Spring 2021

Artful Wednesdays


Spring 2021

January 27, 2021

Mai Khoi

Bad Activist is an autobiographical performance piece, combining storytelling with state-of-the-art music performance. The narrative charts the extraordinary trajectory of Mai Khoi’s life. Khoi becomes a celebrated pop star in Vietnam. Bad Activist explores both the actual historic events of the artist’s life, as well as the subconscious dream worlds that have fueled her work.

PITT ARTS extends a heartfelt thanks to Pitt’s Global Studies Center.


February 3, 2021

Idasa Tariq

Idasa “SoulMan IT” Tariq brings a combination of pre-recorded live performance supported by strings, flute, bass and percussion, and music videos featuring the backdrop of Pittsburgh PA with his blend of Soulful Conscious lyrics Hip Hop.


February 10, 2021

No Covers

They don’t do covers. Why? Because talented, professional, Pittsburgh-based artists need to be supported, compensated, have time and space to speak freely and to share their creativity! No Covers include Cam Chambers, Sierra Sellers, LoRen, Deja Monea, Michael Smalls, Joziah Council, Paul Luc and Kayli Evanchec.


February 17, 2021

Nelida Tirnado

These flamenco talents are mostly from Spain and many have settled the US. You will see excerpts from Tirnado’s best shows.

Flamenco dancer, Nelida Tirnado and accompanying flamenco artists include:
Guitarists, Roberto Castellon,Pedro Cortes and Richard Marlow; Singers, Jesús Montoya, Cristian Puig (also guitarist), Amparo Heredia and Gabriel La Tomasa; Percussion,
Peter Basil Bogdanos; and dancer- Rafael “Keko” Moreno.


February 24, 2021

Namoli Brennet

Trans* songwriter Namoli Brennet has been touring the US and Europe for over a decade. Swapping between electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard and other technological infatuations, Brennet is at heart a songwriter with a desire to communicate something profound. Her performances touch on her experiences as a trans* person while connecting it with the wider experience of what it means to be marginalized. Like many who have struggled with mental illness, Brennet has developed a wry sense of humor and her shows are often punctuated by jokes and anecdotes. Expect a performance that is real, meaningful, imaginative, heartfelt and genuine.