Arts & Culture Calendar 11-9-16


For Jobs and Freedom Film
NOV. 9—The Senator John Heinz History Center and the Homewood Library presents the “From Slavery to Freedom” film series, featuring, “A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom” a documentary film that traces Randolph’s early years as an activists and founder of the magazine, The Messenger, Wednesday, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Along with Chandler Owen, Randolph founded the National Association for the Promotion of Labor Unionism Among Negroes. He is best known as the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. A veteran of Civil Rights Randolph’s active life spans form the WWI era to the March on Washington. Members of the A. Philip Randolph Institute will join and moderate the post film dialogue.

Black Poets Speak  Out
Nov. 9—Kelly Strayhorn Theater co-presented with The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh Starting as a Tumblr hashtag video campaign, Black Poets Speak Out unities poets from across the country who refuse to accept the continuous murders of Black people. Video responses to these atrocious events us the force of art to transform policy, redefining what is normal. Hosted by organizing members of Black Poets Speak Out Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne and Amanda Johnson will lead participants in an interactive poetry workshop at the Alloy Studios followed by readings and #BlackPoetsSpeakOut videos.

Economic Empowerment Summit
NOV. 13—From 5–9 p. m, Stop the Violence-Pittsburgh will be conducting an Economic Empowerment Summit at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater with National Presenters Dr.Boyce Watkins, the People’s Scholar, and real-estate guru Jay Morrison at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Entertainment for this event will include the African American Institute’s Boys Choir, Sankofa For the Art’s Boys Drum Team and Soul Raydio.

CCAC host Open Stage Night
NOV. 14—The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Atrium stage. Talented individuals who are interested in performing acoustic music, voice, poetry or comedy are urged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 412-369-3725.

“Live Music Thursdays”
Wallace’s TapRoom in Hotel Indigo® East Liberty is continuing its popular “Live Music Thursdays” with a very diverse schedule of musical offerings by first class Pittsburgh musicians, during November & December, according to Hotel General Manager. Wallace’s TapRoom is located in Hotel Indigo® East Liberty, 123 North Highland Ave., 412-665-0555. Valet ($6) and street parking is available. “Live Music Thursdays” are from 6 to 8 p.m. and there is NO cover charge.

MCG Party
NOV. 18—Join MCG at the biggest party on the biggest night of the year! beginning at 6 p.m. Pittsburgh’s 56th Annual Light Up Night EQT Plaza on Liberty Avenue (EQT Jazzmasters Stage) The Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble featuring vocalist Natalie Tomaro, Dane Vannatter with the MCG Jazz Quintet featuring special guest Steve Rudolph and a featured performance by actress and singer, Gloria Reuben

65th Season at Gala!
NOV. 19—Greensburg Civic Theatre celebrates its 65th season of community theatre and live performances with an Anniversary Gala at Ferrante’s Lakeview (6153 US-30, Greensburg) on from 6–10 p.m. Live entertainment, buffet-style appetizers and desserts, beverages, and basket raffles honor the non-profit volunteer-managed troupe.  65th Anniversary Gala tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at through Nov 17, or via check to Greensburg Civic Theatre, 951 Old Salem Rd., Greensburg 15601. A souvenir glass including four drink tickets for wine or beer will be available for $20, or alcoholic drink tickets may be purchased separately.

Allegheny County Parks Programs
THROUGH NOV. 27—The Allegheny County Parks Department announces its activities and events schedule. Newly added activities and events are highlighted in yellow. For additional information, visit the County Parks program website. Locate facilities and get directions on the County Parks Google Map page. Sign up for email updates and news about the County Parks. Check out our Facebook events page. Follow us on Twitter.

Najee, Downing
Nov. 30—At 8 p.m. join the Hill House Association for its annual year end fundraiser as the organization presents the Soulful Sounds of Christmas, featuring legendary musicians Will Downing and Najee. The Hill House relies heavily on the generous support of the Pittsburgh community and attending Soulful Sounds of Christmas is a fun and meaningful way to give back.  For more information call 412-456-6666.

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