Editors’ pick: Anawanda Arts Festival
Sunday, September 10
Be sure to check out the third annual Anawanda Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Anawanda Avenue and Castle Shannon Boulevard. You’ll find handmade artwork, pottery, jewelry, soaps, candles, wearables and home goods from local artists as well as live music, crafts, and a food truck!
Silent Film Festival
Sunday, September 24 to Sunday, October 1
Mum’s the word for the Pittsburgh Silent Film Society’s first Pittsburgh Silent Film Festival. Nine films will screen at eight venues around the Pittsburgh area, with half a dozen musicians providing live accompaniment. Mt. Lebanon Public Library hosts a free 100th anniversary screening of Safety Last on Tuesday, September 26.
Saturday, September 23
Grab your beer stein. St. Michael the Archangel’s Oktoberfest is back! 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Clairvaux Hall, 311 Washington Road. Featuring authentic German food and beer, music, a beer stein holding contest and more!
Historical Society Gala & Auction
Thursday, October 5
Help celebrate the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon’s 25th anniversary! Party with longtime Lebo residents and Lebo newcomers alike. Enjoy food, drinks and a brief special program. 7 p.m., 794 Washington Road.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
September 27 through October 8
Fall in love with Moulin Rouge! The Musical, winner of 10 Tony Awards. Enter a world of splendor and romance, eye-popping excess, glitz, grandeur, and glory! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage at the Benedum Center.
New Mattress Factory solo exhibition: Andrea Peña
Opening Friday, September 15
Andrea Peña, hybrid Latinx artist and director of the multidisciplinary company AP&A (Andrea Peña & Artists), works across disciplines to wow audiences. See her solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory.
Friday, September 15
A tasty evening of music, dancing, food and beverage samplings from Pittsburgh’s top restaurants. 9 p.m., August Wilson African American Cultural Center.
Save the Dates
Myasthenia Gravis Golf Outing
Sunday, September 24
Fore! Myasthenia Gravis Association hosts a golf outing to benefit MGA’s free patient support services. Registration/check-in at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club in Gibsonia begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MGA office at 412-566-1545.
Luncheon & Fashion Show
Saturday, September 16
Strike a chord! Keynotes of South Hills holds its annual luncheon fashion show supporting music scholarships, South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road. Festivities get underway at 10:30 a.m. Guests will enjoy lunch, fashions from J.Jill, raffles, music student performances and more. Luncheon tickets are $50. For more information contact Lynn Hagan (412) 491-7250.
Violins of Hope
Monday, October 9
Experience the amazing but true stories of James Grymes’ acclaimed book Violins of Hope in this free event at 4 p.m., Temple Emanuel of South Hills.
Fall Flower Show: Hometown Harvest
Starting Saturday, October 7
Did you know the longest running fall flower show in the nation is in Pittsburgh? Mark your calendar for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s chrysanthemum-themed show. Don’t miss it. The fall show lasts for just three weeks!
Pittsburgh Recovery Walk
Saturday, September 16
Register now for the 2023 Pittsburgh Recovery Walk, with keynote speaker and Mt. Lebanon native Brian Cuban. Celebrate recovery and recovery supports, help eliminate stigma and learn more about resources in our region.
American Indian Heritage Weekend
Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24
During this special two-day event at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, visitors can learn about the historical and modern lives of American Indian communities from visiting members of the Seneca-Cayuga, Eastern Shawnee, and Moravian Delaware tribes.
South Hills Chorale Sings for RAD Days
Sunday, October 1
The South Hills Chorale performs select pieces from their Spring 2023 concert, as part of RAD Days, Allegheny County’s ‘thank you’ to taxpayers. The 11:30 a.m. performance is at the Great Hall at the Heinz History Center.