From national treasures in our galleries and award-winning artists on stage, the August Wilson Center is alive with activity.


The August Wilson Center is pleased to announce SOUL SESSIONS, a series of intimate concerts featuring some of the most talented, award-winning bands and vocalists today. The intimate setting of the August Wilson Center is the perfect venue to enjoy these soulful performances.

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Black Bottom
Film Festival

From age-old classics to contemporary work, the second annual Black Bottom Film Festival will illuminate and celebrate African American cinema and unique Black people. The festival will showcase movies that converge on the recurring themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and working-class struggle, themes ever-present in August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle plays. In particular, the festival will celebrate African-American filmmaking pioneers of recent decades. The BBFF fosters an examination of how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge, confront, and influence American culture.

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Poetry Unplugged

The August Wilson Center - African American Cultural Center celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday as it kicks off it’s first poetry slam with nationally acclaimed poets, artists and lyricists from NYC, LA, DC & Pittsburgh.

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The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank began as a labor of love. Seven years later, we invite people from around the world, speaking different languages but sharing a common bond; a love for music and embrace of culture that overshadows our differences.

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