– The Cassettes w/ The Subjects & Black Tie Revue
EVENT TYPE: Music:Rock:Indie
The Cassettes: retro-minded indie from Washington DC
The Subjects: indie rock out of Brooklyn, NY
Black Tie Revue: Local favorites
WHEN: Thu Feb 22: 9:30PM
– AFRICAN DANCE, STORYTELLING AND SONG
In honor of Black History Month, the UPMC Office of Diversity is sponsoring a free public presentation, “Amandla! A Celebration of African Arts.”
The final performance will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 in the Scaife Hall Auditorium, located at 3550 Terrace St., Oakland.
Masankho Banda, a performing artist and internationally recognized peace builder, will perform with a multicultural, intergenerational troupe of dancers, storytellers, drummers and singers at the event. Banda uses African dance, drumming, storytelling, song and the seven principles of Kwanzaa to inform audience members about the continent of Africa, the Caribbean diaspora, and the African experience in North America.
The American Cancer Society will host an African art show and sale at the event, featuring authentic African wood and stone carvings, among other items. In addition, Imagination Books will be on hand with merchandise related to black history and African culture.
All of the presentations are free and open to the public and no registration is necessary. For more information, please call the Office of Diversity at (412) 432-7284.
– Global Beats presents…Carnival from Rio to Beijing!
EVENT TYPE: Music:World
A party so big we put the whole world in it!
Join us as we celebrate two extravagant events: Brazilian Mardi-Gras and the Chinese New Year.
Wear your mask or whatever floats your dragon boats!
Saturday, the 24th. You can find more information at www.arrepiabrasil.org.
At the AVA Lounge, 126 S. Highland Ave, East Liberty
Saturday, February 24th, starting at 9 PM
WHEN: Sat Feb 24: 10PM
IT’LL COST YOU: $5
– Lohio CD release party
General Miggs, Skeletonbreath, lohio & Ennui more info
event type Music:Rock:Indie
General Miggs: indie rock from Brooklyn, NY
Skeletonbreath: progressive metal/indie from New York City
lohio: Local Favorites celebrating their CD Release!
Ennui: Melodic shoegazers from Pittsburgh
[side note: i am really excited to see ennui. i’ve wanted to ever since i heard their song on the 20/20 proof pittsburgh music comp.]
Sat Feb 24: 9:30PM
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