First Day of Thrival Festival w/Logic, Carnage, Two Door Cinema Club; Texture Ballet Opens ‘Boundless’ (Fri., 9/29/17)

Metric jamming at center stage, l. to r., James Shaw, Joules Scott-Key (background), Emily Haines, and Joshua Winstead.

Metric jamming at center stage at last year’s Thrival Music Festival, l. to r., James Shaw, Joules Scott-Key (background), Emily Haines, and Joshua Winstead. Photo Rick Handler.

1) Thrival Music is part of the larger Thrival Festival, where the name of the game is capitalist enterprise. Local startup/innovation incubator Ascender powers the festival, a rich brew of entrepreneurship, empowerment, and culture. The music portion runs Fri., Sept. 29, and Sat., Sept. 30, at the Carrie Furnace, a pre-World War I iron plant turned National Historic Landmark. The schedule includes local and national acts. Logic, a rapper who had his first No. 1 album this year with Everybody, headlines the first day. Pittsburgh-based Wiz Khalifa headlines day two. The music video for his song “See You Again” (featuring Charlie Puth), from  the Furious 7 soundtrack, was briefly the most viewed video on YouTube when it surpassed “Gangnam Style” in July. Also performing are Irish indie-rockers Two Door Cinema Club, Detroit-based DJ and saxophonist Griz, Pittsburgh instrumentalists The Garment District, soul rockers Rachel B with little good bad (+ -), and many more. Little good bad (+-) just released a new single “”A Little Rain” on September 25. Check Thrival’s website for all acts and event times. Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin. (CM)

2) Texture Contemporary Ballet is a company that does what the name says: contemporary dance grounded in classical ballet discipline and techniques. Typical shows consist of several pieces in a range of styles. Past performances have included dances set to songs by Adele and to live cello-rock music by the ensemble Cello Fury, as well as a dance choreographed by a hip-hop artist and another that mixed ballet with tango. So, what will Texture do next? We’re not sure, but the company’s new production is called Boundless. Continues through October 1.New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. (MV)

Free RADical Days 2017 Events

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Free admission for tours: 10AM, 11AM, noon, 1PM
Take a special tour of the environmentally-smart Gold/platinum LEED-certified building. The building’s dynamic design offers breath-taking views and a suspended roof structure. Call to reserve your tour time (412) 565-6000. Complimentary parking is available in the DLCC garage on 10th Street. Bring your parking ticket in and exchange for your tour ticket.
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown)

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Free admission: 4:30-6:30PM
Experience Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s Inspiring Makers interactive exhibit featuring live jazz music, gallery talks and hands-on design arts activities. Snacks available from Bidwell Training Center’s culinary students. 1815 Metropolitan St. (North Side)

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