Full Bloom Dance Party

Kelly Strayhorn Theater

June 6
7 p.m.

Where can you dance the night away in Cuba, India, Japan or Morocco–without ever leaving Pittsburgh? Your passport to a spring fling with global flair awaits this weekend at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater‘s Full Bloom Summer Dance Party.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Featuring cuisine, sounds and activities paying tribute to the artists of the Kelly Strayhorn’s World Stage, the signature benefit bash showcases the artistic vision and international companies the theater has brought to its stage for Pittsburgh audiences.

This bash is also a party with a purpose because all proceeds go to supporting the theater’s accessible programming for families, residents and youth in the East Liberty community.

Ready to bloom? Dress up or dress down, but come ready to dance. Ramping up the festivities for the seventh annual edition of Full Bloom will be the event’s first on-stage dance party. Get a colorful henna tattoo and then jump onto the stage and groove to global beats spun by Pittsburgh’s own DJ Pandemic.

Full Bloom

More of a wallflower? Have your fortune told by a resident mystic in the Moroccan lounge, travel the world and create a keepsake in an interactive photo booth and bid on cool gifts and packages from local businesses during the event’s auction.

In between dance moves, savor refreshing Rock Bottom brews in the Bavarian Beer Garden and enjoy treats from Greek Gourmet, East End Food Co-op, Everyday’s a Sundae, Livermore and others.

Purchase tickets now.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.