Thrival 2019 Artist Lineup Announced
Sep
18
to Sep 20

Thrival 2019 Artist Lineup Announced

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The seventh annual Thrival Music Festival will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 from noon-11PM in Schenley Plaza in Oakland. This free event will feature musicians, artists and installations centered around the theme "By Pittsburgh. For Pittsburgh. For the World."

Headlining the festival at the Sheetz Main Stage will be Pittsburgh-native, national DJ and producer BUKU. BUKU combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, laden with resounding low-end and intricate drum patterns. Beauty Slap and TitleTown will be supporting BUKU earlier in the evening. 1Hood Media, which has stood as a beacon for artist activists and musicians alike, will also be showcasing eight local acts.

Thrival is also excited to announce a one-night-only collaboration with Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler featuring some of Pittsburgh's best talent. Each show is 100% unique, as a carefully curated lineup of performers is guided through high energy, creative, danceable grooves, and beautiful songs that you won't believe are created on the fly.

"This is our first year participating in Thrival, and we are excited to sponsor the main stage," according to Mary Beth Green, Head of Innovation, at Sheetz. "We are focused on technology and innovation to improve both the customer and employee experience, and Thrival is a great platform to showcase these advancements."

Thrival is turning Schenley Plaza into a true festival with artists, installations and fitness classes. The Wicked Collective will takeover the garden area of Schenley Plaza to celebrate everything festival culture from flower crowns to a man on stilts to a pop-up stage featuring singers and songwriters, rappers, and acoustic musicians starting at noon. CycleBar Robinson will be engaging the fitness community in outdoor spin classes and vendors will be selling crafts throughout the day, including a showcase of PG&H makers. Tastings from Stateside Vodka, Wigle Whiskey, and local breweries will also be onsite.

In a newly announced partnership, Uber Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG) is partnering with Thrival to paint a self-driving vehicle onsite. As Uber ATG continues pushing innovation in Pittsburgh, new self-driving Uber vehicles will be hitting the road soon. To celebrate, Thrival and Uber ATG have commissioned CamPaints to transform a retired self-driving car into a piece of artwork representing the city.

"Maintaining vibrant, accessible public green spaces throughout the city is a priority for us and the City of Pittsburgh," said John Pepper, Director of Communications, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. "Spaces like Schenley Plaza provide cutting-edge, energetic public events like Thrival the opportunity to deliver unique and memorable experiences."

For more information about Thrival, visit thrivalfestival.com. Tickets are available for purchase at eventbrite.com.

About Thrival Festival
Thrival Festival will be taking place on September 18-20, 2019 in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA. The festival will explore innovators, artists, musicians, and creators under the theme "By Pittsburgh. For. Pittsburgh. For the World." Thrival Festival is presented by PNC and supported by UPMC Enterprises, Comcast, Sheetz, Dell, the Pittsburgh Innovation District, and many others.

Originally Posted Here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thrival-2019-artist-lineup-announced-163000254.html

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Thrival Innovation and Music Festival releases full 2019 artist lineup
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

Thrival Innovation and Music Festival releases full 2019 artist lineup

Over its six-year run, the annual Thrival Innovation and Music Festival has bounced from place to place, landing in the Bakery Square and Carrie Furnace, all with varying degrees of success and a few bumps along the way. From Sept. 18-20, the event returns, this time in the Carnegie Museum of Art and Schenley Plaza in Oakland, with another round of live music, art, and guest speakers.

Thrival, an event organized by the startup incubator and coworking space Ascender, just announced its full lineup (the headliners were revealed in June). Under the theme of "By Pittsburgh. For Pittsburgh. For the World," Thrival will focus on “celebrating and supporting Pittsburgh innovators and entrepreneurs,” and will feature innovators in business, research, and the arts, says a press release.

From Sept. 18-19, the Thrival Innovation Summit convenes at the Carnegie Museum of Art with panels on emerging technologies in robotics, manufacturing, biotech, and more.

