FRONT LINE ART The Carnegie International, which runs through March 16, has spawned many conversations, but the free one on Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the CMA Theater promises to open many doors. Artist Dinh Q. Lê will discuss his “Light and Belief: Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War,” a documentary film and an installation of 100 drawings and paintings made by Vietnamese artist-soldiers on the front lines. For details on the International: http://ci13.cmoa.org/ .
TARTANS The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh Tartan Day Celebration is a celebration of all things Scottish—bagpipe music, dancers, food, workshops, raffles, vendors, exhibitors and children’s activities. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road. For information, contact 412-561-5528 or mmaniet@ verizon.net .
PICTURE THIS! Instead of the usual raffle of baskets and gift cards for local businesses, the Ward Home’s annual fundraiser, Picture This!, will sell artwork created by the teens the facility serves. The event starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 29, at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penn Avenue in the East End. As Pittsburgh’s leading provider of independent living programs for at-risk teenagers, the Ward Home uses proceeds from its annual event to enhance programming, improve living facilities and increase educational support for the 160 teens it serves each year. In the months leading up to the event, Ward Home teens will participate in a photography workshop at Silver Eye Center for Photography and attend classes at The Pittsburgh Glass Center, where they will be mentored in various photography and glass art techniques so they can create items to sell at the event. Tickets are $75 at 412-722-1404 x 236 or firstname.lastname@example.org .