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We don’t know about you, but we’re THANKFUL FOR DANCING! Meet us at Spirit Friday, November 17th at 6pm to dance out your pre-holiday season feelings and help raise money for Book’Em (Pittsburgh’s Books To Prisoners). Your $5 cover will go towards reading and educational materials that will be sent to prisoners across the state to turn time served into a period of growth and education. As always, plan on showing up early to grab a few slices and a few drinks before sliding out onto the dance floor!
Please join Many Nations Singers in the Theater. They will share some of the stories and social dances that people would see at many native gatherings and powwows across the US.
Performance Times in the Theater:
- 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
- 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Many Nations Singers is a Native American drum group of families representing some of the diverse nations of this land, including Seneca, Cherokee, Aztec, Tuscarora, Lumbee, Kiowa Apache, Ute, and Seminole tribes. They share and celebrate Native American culture through song, stories, and dancing.
Kenia has been characterized by many as one of the most excitingly unique performers you can hear today. Born in the exotic city of Rio de Janeiro, she reflects the pulse and intensity of her native Brazil through diversified style. Her deep tone and excellent choice of repertoire have been cited by Dana Black, of the Daily News, New York, as a “sure sign of expertise”. Jazztimes magazine has described her as “a wonderfully expressive vocal instrument that throbs with sultry intensity, it’s low key, yet ultra bright”. Kenia will be featured during the month of April, National Jazz Appreciation Month, singing the songs of great Brazilian composers, Jobim, Gil and many others
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Krampus in Pittsburgh invites all to celebrate this ancient European holiday! Enjoy the restaurants, performers, and holiday shops with the whole family on this night of old world festivities and magical surprises.
KRAMPUS WILL ARRIVE AT 7:00PM – DON’T MISS HIM!
Be at the main stage at 7:00 sharp to see Krampus. Get your picture taken on his lap.
Live music – Krampus band “Sleigher” at 7:30
Krampus Krawl bar crawl sponsored by Straub Beer after Sleigher
What is Krampusnacht?
The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December.On the preceding evening of December 5, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, the Krampus appears on the streets. Sometimes accompanying St. Nicholas and sometimes on his own, Krampus visits homes and businesses.The Saint usually appears in the Eastern Rite vestments of a bishop, and he carries a golden ceremonial staff. Unlike North American versions of Santa Claus, in these celebrations Saint Nicholas concerns himself only with the good children, while Krampus is responsible for the bad. Nicholas dispenses gifts, while Krampus supplies coal and the ruten bundles.
In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.
Presented by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, internationally renowned Holocaust education scholar Dr. Debórah Dwork will leading a teacher training program on hidden children of the Holocaust. Act 48 credit is available for educators who participate in this training. Visit http://hcofpgh.org/teacher-training/ for more information and registration.
The lecture will focus on the theme of children’s voices and creativity during the Holocaust as a form of resistance. The program is in partnership with the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dwork is the Professor of Holocaust History at Clark University, currently serving as Scholar-in-Residence at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Tickets are also available to attend a private reception with Dr. Dwork at 6 p.m., also in the Frick Fine Arts Building. Tickets for the reception and lecture are $36; General Admission Tickets for the lecture only are $18, and free for students (with valid student ID) and Holocaust survivors. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://jfedpgh.org/dwork-reception.
The Pittsburgh Improv Jam is a weekly comedy show hosted by City Paper “Best Local Comedy Troupe” 2017 honorees Well Known Strangers.
What is an Improv Jam? Experienced improvisers, eager beginners, and brave first-timers are placed on teams together to create improvised comedic scenes based on audience suggestions. You never know who’s going to come play at Pittsburgh Improv Jam; previous guest performers include TLC’s Paige Davis and the Second City Tour Company. Every Pittsburgh Improv Jam begins with a featured performance by Well Known Strangers or other local and touring comedy acts.
Don’t want to perform? Don’t sweat it! Audience tickets are only $3 cash the door or free with a downtown ticket stub from earlier that evening. The Backstage Bar serves drinks for improvisers and audience all night (Happy Hour til 11pm) and the show starts at 10pm.
Want to play? Welcome! Sign-ups begin at 9:30 in Backstage Bar, and the Jam is free for performers.
Late Night Cabaret Details
Tickets may be purchased at the host desk prior to the event. We’re sorry, but advance purchase is not available for late night presentations. Theater doors for Late Night shows open at 10PM, but you may arrive earlier and enjoy happy hour in the Backstage Bar. Our online menu is available here. If you have any questions, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769.
We offer free Late Night admission to ticket holders of any earlier Cultural District show – simply show your ticket stub from an earlier show to enjoy Late Night at no charge (same date only / select shows / based on seating availability).
21+ only admitted.
This documentary observes the holiday season as it is celebrated in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Highlights include the miniature railroad at the Carnegie Science Center, the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt, the old homes in Allegheny West, the light display at Hartwood Acres, and ice skating at PPG Place. Presented by PBS.
One magical night of play to benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.
The Gym at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh transforms for one night only into a winter playground for gown ups. Carnival games galore, special appearances, winter spectacles, and whimsical performances are just the beginning. Warm your bellies playful takes on winter treats and carnival fare from the Whitfield and hot spiked cocktails.
Our medical professionals and EMT workers help each and every one of us year round. Kick off 2018 by supporting these innovative and courageous men and women in Emergency Medicine at the PEMF Winter Carnivale.
*Dress for the ski lodge with a twist. Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots and hats, or cocktail attire paired with your best ski goggles. Anything goes at the Winter Carnivale.