The Pittsburgh DSA is hosting a screening of Obvious Child.
Obvious Child tells the story of a twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy which forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Often cited as the first abortion rom-com.
???We will also be hosting a bake sale.???
You are welcome to come and donate baked goods.
Tickets are not required but donations are suggested.
6:45 p.m. – Welcoming reception with a cash bar
7:05 p.m Film Screening
There will be a brief intermission
The Bridge Series unites the Pittsburgh literary and activist communities to raise awareness and funds for local organizations fighting the good fight in these troubling times.
The series convenes the last Wednesday of each month at The Brillobox. Each installment will feature Pittsburgh’s finest writers and a special guest organization (with proceeds from the evening going directly to that organization).
Tonight will feature readings from:
Veronica Corpuz is a poet and multimedia artist based in Wilkinsburg. The former director of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, she has previously served as the program assistant for the Poetry Project in New York City; as adjunct professor at Naropa and Chatham universities; and as guest speaker and poet at New York University and the Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on a memoir of prose poems about her late husband, Michael Grzymkowski, and his battle with brain cancer.
Deesha Philyaw is the co-author of Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce, written in collaboration with her ex-husband. Her writing on parenting, race, gender, and pop culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, EBONY, Essence, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh CityPaper, Full Grown People, brevity, Dead Housekeeping, The Establishment, Catapult, ESPN’s The Undefeated, and elsewhere. Deesha’s work includes a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2016 and a forthcoming short story in Apogee Journal. At The Rumpus, she inaugurated and curates an interview column called VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color. Deesha is a fellow at the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is currently working on a novel as a well as a short story collection called The Secret Lives of Church Ladies.
Sarah Shotland is the author of the novel Junkette, and a playwright whose work has been widely produced nationally and internationally. She is the co-founder and program coordinator of the Words Without Walls program, and teaches in the MFA program at Chatham University. She’s currently working on a collection of essays about her experiences working in jails and prisons.
Our guest organization for the evening is Words Without Walls.
Words Without Walls is a creative partnership between Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and the Allegheny County Jail, State Correctional Institution of Pittsburgh, and Sojourner House, a residential treatment facility for mothers and their children. Words Without Walls teaches 18 creative writing classes per year, serving about 300 men, women, and youth annually. In addition to teaching creative writing courses, Words Without Walls publishes chapbooks and anthologies of the best of our students’ work; holds readings featuring Words Without Walls writers; and runs a reading series that brings critically acclaimed writers to Pittsburgh to engage with students. This year, Words Without Walls began the Maenad Fellowship, a new initiative that brought eight women in recovery from drugs and alcohol to Chatham’s campus for 12 weeks to take part in master classes and readings. The first cohort of the Maenad Fellowship graduated from the program just last week. The work of Words Without Walls is funded by the NEA, the NEH, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Foundation, and the Staunton Farm Foundation.
Put your thinking cap on every Wednesday at 9:30 the Brillobox for pub quiz.
every Friday $5 select champagne and white wines all night!
This month we’re celebrating Gucci Mane’s trip to the Burgh! We’ve got all the best Hip Hop, RnB, and Trap.
Hosted by Arie Cole and Norman Drip
Winter is finally over and Pgh Bro Club is here to celebrate with y’all!
Prepare to look cute, get drunk, and dance all night to a mix of your favorite pop, disco, r&b, hip hop, and general trash hits.
Everyone is welcome, please be respectful to all the other partygoers.
10 PM – 2PM
Join us on Sundays from 10am until 3pm for Brunch!
Classic Breakfast – 2 eggs your way or tofu scramble(VG) / hashbrowns / choice of bacon, sausage, or seisage (VG) / texas toast $10
Omelette or tofu scramble (V) of the day – $12
Three Pancakes (VG) – maple syrup $8 / specialty topping $10
Coffee – $2
V – vegetarian / VO – Vegan Option / VG – Vegan
Every Sunday starting at 5pm join us for our Vegetarian dinner.
Every sunday will feature a different dinner for only 7 Bucks.
Move Yinz! proudly partners with Brillobox to host fitness classes every Tuesday at 6:30PM.
Donations are encouraged and will benefit Planned Parenthood.
Our first class starts September 13 @ 6:30 pm- Register Today!
CUMBIA CUMBIA CUMBIA!!!!
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY
Dancehall from around the glove. Cumbia, Bhangra, Balkan, Afrobeat and more
Special Guest DJ JUAN DIEGO
Special MYSTERY PERFORMERS
Atomic Jane hosts the monthly ATOMIC JAM, a ladies-only comedy jam with a showcase set from a featured guest!
Experience the unique support and energy that happen when performing with just the ladies. A stage full of women – that’s anyone indentifying as a woman – sharing their talents in improv, stand up, sketch, musical comedy, and storytelling!
Performing is not a requirement. Our performers love an enthusiastic audience, and the AUDIENCE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Here are the details:
WHEN: Wednesday May 10th. Sign-ups at 9pm, jam begins at 9:30 pm
WHERE: brillobox, 2nd floor
COST: Free! Donations will be accepted for an organization supporting women and women-related causes.
There’s a reason why Billy Price’s album “This Time For Real,” a collaboration with soul legend Otis Clay, won best soul blues album at the 2016 Blues Music Awards, and a reason why Billy is a Pittsburgh Rock ’N Roll Legends inductee. When you hear him, you’ll understand why. You will think Billy was born to sing.
Come out to enjoy two sets of great live music with Billy Price and his band. Ticket sales benefit the Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center’s move to its new Penn Avenue location. (Photo credit: David Aschkenas)
80s underground and obscure: post-punk, deathrock, new wave, goth, minimal synth, synth pop, and all things you can dance to.
Brought to you by: erica scary, huck finn, & a.grey
Friday, May 19th, 2017
WARTHOG – NYC hardcore punk. Maybe put out the best hardcore 7″ of 2016?
LA MISMA – NYC hardcore punk
Thursday May 25th