Soul Pitt wanted to help you find a list of events that were either FREE or no more than $10 to attend for Black History Month. There are some great Soulful happenings in and around the Burgh! Now it's up to YOU all to support them!
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On Monday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m., local filmmaker Ken Love will screen his documentary One Shot: The Life and Work of Teenie Harris in The Hillman Center for Performing Arts' Richard E. Rauh Theater on the Shady Side Academy Senior School campus. The film is approximately 60 minutes long and will be followed by a brief Q & A and reception. This special screening runs in tandem with an exhibit of Harris' work that will be on display in the Hillman through the end of March. The screening, exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more info 412.968.3045
Women of Color HERStory Month 2011 presents...
Young Women's Celebration: Sisterhood, Empowerment and Leadership
Wednesday, February 16, 5pm-8pm | FREE
Location of Event:
Ujamaa Collective Boutique, One Hope Square,
1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Join New Voices Pittsburgh for a celebration of young women of color passionate about sisterhood, empowerment and leadership. Young women from across the city will come together to be recognized for their demonstrations of youth leadership and commitments to change Pittsburgh. Dynamic members of the Ujamaa Collective will share their experiences as Black women entrepreneurs dedicated to social change. The community organizing work of the New Voice Pittsburgh SistahSpeak! Youth Project graduates will be
highlighted during the evening. Follow www.womenofcolorherstory.org for event information.
Contact: Bekezela Mguni, Program Director, New Voices Pittsburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412.247.4084
(Main - Oakland), 4400 Forbes Ave.
Mystery Book Discussion Group: "Yellow Moon"
Friday 2/18/11 1-2 PM. Free. Carnegie Library
Join us for a lively discussion of "Yellow Moon" by Jewell Parker Rhodes, a modern voodoo mystery set in New Orleans. Reviewer Angela Reid of Imani-Metro Atlanta says, "In 'Yellow Moon', I recognized the blending of African and American; of ancient and modern; of lost but not forgotten."
Contact Melissa at (412) 622-3151 or visit clpgh.org
Black History Month Gospel Musical
Date & Event - Saturday, February 19, 2011; 6:00 PM
Cost of event - $10
Location - Aliquippa Jr/Sr High School Black Box Theater,
100 Harding Avenue, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Contact - A. Glenn Freeman (724) 513-7709 or email@example.com
The Trumpets of Joy host their first of an Annual Black History Month Gospel Musical which features gospel genres of contemporary gospel, traditional gospel, hymns, acapella. spiritual, gospel jazz, and rap.
Celebrate Moments in Black History with Central Baptist Church,
Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the 10:00 a.m. morning service.
Historical expressions presented by Representative Jake Wheatley,
Sala Udin, President of the Coro Foundation
and Central Baptist Church Drama Ministry performers.
Deborah Starling-Pollard, Central Baptist Church Drama Ministry Director
Come join us! "We're lifting the name of Jesus through the accomplishments of those that paved the way to freedom."
Central Baptist Church, 2200 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219
For more information call 412-566-1437
Reverend Victor J. Grigsby, Pastor
The Langston Hughes Poetry Society Presents
"Celebrating the African American Experience"
Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 4 p.m.
as part of the Father Ryan Arts Center program titled "Celebration of African American Arts-Past...Present...and Future." The Langston Hughes Poetry Society will feature poetry, slave narratives and spirituals commemorating eras from enslavement, Harlem Renaissance to the present. This event is FREE to the public. The Father Ryan Arts Center is located at 420 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks PA 15136.
For additional info contact Sheila B. at 412-323-0969 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Lewis L. Colyar, Executive Director at email@example.com or 412-605-0136
Mission: The mission of LHPS is to keep in remembrance and to continue the legacy of literary artists who have contributed to the African American experience in America.
The Rachel Randall Education Department of Pentecostal Temple Church of God In Christ, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will have their "ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION", on Sunday, February 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the church. This event will feature a variety of cultural expressions, "The Bishop G.E. Patterson Writing Contest" and recognizing several individuals in the community for their unwavering sacrifice and labor. The theme for this year is "Reflecting on the Past and Looking Toward the Future." This event is free. Rev. Dr. Loran E. Mann is pastor. For more information, please call (412) 361-7000.
African American History Celebration
Date & Time: Sunday, February 20, 2011@ 3:00 pm
Cost of Event: free will offering
Location: King of Kings Baptist Ministries, 5169 Broad Street, Pgh, PA 15224
Contact: Nicole Ham-Hawes 412-661-3550
A Celebration depicting famous African Americans past and present with skits and speeches, also praising God through song and mime.
Join Pittsburgh Public Schools for a Celebration of
Black History Month
When: February 22, 2011
Reception -- 5:00 pm
Program -- 5:30 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Milliones 6- 12 Auditorium
3117 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15219
Cost: Free, please RSVP
RSVP: By Friday, February 18th, 2011 to Annie Nelson at 412-622-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Purpose: To culminate this year's Black History Month with a celebration of the Culturally Responsive Arts Education Program (CRAE) and watch the final round of this yearâ€™s African American History Challenge Bowl, hosted by 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania.
Talk Magazine Black History Month Merit Award Reception
Friday, February 25, 2011, Holiday Inn University Center in Oakland
Event is FREE | TIME: 6 pm to 8 pm
RSVP - call 412.823.4007
Contact: Talk Magazine at 412.823.4007, Roxanne and Luther Sewell
This is an annual event in celebration of Black History Month and Talk Magazine will give the Merit Award to the YMCA Centre Avenue Branch for their dedication and service to the community, as well as Recognition of Past and Present Elected Officials.
"A Black History Month Extravaganza"
Saturday, February 26th @ 5pm, at Macedonia Baptist Church,
17 Cochran St. Duquesne, PA 15110.
This event will include, mimes, poetry, spoken word, black history facts, choirs & much more from our church & several local churches in the community. Refreshments will be served. This is a free-will event. Contact for more info: 412-414-3405 or email@example.com
Community Soul Food Extravaganza
February 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm | $5 Donation
@ Wayman Church - 1136 Eoff St. Wheeling, WV 26003
Wayman Church would like for you to prepare your favorite recipe, have the recipe labeled with your name, and bring it to the church before 1:00pm on Sunday, February 27th. To everyone who submits their favorite recipe the event will be FREE. Contact John Stephens at 304-216-3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org
on or before February 23rd.
"Ministry: It's a Family Affair"
Black History Month Gospel Musical Celebration
Date & Event - Sunday, February 27, 2011; 4:00 PM
Cost of event - free will offering
Location - Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, 708 North Fifth Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952. Contact - A. Glenn Freeman (724) 513-7709 or email@example.com
The 11th Anniversary Committee of Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church presents "Ministry: It's a Family Affair"- Black History Month Gospel Musical Celebration which features Male Independent Quartet and Gospel Rap Artists, Local Male Choruses, and Quartets.
Black History Month at Magee Womens Hospital February 28, 2011
On February 28th @ 3:00 PM Mr. Bill Strickland, President of the Manchester Craftsmanâ€™s Guild and Bidwell Training Center, will appear in the Main Auditorium on Level Zero at Magee Womens Hospital.
Address: 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
He will speak on the topic "The Art of Leadership" and will also sell his latest publication, Make the Impossible Possible.
The lecture starts promptly at 3:00 PM
and book sale and signing at 3:45 until 4:30 p.m.
For contact information call Yvette Taylor, 412-641-4260
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