Kelly Strayhorn Theater

December 13
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Looking for a winter warmer for the entire family?

Dance your way into the holiday season with a wintry mix of festive music, games, crafts and seasonal treats at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Transforming the historic theater into a winter wonderland, the Let’s Move! Winter Family Dance Party invites toddlers, teens and adults of all ages to experience the festive side of its historic East Liberty HQ on Saturday, December 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participate in a variety of interactive dance floor games and spirited rounds of musical chairs, enjoy performances by Sankofa Village Drum and Dance Ensemble and sing along to kid-friendly music spun by DJ SMI. Follow along with giant colorful puppets, create art projects and holiday gifts in the event’s “free-for-all craft corner” and  pose for a keepsake in the event’s photo booth.

Finish your holiday shopping at the event’s global marketplace hosted by the Ujamaa Collective, which promotes small business ownership—particularly among African American women—and supports self-sufficiency and creative opportunities for entrepreneurs. The eclectic market will feature distinctive handmade wares created by members of the collective, including gemstone and beaded jewelry, natural skincare products, African clothing and art, local and international photography and more.

Craving a seasonal snack? Sip fresh warm cider and enjoy holiday treats from Everyday’s a Sundae and Cafe.

Featuring emcee Ricardo Iamuuri, the Let’s Move! Family Dance Party is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s national campaign to create a healthier generation of youth, and help families enjoy a healthy lifestyle that is easy and fun.

Each family will receive a gift bag and stocking stuffers, and will vie for special door prizes. Extra bonus? Admission for the holiday family celebration is pay-what-you-can.

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.