Upcoming Events

  • KST Presents

    October 24

    Bill Shannon – Residency Showing

    As KST’s current Penn Avenue Creative Artist-in-Residence, Bill Shannon offers an in-process showing and conversation about Touch Update, a multidisciplinary work that combines movement, wearable projection technology and video installation to explore the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact in the digital era.

  • KST Presents

    October 27 - 28

    Balafon West African Dance Ensemble – Black River Showcase: Together We Build Community

    Led by revered dance artist Kadiatou Conte-Forte, Balafon West African Dance Ensemble is a Pittsburgh institution, one that combines intricate choreography and elaborate costumes with live music and song

  • KST Presents

    October 28

    9th Annual Halloween Mayhem

    Zombies, a costume parade, puppets, games and more fill Kelly Strayhorn Theater for our ninth annual Halloween Mayhem.

  • KST Presents

    November 3

    Unblurred Dance Party – November

    On the first Friday of each month, people from all over the city come together on Penn Avenue for Unblurred meet artists and encounter works of photography, dance, painting, sculpture, music and spoken word.

  • KST Presents

    November 3

    Anthony Mitchell Jr / Noel Quintana – The Journey: Drums of Freedom

    Two highly regarded Pittsburgh musicians come together for a month-long exploration as part of KST’s Fresh Works residency program.

  • KST Presents

    November 10 - 11

    Dahlak Brathwaite – Spiritrials

    Dahlak Brathwaite’s incisive humor transform a chilling personal story into a vital performance that layers character-driven storytelling and poetic verse with original songs to create a hybrid hip-hop drama, accompanied by beats from DJ Dion Decibels.

  • KST Presents

    November 17 - 18

    9th Annual My People Series

    This year’s My People series explores the life of queer people of color through award-winning films, community conversations and performances to celebrate the rich contributions made by LGBTQIA people of color.

  • KST Presents

    November 25

    Suite Life: Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash

    The 10th Annual Suite Life is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of KST namesake Billy Strayhorn. Raised in Homewood, the legendary pianist, arranger and composer studied music at an early age, then joined musical ensembles, performed on local radio and wrote music, before making an indelible mark in the world of jazz.

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