August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Cultural Sites

The lobby of August Wilson Center; credit Pittsburgh CVB

Pittsburgh Cultural Sites

August Wilson Center African American Culture

Hill House Community Center
DESCRIPTION: A magnet institution since 1964 by promoting love, self-respect, and self-esteem for many needy citizens of the upper Hill District. The center provides art, singing, and dance programs, child care services, parenting programs, senior services, summer youth camp, employment transition support, neighborhood development and more. It occasionally hosts jazz concerts.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 1835 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-392-4400

Kuntu Repertory Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Kuntu is reflective of African Art, Philosophy and Life. See one of a kind plays from established and up-and-coming playwrights. August Wilson’s plays were performed here before he went on to Broadway fame. Kuntu has offices at University of Pittsburgh, Department of Africana Studies. Most plays are performed at Stephen Foster Memorial Auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh.
BOX OFFICE: Before all shows; shows start at 8p; tickets $20
ADDRESS: 4140 Wesley Posvar Hall at 
230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: metered on campus lots before 6pm

Jazz Hall of Fame
DESCRIPTION: Established in 1977, this small self-guided museum celebrates the achievements of jazz greats such as Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Grover Washington, Jr., Clark Terry and Pittsburgh jazz musicians such as Errol Garner, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, and Nathan Davis. Exhibits include instruments donated by several of the aforementioned musicians.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: William Pitt Union at U. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: metered on campus lots before 6pm

Cathedral of Learning, Africa Room
DESCRIPTION: The University of Pittsburgh has the distinction of hosting an Africa nationality room among numerous other rooms named after nations around the world. It would have been more honorable and scholarly for Pitt to establish rooms that represent actual African nations.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-5p
ADDRESS: Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: metered on campus lots before 6pm

New Horizon Theatre
DESCRIPTION: A local theatre for aspiring actors, directors and playwrights.
ADDRESS: 1303 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 412-431-0773


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