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Multilingual Program (Language Learning)

September 28 - December 02
Various Venues
Multilingual Program (Language Learning)

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

November 17 - November 23 @ 8:00 PM
Market Square
Peoples Gas Holiday Market

 Get the feel of a European village set in the heart of Downtown's Market Square. The Sixth Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market has treasures and high-quality gifts that will make everyone on your list happy. Vendors offer items from a variety of countries. Stop at the Kathe Wolfhart booth and browse the assortment of holiday gifts where you can enter a chance to win two free tickets to Germany on Condor Airlines. Visit Santa's House and take home a commemorative photo with him. Grab a snack while you're walking around. Helmut's from Austria has delicious strudl and hot apple cider. Or duck into one of the nearby restaurants for dinner.

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Motown the Musical

November 21 - November 26
Benedum Center, 7th Street and Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map

 It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

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Kennywood's Holiday lights

November 24 @ 5:00 PM - December 30 @ 9:00 PM
Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA 15122 United States+ Google Map
Kennywood's Holiday lights

 See America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park transformed with close to two million dazzling lights. Enjoy songs of the holiday performed by local choirs. See the spectacular light show on the lagoon choreographed to your favorite holiday melodies. Visit Santa, ride the Gingerbread Express and more! 

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Maree ReMalia / Gigi Gatewood / Lillian Cho

December 01 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States+ Google Map

Fresh Works PreviewChoreographer Maree ReMalia, video artist and photographer Gigi Gatewood (NY), and dancer Lillian Cho (DC) employ their Fresh Works residency to forge a new collaborative project that blends movement, storytelling, live performance and visuals in ways in that convey a spectrum of experience, illuminate poignant moments, and incite thoughtful humor. Following a story-gathering process with individuals from the cast, community, and beyond, the creative team explores  methods of sharing stories not often heard and pairing voices in ways that might initially seem unlikely. The resulting blend of live performance and video seeks to acknowledge the multiplicity of our lived experience and to broaden the range of movement and bodies represented in dance.Part of KST’s Fresh Works creative residency program, providing artists with space to research, explore and play, as well as production support to develop and present new works in progress.

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Let's Move! Family Dance Party at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

December 09 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater

“Bringing generations of families and communities together.“ —Next PittsburghWarm up the holiday season with a mid-day dance party to get the whole family moving. Groove to kid-friendly music spun by our guest DJ, take time out to do some hands-on art activities, and more.Made possible with generous support from Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz Endowments, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, PNC Charitable and The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

December 31 @ 7:00 PM - January 01 @ 1:00 AM
Downtown Pittsburgh
Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

 Make plans to ring in 2018 with Pittsburgh's favorite New Year's Eve celebration - Highmark First Night! This arts-focused event takes place in the city's vibrant Cultural District and features live music, art performances, ice sculptures and a wide array of family-friendly activities. Join the nearly 50,000 revelers who annually celebrate First Night together and explore more than 150 events throughout Downtown at the region's largest single-day celebration. Midnight's raising of the Future of Pittsburgh ball marks the culmination of the celebration.

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20th Summit Against Racism

January 20 @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States+ Google Map
20th Summit Against Racism

 The Summit Against Racism is a one-day conference dedicated to examining the state of race relations in the U.S. and to building pathways to deeper understanding, healing and social action. The theme of this year’s conference, chosen by volunteer organizers, is  The Struggle Continues: Healing Trauma, Building Community, and Inspiring Action.

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Inside Passage

March 02 - March 25
Quantum Theatre

 Pittsburgh playwright Gab Cody tells a compelling and personal story about separated families, the unique plight  of Native American children, and one woman’s brave journey to reknit what had unraveled.  Unusual performance choices interwoven with documentary film footage bring rural Alaska and its Tligit population close, as well as the landscape of the heart – anywhere.The work of a lifetime for three great Pittsburgh artists, whom Quantum is proud to support.

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Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

April 20 @ 3:12 PM - April 29 @ 3:12 PM

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week highlights the Pittsburgh region’s craft beer culture, expanding the reach of craft beer through education, collaboration, cooperation and responsible libation.

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African Liberation Day

May 25 - 11:59 PM

 marks the anniversary of the First Conference of the Independent African States in 1963, when leaders from 32 independent African States met, forming the organization of African Unity (OAU). The conference founded African Freedom Day as a day to "mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolize the determination of the People of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploration."

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June 19 - 11:59 PM
US (African American)

A holiday marking the date Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was declared by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863. Today it's celebrated in about half of the US States.

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Bastille Day

July 14 - 11:59 PM

Formerly called La Fete Nationale in France, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille held political prisoners and had become a symbol of oppression by the monarchy.

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Constitution Day

July 25 - 11:59 PM
Puerto Rico

Commemorates the arrival of US troops in Puerto Rico on this date in 1898, and celebrates the ratification of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 1952. 

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Americans with Disabilities Act Signed

July 26 - 11:59 PM

Commemorates the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law that protects against discrimination of American with disabilities. It provides for reasonable accommodation in work situations and standards for accessibility to buildings and public transportation. 

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Eid al-Adha (Islamic)

August 20 @ 7:00 PM - August 21 @ 8:00 PM

 Honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God. God intervened to provide a sheep in lieu of Ishmael. Begins at sundown the previous day.

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