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One Man Dark Knight

September 05 @ 7:30 PM - March 03 @ 9:00 PM
Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map
One Man Dark Knight

 Why so serious? From the madman behind One Man Star-Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings comes an irreverent parody and homage to the Dark Knight Trilogy. Two-faced super-nerd Charles Ross lovingly tears Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece a new one in his new One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody. Ross takes you on a comedic joyride, from Batman’s origins to his epic battles against Gotham’s super-villains. Hold on to your utility belt!

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Salsa Fridays

October 27 @ 9:00 PM - August 18 @ 11:00 PM
Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map
Salsa Fridays

 Doors open 10-10:15pm. Dancing from 10:30pm-1:30am. Late Night Happy Hour 9-11pm. Food and beverage service is available. Late Night Cabaret Details Tickets may be purchased at the host desk prior to the event.  We’re sorry, but advance purchase is not available for late night presentations.  Theater doors for Late Night shows open at 10PM, but you may arrive earlier and enjoy happy hour in the Backstage Bar.  The online menu is available here.  If you have any questions, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769. Free Late Night admission to ticket holders of any earlier Cultural District show - simply show your ticket stub from an earlier show to enjoy Late Night at no charge

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Live Music Fridays at Backstage Bar

December 15 @ 5:00 PM - March 30 @ 7:30 PM
Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map
Live Music Fridays at Backstage Bar

 Come to the Cabaret Theater and Backstage Bar to take advantage of our full bar and dinner menu as you enjoy the free, live music. Every Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Emigration-Immigration-Migration Opening Reception

January 20 @ 6:30 PM - April 22 @ 8:00 PM
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601 United States+ Google Map
Emigration-Immigration-Migration Opening Reception

 Emigration-Immigration-Migration is a civic engagement project that uses photographic imagery to document the faces and experiences of multiple generations of immigrants and their descendants.Enjoy light bites from Sun Dawg Cafe and live music from Win/Win Duo, and be one of the first to view this photography exhibition documenting the American immigrant experience.

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August Wilson Center: New Gallery Exhibitions At The AWC

January 26 - April 01 @ 12:00 PM
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map
August Wilson Center: New Gallery Exhibitions At The AWC

 Transformative Space, drawn from the N’Namdi Collection, gives context to the evolving state of America by twenty-nine Black artists from the mid-20th century to the present.  Betye Saar, Robert Colescott, Jack Whitten, Norman Lewis, Howardena Pindell, Chakaia Booker, and Rashid Johnson are among the influential artists whose powerful works are on view.

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2018 Vibrant Voices Speaker Series

February 21 @ 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
PNC Park, 115 Federal Street, Business Center, located in Administrative Offices on the 2nd floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States+ Google Map

Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations™: Creating ‘Brave’ Spaces For Dialogue During Polarizing Times Featuring Mary-Frances Winters, President and Founder of the Winters GroupOrganizations do not exist within a vacuum. The growing body of research around psychological safety, engagement, and inclusion suggests that the extent to which employees feel ‘safe’ and comfortable bringing their ‘full’ selves to work directly impacts their capacity to innovate.The speaker series, formerly known as The Inclusion Best Practice Series, is intended to provide a forum for enriching conversations with people who are making a difference in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

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Business Networking Reception at the Rivers Club

February 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
River Club, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States+ Google Map
Business Networking Reception at the Rivers Club

 Join in at the Rivers Club for an exclusive business networking reception at Downtown Pittsburgh's premier 'Business & Sports' Club! Enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, all while networking with hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs, and Pittsburgh executives!

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Truthsayers Series: Angela Davis

February 21 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map
Truthsayers Series: Angela Davis

 Angela Davis is an activist, scholar and writer who advocates for the oppressed. She has authored several books, including Women, Culture & Politics. She was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama, became a master scholar who studied at the Sorbonne. She joined the U.S. Communist Party and was jailed for charges related to a prison outbreak, though ultimately cleared. Known for books like Women, Race & Class, she has worked as a professor and activist who advocates gender equity, prison reform and alliances across color.

