The Pittsburgh Cultural Arts Meetup Group Message Board › Final Reminder & Info about tonight's "Mean Girls" exhibit and "The Complete
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Just a final reminder & info about tonight's posted events in the Cultural District downtown.
First, there is a free opening reception of the powerful new exhibit "Mean Girls" at SPACE Gallery which deals with a very important and timely topic -- namely, bullying. While the opening reception is from 5:30-9 PM, it is highly recommended that Meetups arrive between 6-7:75 PM as this will be the busiest time in the gallery. If you are relatively new to Meetup and don't recognize anyone, please speak to the gallery attendant at the desk and asked to be introduced to the curator (Jill) or myself (Mark).
Second, there is the "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" play where Meetup members are getting discounted tickets for performances tonight at 8 PM and 10:30 PM. This a fun play that has gotten good reviews:
The reason we posted both events is that they are nearly across the street from each other on Liberty Avenue. SPACE Gallery is at 812 Liberty while the "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" play is performed at 937 Liberty 3rd Floor.
Because SPACE Gallery isn't itself a 'destination' venue (especially on a Friday night), attendees (whether in the Meetup or not) would most likely also want to doing something else afterwards.
Thus, one option is to check out the Shakespeare play which begins at 8 PM and ends around 9:45 PM ... and so this gives people the option to come over to SPACE after work, check out the new powerful exhibit, mingle with other Meetups, etc. before going to the Shakespeare play at 8 PM where Meetup gets a discount.
However, there could be other people that would rather do something else downtown (happy hour, going to dinner with friends, Salsa dancing, another show at Benedum/Heinz/Public Theater, etc.) and so it might be interesting to give some options with something 'free' and something where there is a discount.
-- Attend SPACE and then the Shakespeare play
-- Attend SPACE and do something else (downtown, nearby Strip District, etc.) maybe with a smaller Meetup group
-- Attend the Shakespeare play
Most of the Meetups interested in the Shakespeare play have opted for the 8 PM performance and so these members will be leaving SPACE Gallery promptly at 7:45 PM. Anyone is also welcome to join us and pay $20 for discounted tickets at the door.
But if you arrive at SPACE before 7:45 PM and aren't interested in the play, there may still be other Meetups that want to stay until 9 PM and/or do something else as a smaller group. So you have some options tonight.
Again, it is highly recommended that Meetups arrive between 6-7:75 PM at SPACE Gallery as this will be the busiest time in the gallery. If you are relatively new to Meetup and don't recognize anyone, please speak to the gallery attendant at the desk and asked to be introduced to the curator (Jill) and/or myself (Mark).