Why did they let the turkey join the band? He had the drumsticks! Welcome to another month of Assemble activities! Join us for the opening of Seunghee Park's Jelly God- from Mineral Sociology, learn about how DNA works at our Get Down With DNA Learning Party, and start building your projects for Assemble's second annual HyperLocal Show + Art Bazaar! Detailed event descriptions are below, and a cheat sheet of dates is to the left. As always, we appreciate your support! We are a 100% volunteer-run organization and all donations go a long way! Right now you can help Assemble compete in CITGO's Fueling Good program by voting for us here! You can vote daily! You can also contribute to Assemble via PayPal. You'll receive a letter for your taxes as well! Send us an email to volunteer at Assemble, or tell us about your great idea for an activity! Let's collaborate! If you are a teen looking for somewhere to spend your internship hours, look no further! Assemble needs you! We are also looking to build our Teen Board. If you are or know an interested person, please pass it along! (P.S. It will look great on your college app!)
Jelly God- from Mineral Sociology - November 2, 6-10 p.m., FREE
In 2006 and 2007, Seunghee Park created a seven chapter story called Mineral Sociology, an imaginative story detailing the artist's subjective experience of the real world around her. One figure from the story captured Park's imagination the most, Jelly God, the god of mineral. Park's exhibition will feature paintings of Jelly God and display the Mineral Sociology story. Visitors will be able to engage with Park's whimsical creation through multiple mediums, and during the exhibition a workshop will be held where visitors learn the Jelly God Hymn and choreograph a dance to the hymn.
Stay tooned for other fun events with Seunghee Park through out the month! Here is a sneak peak of her work here!
The Sketchbook Project in Pittsburgh - November 16, 6-10 p.m., FREE
NOTE- This has been moved from November 2 due to Hurricane Sandy.
The Sketchbook Project, a traveling collection of sketchbooks made by creative people from all over the world, will be at Assemble during November's Unblurred art crawl. Come see sketchbooks chosen for this year's tour theme "A Landmark and a Mission", curated by Christopher Jobson, creator and editor of Colossal, a blog that explores the intersection of art, design, and physical craft.
NaNoWriMo @ The LAB - Mondays, 4-6 p.m., FREE
Saturday Crafternoons - Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., FREE
Join Assemble on the weekends for our new Saturday Crafternoon series! On Saturday Crafternoons, local 'experts' facilitate kid-focused (though all ages are welcome!) craft workshops and other creative activities. Crafternoons may involve arts & craft projects, music-making, and more! Crafternoons are always drop-in events, meaning that folks can stop by at any time between 1 and 4 pm to complete a project or participate in a fun activity and leave whenever they need to. Free fun for kids and makers of all ages!
Nov. 3: Zine-Making Workshop with Bill Volk
Nov. 10: Coupon Workshop with the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project
Nov. 17: Project 53 Instrument Experimentation Workshop with Joy of Toys Du Jour and Caleb of Lungs Face Feet
Nov. 24: TBA
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Join us at Literary Arts Boom [The LAB] to prepare and to write! We welcome youth in grades 1-12, who want to write a novel. We'll provide snacks, guidance, and support. We'll host a celebration and reading on 11/30! Please register for NaNoWriMo sessions: Email us, or call 773-425-1531. (This replaces The LAB's regular Experi-Monday programming)
Visit www.literaryartsboom.org/calendar for more details
Homework Help @ The LAB - Tuesdays, 3:30-6:00 p.m., FREE
1st – 12th graders are welcome to drop in at The LAB to get homework help. Volunteer tutors assist students with their schoolwork and lead writing activities that range from creative to expository. Student writing will be published in small chapbooks and shared with families and friends. Snacks provided.
Get Down With DNA (A Learning Party) - November 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., FREE
Ever wonder what you're made of? What all living things are made of? Bring your friends and family and discover "what's the deal" with DNA or RNA! Talk to scientists! Check out their "laboratory"! Play games! Create DNA-inspired works of art! Indulge your intrigue! Join us for our Get Down with DNA Learning Party on Wednesday, Nov 7th! Engage in fun, hands-on activities led by scientists, geneticist, computational biologists, engineers, artists, and more! This is a fun STE(A)M after school event for kids, friends, and grown-ups! All materials provided. This project is supported in part by Spark, a program of the Sprout Fund.
Celebrate Nina, Support Assemble- November 9, 7 p.m.,
Hosted by the Board of Assemble, please join us as we celebrate Nina's accomplishments as an honoree of Pittsburgh Magazine's To 40 Under 40, and support Assemble! For those who don't know, Nina Barbuto is the founder and director of Assemble. Refreshments will be served. Please stop by and congradualte her! Even if you are not able to attend, please show your support of Assemble, which means so much to our honoree, by donating $5, or whatever you are able, via Paypal.
Girls of Steel Fundraising Party- November 10, 6:30-11 p.m., $10 general admission ($5 students)
Come join the Girls of Steel Robotics Team and friends for a night of music and fun on Saturday, November 10! Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students to come and go as you please from 6:30-11:00 pm.
The Girls of Steel are an all-girls high school FIRST Robotics team, that competes against other students from around the world in regional and national competitions. All proceeds from this event will go towards the building of a new robot for the team's 2012-2013 season. Find out more about FIRST and the Girls of Steel here or email us!
Yelp Helps Panel - November 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m., $5 suggested donation
Join Yelp Pittsburgh and The Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O'Reilly Theater on Monday, November 19 from 6:00pm-9:00pm for a very special YELP HELPS event. This fun night out--with music, complimentary spirits and light bites, plus a special Town Hall series presented by the PPT. The second event of The Town Hall Project, "Doing Good" celebrates the spirit of volunteerism in the Pittsburgh community. The panel will start at 7pm, with a discussion moderated by KDKA-TV's Lynn Hayes-Freeland. Please RSVP ahead of time.
HyperLocal Call For Artists, Technologists, and Makers - November 27 to December 4, 4-9 p.m.,
If you are a maker, artist or technologist who lives in Garfield, Friendship, or Bloomfield (within a 10 block radius of Assemble), we invite you to submit one work that you have made to our second annual HyperLocal Show + Art Bazaar at Assemble, 5125 Penn Ave, opening December 7th. This is open to ALL AGES. Please drop off your work at Assemble between 4-9pm on Nov 27th - Dec 4th. With your submission include your NAME, ADDRESS, AGE, PRICE and WHY YOU LIKE TO MAKE THINGS. For more information email us or call 412.432.9127.
Mad Science Supply & Surplus - (Dates and times TBD), Free Admission
Don’t get mad… Get Mad Science Supply & Surplus! Looking for Emergency Eureka or safety goggles to match your eveningwear? Mad Science Supply & Surplus, a LAB project, popped up its shop inside of Assemble on 10/27. There will be many more chances to browse and buy. Learn more here.