Go Green at Mkt. Square Festivities for Earth Day; Cultural District Gallery Crawl; Amm(i)gone at KST Alloy Studios (Fri., 4/22/22)

1) The Go Green at Market Square for Earth Day has talented local musicians playing in support of conservation matters. Performers slated to appear at this year’s event include Clinton Clegg Trio, Kelsey Friday and the Weekenders, Bindley Hardware Co., Evan Dean Band, Wave Trails, Elias Khouri Band, and Starling My Darling. There will be eco-friendly vendors and plenty of fun activities. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Downtown.

2) Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is happening tonight; it features visual arts, musical performances, and interactive exhibits. All events are free and take place at a variety of galleries, art spaces, and venues. Some galleries offer drinks and hors d’oeuvres. What a great way to sample some of Pittsburgh’s great arts and entertainment! 5:30 – 10 p.m., Cultural District.

3) Our relationships with other mothers is often the most formative one. Amm(i)gone, an adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, is an apology to and from a mother. Adil Mansoor, who is directing Quantum Theatre’s Plano, “explores queerness, the afterlife, and obligation using canonical texts, teachings from the Quran, and audio conversations between Adil Mansoor and his mother. Since discovering his queerness, Mansoor’s mother has turned towards her faith in an attempt to save her son in the afterlife.”

To try and heal his relationship with his mother Mansoor invited her to join him as dramaturg and co-collaborator. In reading, discussing, and translating various adaptations of the play Antigone, they explore Greek tragedy, Islamic traditions, and their own memories to create an original performance emphasizing love across faith. Tonight (8 p.m.) through April 30. Kelly-Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., Friendship.

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