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Chinese New Year with Chop, Wok, & Talk

February 23 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Kitchen by Vangura, 14431 Vangura Lane, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 United States+ Google Map
Chinese New Year with Chop, Wok, & Talk

The Chinese New Year is Feb 16th. Let's celebrate by cooking up some great Chinese recipes.Here's what we're cooking:Shrimp sizzling rice soupHoney hoisin ribsMu shu chicken with with Mandarin pancakesSpicy Kung poa pork with water chestnuts, baby corn, sweet bell peppers, and peanutsSweet and sour volcano chicken flambeed with rumVegetarian fried riceBYOBThis is an interactive cooking class.

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OCA Lunar New Year Banquet

February 24 @ 4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States+ Google Map
OCA Lunar New Year Banquet

 OCA's Annual Lunar Year Celebration will be held on February 24, 2018 at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, to celebrate the Lunar New Year 4716, the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. This will be the second of three Lunar New Year celebrations, and we will once again feature a one-of-a-kind traditional 12-course Mandarin-style banquet dinner prepared by Master Chef Zhifu Tang, along with a live auction and raffle drawings (cash and checks only for raffles). Our special performance guest this year is the HarmoniZing Ensemble led by Yang Jin. DJ and dancing to follow after dinner. 

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2018 OCA Lunar New Year Banquet $ Fundraiser

February 24 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States+ Google Map
2018 OCA Lunar New Year Banquet $ Fundraiser

 OCA's Annual Lunar Year Celebration will be held on February 24, 2018 at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, to celebrate the Lunar New Year 4716, the Year of the Brown Earth Dog. This will be the second of three Lunar New Year celebrations, and we will once again feature a traditional Mandarin-style banquet dinner, along with a live auction and raffle drawing fundraisers from 5pm-7pm. This important fundraiser helps to support our many programs throughout the year, such as the Free Medical & Dental Clinic, Dragonboat Festival, Uncover Squirrel Hill Night Markets, WPXI Holiday Parade, Youth Leadership Programs and Civic Engagement/Get Out The Vote campaign, just to name a few. We are the only OCA chapter in the country to offer tuition-free traditional Chinese/Lion/Dragon dance classes and Chinese Yo-Yo classes to our young people. Our OCA Pittsburgh Youth Ensemble continues to be highly sought after for its creative and captivating performances with original choreography. Don't miss this one-of-kind event, get your tickets today -- early bird for members ends 1/20/18! Special rates for seniors and students. 

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Top Foodie Challenge- Chili Cook off

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Settler's Ridge, 100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Robinson Township, PA 15136 United States+ Google Map
Top Foodie Challenge- Chili Cook off

Hands-on Duo ClassStructured like a cooking competition, this class allows you to enjoy a fun rivalry as you and your partner compete against other couples! You will work with your partner to create and cook your specialty Chili recipe, which will be judged by our Market District Chefs based on taste, creativity and presentation. Rules will be provided at the beginning of class. $50 per couple. Five couples maximum.

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African American Strategic Partnership Conference

February 25 @ 5:00 PM - February 27 @ 2:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton, 101 Mall Plaza Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146 United States+ Google Map
African American Strategic Partnership Conference

Join us for the First African American Strategic Partnership Conference, held at the Pittsburgh-Monroeville Convention Center from February 25-27, 2018.Keynote SpeakersWorkshopsFoundation Panel DiscussionMini-grant Awardee PresentationDessert Reception for Retiring Walter H. Smith, Jr. Ph.D., DHS Deputy Director, CYFWellness ExperienceWe look forward to changing the trajectory of our lives, our communities, and our nation together.

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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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2018 Lunar New Year of the Earth Dog Parade

March 04 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Squirrel Hill

Beyond Compliance: Ending Sexual Harassment Through Culture Change

March 06 - March 07 @ 12:00 PM
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States+ Google Map
Beyond Compliance: Ending Sexual Harassment Through Culture Change

 MeToo has exposed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse in the lives of women across all sectors. Many men are appalled to learn how frequently friends and colleagues have experienced this abuse. Traditional sexual harassment training is not sufficient to create a culture of respect for women and men.This workshop will explore the roots of sexual harassment and propose new ways for everyone to take action.The session will be led by Dr. Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized educator, author, filmmaker and activist and a founding architect of the “bystander” approach to prevention.This workshop is open to the public. Pre-registration is necessary.The program will cost $25 if you register by Feb 20; and $35 afterStudent discount and scholarships available.Please contact Sue Clarke at sue@fisafoundation.org to request a scholarship or if you have any questions.This program is sponsored by FISA Foundation, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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THE EDUCATIONAL EVENT IN PITTSBURGH

