

Award-winning poets Annie Finch and Paula Bohince will read from their work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College's Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of the college's Single Voice Reading Series.

Pittsburgh Opera has announced a partnership with Locks of Love. Pittsburgh Opera wigmaster James Geier will snip the locks of five people who wish to donate their hair to help children suffering from hair loss at Pittsburgh Opera’s new headquarters in the Strip at 2425 Liberty Avenue on Wednesday, October 8. It's also a great chance to check out their refurbished building – George Westinghouse’s original air brake factory – which now includes creative space for costumers, wigmakers, makeup artists, and other theater crafts. And, of course, steal their ideas for our region.

Those wishing to participate should send their name, a photo, and contact information to Allison Ruppert. Please type “Locks of Love” in the subject line.

Pittsburgh Opera is also inviting salons to register for this drive by downloading an application form at Participating salons that have submitted 5 ponytails or more to Locks of Love between August 1 and October 1 will receive four tickets to a performance of Samson & Dalila. They also will be given four free passes to OperaBLAST!, a late-night party celebrating the opening of the Pittsburgh Opera’s 70th season on October 18.

An Oskar Schindler exhibition is coming to Youngstown this week and running through Oct. 22 at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

What it means to be an urban forager

Build a digital pin-hole camera

i can has exhbit?

The Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society' East Coast Bigfoot Conference is on September 27, 2008

Or you could always head East and search for the Jersey Devil:

On the surrounding walls hang old illustrations of that which they seek: cloven hooves, a horselike face, a wing span perhaps too wide for browsing the aisles at the Super Foodtown a few doors down.

Pittsburgh lists the Best (and Worst) of Pittsburgh

Google has begun scanning microfilm from some newspapers’ historic archives to make them searchable online

Flat World Knowledge wants to give away college textbooks.

Free and Legal Downloads:

Ben Kweller Live at Stonewall Music Hall on July 4, 2008

Death Cab for Cutie Live at Seattle Center on September 1, 2008

Vivian Girls Live at the East Village Radio Fest on September 7, 2008

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