Black Sheep Puppet Festival

I mentioned this last month, but this festival is worth another post.  This is the 10th Anniversary of the Black Sheep Puppet Festival – which is not the longest running yearly puppet festival in the country (who said Pittsburgh was lacking creativity and innovation).  They have over 25 events scheduled during the month of October – some of them free events.

More info and a full schedule is available at

Some other blogs who are talking about the Puppet Festival this year (and years past)…

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I Made It! Fashionable – February 22 – Brew House – Doors: 7 pm

I Made It! Market is teaming up to raise funds for the Brew House Association with a Fashion Show/Dance Performance and Indie Craft/Clothing Market at the Brew House (2100 Mary Street, South Side) on Friday, February 22.

7:30 pm: doors open

8 pm: fashion show… followed by a performance by Jazzercize Troop Radical Pittsburgh

9 pm- midnight: DJ J. Malls of The Big Throwback

Craft demos and I Made It! Market throughout the evening. $5 at the door.

Must be over 21 to drink.

Partners include:
Penn Brewery, Sugar Boutique, Jupe Boutique, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Phillip Pelusi of South Hills Village Mall, DJ J. Malls of The Big Throw Back, Jazzercize Troop Radical Pittsburgh and the Brew House Association.

Visit for more info. or to join the I Made It! mailing list.

I Made It! Fashionable

Closing Reception this Friday! 7pm – 10pm

Hello everyone,

Don’t miss the new art show at the Brew House this Friday, December 14th. Projects made by Pittsburghers in the Brew House Robot 250 workshop will be unveiled. Also on display will be work by members of the Rossum’s Robotic Art Collective and Doug Hill. The reception runs from 7pm to 10pm and is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments and music will also be provided.

The Brew House Association

2100 Mary Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: 412-381-7767

The Uncanny Valley Rally is an exhibition of work from the Rossum’s Robotic Art Collective. Participating Rossum’s artists include Jennifer Gooch, Joey Hays, Ian Ingram, Greg Satul, Tiffany Sum, Rexy Tseng, Gregory Witt, Derk Wolmuth and Garth Zeglin. Also participating in the show is Doug Hill, a self taught artist who makes complex mechanical sculptures out of cardboard and the participants of the Robot 250 Brew House Open Studio taught by Tom Sarver and Ian Ingram.

Robot 250 is an educational, research and celebratory project being developed to coincide with Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary celebration. Student workshops, open studios for local artists and the curious, giant public robotic sculptural installations, tours, and exhibitions will highlight our region’s leadership position in robotics education, research, invention, manufacture and art.

Space 101 activities are free and open to the public. Exhibitions are made possible by the Small Arts Initiative of the Heinz Endowments, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, an anonymous donor and
individual contributions. The BHA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.