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December 2018

Harlem To Hollywood
December 8, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition
December 15, 2018 @ 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 @ 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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Hands-On Poster Making Workshop with Artist Lizania Cruz
January 19 @ 2:00 pm

As part of the Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities exhibition, Brooklyn-based artist Lizania Cruz will lead a 60-minute workshop which includes a reading of two zines and a hands-on poster making activation from her project We the News. The poster will honor and recreate a new affirmation for immigrants and allies inspired by the 1968 poster “I AM A MAN” hold by Memphis Sanitation Workers in the strike of February 12th 1968. Lizania co-creates spaces of sanctuary through the use of…

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The Bad Plus
January 24 @ 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

February 1 @ 8:00 pm

Dapline! is a choreographic work 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 has been co-opted into popular…

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Njena Surae Jarvis: In Conversation
February 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join artists, art critic, and curator in conversation followed by E. GUN GUN masquerade performance along with Q & A Panelists: Njena Surae Jarvis, Multidisciplinary Artist and Creator of E. GUN GUN sculpture Celeta Hickman, Dancer and Educator Jessica Lanay Moore, Art Critic and Literary ArtisT Moderator: Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts   FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  CLICK THE "BUY TICKETS" LINK TO E-MAIL US AND RSVP!

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