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February 2018

Black Bottom Film
February 23, 2018 to February 25, 2018

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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April Reign
February 23 @ 6:00 pm

April Reign inspires others to use their voice to create social change, challenge the status quo, and increase inclusion of underrepresented communities in the media and the world. Named one of the Top 15 accounts on #BlackTwitter by The National Journal, April is one of social media’s most influential voices on race, politics, and pop culture, with more than 70,000 Twitter followers and counting. As the creator of the rallying cry and viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, she challenged the lack of…

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March 2018

Feathers of Fire
March 2, 2018 to March 3, 2018

Featuring puppets, storytelling, shadow casters, and digital animation, this adventure updates the classic shadow play - melding traditional puppeteering techniques with new media. This captivating performance stages the legend of Zaul and Rudabeth, one of the stories in the Persian Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran. This engagement of Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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We Are The XX: Multiple Choice Let’s Talk
March 4 @ 8:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University: March 2-4, 2018.

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Artist Talk: Transformative Space
March 22 @ 6:00 pm

Artist Talk: Transformative Space, The N’Namdi Collection The Art of Collecting Join curator Kilolo Luckett in conversations with Carmen and George N’Namdi Detroit-based art collectors and founders of the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. Highmark room, 2nd floor. RSVP is strongly encouraged to ccarey@aacc-awc.org. This is a non-ticketed event.

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Artist Talk: Reflect Reinforce
March 28 @ 6:00 pm

Artist talk with Tereneh Idia, Idia’Dega, Founder and Creative Director along with Mary CookFounder of the Beading Wolves Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation. Highmark room, 2nd floor. RSVP is strongly encouraged to ccarey@aacc-awc.org. This is a non-ticketed event.

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Art After Dark
March 29 @ 6:30 pm

AWC cordially invites you to Art After Dark Party. Join us for gallery tours, drinks, and music. RSVP is strongly encouraged to info@aacc-awc.org. This is a non-ticketed event.

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April 2018

TEXTURE of a MAN
April 16 @ 7:00 pm

Festival of Praise presents TEXTURE of a MAN The Festival of Praise Tour is bigger and better than ever! The fantastic tour features Multiple Grammy, Stellar, BET Award Winning Artists Fred Hammond, Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins.

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August Wilson’s Birthday
April 21 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of August Wilson’s Birthday. Local vendors will fill the lobby of the August Wilson Center. Enjoy dance, music, readings, t-shirt give away, cupcakes, and more. FREE ADMISSION. Bring the entire family!

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Branford Marsalis
April 24 @ 8:00 pm

Some might gauge Branford Marsalis’s success by his numerous awards, including three Grammys and (together with his father and brothers) his citation as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. To Branford, however, these are only way stations along what continues to be one of the most fascinating and rewarding journeys in the world of music. Some of these trips include being the Music Director of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a world tour with Sting,…

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