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Beats N’ Eats
August 18—12 p.m.  A Creative Community Residency.Take a break from your day and join an easy-going midday East-End community mixer! It’s a chance for neighbors old and new to mingle, meet and move to the beat. This week features a performance by sonsgstress Rachel B, and food from PGH Crepes.

Canvas of Words
August 21—Presented by Fred ‘Fu’ Underwood. The Canvas of Words Poetry series features local poets and visual artists expressing themselves through various art forms. On the stage and in the lobby of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, artists express themselves in a judge free zone, and share their personal stories and testimonies. Through art, this series allows our community to dialogue with those who may or may not understand the struggles of our community.

Free Play Fridays
AUGUST 19-26—Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, and Resort. will offer Free Play Friday – 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
August 20—Go For The Gold – 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Mondays in August – Mountaineer Monday Earn & Get—8 a.m.-12 a.m. at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, 1420 Mountaineer Circle, New Cumberland, W. Va. 26047.

Jazz Festival
AUGUST 20 – THE MONROEVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL starting at 6 p.m. at the Tall Trees Amphitheater in Monroeville Community Park off Tillbrook Road in Monroeville. Please refer to our website Monroeville Jazz Festival: Homepage for a map with directions to the park. Or call 412-551-7315.

Local chefs to compete at Stage AE
VIP tickets are still available for Savor Pittsburgh, a fundraiser featuring the city’s finest chefs competing for “Dish of the Year,” with proceeds benefitting the life-saving research of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation. Savor Pittsburgh’s VIP experience begins at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 25 at Stage AE, located at 400 N. Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212. VIP guests will enjoy a one-hour private party prior to the event’s general admission, featuring delicious appetizers from McCormick & Schmick’s, Morton’s Steakhouse, Mitchell’s Fish Market and The Grand Concourse, along with top-shelf cocktails and entertainment. Savor Pittsburgh is filled with appealing appetizers, entrees, delightful desserts and cocktails. A sprawling outdoor landscape with a special indoor VIP area will be constructed at the venue for an elegant evening of food, drinks and dancing, all to support the cause of ending premature births. For more information, visit www.savorpgh.com.

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival
The Pittsburgh Comedy Festival is pleased to announce that the 2016 festival, to be held Aug. 25-28, will feature programming on a Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) model intended to increase access among non-comedians and build audiences and excitement around Pittsburgh’s growing comedy scene. PWYC programming includes both performances and workshops in which participants of any experience level can learn comedy skills for performance or for use in their everyday lives.
•Family Friendly Improv Games, with Tessa Karel of Open Up PGH (individuals with special needs welcomed)
•Show Up and Speak Up: An Applied Improv Workshop, with Hannah duPlessis from Fit Associates
•Pittsburgh Improv Crash Course, with Arcade Comedy Theater,Unplanned Comedy and Steel City Improv Theate
“Pay What You Can” performances include:
•Improv Appetizer (Friday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.)
•Midnight Stand-Up Show (Friday, Aug. 26, 11:30 p.m.)
•Early Bird Improv Special (Saturday, Aug. 27, 5 p.m.)
•Stand-Up Explosion (Saturday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.)

The Manhattans
AUGUST 27—Real Music, Real Love, Chris Moore Communication presents The Manhattans at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave. For more information call 412-441-6081 or email joymeggmoore@icloud.com

 

 

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