On Sept. 20, headliner BUKU, a Pittsburgh-native, national DJ, producer, will take the Sheetz Main Stage in Schenley Plaza, and will be joined by Beauty Slap and Title Town. The Pittsburgh arts and activism collective 1Hood Media will also present eight local acts.

Also on the docket is a one-night-only collaboration with Everyone Orchestra. Conducted by Matt Butler, Everyone Orchestra invites musicians and audience members to create a totally improvised performance.

Given that two major universities, Pitt and CMU, are both within walking distance, it’s fair to assume that plenty of students will be at Schenley Plaza for the event, which the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy sees as a big plus.

“Maintaining vibrant, accessible public green spaces throughout the city is a priority for us and the City of Pittsburgh,” says Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy director of communication John Pepper, in a press release. “Spaces like Schenley Plaza provide cutting-edge, energetic public events like Thrival the opportunity to deliver unique and memorable experiences.”

Besides the main stage, the festival will feature art installations, spin classes by CycleBar Robinson, and a showcase by the Wicked Pittsburgh Collective with flower crowns, a stilt-walker, and a pop-up stage with various live music acts at noon.

There will also be craft vendors and tastings from Stateside Vodka, Wigle Whiskey, and local breweries.

In addition, CamPaints will turn a self-driving car from Uber Advanced Technologies Group into a piece of art as a way to, as one press release puts it, celebrate new autonomous Uber vehicles that will be “hitting the road soon” in Pittsburgh.

The Thrival music festival in Schenley Plaza is free, while tickets for the Innovation Summit cost $75-300.

Originally Posted Here: https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/thrival-innovation-and-music-festival-releases-full-2019-artist-lineup/Content?oid=15736253

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City Theatre Launches Season with THE BASH September 7
Aug
7
2:30 PM14:30

City Theatre Launches Season with THE BASH September 7

City Theatre kickS off their 45th season with The Bash, a benefit evening for the South Side theatre company. The Bash is taking over Bingham Street for a block party like no other. Pop-up performances, signature cocktails, food trucks, and an outdoor dance party will fill its multi-location cultural campus located between 13th and 14th Streets.

"As a long time City Theatre supporter and advocate for the arts, I am excited to support the new Bash in the South Side neighborhood," said Event Co-Chair Laura Penrod Kronk. "After over 10 years off-site, we're challenging ourselves to reinvent the entire experience, bringing it home, putting the art center stage, and celebrating the start to our 45th season with our community. It's going to be an event not to be missed." 

The Bash will feature a sneak peek of Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee, one of the most-talked about plays this year, which kicks off the theatre's 45th season and F*ck7thGrade by Jill Sobule and Liza Birkenmeier, a world premiere that will close out the season; local pop up performances in the Hamburg Studio Theatre hosted by Shua Potter; a dance party hosted by 1Hood Media (featuring DJ QRX); signature cocktails conceived by the South Side's best bartenders; and some of Pittsburgh's favorite food trucks, including: Pittsburgh Pierogi, Mission Mahi, and South Side BBQ. City Theatre is also curating a series of unique theatrical excursions, ranging across the country and to London, that will be available through a brand new benefit auction that is live now. Proceeds from THE BASH, with a portion of each ticket tax-deductible, will go directly to serving the organization's new play mission. Event designed by Luxe Creative.

The Bash is led by co-chairs Laura Penrod Kronk, Sandra Solomon, and Nancy Traina. The host committee is co-led by Clyde B. Jones III and Tamara Tunie. Afterparty co-chairs include Day Bracey, Tye Clarke, Marta Napoleone, and Todd Smith.

VIP RECEPTION 6:30PM - Tickets: $250

  • Hor d'oeuvres from the Duquesne Club in the brand new Philip Chosky Production Center

  • Music provided by DJ BIG PHILL

  • Meet the playwrights of City Theatre's 45th season

  • Complimentary beer/wine/champagne toast, food tickets, drinks.

