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November 2019

Screening: The Art of the Journey
November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Film screenings of The Art of the Journey - The Ben Jones Story and Resistance followed by a panel discussion with artist Ben Jones, director William Michael Barbee, and director and music producer Gregg Mann. Moderated by Joe Lewis, Founder and Curator of the Black Bottom Film Festival. Located in the Highmark Room. This Event is Free and Open to the Public RSVP: info@aacc-awc.org  

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Soul Sessions: Daley
November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK. His debut album Days & Nights was released shortly after via Universal Republic Records to critical acclaim, with contributions from Pharrell Williams, Illangelo (The Weeknd), Bernard Butler (Suede) and Andre Harris (Usher) and saw Top 20 singles in the UK charts - 'Remember Me' featuring Jessie J and 'Broken'. The album also birthed Top 10 R&B radio single 'Look Up' and was followed by sold-out headline tours around…

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SEEING COLOR IN ACTION
November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Join Amani Lewis and Murjoni Merriweather, co-founders of Clr'D artist collective, along with members Campbell Jackson, Washington DC-based mixed-media artist, and Jo Nanajian, Boston-based artist for a panel discussion. Moderated by Jessica Lanay, Art Writer and Critic. Located in Gallery 2. This Event is Free and Open to the Public RSVP: info@aacc-awc.org

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December 2019

We Want The Funk Festival
December 6, 2019 to December 7, 2019

The weekend features musical performances by iconic Funk legends, The Fatback Band, The Ohio Players, and Average White Band. Friday, December 6 - 7:30pm The Fatback Band THE FATBACK BAND is one of the most acclaimed disco, soul and funk groups to have ever emerged from America. Hugely influential and still playing live shows that blow audiences away, they are an original group from New York City who have put out a total of more than 35 albums. Along the…

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AWC Community Day Holiday Edition
December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

These FREE family-friendly events feature local vendors, artisans, performers and community building at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Guests can enjoy live music, holiday artisan market, free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, immersive Kwanzaa experience, Citizens Science Lab, and much more! AWCommunity Day is a quarterly event that is proudly sponsored by UPMC, UPMC Health Plan, Green Mountain Energy, Northwest Bank, Eat’nPark, and Port Authority. 12:00: Doors Open All Day: FREE Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus…

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Current Galleries Closing Reception
December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

RESURGENCE - Rise Again:  The art of Ben Jones and Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature LAST LOOK! A COLLABORATIVE PANEL DISCUSSION AND CLOSING RECEPTION WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS. Join artists Ben Jones and Amani Lewis for a lively conversation with Q&A. Moderated by Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts. Located in the Highmark Room. This Event is Free and Open to the Public RSVP: info@aacc-awc.org

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Sweet Honey in the Rock
December 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Sweet Honey’s audience and community comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/education/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and…

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January 2020

Poetry Unplugged
January 17 @ 8:00 pm

The fourth annual 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. Mahogany Browne hosts an evening filled with Award-winning spoken word artists known for their fierce delivery and ability to move the crowd. Featured poets include jessica Care moore, Ursula Rucker, Mahogany Browne and more! General Admission show, seating is first…

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Opening Reception: I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach
January 24 @ 5:00 pm

Performance by Ayana and Tsedaye, 7:00 pm free | light refreshments Ayana M. Evans, New York-based performance artist, and Tsedaye Makonnen, a multidisciplinary artist from Washington, DC, present new collaborative works and performances that explore the legacies of Black radical womanhood in relationship to well-being, ritual, and physical labor. Their art will be presented in Pittsburgh in Gallery 1 until March 29. Organized by Kilolo Luckett, curator of Visual Arts.

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Opening Reception: Vanishing Black Bars & Lounge
January 24 @ 5:00 pm

Artist and curator-led tour, 5:30 pm free | light refreshments New Orleans-based photographer L. Kasimu Harris documents disappearing social halls and leisure clubs that were safe gathering spaces for African Americans for entertainment, benevolent causes, and community activism. Join us for our opening reception and see this art while it remains in Pittsburgh in Gallery 2. Organized by Kilolo Luckett, curator of Visual Arts.

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