With the Friday Five, we bring you our weekly choice of the top five events to check out in the near future. And as you enjoy, please consider supporting these artists and arts organizations. Every donation counts.
In addition to these weekly selections, we also keep a more comprehensive rolling list of ongoing and upcoming happenings at our ONLINE ARTS GUIDE.
Summer camp registration is open for ages 4-18! The Flynn remains fully committed to accessibility and will continue to offer camps and classes on a pay-what-you-can basis with some summer camps offered in-person and others virtually.
Plus, don't miss our pay-what-you-can, online, April vacation camp—Bandlab and Multi-Track Recording 101—offered in two sessions for ages 8-12 and 13-18.
Join Fábio Pereira Nascimento, aka Professor Fuá, in this course focused on movement and culture. Capoeira was invented by Brazilian slaves and is a complex amalgamation of fighting, dancing, singing, social skills, and ritual. Considered one of the largest black resistance movements, capoeira was outlawed from 1890 to 1940 in what was the first constitution of the Brazilian Republic. Capoeira today is played in 150 countries throughout the world. This course will briefly touch on the musical elements of capoeira and will focus more on discovering its fluid and inclusive nature and some concepts such as Axé and Malicia.
Join the University of Pittsburgh Center for Creativity in this found poetry workshop. Sources for poetry are all around us: newspaper articles, scientific and law journals, junk mail, pop songs, comments sections.... Explore two forms of found poetry in this workshop: erasure (or blackout) poems, and centos, or collage poems. The emphasis will be on play and discovery in this informal workshop: no previous writing experience is necessary.
The Wheel of Fate is the Zoom comedy game show unlike any other Zoom comedy game show. One part Wheel of Fortune, one part Jeopardy, and one part fart jokes, Contestants answer questions on topics ranging from current events to pop culture to why did that guy dump Samantha? They need volunteers from the gallery, but you don't have to compete to just enjoy the show!
Burnt-Out Wife is “an imaginative and brave show performed with fearless vulnerability by the warm, wild and untamed Sara Juli" (Broadway Baby). Burnt-Out Wife explores the decay and detritus of a once-promising marriage. Separation, sex deprivation, and lack of communication add up to wanting to run from the popular, yet impossible binding contract. Using her comedic text-driven dance style, Sara Juli blows up marriage. There will be a post-performance discussion on April 11 at 7 pm.
Guitarist Russ Spiegel leads this powerhouse of an organ group with music that makes you feel real good. The Miami-based combo specializes in guitar and organ-based jazz with a heavy groove element.