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Things We Like: Drama, Dance, and Julia Johnson

Dancing and social change and calls for black artists...these are a few of our favorite things.

Balafon West African Dance Ensemble

With energizing dance classes, drum workshops, and a marketplace, the 2015 Black River African Dance Conference culminates in a performance by Balafon West African Dance Ensemble.
Oct. 31 10 AM - 4 PM - workshops and marketplace - Obama International Academy
Oct. 31 8 PM - performance - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater


Julia Johnson voted Best Activist in Pittsburgh

...and the honor is well-deserved! We salute Julia for her bold leadership in the #blacklivesmatter movement and for all she does to bring change to the city.


Ailey II

This world-renowned dance company features the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers

Nov. 10 @ The August Wilson Center


5 Performances

5 Performances, part of the new Wood Street Galleries Movement Series, opens this week and runs through November. The shows include us., a series of solos performed and choreographed by Ann-Marie Gover, Jessica Marino, and Jasmine Hearn.

October 30 - 31 @ Wood Street Galleries


CALL FOR ARTISTS: "Exposure: Black Artists, White Bias"

The Society for Contemporary Craft and the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery invites submissions for an upcoming exhibit entitled "Exposure: Black Artists, White Bias,” with the goal of drawing attention to the absence of black voices, culture, and experiences in art institutions, with a primary focus on the Pittsburgh art scene. The deadline for submissions is October 25th, midnight.


Sunset Baby

A drama about a young woman and her estranged street hustler father who was once part of the black liberation movement, from acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau.

November 7- December 13 @ City Theatre


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