“Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh” a Hit (CPs Sun., 10/5/14)

1) The Carnegie Museum of Art is exhibiting Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh from its Charles “Teenie” Harris archives. This exhibit, in the Scaife Lobby, features photo highlights of Negro League, Major League, Little League  and sandlot baseball in Pittsburgh from the 1930s into the ’60s. Harris knew the subject well, as he was a co-founder and shortstop of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, a sandlot team that evolved into a mainstay of the National Negro League. Also on exhibit is a never-before-seen digitized collection of 16mm film shot by Harris of Negro League games at Greenlee Field and Forbes Field. The exhibit is guest-curated by Sean Gibson, executive director of the Josh Gibson Foundation, aided by archivist Kerin Shellenbarger. Harris’ still photos include pictures of Pittsburgh greats Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Josh Gibson and the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibition continues through Oct. 12. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

2) Good People is a new movie about a couple (Kate Hudson and James Franco) who can’t find the cash they need to finish their home renovations … and then their downstairs tenant dies, leaving behind a fortune in stolen money. Problem solved! Until the gangster who first stole the money shows up looking for it. Also starring Anna Friel and Tom Wilkinson. For local screens and times check out Fandango.

3) The Steel Cactus on Walnut Street is open for Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.—perfectly timed to get you filled up and out before or after your weekend morning activities. The brunch menu includes Huevos Rancheros, Spicy Southwest Omelet, “Build Your Own Breakfast Burrito,” Breakfast Nachos, Steak and Eggs, Banana Pancakes, and French Toast served with eggs and bacon or sausage.  “Salud!” with a Bloody Mary or Bottomless Mimosas. 5505 Walnut St., Shadyside.



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