Calendar of Events in Pittsburgh

CupcakKe, Moon Baby, Bambi

Wed., Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
$26 - 55
CupcakKe is a sex-positive rapper with tight lyrical flow and confidence. Listening closely to her latest album, Eden, Cupcakke raps about heartbreak, racism, and women empowerment while moans and giggles speckle the background. Joined by Moon Baby and Bambi, CupcakKe brings her distinctive music to Spirit on Wednesday.
Spirit Hall & Lodge 242 51st St., Pittsburgh Lawrenceville (map) 412-586-4441

Rashaad Newsome: Shade Compositions

Wed., Dec. 12, 8-10 p.m.
Free; Registration is suggested
For over a decade, artist Rashaad Newsome has been working on his piece Shade Compositions, a performance art project highlighting verbal and physical ticks that stem from Black culture. When Newsome did the piece in San Francisco in 2012, it featured a chorus of performers making smacking “tsk” sounds, rolling their eyes, and making hand gestures. There were hardly any words, but it was obvious the performers were evoking a specific attitude. For Shade Compositions, presented by the Andy Warhol Museum and performed at Carnegie Music Hall, Newsome cast and choreographed local Black female and femme Black performers to orchestrate a statement on Black language.

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Carnegie Music Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland (map) 412-237-8300

Paris to Pittsburgh

Wed., Dec. 12, 9 p.m.
When President Trump decided to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, he uttered the infamous words “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” and he had no idea what kind of storm he’d ignited. Mayor Peduto was quick to voice his support for the agreement and point out that the majority of the city didn’t vote for the president. Paris to Pittsburgh, a new documentary about the climate change debate, premieres on the National Geographic Channel. The film charts the economic and cultural impacts of global warming, as well as the protests and activism from people fighting for their right to a livable planet.
Various locations throughout Pittsburgh 600 Iron City Drive, Pittsburgh Green Tree (map) 724-705-5044


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