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December 2018

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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AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition
December 15 @ 11:00 am

AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition features a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus with a photo booth, holiday arts and crafts, Kwanzaa activities, an artist market with a dozen local vendors selling handmade wares, live performances and more! This free family-friendly event welcomes 5,000 people into the AWCC annually. AWCommunity Day is a quarterly event that is proudly sponsored by UPMC and Key Bank.

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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.

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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

Dapline!
February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

“Dapline! is an evening-length choreographic work with 6-8 male performers stemming from the collaboration between André M. Zachery and visual artist LaMont Hamilton. This project looks at the origins and continued practice of “the DAP” or dapping; the intricate handshakes that serve as greetings usually between Black men in the United States. Developed by Black combat troops during the Vietnam War, giving dap was actually an acronym for dignity and pride. Currently, dapping is associated with urban Black youth and…

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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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Tubman
February 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Written and performed by Lacresha Berry August Wilson Cultural Center in partnership with HI-ARTS presents TUBMAN. This one woman show presents the story of Harriet Tubman re-imagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. Harriet Tubman is a heroine and American legend in her own right. This session will take the story of Harriet in the 19th century and places her in the 21st century; laced with the problems facing African-American youth all over the…

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Tubman
February 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Written and performed by Lacresha Berry August Wilson Cultural Center in partnership with HI-ARTS presents TUBMAN. This one woman show presents the story of Harriet Tubman re-imagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. Harriet Tubman is a heroine and American legend in her own right. This session will take the story of Harriet in the 19th century and places her in the 21st century; laced with the problems facing African-American youth all over the…

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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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March 2019

TRUTHSayers: Karamo Brown
March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Television Host and Culture Expert on the Emmy-nominated Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown says that the key to his success is tapping into the many facets of his identity. Whether as an openly gay man, a black man, a single father, or psychotherapist, Karamo strategically utilizes the strengths of his different identities to achieve success – and teaches others to do the same. Karamo's "Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness to Create Success" will be the focus of the…

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