House of Hamill in Concert4/1/2023 @ 7:30PM - 12:00 AM Song Space Concert Series
“House of Hamill stole the show.” -Robert Price, NJ Herald Bethlehem Musikfest Review Pennsylvania-based House of Hamill is a fixture on festival stages across the US and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Their version of “Pound a Week Rise” rose to #1 on the US Folk DJ charts, and the video for their all-violin cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” amassed over 16 million views on Facebook, where it was shared over 400,000 times. Their latest release, “Folk Hero,” perfectly captures the frenetic energy and eclecticism of their always engaging live show. A lively collection of original instrumentals, reimagined folk ballads, and new songs that showcase the trio’s versatility, “Folk Hero” is the third House of Hamill album to be funded entirely by their fans. Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note. “Their songs are always on the edge of traditional and innovation . . . their performances are electrifying”. - Sarah MacArthur, Highlander Radio
SongSpace presents House of Hamil with special guests Pairdown4/1/2023 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM First Unitarian Church \/ 605 Morewood Ave (Shadyside) \/ Pgh 15213
SongSpace presents House of Hamill & Pairdown, Sat April 1! This coming Saturday April 1, 7:30pm! Pennsylvania’s House of Hamill with special guests Pittsburgh guitar duo Pairdown, at SongSpace at First Unitarian! House of Hamill (Rose Baldino, Brian Buchanan and Caroline Browning) comes to SongSpace on April First for a lively show of traditional and modern Irish folk music! Whether they\'re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note. "A bridge with the distant past, while remaining fiercely modern and progressive" - folknrock.com They\'ll be joined by Pittsburgh guitar duo Pairdown whose guitar interplay and songwriting sense explores new harmonic territory while retaining rhythmic buoyancy and a wry sense of humor. “Pairdown is a quiet, but constant presence in Pittsburgh’s musical landscape. For over 10 years, the duo of David Leicht and Raymond Morin have been dishing out harmonically rich and lyrically potent music, embracing intelligent and practical dissonance, all while sounding out of time.” - David Bernabo General admission $20 advance, $25 at the door Students and low income $10 advance, $15 at the door ...or pay what you can! Name a price that you can afford, to support live music in Pittsburgh! Advance tickets at songspace.brownpapertickets.com
55th Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Sale4/2/2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 AM St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, PA 15106
On Sunday, April 2, 2023 the parish of St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church will host its 55th Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg Sale. This Event will feature over 1,200 Pysanky (Easter Eggs) exquisite goose and ostrich eggs, hand painted wooden eggs, hand crafted items from Ukraine, basket raffles, door prizes, bake sale and more. Our kitchen will be open serving a variety of Ukrainian foods.. Church tours and talk with Fr. John Charest at Noon, 1:00 & 2:00 pm. Festival hours are11:00 am till 4:00 pm at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information 412-527-5359 http:\/\/www.orthodoxcarnegie.org
Grammy Award-nominated Singer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist and Mint Condition Front Man STOKLEY Brings His Romantic, Riveting and Rhythmic R&B to The August Wilson African-American Cultural Center’s Soul Sessions on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:00 pm4/5/2023 @ 8:00pm - 12:00 AM August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Tickets Are $68.00 and Are Available at www.awaacc.org PITTSBURGH, PA – With their velvet vocals, sharp wardrobe and synth-driven percussive arrangements, the St. Paul, Minnesota group Mint Condition has been one of the tightest ensembles on the scene since 1985. Discovered by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, their lead vocalist and drummer Stokley, became a solo recording artist in 2017. He will perform in the latest installment of the Soul Sessions, a series of intimate concerts featuring some of the most talented artists today, at The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), 980 Liberty Avenue, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.awaacc.org. Soul Sessions kicked off in October with Afropop diva Angélique Kidjo and also features the self-described “Gentleman of Soul,” Peabo Bryson, on February 11, soulful singer\/multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello on March 10, and singer\/rapper\/songwriter Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh) on November 18. Drummer Questlove, musical director