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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? The Zany Umbrella Circus is presenting Mirette’s Circus at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty this Thursday through Saturday. I hope I can get over to see this.
“From a little inn in Paris, France set in the 1920’s, a young girl Mirette finds a calling on the tight wire. A friendship is formed with unlikely tight-wire walking superstar and her youthful courage and optimism ignites a new love of the art.”
“Known for their outdoor performances, this new performance is a collaboration between the Zany Umbrella Circus (USA) and Oko Sokolo Company (Germany). The performance uses physical theater, masks, dance, and circus to abstractly address self doubt, courage, perseverance, mentorship and passion. This original theater piece was inspired by Mirette on the Highwire, a Children’s book written by Emily Arnold McCully. Mirette gives a nod to a time when bohemian artists created theater in rehearsal halls illuminated by gas light.”
“Mirette’s Circus is commissioned by SummerStage Kids (NYC) with generous residency support from the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.”
July 7 & 8 | 7PM
July 9 | 10:30AM
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, artists, 15206 zipcode
Tree Pittsburgh is hosting their first ‘Urban Forest Film Festival’ tonight, April 20th. The festival features award winning films about forestry which will start at 7pm at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater on Penn Ave in East Liberty. The suggested donation is $5. We’re going to try and get to this tonight for sure!
Featured films include:
Choose Today : a humurous stop-motion animated short.
GoodWood :a look at sustainable forestry and its effects on different global communities.
Lurking in the Trees : a film about devestating invasive insects in the northeastern United States.
Ascending the Giants : featuring two climbers searching for Oregon’s largest Sitka spruce.
Taking Root : the biography of Nobel Peace lauriate and Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai. Continue reading
30 artists. 12 events. 4 days…It’s the Sunstar Music Festival at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. The festival, which celebrates the best of women music makers, runs from this Wednesday the 2nd through Saturday the 5th. Get ready for a full lineup of concerts, parties, talks and more.
“From Bhangra to Bluegrass and everything in between, SUNSTAR showcases the vibrancy and diversity of independent female artists. In addition to concerts and special events, the festival includes workshops for young women who are interested in the creative process of the performing arts.”
From the opening Sunstar Social to DJ Rekha to the Carolina Chocolate Drops, get all the info and event schedule here. Continue reading