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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.

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.

County Summer Concert Lineup
JUNE 24—Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the lineup for the county’s 2016 Summer Concert Series, which features Grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists spanning genres and generations. South Park Amphitheater will host 14 free performances this season beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 3, with the Pittsburgh Opera. Other South Park highlights include:
•June 24—Lit, the California pop-punk band that hit big in the 1990s with the song “My Own Worst Enemy;”
•July 2—Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, playing patriotic favorites in honor of Independence Day;
•July 8—The Bad Plus, progressive jazz “scientists” who have found a way to put a modern rock-oriented spin on jazz, while still honoring its forward-thinking traditions;All Arts & Culture Calendar events must be emailed to newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com 2 weeks in advance.

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. on. 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, according to George Jaber, CCAC Theatre professor and department head.

‘Godspell’ opens Clarion Summer Musical Theatre
JUNE 23—The 2016 Clarion University Summer Musical Theatre will present “Godspell,” opening at 7:30 p.m. in Marwick Boyd Little Theatre. With music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz—composer of shows “Wicked” and “Pippin”—“Godspell” is a musical rendition of the Gospel of Matthew, with well known songs such as “Day by Day,” “Prepare Ye” and “God Save the People.”

Bulka comes to Pittsburgh
JUNE 25–Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival. It takes a lot of guts to expose your true self to others, and acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet, composer and music producer, Buika (pronounced BWEE-ka), does that every night she goes on stage. As plain as the tattoos on her skin, Buika bears her soul to her fans across the world, whom she affectionately calls her “tribe.” This summer, Buika continues her journey of storytelling across Europe and South America in support of her latest album, fittingly named Vivir Sin Miedo (To Live Without Fear). Her eighth album and one with the most English lyrics, Vivir Sin Miedo, co-produced by Grammy Award-winning Swedish producer, Martin Terefe (Mary J. Blige, Mutya Buena, Coldplay) features Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, German neo-soul artist Meshell Ndegeocello, and Spanish underground flamenco legend Potito.

 

 

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