Winter Gallery Crawl
January 24 | Cultural District
About:The winter edition of the seasonal free gallery crawl in the Cultural District returns with more than 20 stops at various indoor and outdoor locations throughout Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
Requests for visual art reviewers, photo/video, and artist interview opportunities available for the following exhibits:
Past, Present, Future presented by Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, #600
“Past, Present, Future” celebrates the past 10 years of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s exhibition program, Art on the Walls (AOW). What began as a biannual, solo exhibition opportunity for Pittsburgh-based artists has grown to display artwork in six corporate locations and garnered more than $70,000 in art sales for its participating artists. In “Past, Present, Future,” all past exhibiting artists have been invited to participate and features visual art, photography, and sculptural work.
August Wilson African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Avenue
I Came By Boat So Meet Me At The Beach
New works and performances by Ayana M. Evans (New York) and Tsedaye Makonnen (Washington DC).
L. Kasimu Harris: Vanishing Black Bars & Lounges
Photographs by New Orleans-based artist L. Kasimu Harris.
Bookish in the ‘Burgh| Registration for Teen Day Open
About: Registration for “Teen Day” at Bookish in the Burgh, Pittsburgh’s Teen Book Festival, will open on January 31. On March 28, during the Teen Day, attendees will enjoy panel sessions themed around topics common in teen literature and of interest to teen readers, free writing workshops for young people, a pop-up bookstore from the Festival’s presenting sponsor Riverstone Books, and free hands-on activities for teens led by community organizations throughout the day. Teen Day culminates in an Author Signing Party, where fans of teen literature can meet the 30+ featured authors and get their books signed.
Advanced author interviews
Interviews with festival founder, Kelsey Ford
February 4-9, 2020 | Benedum Center
About: Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like The Heat is On in Saigon, The Movie in My Mind, Last Night of the World, and American Dream, this is a theatrical event you will never forget.
Trust Cabaret Series: Hollywoodland
February 10, 2020 | Greer Cabaret Theater
About: Singers Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso and singer/pianist/arranger Billy Stritch have joined forces in Hollywoodland: Songs from the Silver Screen. Material includes beloved songs like Pennies From Heaven, Let’s Misbehave, Over The Rainbow, If I Only Had A Brain, Whistle While You Work, and It Happened In Sun Valley. The trio is accompanied by Rick Montalbano on drums and Neal Miner on bass.
Advanced artist interviews
February 25, 2020
About: Blippi Live! brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the Live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one of a kind show.
Please note: Stevin John is the creator of Blippi and acts as the writer and creative force behind the Blippi character. Now that Blippi has evolved as a character he is excited that a dynamic stage performer has been cast as Blippi to entertain and thrill audiences across all of the tour markets.
Limited Press Seats
Contact Rebecca Hansborough for all inquiries related to Blippi Live!