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December 2018

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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Art After Dark
February 7 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our second installment of Art After Dark. Get a last look at our latest exhibition Familiar Boundaries Infinite Possibilities and a guided tour from art curator Kilolo Luckett. Enjoy live music from Pittsburgh recording artist Benji.

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Love in Trump’s America
February 8, 2019 to February 9, 2019

Love In Trump’s America: A dinner series to facilitate love marriages between immigrants and U.S. citizens with Nigerian-born, New Orleans-based chef Tunde Wey Co-Presented by August Wilson Cultural Center and City of Asylum Ticketed event - special registration is required for this unique dining experience

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Tunde Wey: In Conversation
February 10 @ 3:00 pm

Marriage Trumps All: A conversation with Tunde Wey, Chef and Writer, Claire Nelson, Founder of Urban Consulate, Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts, and Abby Lembersky, Program Manager at City of Asylum FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  CLICK THE "BUY TICKETS" LINK TO E-MAIL US AND RSVP!

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Black Bottom Film
February 15, 2019 to February 17, 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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