of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, co-founder of The Roots and Oscar-winning director of the documentary, The Summer of Soul, described Stokley as “a singer’s singer, a drummer’s drummer [and] a musician’s musician…” Artist\/producer Rodney Jerkins declared that Stokley was “a rare breed,” and writers\/producers Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias proclaimed that he is “one of the greatest talents of our time.” Born Stokley Williams on July 15, 1967, in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, Stokley was surrounded by Afro-diasporic culture. As a result of that exposure by his parents, he started playing drums around three years old, and performed with the Black Arts Midwest Drummers at the age of 10, where Prince, working in the teenage group Grand Central, first saw Stokley, encouraged him and later became a mentor. Stokley grew up influenced by a diverse group of drummer\/percussionists including Olatunji from Nigeria, Afro-Cuban Congo masters Chano Pozo and Mongo Santamaria, and jazz greats Max Roach, Art Blakey, Dennis Chambers and Tony Williams. He also learned to play keyboards, guitar and percussion. Inspired by Al Green, Stokley started singing in St. Paul’s Central High School, where he and several of his classmates formed Mint Condition in 1985. Discovered in 1989 by the multi award-winning producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the group released nine albums in three decades, including Meant to Be Mint, Definition of a Band, and Music at the Speed of Life. The group garnered a number of Grammy nominations and also had several chart-topping hit singles including “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),” “Forever in Your Eyes,” and “U Send Me Swingin’.” Stokley, was the group’s drummer and lead singer. He also was a sideman for a number of artists including Elton John, Janet Jackson, New Edition, Robert Glasper, Jill Scott and The Sounds of Blackness. In 2017, after Stokley led Mint Condition for three decades, he launched his solo career when the group went on hiatus and released his debut album, Introducing Stokley, which featured the Afro-Brit singer Estelle, Washington, DC rapper Wale and included two #1 singles, “Organic” and “Levels.” His second album, Sankofa, released in 2021, is percussive, poetic and profound, and guest-stars Wale, Snoop Dog and vocalist H.E.R. The single “She” is Stokley’s scintillating tribute to the divine feminine. Stokley comes to Pittsburgh, bearing soulful, sonic gifts born from a variety of musical perspectives. “I’ve had a very unique vantage point to see things from the back of the stage as a drummer, all the way to the front as a front-man…” Stokley tells Parlemag.com. “I tried to combine these worlds; the world of old and new, smiles and cries and everything in between… and, of course, I love to bend between genres….” Tickets are $68.00 and are available at www.awaacc.org. The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is a non-profit cultural organization located in Pittsburgh’s cultural district that generates artistic, educational, and community initiatives that advance the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. One of the largest cultural centers in the country focused exclusively on the African American experience and the celebration of Black culture and the African diaspora, the non-profit organization welcomes more than 119,000 visitors locally and nationally. Through year-round programming across multiple genres, such as the annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, Black Bottom Film Festival, AWCommunity Days, TRUTHSayers speaker series, and rotating art exhibits in its galleries, the Center provides a platform for established and emerging artists of color whose work reflects the universal issues of identity that Wilson tackled, and which still resonate today. www.awaacc.org # # # MEDIA CONTACT: Carolyn McClair CMPR | (212) 721-3341 | Info@CarolynMcClairPR.com
Trio Sine Nomine4/5/2023 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM Allegheny UU Church 416 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh 15212
April 5, 2023 7:30pm Violinist Lydia Chorapoozha, violist Warren Davidson, and Pittsburgh Symphony associate principal cellist Adam Liu will explore the Serenade of Erno Dohnanyi and Three Spirituals by Adolphus Hailstork. The evening will be crowned by what is simply the most beautiful piece ever written for string trio: Mozart\'s Divertimento. Soaring melodies, charming rhythms, lines written to perfectly exploit the capabilities of each instrument - it just doesn\'t get any better than this. Allegheny Church, built in 1909, is a marvelous setting for chamber music. It is a warm, friendly environment with an excellent acoustic, and is an ideal size, seating just over 100 people. Advance tickets $15, $20 at the door