  • An exclusive swag bag

  • Access to a sneak peek of Cambodian Rock Band and F*ck7thGrade

  • Access to rotating Hamburg Cabaret performances, caricatures stations, Contemporary Craft station, tasting stations, and Sarris Candies Desserts.

  • Access to the 1Hood Dance Party

    GENERAL ADMISSION 7:30PM-11:30PM - Tickets: $100

    • Two complimentary drink tickets

    • Access to a sneak peek of Cambodian Rock Band and F*ck7thGrade

    • Access to rotating Hamburg Cabaret performances, caricatures stations, Contemporary Craft station, tasting stations, and Sarris Candies Desserts.

    • Access to the 1Hood Dance Party

AFTER-PARTY DANCE PARTY 9:00PM-11:30PM - Tickets: $50

  • One complimentary drink ticket

  • Access to 1Hood Dance Party, the Hamburg Cabaret, caricature stations, Contemporary Craft station, tasting stations, and Sarris Candies Desserts.

Tickets are on sale now at CityTheatreCompany.org. Valet parking will be available.

Originally Posted Here: https://www.broadwayworld.com/pittsburgh/article/City-Theatre-Launches-Season-with-THE-BASH-September-7-20190805

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1Hood Media Presents: A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

1Hood Media Presents: A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West

The day following the 1-year anniversary of Antwon Rose II’s death, 1Hood Media invites the community to join us in conversation on June 20, 2019, with activist and philosopher, Dr. Cornel West. The conversation will be moderated by 1Hood co-founder and CEO Jasiri X with special guest Bakari Kitwana. The event, supported by the Metro-Urban Institute, will take place at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary from 7-9 PM.

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Pittonkatonk
May
11
11:59 PM23:59

Pittonkatonk

Balkan Brass, Cumbia, Live Hip-Hop, Activist Big Bands, Social Justice Organizers: a one of a kind musical festival, free and open to all, connecting the dots between community, organizers, and euphoric musical experiences.

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The Princess Party 2017
Nov
18
10:30 AM10:30

The Princess Party 2017

1Hood Media invites you to imagine, for just a second, the fairytale of being a princess. Yes! You see it! Now, come join us as we make it a reality! All ages welcome 💕

Enjoy enchanted games, whimsical dancing and delicious bites as we channel our inner princesses together! This event focuses on raising self-esteem, highlighting the accomplishments of women and girls, and encouraging entrepreneurialism at any age.

Since 2015, The Princess Party has been a magical event dreamt up and executed under the directives of now 12 year old Jannah Johari. Her goal, to create a space for the celebration of women, both young and old.

Purchase tickets here

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All Power to the People Protest
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

All Power to the People Protest

  • Highland and Penn Pittsburgh, PA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PITTSBURGH ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

WHY IS LEON STILL SEEKING JUSTICE?
Join us on the anniversary of the shooting of Leon Ford Jr. as we send a message to Pittsburgh to do the right thing and settle this civil suit on behalf of their officer who shot and paralyzed Leon.

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ZAPPALA? CHARGING YOUTH AND NOT THEIR ADULT ABUSERS?
We insist District Attorney Stephen Zappala drop the charges off of young Que'Chawn Wade who will be going to trial as a defendant on Monday, November 13th instead of a plaintiff. He was brutally assaulted at Woodland Hills High school by Churchill police officer Steve Shaulis. We insist that officer Shaulis be charged instead. 

There has been a rise in complaints, many coming from residents of the city of Pittsburgh, against police officers. There are several open cases right now. We demand ACCOUNTABILITY NOW!! 

