Each weekend, 90.5 WESA Weekend Edition host Noah Brode previews some interesting events going on in the Pittsburgh Area.
Saturday, April 13:
There are still tickets available for Saturday night’s NCAA men’s hockey championship game at the CONSOL Energy Center. The fourth-seeded Yale Bulldogs take on the favored Quinnipiac Bobcats at 7:00 p.m. Quinnipiac and Yale are located just 10 miles apart in Connecticut. The matchup is a clash of styles and history: the Bulldogs have the oldest college hockey program in the country; the top-seeded Bobcats, meanwhile, didn't join Division I until 1998. The puck drops just after 7:00 on Saturday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
A new jewelry exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is inspired by wildlife from across the world. Award-winning designer Paula Crevoshay’s fine art exhibit opens Saturday and runs through August 11. From intricately wrought flower pendants to miniature insect pins and more, the use of gold, opal, sapphires, and other gemstones draws parallels between minerals and the plant and animal kingdoms. Called “Garden of Light,” Crevoshay’s exhibit of 70 pieces is on display starting Saturday at the Wertz Gallery in the Carnegie Museum’s Hall of Minerals and Gems.
The Pittsburgh Office of Public Art is hosting a public art walk on the South Side Saturday afternoon. From noon through 1:30 p.m., tour guides will walk residents and their dogs through the South Side’s various public art installments. Sculptor Tim Kaulen will speak about his piece “The Workers,” and artist James O’Toole will be on hand to discuss his sculpture, “Steelworkers Monument.” Interested walkers should show up at the South Side Riverfront Dog Park on 18th Street at noon; any dogs should be leashed.
Sunday, April 14:
Carnegie Mellon University’s All University Orchestra will be performing for the public at no charge Sunday afternoon. The show is titled “This Concert is Brought to You by the Letter S,” and the orchestra will be playing all sorts of pieces from Schubert, Strauss, Slavonic Dance, and more. The All University Orchestra’s free concert will be held Sunday afternoon at 4:00 at CMU’s Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.