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Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh

Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh.

Please join us for Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh -- the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s signature summer benefit that celebrates a vibrant downtown Pittsburgh and a world-class Cultural District which now brings in more than 2 million residents and visitors per year.

Following the free Gallery Crawl around the Cultural District, Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh becomes the Crawl After Dark hotspot to engage in indulgence and exuberance.  Guests gather for an evening of interactive entertainment, art, music, inventive performances, and a pulsating dance party.  Mix and mingle with other Cosmo-chic partygoers while indulging in signature beverages and delicious treats.  Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2014 will offer guests the unique opportunity to sample all aspects of verve in the Cultural District while enjoying a fabulous night on the town!Join fellow partygoers following the Gallery Crawl around the Cultural District, as Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh becomes the After Dark hotspot to indulge and party downtown. 

7:00 – 9:00pm – The exclusive First Commonwealth VIP Party features incredible Pittsburgh chefs from Cure, Grit & Grace, Root 174 and Round Corner Cantina accompanied by signature libations and the stellar entertainment of the Cait Cuneo Band and Arcade Comedy Theater. 

9:00pm – midnight – The Dance Party kicks up featuring the pulse-pounding music of DJ Adam Salter (San Diego) including scrumptious desserts and sensational endless cocktails.  Experience musical and interactive activities or simply dance the night away!

Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh -- Get Your Tickets -- What are you waiting for?

Now in its eighth year, Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh will unveil some new surprises in showcasing the revitalization of the Cultural District and downtown Pittsburgh.

First, everyone can experience the free Gallery Crawl with nearly 30 stops throughout the Cultural District from 5:30-9:00 pm before heading over to Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh which will take place for the very first time inside the beautiful August Wilson Center.

But for the Cosmo VIP treatment, you might want to get started early -- so you'll also enjoy exclusive eats, drinks, amusements and more at a secret location from 7:00-9:00 pm. At the VIP Party, you'll enjoy an exclusive Dinner Party spread curated by a host of incredible Pittsburgh chefs complete with signature sips and amusing entertainment from 7 to 9 pm.

Then, the main Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh party at the August Wilson Center begins at 9 pm After Dark Dance Party kicks up including scrumptious desserts and sensational endless cocktails. Experience musical and interactive activities or simply dance the night away! At Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh, you become one of the stars this evening!

At the 8th annual Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh, you'll experience an all-inclusive evening of exuberance with visual art, music, DJ’s, comedy, dancing, performances, art, cocktails, noshes and more!  So please join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and fellow partygoers following the Gallery Crawl around the Cultural District, as Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh becomes the After Dark hotspot. And with attendance of 900+ people, you become one of the stars this evening.

Each summer, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust hosts Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh - an all-inclusive fundraiser featuring live music, DJ’s, dancing, performances, art, cocktails, noshes and more! This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 11. Over 900 people are expected to enjoy cuisine from hip Cultural District restaurants while checking out art exhibits, live music, interactive party games, dancing, and other activities inside the beautiful August Wilson Center.

Check out this video from WPXI-TV from previous Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh http://www.wpxi.com/videos/entertainment/video-hundreds-enjoy-chic-cosmopolitan-pittsburgh/vDBG3/

For articles and photos from previous years http://triblive.com/lifestyles/fanfare/4326179-74/ashley-denise-emily#axzz31VbX0UGg

http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2012/07/17/Cosmopolitan-Pittsburgh-event-benefits-Pittsburgh-Cultural-Trust/stories/201207170154

http://triblive.com/lifestyles/2196076-74/dancing-pittsburgh-cosmopolitan-cultural-doug-horne-jean-kassab-katie-kevin#axzz31VbX0UGg

http://www.whirlmagazine.com/2011/08/2011-cosmopolitan-pittsburgh/

http://www.wpxi.com/gallery/entertainment/photos-hundreds-attend-cultural-trusts-cosmopolita/gDtr/#298375

http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2008/07/19/Cosmopolitan-Pittsburgh/stories/200807190166

Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh offers several ticket price levels as well as discount offers as described below. As in past years, the regular General Admission tickets are $50 -- which includes all food, drinks, entertainment, etc. from 9 pm until midnight -- when ordering your tickets in advance.  However, various discounts are available as described below.

 1) Meetup members will receive a $5 discount with the code COSMOSWANK 

 2) But if you're already a member of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, you can save $10 by emailing Jenn at [masked] to receive a different discount code.

 3) However, one of the new twists for this year will be a special $25 ticket for persons 21-29 years old (Use code word COSMOPARTY - valid ID required at Will Call)

 4) For those that might be interested, Meetup members can also save on the VIP ticket (using the COSMOSWANK code) where the festivities begin at 7 PM.

The ticket price includes all the food and drinks. All guests have to decide is whether they'd like to attend the main party from 9 PM-midnight (while checking out the free Gallery Crawl from 5:30-9 PM) or whether they'd like the Cosmo VIP experience beginning at 7 PM instead.

See below for more details. To buy tickets in advance (and save money versus paying at the door), go online:http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/pct_home/donation/cosmopolitan-pittsburgh-2014 or call[masked], or visit the Theater Square Box Office. When ordering your tickets in advance, Meetup members will receive a discount with the code COSMOSWANK where you'll pay just $45 (or $90 for the VIP ticket) which is a $30 savings compared to buying $75 general admission or $125 VIP tickets at the door.