#JusticeForLeonFordJr.
Nov 11, 2012 19yr old, shot and paralyzed by Pgh Police officer David Derbish in East Liberty

#JusticeForChristopherThompkins
Jan 22, 2017 Killed by Pgh Police officer after calling for help because his house was being burglarized in Larimer

#JusticeForQueChawnWade
April 3, 2017 14 year old, had teeth knocked out in Woodland Hills High school by Churchill Police officer Steve Shaulis

#JusticeForNathanStanleyIII
May 7, 2017 Brutalized (kicked, kneed and punched) by Pgh Police officer Raymond Toomey while on ground and in custody on Southside

#JusticeForRudolphMcBrideIII
On a minimum of 9 occasions harassed, stopped and frisked/searched, threatened with both verbal and physical abuse by Pgh Police (task force) officer’s

#JusticeForDanielAdelman
September 19, 2017 Brutally beaten at PPG arena by Pgh Police officer Andrew Jacobs

#JusticeForJessicaShort
October 27, 2017 Aggressively and unjustly arrested and tasered with 3 year old son in hand, by East Pgh Police officer Calabro 

#JusticeForMelanieCarter
November 2017 Assaulted by State Constable Demetrius

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Jacquea Mae at TEDx Pittsburgh
Jun
4
3:30 PM15:30

Jacquea Mae at TEDx Pittsburgh

TEDxPittsburgh 2017 “Awakening: Ideas on the Rise” will be at the historic Byham Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh.

This year, TEDxPittsburgh will be featuring 1Hood Media Teaching Artist Jacquea Mae, as she uses meaningful soul music and storytelling to tell her journey of awakening. 

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WORD! REMAKE LEARNING WORKSHOP
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

WORD! REMAKE LEARNING WORKSHOP

Join 1Hood Media artists as we take you through an interactive workshop that encourages skills in utilizing Hip Hop to speak to matters of social justice. With a beat, a subject matter, and empathy you will be taken through steps used to create around issues of importance. The workshop culminates with participants a live performance from all participants!

 

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Six X Ate: Vox Populi
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Six X Ate: Vox Populi

 SIX x ATE Vox Populi is pleased to present an amazing line up from 1Hood Media -a collective of socially conscious artists and activists who utilize art as a means of raising awareness about social justice matters effecting people around the world. Not to be missed.

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Media Tools for the Next Generation
May
22
10:00 AM10:00

Media Tools for the Next Generation

  • Center for Media Innovation Point Park University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted at Point Park University's new Center for Media Innovation, this program will focus on tools that young people can use to tell their own stories. Never before has it been so easy for young people to reach large audiences. We will explore how teenagers - and even young children - can become their own broadcaster or publisher for little money and with great potential.

Hosted at Point Park University’s new Center for Media Innovation, this program will focus on tools that young people can use to tell their own stories. Never before has it been so easy for young people to reach large audiences. We will explore how teenagers – and even young children – can become their own broadcaster or publisher for little money and with great potential.

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SIX x ATE - Vox Populi
May
17
11:30 AM11:30

SIX x ATE - Vox Populi

"Get ready for more food, art and lectures. SIX x ATE is pleased to present SIX x ATE: Vox Populi, join us for a special event in partnership with 1Hood Media and Rivers of Steel Arts on May 25th at the Homestead Pumphouse from 6-9pm." - SIX x ATE

For tickets and more information visit www.sixxate.com

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WORD! Workshop : CHICAGO
Apr
22
2:30 PM14:30

WORD! Workshop : CHICAGO

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join 1Hood Media artists as we take you through an interactive workshop that encourages skills in utilizing Hip Hop to speak to matters of social justice. With a beat, a subject matter, and empathy you will be taken through steps used to create around issues of importance. The workshop culminates with participants a live performance from all participants!

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Rock/Hip Hop This Way with Guardians of Sound
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

Rock/Hip Hop This Way with Guardians of Sound

Guardians Of Sound presents "Rock / Hip Hop This Way" August Wilson Center Theater" Sunday April 9th 2017 at 4:00pm. Tickets $10.00 Advance, $15.00 at the door. An Acoustic Performance of Hip Hop and Rock Music featuring Violinist Joshua Henderson, Jasiri X, Idasa Tariq, Jacquea Mae, and the Hip Hop Orchestra Ensemble. For Tickets: www.gosound.org or 412 612 0499.

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