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This Week in Pittsburgh: Young Urban Artists Transcending, a Tribute to Rihanna, and a Storytelling SLAM

Youth rising, joyful stories, and newMoves are happening in the city this week.
  • “The Transcendents”

    Through original writings, choreography and song, THE TRANSCENDENTS depicts how black teenagers go to battle each day to rise above racism. Alumni Theater Company captivates in this challenging and raw production with honest, soulful performances that implore you to be the change. Alumni Theater Company creates bold theatrical work that gives fresh voice to the experience of young urban artists. For tickets and more information, visit or call 412.945.0282.

    December 4-5, 2015 – 7PM @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater

  • The Moth Pittsburgh StorySLAM: JOY

    Want to tell a story, judge stories, or listen to stories? Join The Moth Pittsburgh for a StorySLAM! Sign-ups start at 7 PM, show starts at 8.

    December 2 @ The Rex Theater

  • Bitch Betta Have My Music || QTPOC Marketplace

    The Garden of Peace Project is celebrating the Unapologetic Queen of Pop and local queer and trans poc artists through the QTPOC Marketplace, as part of this month’s Penn Avenue Arts District Unblurred Event. BBHMM is an all-ages (18+ after 9 pm), pay-what-you-can affair featuring workshops with QTPOC artists, crafts, food vendors, free new and gently used coats, and music all night by local queer and trans people of color djs.

    December 4 – 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm @ 5124 Penn Ave

  • Applications Open for newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival

    Kelly Strayhorn Theater is currently accepting applications for its four-day newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival of performances by emerging and mid-career choreographers, presented along with artist talks, master classes and symposium. Now in its eighth year, newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival is a platform for contemporary dancers and choreographers to share the stage with local, national, and international choreographers.

    KST provides development support through rehearsal space, technical assistance, access to the theater with its sound and lighting inventory, and an honorarium.

    Application Deadline: January 5, 2016

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