Join AppalAsia at our Strip District neighbor Marty’s Market for a delightful summer performance! AppalAsia combines the influences of Appalachian and Asian music traditions with original composition and inspired improvisation to create their unique musical voice. Using erhu, dulcimer, banjo, and vocals they have created a cross-cultural musical experience that draws on their collaboration of traditions with an ear toward the future.
Mimi Jong, who plays the erhu, has served as the music program director for Silk Screen Film Festival and the board president/founding member of “HarmoniZing!”, where her …Find out more »
Open Streets Pittsburgh is a free event that will close the roads to cars so that people can walk, skate, dance, play, and be social. Downtown streets open for everyone. Enjoy free activities including yoga, Zumba, dance classes, and a climbing wall. Rain or Shine!
Included in the events is a Tai Chi class lead by Win-Win Kung Fu of Pittsburgh. Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Tai chi is sometimes referred to as “moving …Find out more »
KKF is a festival that strives to incorporate Japanese pop culture with traditional culture. It’s a place where you can learn a new skill through hands-on workshops, enjoy traditional performances, attend a lecture that may make you see your favorite anime in a whole new way, watch anything from the newest anime to classic Japanese cinema, play a carnival game, or eat at a maid cafe. And it’s all brought to you by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society, the organization responsible for Tekko each spring. Join …Find out more »
The Global Shift Festival creates exciting and innovative programming that entertains, educates and inspires audiences, organizations and businesses into action. This unique collaboration, The Global Shift Festival, features groundbreaking films, workshops, and a Global Shift Awards & Reception Fundraiser. Silk Screen is proud to be a community sponsor of the Opening Night Film, The Revolutionary Optimists. For more information about the film, click here.
We are bringing the world home – to Pittsburgh! We proudly announce our new Global Shift Festival, which will feature four days of …Find out more »
Fresh Works is Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s month-long creative learning program for Pittsburgh-based artists. The program provides artists with production support, lighting and sound design, and 80 hours at The Alloy Studios to research, explore, play, and finally share a work-in-progress performance. Fresh Works debuted in 2013 and, so far, this residency incubator has benefited seven lead artists.
Join The Alloy Studios at Kelly Strayhorn Theater in September as it welcomes Mark Conway Thompson for a new movement theater performance called Kimono. Kimono explores the theme of social justice through the …Find out more »
Join Silk Screen on Monday, September 22nd for a lively evening at Wigle Wiskey’s Distillery. We are joining forces with our Strip District neighbor to pair live music with craft cocktails as we celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. Mimi Jong will play the erhu and talk about the significance of the holiday. The event will feature tasty selections from local restaurants, and, of course, moon cakes!
A percentage of all cocktails and bottles sold that evening will benefit Silk Screen. In addition …Find out more »
Join the Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania for the 2014 Ukrainian American Film Festival starting October 3rd. The Opening Night event features the Ukranian film “The Winter That Changed Us” with discussion by Yuriy Gruzinov.
Screenings continue Sundays through October at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Students are free and festival passes are just $25! For more information and the complete schedule, visit UCOWPA.org.Find out more »
Join Reel Q this October for its 29th year of presenting GLBT films in Pittsburgh! This year Reel Q invites you to “See Yourself In the Movies!”. Held once again at the Harris Theater downtown, the festival is sure to delight and excite audiences.
The festival opens with “Blackbird” on Friday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. Gifted young actor Julian Walker gives a wonderfully nuanced performance as Randy, a black teen who comes out to his parents (Mo’Nique of “Precious” and Isaiah Washington of “Grey’s Anatomy”), forcing …Find out more »
Nritya Sangam brings together two of the most prominent Indian Classical Dance forms, Kathak and Bharatanatyam, onto one platform. With an interesting play of similarities and contrasts in both dance technique and musical disciplines (Hindustani and Carnatic), witness the magic that Shambhavi Dandekar (www.kathakshambhavi.com) and Parimal Phadke (www.parimalphadke.com) create on stage by juxtaposing these two distinct dance styles. Shambhavi becomes the Laasya (feminine dance) with her soft and graceful dance, whereas Parimal is the Tandav (masculine dance) with his firm and energetic dance. Nritya Sangam …Find out more »
ReelAbilites Film Festival Pittsburgh, presented by JFilm and FASA Foundation, kicks off on October 22nd with the film “Cinemabilities”. Through interviews with Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, and a host of other stars, and clips from film and television, this fascinating documentary explores how the portrayal of people with disabilities has evolved over time.
The festival will also screen “Touch of the Light”, which was an Audience Award runner-up in Silk Screen 2014. This special screening will be held at HERL at Bakery Square.
Tickets start at just …Find out more »