March 10 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oakland Catholic High School, 144 N. Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States+ Google Map
THE EDUCATIONAL EVENT IN PITTSBURGH

Discover, or re-discover, the excitement of learning. The day-long Educational Forum is a combination of talks and workshops where parents and students explore pertinent educational concepts and approaches and other topics that simply tickle the mind. The presentations and workshops are provided by experts, like renowned author, Nathan Levy, and more, representing both national and local organizations.The Forum is free and open to parents and students who are intellectually curious and who appreciate the world of ideas.

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Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick

March 17 @ 11:04 AM - March 25 @ 11:04 AM
Benedum Center, 237 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map
Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick

As part of Pittsburgh Opera’s commitment to bring new, American operas to the Benedum Center stage, we are very proud to announce the Pittsburgh premiere of Jake Heggie’s critically acclaimed opera Moby-Dick.  The opera is based on the famous novel of the same name by Herman Melville, about Captain Ahab’s monomaniacal pursuit of a legendary white whale in his ship the Pequod.Moby-Dick the opera premiered in Dallas in 2010, and has been performed across the country and overseas. Moby-Dick has earned rave reviews, and we felt that Pittsburghers deserved the opportunity to see this tragic tale about the price of obsession.

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YWCA 150th Anniversary Gala

April 13 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States+ Google Map
YWCA 150th Anniversary Gala

 Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, a proud military mom, and an active member of her community. With the February 2017 launch of the Biden Foundation, Dr. Jill Biden and her husband will continue their commitment to strengthening the middle class, protecting women and children against violence, and supporting community colleges and military families. 

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Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

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

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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Immaculee Ilibagiza: A Story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness

May 03 @ 4:11 PM - 4:11 PM
A.J. Palumbo Center, 1304 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 United States+ Google Map
Immaculee Ilibagiza: A Story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness

 On April 3, 2018, The Center for African Studies and Duquesne University are excited and proud to welcome Immaculee Ilibagiza to our campus and the City of Pittsburgh for the first time.Immaculee is a survivor of the horrific 1994 TUTSI genocide in RWANDA that killed nearly 1 million people in just 100 days. Immaculee miraculously survived 91 days of the genocide while hiding in a 4 x 3 foot bathroom with 7 other women. When she was able to come out of hiding, she found her entire family brutally massacred. She was able to eventually use her Faith to find forgiveness for the killers of her family and friends. She has an inspiring testimony of faith and forgiveness, which sprung from her experience in the genocide. Immaculee is the author of 3 books, including New York Times bestseller Left to Tell; Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan HolocaustToday, Immaculée is regarded as one of world's leading speakers on faith, hope and forgiveness. She has shared this universal message with world leaders, school children, multinational corporations, churches, and at events and conferences around the world, including a recent presentation to over 200,000 people in Sao Paulo, Brazil.This is a free event but reserving your space with a ticket is highly encouraged.Donations will be accepted at the door to cover operational costs.The Duquesne University Barns & Nobel Book Store has purchased a bulk order of Left To Tell and can be purchased through their website! It will be $15.99 before the event. And at the event it will sell it at a flat $15.

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African Liberation Day

May 25 - 11:59 PM
International

 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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Pittsburgh Pride

June 01 - June 10 @ 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pride

Be a part of the largest Pride event in Pennsylvania by joining us as a PrideFest vendor, food vendor, or Equality March participant!Pittsburgh Pride is the largest diversity community festival in Pennsylvania specifically for the LGBT community and its allies.  Our 2018 event takes place June 9-10 outside on Liberty Avenue and is one of the largest special events in Pittsburgh.

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Juneteenth

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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Brown Mama Monologues

July 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alloy 26, 100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States+ Google Map
Brown Mama Monologues

Join in on Mother's Day Weekend 2018 to hear the stories of 10 phenomenal Pittsburgh moms. The Brown Mama monologues is created with the vision of giving a voice to the unique experience of being an African-American mother in America. You'll laugh, cry, say Hallelujah! (and Amen) phenomenal storytellers bring light to the trials, triumphs and everything in between. 

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Bastille Day

July 14 - 11:59 PM
France

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
US

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
n/a

 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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