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September 2018

Reed Dance
September 12, 2018 to December 5, 2018

This explosive workout on Wednesday nights incorporates cardio with spicy, hot, and tantalizing Latin Moves that will get you right in the mood to have the time of your life while getting the heart pumping, and shaping your body! Cool down and re-connect to your true self by releasing the stresses of the work week. For ages 16 & up! Every Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00  |   Sept. 12, 2018 - Dec. 5, 2018.

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November 2018

Jazz In The Café: Victor Provost
November 30 @ 8:00 pm

“Provost has reached that combination of sensibility and chops that turn his bop-driven jazz solos into mesmerizing rides that at times swing the listener off into an abyss and then pull him back with a triumphant return home” – The Washington Post Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously…

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December 2018

Harlem To Hollywood
December 8 @ 8:00 pm

August Wilson Center in partnership with HI-ARTS presents Harlem to Hollywood. Malik Yoba's Harlem To Hollywood is designed as an immersive multimedia theatrical experience that brings audiences up close and personal into the life of one of Hollywood's most enduring talents over the last 25 years. This tour de force one-man show displays Yoba's masterful embodiment of more than a dozen engaging and colorful characters with stunning accuracy and humor. Harlem to Hollywood is the opus Yoba has worked on…

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TruthSayers: Angela Rye
December 10 @ 7:00 pm

Politico, lawyer, and self-described empowermenteur, Angela Rye is one of America’s most influential voices for positive change in the political process. As the principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, she advocates for economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement among young professionals. She is a prominent CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst, and a regular figure in the media, with features in Marie Claire, Ebony, and the Washington Post, and appearances on BET, HBO, and HuffPost Live, with whom…

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Sean Jones: A Suite For Flying Girls
December 12 @ 8:00 pm

To capture the freedoms, joys, visions and dreams of those that are often set aside, unseen, misunderstood, and oppressed is a daunting task. Sean Jones seeks to sonically depict the work of Peju Alatise and her ability to do just that in her work, Flying Girls. By taking several images from Alatise’s exhibit, Jones seeks to express the triumphant vision that is evident in the work.

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We Want The Funk Weekend
December 14, 2018 to December 15, 2018

WE WANT THE FUNK WEEKEND features musical performances by iconic Funk legends, the SOS Band, Brick, and Con Funk Shun. You can have the complete FUNK Weekend experience for just $70 - see all 3 performances, after party, and documentary! Friday, December 14, 2018 8:00 PM - S.O.S. Band After party - DJs Nick Nice and Nate Da Phat Barber will face-off in an old school DJ battle.   Saturday, December 15, 2018 Screening of the documentary “Finding the Funk”…

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January 2019

Poetry Unplugged
January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Poetry Unplugged, is a night of spoken word and music featuring artists from around the country using the life and work of Martin Luther King as inspiration. Poetry Unplugged will be a night of TRUTH and POWER featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Jessica Care Moore and Prentice Powell. TICKET LINK COMING SOON!

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The Bad Plus
January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. The band consists of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and…

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February 2019

TRUTHSayers: Felipe Luciano
February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

News reporter and anchor, poet, writer, activist and lecturer, Felipe Luciano is one of the most dynamic Latino public figures in the United States of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. His eloquence, vision, and passion for issues of social justice are extraordinary and reflect the courage of a generation that chose to organize, teach and struggle against the powerful institutions of discrimination.

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Black Bottom Film
February 22, 2019 to February 24, 2019

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,…

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