Welcome to Part 2 of our Monthly Round-up. October is so packed with fun stuff that we had to divide it all into two monster lists! Take time to read over all of the events we have featured for you and your family from Oct 16 -31! Be Safe! Click here for Part 1’s List! […]
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The sky is getting darker, the air is getting chillier and the season of fall is fully upon us. We’re trying to take advantage of the last nice days to be outdoors before we are bundling-up in scarves and mittens. October is a big month for outdoor and indoor activities. Enjoy this list we have […]
from the official press release:
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the fourth Multiple Choice Event this season with its presentation of Multiple Choice: Audio/Visual featuring Kaki King and Ian Brill, on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Composer and guitarist, Kaki King, and following lights and sound party featuring Ian Brill’s light installation, “Channels”, are open to all ages. Multiple Choice is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The series offers attendees the opportunity to “own the night” with the choices of:
[A] Attend a show
[C] Rally with our outdoor food trucks
Multiple Choice: Audio/Visual featuring Kaki King begins at 8:00 p.m. King has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself.” Over the past 13 years, the Brooklyn-based artist has released eight extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s “Into The Wild,” and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours. Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, King’s groundbreaking new multi-media performance, “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body” uses projection mapping to present the guitar as a tabula rasa unlike any other.
At 9:00 p.m. audiences will brace themselves for a Lights & Sound party featuring “Channels,” a light installation by artist Ian Brill. Referencing various aspects of both context and technological aspects, “Channels” is influenced through real time analysis of live audio frequencies supplied by DJ Inception and manners in which content is distributed, helping to create a pulsating rhythm across the installation space.
DJ Inception has been around the local hip-hop and b-boy community since he was 11 and has strong roots in all styles of music. Some of his favorites are vocal house, 90s hip-hop, club, and Latin. He’s been a member of the Hidden Characters Crew since he was 12. He enjoys traveling with his crew and helping them to promote the positive message of the hip-hop culture.
Driven to compel a diverse group of audiences, Multiple Choice Events increase access to the Cultural District and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust venues—giving individuals options to diversify their experience and interaction with groundbreaking arts programming. Aaron Rodden, Programming Manager of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, commented on Multiple Choice in saying, “This series of events brings younger faces into our venues and showcases the programming in the Cultural District, whether it be Theatre, Dance or Music, creates a place for all audiences. Having all three of these pieces together, food, party, and a show gives anyone the option to be a part of the night.”
The Multiple Choice Events Series is in its second year and hinges itself to community building and audience development for arts experiences within the Cultural District. Tickets to join in the fun ($25 includes Kaki King and Lights & Sound Party with light installation by Ian Brill; $5: Lights & Sound Party only) are available online at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue or night of event at the venue’s box office