Very Special Screening of Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West4/12/2023 @ 6:30pm - 12:00 AM Row House Cinema 4115 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Humane Action Pittsburgh proudly presents a very special screening of Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West, winner of the 2022 Boston Film Festival\'s Best Documentary Film award. Enjoy this groundbreaking film and get swept up into the world of the wild ones. Through this cinematically stunning, immersive experience that leads the viewer through what it is like to be out on the range, or literally amongst a herd of galloping horses, this innovative footage of mustangs— eliciting their joys, families, hardships and plight— will take your breath away. Included in your ticket purchase is access to our exclusive talk and Q&A session with Marty Irby. Irby is the executive director at Animal Wellness Action and sr. vice-president at the Center for a Humane Economy in Washington, D.C. Irby grew up on horse and cattle farm in South Alabama, is a former 8-time world champion equestrian, and past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. He was honored in 2020 by the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his work to end the soring of walking horses, doping of American racehorses, and slaughter of American equines. Irby has worked to successfully enact 12 federal animal protection laws since 2018 and currently serves on the campaign steering committees for U.S. Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Buddy Carter, R-Ga. Doors open at 6pm with the film starting at 6:30 sharp. A half hour discussion with Marty Irby will immediately follow beginning around 8pm.
Prime Stage Theatre presents Perseverance4/15/2023 @ 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM - 4/16/2023 New Hazlett Theater
The world premiere of Perseverance brings to the stage a powerful memoir of healing and renewal. Few visitors to the G&S Jewelry Store in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood during the 1960s and ’70s were aware that the cheerful proprietor, Melvin Goldman, had spent his teens enduring the horrors of Auschwitz before arriving as a penniless refugee in postwar Pittsburgh intent on reshaping his family’s destiny.
Sojourner House 19th Annual Victorian Tea4/16/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 12:00 AM Omni William Penn Hotel
2023 Honorary Event Chair: Gisele Barreto Fetterman 2023 Pearl of Hope Award Winner: Homeless Children Education Fund Sojourner House’s annual Victorian Tea is our signature fundraiser and an important awareness event that brings over 300 individuals together in celebration. Each year, we are joined by our friends in the community to celebrate the resilient mothers in recovery and their families. Attendees enjoy a beautiful setting, live music, traditional tea, a silent auction and raffle, and inspiring conversations with like-minded people who support Sojourner House. We also share hopeful stories of mothers in recovery and families who have gone through our award-winning, six-month residential rehabilitation program during the event.
Crushed Grapes4/20/2023 @ 5:30pm - 12:00 AM Nova Place
Wine, food, music and more! That\'s what\'s in store for you during this special fundraising event to help fight poverty & homelessness in the Pittsburgh region. Join us on Thursday, April 20 as we sip to support Sisters Place during the annual Grapes Wine Tasting event at Nova Place. The magical atmosphere of the venue adds an extra dose of cheer to this fundraiser that helps bring crucial dollars to families in need. Featuring fine wine tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a variety of upscale silent auction & raffle baskets, this year’s event aims to please both wine enthusiasts and those simply interested in helping the less fortunate while having a great time. General admission tickets are now on sale for $75. For a limited time only, secure a VIP ticket! For only $125, VIPs will have private, early access to the event and can enjoy a special wine-tasting toast. Visit bit.ly\/CrushedGrapes2023 for more information & to purchase your ticket. All fundraising efforts help fulfill the mission of Sisters Place - to provide opportunities for families and individuals to overcome poverty and homelessness.
Celebrating Survivors4/21/2023 @ 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM 5 Hot Metal Street
We are excited to host another Celebrating Survivors on Friday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at The Circuit Center & Ballroom at Southside Works! Join us to celebrate survivors of domestic violence (DV), remember those who have lost their lives, and honor Alina’s Light with the Sherley and Ted Craig Humanitarian Award and Kathy Marecic with a SUCCESS Award. The deadline to register is April 6, so be sure to RSVP today!