Briefs: Ukrainian dance; fundraising dinner
The Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is putting on its latest show, “Generations,” on Oct. 26. The group of more than 40 dancers, musicians, actors and singers will portray the tale of a girl named Lesia and her Baba (grandmother). Lesia learns all about her Ukrainian family history, and the love, struggles, joy and losses.
Showtimes are at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie. At 1 p.m., you can explore the Ukrainian Market Place, which sells ethnic goods and food. Tickets are $12 to $15. Details: 412-527-5359 or www.kyivdance.net
— Kellie B. Gormly
The New Bohemian, a multi-use creative space at 887 Progress St., will host an event at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in support of Mama Ros' Bloomfield Sandwich Shop's annual free Thanksgiving dinner.
For many years, Bloomfield Sandwich Shop owners Mike and Ros Miller have offered more than 250 meals free-of-charge to those in need including elderly, shut-ins, displaced youth and people without families
The New Bohemian event, called “Smoky Jazz,” will feature a 1930s and 1940s jazz and rhythm and blues club vibe and feature live music and refreshments of the era. Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes of the era. Admission is $10 at the door.
Participants also are encouraged to bring donations and contributions of frozen turkeys, canned goods, Tofurkeys, vegetarian stuffing mix, butter, soda in cans, plastic silverware, napkins, desserts, as well as cash donations to go to the Thanksgiving dinners.
— Rachel Weaver