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Local events related to the G-20 Summit -Pittsburg. Pa

Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The following are some events related to the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh. If your organization is planning an event related to the G-20 and you'd like to be included in this listing, send information and contact information to

These are upcoming events announced by the Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership. For more information:

Regional clean-up:

Sept. 12: Daylong effort to spruce up the city, coordinated by Pittsburgh Cares. Pick from a list of projects and sign up at

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust performing arts events, Katz Plaza, corner of 7th Street and Penn Avenue:

Sept. 17: noon, North Side Urban Pathways School Steel Pan Band

Sept. 18: noon, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancers; 6 p.m., Global Beats/PUMP Dance Party

Sept. 19: 1 p.m., Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh; 6 p.m., America's Latin Orchestra

Sept. 20: 2 p.m., CLO Ministars; 5 p.m., members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 21: noon, traditional Indian dance by Spilling Ink Dance Co.; 5 p.m., Brazilian vocalist Kenia

Sept. 22: noon, Pittsburgh Opera; 5 p.m., Jazz by Jevon Rushton Group; 7:30 p.m., Jazz by Sean Jones and Joe Negri, The Cabaret at Theater Square. There will be a cover charge.

Sept. 23: noon, Flamenco artist Carolina Loyola Garcia

Cultural Trust visual arts:

Sept. 11 to Nov. 6: "Soulpurpose: Local Artists Showcase," 709 Penn Gallery, a survey of 15 local artists.

Exhibitions will also take place at the Wood Street Galleries, SPACE and 707 Penn Gallery.

For more information on Trust events, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Heinz History Center panel discussion
Sept. 16: International experts and local CEOs discuss summit issues, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and RAND Corp.

Student Summit
Sept. 17: Fox Chapel Area High School. Students from across the region will participate in their own G-20 student summit.


Sept. 17: Welcome celebration by Arrepia,Brasil! for the Pittsburgh G20 Summit, 5-6:30 p.m., Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 6th Ave, Downtown. Includes several presentations highlighting Brazil's culture and presence in Pittsburgh.

Beer Summit

Sept. 22: tasting of six beers from selected G-20 countries, 6 p.m., the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium, Friendship. Space is limited.

Sign up for these three events at

Day of Service

Sept. 25: If your job or school is closed due to the summit, sign up for a variety of community service projects in other parts of town at


Topic: Discover G-20: Who Are They? What Do They Do? Do Their Meetings Make Any Difference?

Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd., 412-531-1912.

Sept. 9, 10 a.m.: Professor James Burnham, Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Duquesne University will discuss the G-20.


Topic: The G-20: How Will Leading Nations Lead? Great Powers in a Time of Great Change

Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Shadyside.

Sept. 16, 7 p.m.: Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee hosts David Shorr, expert on national security strategy, and Andrew S. Weiss, director of RAND Center for Russia and Eurasia. Open to the public; RSVP or inquiries:


Topic: How will media cover the G-20?

Sept. 21, 7 p.m.: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Oakland. Katz Business School hosts discussion on The Post-Gazette???s Dan Simpson moderates with panelists including Sharon Epperson from CNBC and Jeffrey Ballou from Al Jazeera. The event follows the ???Eds & Meds??? media showcase that same day.


Topic: University Lecture Series

Through Sept. 23: Pitt Business G-20 World Tour, lobbies of Mervis Hall and Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh.

Through Sept. 16: World Wednesdays.


Topic: Carnegie Mellon's G-20 Forum

McConomy Auditorium, CMU campus

Sept. 14, 7 p.m.


Topic: The People's Summit

Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Panels and workshops at 20th Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd. (Oakland). Sept. 21, 7 p.m-9:30 p.m.: Speakers and panels at New Hazlett Theatre, North Side. Sept. 22, 7 p.m-10 p.m.: 20th Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd. (Oakland).


Topic: Korean Festival

Sept. 20, 2-7 p.m., University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning, Commons Room. A free celebration of Korean culture featuring music, dance, food and art.


Topic: Public forum

Sept. 15, 5 p.m.: Stuart Hoffman, senior vice president and chief economist for The PNC Financial Services Group, will explain the global, U.S. and regional issues to be impacted by the G-20 summit. Admission is $2 per person. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., Hoffman's presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh Inc.

"Hot Spots: What Comes After Oil," Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Blvd. of the Allies, 412-291-6200

Sept. 14-30: Art Insitute's Downtown Gallery features multinational art-and-design exhibition exploring past, present and future of oil. Also, students at AIP, the American University Dubai and Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates have designed posters for an international exchange.



Wednesdays in September, 8 p.m.: Thomas Merton Center hosts a free film series this month at Your Inner Vagabond (4130 Butler St., Lawrenceville). Films will be followed by conversation about economic, social, and political issues as they relate to the G-20 Summit.



Sept. 20, 2 p.m.: Planned for Smithfield UCC Church to the Convention Center

St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland
Sept. 21, 7 p.m.: Interfaith service with Jewish, Christian and Muslim prayers, sponsored by Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania and the Religious Leadership Forum of Southwest Pennsylvania.

St. Mary of the Mount Church, Mount Washington
Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.: Interfaith prayer service and march for peace, beginning and ending at St. Mary's of the Mount. Includes planting of a peace pole, march down Grandview Avenue with the flags of nearly 200 nations and a prayer service.

St. Paul Seminary, East Carnegie
Sept. 24-25: Forty hours of prayer, starting with Mass celebrated by Catholic Bishop David Zubik at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 24. People will pray in shifts around the clock until 10 p.m. Sept. 25.

Food & Drink
G-20 Prixe Fixe Menu

Lucca, 317 S. Craig St., Oakland, 412-682-3310

Sept. 21-26; dinner begins at 5 p.m.: Prix-fixe menus representing the Western and Eastern Hemispheres for $45 per person during the week of the G-20.

First published on September 2, 2009 at 12:00 am