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October 2019

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (CPRDE) is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Under the direction of Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder and Artistic Director, the Ensemble performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African-American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. Legendary and emerging artists alike are drawn by the spirit of the company to create works that transcend the boundaries of culture, class, and age while unequivocally articulating the…

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Yung Mulatto Project
October 13, 2019 to December 8, 2019

The Yung Mulatto Project: the selected works of the artist Miles Saal features the first solo exhibit of the Pittsburgh based Black artist, Miles Saal, known as Yung Mulatto (1996-2017). Originally from Bronx, NY, he spent informative early years in Jacksonville, FL. Miles’ figurative works of mostly ink to paper, recorded the culture of the creative network of people in his community with the strong influence of old school animation, Hip-Hop and head shop posters with raw tenderness and vulnerability.…

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TRUTHSayers: April Ryan
October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

White House Correspondent April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her “Fabric of America” news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners (millions of African Americans and close to 300 radio affiliates) a “unique urban and minority perspective in news.” Her position as a White House Correspondent…

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AWCommunity Day: Wellness Edition
October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am

These FREE family-friendly events feature local vendors, artisans, performers and community building at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Guests can enjoy dance, music, theater, and more! 12-12:45 Zumba with Cathryn Calhoun 1-1:45 “I Am 400” discussion 2-2:45 Financial Workshop with Northwest Bank 3-3:45 Yoga with Alecia Dawn

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Soul Sessions: Lupe Fiasco
October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Rising to fame in 2006, following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released more than four acclaimed studio albums; his latest being Drogas Wave released fall 2018. His efforts to propagate conscious material helped solidify him as GQ’s Man of the Year in 2006, and garnered recognition as a Henry Crown…

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Jazz Listening Session
October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Jazz Listening Session + Artist Talk  Brandon Woody Trio live jazz performance featuring acclaimed trumpeter Brandon Woody,  Savannah Grace Harris, New York-based drummer, and Troy Long, Baltimore-based pianist.  Brandon Woody is the subject of one of Amani Lewis's paintings on view in the exhibition. They will discuss their collaboration and inspirations followed. Located in Gallery 2. This Event is Free and Open to the Public RSVP: info@aacc-awc.org

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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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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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