Three Citiparks Farmers Markets
JUNE—Squirrel Hill, Carrick and Beechview sites join four markets currently open All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. Four Citiparks markets have been operating since early May: East Liberty (Monday afternoons), South Side (Tuesday afternoons), Downtown Pittsburgh (Friday middays) and North Side (Friday afternoons).For more information, visit http://www.Citiparks.net or call 412-422-6523.
CCAC South Campus Theatre “Fences”
JUNE 16–25 The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, will present the award-winning Fences by August Wilson at 7:30 p.m. A powerful drama set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the play is the sixth in Wilson’s 10-part “American Century Cycle.” Like each of the plays, “Fences” explores the changing African American experience and race relations, among many other themes. The play, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play, was chosen for CCAC’s 50th Anniversary performance because of Wilson’s and the play’s strong association with Pittsburgh.
Bilingual Schenley Plaza Public Art Tour In Arabic
JUNE 17—The Office of Public Art presents a bilingual Schenley Plaza Tour on June 17, 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Enjoy a summer evening on the emerald lawn of Schenley Plaza and discover how this greenspace came to be. Visit and learn about the art works Conflict Kitchen and the bronze fountain A Song to Nature by Victor David Brenner. Guest speakers include: Isabelle Chartier; Susan Rademacher, and Dawn Weleski The tour is open to the public and will be available in Arabic and English; to register, please visit http://www.publicartpittsburgh.org or call 412-391-2060 x237. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 on-site. For more information on parking locations, visit: http://www.bestparking.com/pittsburgh-parking/
Mathew Tembo and the Afro Routes Band
June 18—A Benefit Concert for Surgicorps International Presented in partnership with Surgicorps International, the award-winning Afro-Pop and Reggae musician Mathew Tembo and the Afro Routes Band bring their unique sound to benefit Surgicorps’ life-changing surgeries in Zambia.
JUNE 18—At the Jazz Workshop the renowned jazz legend saxophonist and multi-reedist, Sonny Fortune will perform at the Concert Haoo of the Pittsburgh Carnegie Library in Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave. at 6:30 p.m. For More Information: 724-506-2556.
Summer Speaker Series
JUNE 18—The McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center will host it’s next Summer Speaker Series program at 2 p.m. The film “Silent Tales from Richland Cemetery” will be shown, highlighting some of the historical figures buried there, and members of the Dravosburg Community Archives will be available to discuss the film. The Center is located at 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, in Renzie Park. Our programs are free for our members, $2 for the general public. Please call 412-678-1832.
Pgh Choir to tour New York
JUNE 22—The Concentio Choir of Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts, will tour in New York and Pennsylvania in June before returning to Shadyside Presbyterian Church for a homecoming concert on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 pm. The Shadyside performance is part of the church’s “Music for Midsummer Nights,” a mini-series of concerts from Music in a Great Space.
Cultural Trust Pgh JazzLive
JUNE 24-26—For three-days, internationally-renowned musicians will perform at one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the country in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Performances will take place in a variety of settings: outdoor stages, ticketed special engagements and indoor “gigs” at over 20 small venues throughout the Cultural District.
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