PITT ARTS

Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

UPCOMING FREE ARTS ENCOUNTERS:


1. Artful Wednesdays: Idasa Tariq & Christian Nowlin's Conscious Hip Hop
2. Detroit '67
3. Much Ado About Nothing
4. The Old Curiosity Shop


1. Idasa Tariq & Christian Nowlin's Conscious Hip Hop: Artful Wednesdays
Wednesday, November 14
Nordy’s Place – Lower Level William Pitt Union
12-1 PM


Hip Hop unplugged with acoustic and orchestral instruments features Guardians of Sound with hip hop artists Idasa Tariq and Christian Nowlin.

Free Lunch! No need to sign up, just show up and bring all your friends! Lunch is limited. Valid Pitt Oakland campus student ID required.

Last Artful Wednesdays of the semester! Artful Wednesdays will resume on January 30, 2019.

2. Detroit '67
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Friday, November 16
Meeting Time: 6:20 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:30 PM

Throughout America’s “long, hot summer” of 1967, police brutality exacerbated combustible racial tensions and cities burned nationwide: Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Newark, New York...159 riots, in the final tally.

Detroit’s five-day rebellion emerged as the bloodiest and worst US riot in a century. Forty-three people died, almost 1,200 were injured, more than 2,000 buildings became material casualties, and the deployment of National Guard and Army troops in the city caused marginalized citizens to feel their neighborhoods were being occupied by an invading force.

This play by Dominique Morisseau, a 2018 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient, is set in her hometown during that summer. It depicts an African-American sister and brother, Chelle and Lank, and the conflict that erupts when Lank opens their unlicensed basement bar to shelter an injured white woman, Caroline, as the riot rages in the city. Fueled by the characters’ cross-wired attempts to understand each other, the drama echoes events roiling America today.

Enjoy dinner at Yuva India before the play.

3. Much Ado About Nothing
Pitt Stages
Saturday, November 17
Meeting Time: 5:45 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:00 PM

Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict as they explore what loyalty, trust, and love means to each of them.

Dinner at The Porch before the play!

4. The Old Curiosity Shop
PICT Classic Theater
Thursday, November 29
Meeting Time: 5:35 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:00 PM

In this adaptation of Dickens’ archetypal Victorian melodrama, Little Nell Trent lives in the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop with her ailing grandfather, for whom she cares with selfless devotion. When they are evicted by a greedy landlord, their journey takes them through various trials for her and temptations for the Grandfather, as they are thrown into a shadowy world in which there seems to be no safe haven.

Join us for dinner at Yuva before the play.
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