Exhibitions, live music and dancing fill the Cultural District on Friday
Share with others:
The Cultural District will come alive once again Friday night for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Summer Gallery Crawl.
Along with a variety of exhibitions, installation and Pop-Up Art, there will be music by Occidental Brothers Dance Band and Broken Fences and a dance party with DJ Nate da Phat Barber.
It runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and it is free. Information: www.trust.arts.org or 412-456-6666.
Here is the schedule:
• Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood St.: "Light, Matter, Memory": Four installations using light to explore materiality and memory by Nicky Assmann, Diane Landry, Yoko Seyama and Macular.
• SPACE, 812 Liberty Ave.: Photography by Jerry Irwin, whose work has been published in National Geographic, Life and Sports Illustrated. Music by DJ Jordan K & djdjw of Friday Nite Club; WYEP live remote broadcast.
• Tito and Exchange Way: Cell Phone Disco: Several thousand lights illuminate when you make or receive a phone call in the vicinity.
• Shaw Galleries, 805 Liberty Ave.: "When Worlds Collide" explores digital assemblage in 21st-century photography.
• Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Ave., Peirce Studio (lower level): Performances by Alumni Theater Company and STAYCEE PEARL dance project. 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
• Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave.: Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents locally made short films shown on a loop throughout the evening and a photography exhibit in the Tiny Harris Gallery.
• Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center, 212 Ninth St.: "Digital Craftsmen" explores the influence of digital media on the world of youth art education.
• 937 Liberty Ave., 3rd floor: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater (lobby): "Yabe One" is an exhibit of 28 original oil paintings depicting African-Americans, dating back to 1895, from the collection of Mark Clayton Southers.
• 943 Liberty Ave.: "Path: Installation by Elin Hansdottir" is a maze-like installation incorporating light and space.
• 947 Liberty Ave.: cityLIVE! Courtyard Series film screening: "Please Vote for Me" about a third-grade class in central China holding an election to select a class monitor. 8:30 p.m.
• August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave.: "Richmond Barthe: His Life in Art" features a collection of nearly 50 sculptures from the first modern African-American sculptor.
• 971 Liberty Ave., 2nd floor Gallery: New Works: An exhibition by Ryan Woodring. Plus live music.
• Neighborhood Legal Services Association, 928 Penn Ave.: What Do Lawyers Do?
• Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery, 914 Penn Ave.: "Moving UP!" features student artwork from Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and salsa dance lessons from 6:15 to 7 p.m. and 8:15 to 9 p.m. from Holly of Pittsburgh Dance Company.
• Future Tenant, 819 Penn Ave.: The Image Obsessed: Documentationings from Under the Starless and Bible Black Roof of 312 Barnesby Michael Benedetti.
• Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, 810 Penn Ave., Suite 200: "Art on the Walls" is digital and mixed media artist, Gwyn Rohrer, focusing her work on the feminine and female struggles.
• Bend Yoga, 808 Penn Ave., 2nd floor: Hoop-Dance Yoga Class. 6 to 6:30 p.m., 7 to 7:30 p.m., 8 to 8:30 p.m.
• 709 Penn Gallery: "Brian Brown: New Paintings."
• 707 Penn Gallery: "Commission for Treasonous Strategies" by Shaun Slifer and Tesar Freeman.
• Katz Plaza, Theater Square, 7th Street and Penn Ave.: Live music by Chicago-based Afrobeat group Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, 6:15 to 9 p.m., with DJ Nate da Phat Barber at 5:30 p.m. and spinning until after the Crawl, with special guest Sean Jones.
• Katz Plaza: First Commonwealth Hospitality Spot with cool drinks and hot prizes.
• Katz Plaza: Highmark First Night Ice with free icy treats when you say "Highmark First Night Ice Is Nice."
• Backstage Bar, 655 Penn Ave.: Music by Broken Fences. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Verve Wellness, 142 Sixth St., Third Floor: kNOT Dance, Pittsburgh's original aerial dance theater company, 8 and 9 p.m.
• Braddock's American Brasserie & Renaissance Hotel, 107 Sixth St.: Live music by Carol Blaze. Also, Painting Studio in the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Lobby with the owners of Paint Monkey.
• 917-919 Liberty Ave.: As part of the Project Pop Up Pittsburgh program, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents Project Pop Up: Night Market from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with 15 local vendors featuring jewelry, art and crafts, food from Meat & Potatoes and Conflict Kitchen, and music by DJ Soy Sos.
• Other Project Pop Up Locations: Awesome Books (929 Liberty Ave.), The Steel Curtain (1035 Penn Ave.), Society for the Advancement of Miniature Curiosa (131 Seventh St.), Boutique 208 (208 Sixth St.), Robot Repairs (210 Sixth St.), Dream Cream Ice Cream Parlor (539 Liberty Ave.)
AFTER THE CRAWL
• 119 Sixth Street: Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh 2012 with food, drinks, bands and dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight. $40-$125; www.trustarts.org/cosmo or call 412-456-6666.
First Published July 12, 2012 12:00 am