August Wilson Block Party | August Wilson House | Food & Drink Event, Community, Festivals | Pittsburgh City Paper

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August Wilson Block Party

People from this city will never hesitate to tell an outsider that a particular celebrity hails from Pittsburgh, whether it's Michael Keaton, Gertrude Stein, or Christina Aguilera (Wexford still counts). But no name looms larger than August Wilson, and with good reason. Few Pittsburgh-bred artists have left such an indelible mark on American culture while focusing their work so squarely on their hometown. The August Wilson Block Party celebrates this legacy by bringing revelers to the famous playwright’s childhood home in the Hill District. All around the home — which is currently being converted into a theater and cultural center — find vendors, games, live music, food trucks and live stage performances. The party is a celebration of Wilson’s birthday and marks the fourth year the Hill District has hosted the event.

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