PITT ARTS

Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

UPCOMING FREE ARTS ENCOUNTERS:

1. Hip Hop Unplugged: Artful Wednesdays
2. JH: Mechanics of a Legend
3. How I Learned What I Learned
4. Letterboxing at the Frick
5. Curse of the Starving Class


1. Hip Hop Unplugged: Artful Wednesdays
Nordy's Place
Wednesday, April 1
12-1 PM

The last Artful Wednesdays program until Fall 2015! Don't miss this fresh performance. Feel the beat, groove, rhythm and rhyme of hip hop in an acoustic setting with Pittsburgh’s emerging Hip Hop Stars including Jarius X and Zoe Z.

Free Lunch! No need to sign up, just show up and bring your friends.

2. JH: Mechanics of a Legend
New Hazlett Theater
Thursday, April 2
Meeting Time: 5:30 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:30 PM

Creative force Anya Martin and her team of performing artists deconstruct the legendary hero of the American railroad, John Henry, looking deep into our cultural past for the human behind the folklore.

The legend of John Henry, the only African American "tall tale" character, is not just a myth. He was a real man and the truth of his story casts light on the Civil War, and the changes that were to come.

Dinner at Atria’s before the show.

3. How I Learned What I Learned
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Friday, April 3
Meeting Time: 5:30 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:55 PM

Two years before his death in 2005, August Wilson wrote and performed this one-man play about the power of art and the power of possibility. How I Learned explores his days as a struggling young writer in Pittsburgh's Hill District and how the neighborhood and its people inspired his amazing cycle of plays about the African-American experience.

Enjoy a catered dinner with us at the O’Reilly Theater before the show.

4. Letterboxing at the Frick
Frick Art & Historical Center
Saturday, April 4
Meeting Time: 12:25 PM
Estimated End Time: 2:30 PM

Like puzzles? Like beautiful Pittsburgh places? Try Letterboxing at the Frick! Letterboxing is an historic pastime where people work together in an activity that combines puzzle-solving, orienteering, and art. After making individual rubber stamps, team up to read maps, solve word puzzle clues and use a compass to find hidden containers, or letterboxes, on the beautifully landscaped historic Frick grounds.

Held rain or shine. Dress for the weather!

Enjoy a Girasole boxed lunch at the Frick before the program.

5. Curse of the Starving Class
Pitt Stages
Wednesday, April 8
Meeting Time: 5:55 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:00 PM

On the shores of California, four members of the dysfunctional Tate clan desperately try to hold onto their failing farm. Weston struggles with alcoholism and debt while his wife, Ella, dreams of an exotic escape. Meanwhile son, Wesley, and daughter, Emma, make plans of their own. This Obie Award-winning drama by Sam Shephard takes us deep into the psyche of the American family.

Enjoy dinner at The Porch before the show!

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