For more information on the VIP Party which begins at 7 PM or main party which begins at 9 PM, please visit: http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/pct_home/donation/cosmopolitan-pittsburgh-2014

Gallery Crawl To check out the complete line-up for the Gallery Crawl (with 33 free stops featuring visual arts, live music, DJs, dance, comedy, interactive activities, art exhibits, film, etc.), please visit http://crawl.trustarts.org/ or for a printable brochure/map http://crawl.trustarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ed_gallerycrawl_brochure_07-11-14_FINAL-no_bleeds.pdf There will also be Gallery Crawl brochures for visitors to pick up at numerous locations as well as advertisements/articles in local papers. The Gallery Crawl is a great way to check out the vibrancy of the Cultural District before walking over to Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh.  Also, visitors may text "Crawl" to SMASH (76274) to receive special exclusive offers and more!

Parking Here is the ParkPGH website with real-time info on downtown parking garage availability http://parkpgh.org where you can also download apps, get garage availabilty via text messaging, etc. You can also call[masked]-8980.

For more information about Pittsburgh Cultural Trust membership levels, please visit http://www.trustarts.org/support

Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh is also supported by many sponsors, including CONSOL Energy, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, and First Commonwealth.

Music - Decadence - Comedy - Art - Noshes - Frivolity – Libations await you at the 8th annual CONSOL Energy Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh bash hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Partners Board on Friday, July 11.

So let's join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and fellow partygoers following the Gallery Crawl around the Cultural District, as Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh becomes the After Dark hotspot!

Don't miss this wonderful evening ... Stay tuned for updates!

 

Ticket Packages

GENERAL ADMISSION | 9:00pm

$40 members | $50 non-members | $75 day-of | $25 persons 21-29 years old (Use code word COSMOPARTY - valid ID required at Will Call)

Dance Party beginning at 9:00pm-midnight

Includes desserts, cocktails and entertainment

 

VIP ADMISSION | 7:00pm $85 members | $95 non-members | $125 day-of Complimentary reserved parking at Theater Square Garage the night of the event

VIP Party with scrumptious menu items, specialty cocktails, amusements and more at 7:00pm

Dance Party beginning at 9:00pm

Includes desserts, cocktails and entertainment

 

Jetsetter Package

$500 | Advance phone orders only; call[masked]

2 VIP tickets

Complimentary reserved parking at the Theater Square Garage the night of the event

A Pittsburgh Cultural Trust membership at the Lead Partner level for one year

Special recognition as a Jetsetter Individual Sponsor on event promotional materials 

 

 

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  • Mark

    If we haven't met before, I'll be wearing something easy to spot -- a solid purple polo shirt with light sand colored pants and glasses. Please feel free to introduce yourself.

    July 11, 2014

  • Mark

    Everyone should try to order their tickets in advance instead of paying extra at the door. It only takes a few minutes online http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/pct_home/donation/cosmopolitan-pittsburgh-2014 or call[masked], or visit the Theater Square Box Office if you're downtown. When ordering your tickets in advance, Meetup members will receive a discount with the code COSMOSWANK where you'll pay just $45 (or $90 for the VIP ticket) which is a $30 savings compared to buying $75 general admission or $125 VIP tickets at the door.

    July 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to see everyone there on Friday! I'll be wearing a crazy sequin/tulle get-up, so say hi!

    Don't forget -- if you're a Trust member, you receive $10 off per ticket (limit of two). Please message me if you need the code.

    Jenn Schooley
    Assistant Manager of Individual Giving
    Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

    July 9, 2014

  • Mark

    Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.

    It looks like the weather will be great for this Friday's Gallery Crawl and Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh party. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has just updated the list of all the wonderful artists, entertainers, and restaurants that will be a part of Cosmopolitan 2014!

    Check out the fine dining options from Bean Catering, Cafe Solstice, DreamCream, Opening Night Catering, Braddock's, Grit and Grace, Cure Pittsburgh, Wigle Whiskey, Sal's City Deli, Olive or Twist, Sinful Sweets, Pittsburgh Popcorn, Round Corner Cantina, and Root 174. DJ Adam Satler and the Cait Cueno Band will be performing along with Timbeleza... and Urban Dance Collective.

    There will also be arcade and pinball machines from Pinbash, complimentary spa services courtesy of Elliven Spa, and craft instruction from Capezzutti Studio. Get your tickets now at trustarts.org/Cosmo where you'll find more details on VIP and General Admission tickets.

    Hope to see everyone on Friday!

    July 7, 2014

  • Mark

    Hope everyone had a great weekend.

    We're about 10 days from Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh, and a fantastic line-up of entertainment with visual art, music, DJ’s, comedy, dancing, performances, cocktails, desserts, noshes and more! At Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh, there is nothing else to buy as the ticket includes food and drinks. And if you've never been inside the beautiful August Wilson Center, this is your chance!

    If you've never been to Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh, you might consider getting the regular ticket -- unless you'd like to splurge a bit more for the VIP treatment.

    When ordering advance tickets http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/pct_home/donation/cosmopolitan-pittsburgh-2014 , you'll receive a discount with the code COSMOSWANK where you'll pay just $45 (or $90 for the VIP ticket) which is a $30 savings compared to buying $75 general admission or $125 VIP tickets at the door. You can also order advance tickets by calling[masked] or visiting the Theater Square Box Office

    June 30, 2014

    • Mark

      And as part of an effort to help make the arts a bit more accessible to people that might be at a somewhat earlier stage in their careers, there is a special $25 ticket for persons 21-29 years old (Use code word COSMOPARTY - valid ID required at Will Call) Please let your friends know about this great deal!

      June 30, 2014

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