Tickets & Events

East Liberty Celebrates MLK

KST Presents

Activities 12–4p
Performances begin at 2p
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map

“We must walk on…with an audacious faith in the future.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With inspiring performances, discussions and creative activities for all ages, the seventh annual MLK Day celebration highlights the legacy of Dr. King and expands to include multiple locations. This year’s theme, With Audacious Faith in Our Future—East Liberty Looking Forward, provides a framework to come together as community and imagine the future—for ourselves, or neighborhood and beyond. Activity tables fill the KST lobby, while the theater hosts a series of performances and conversations.

This year, East Liberty Celebrates MLK is not only a KST Presents event, but also represents a weekend-long series of events throughout the East End, presented by multiple organizations including Repair the World: Pittsburgh, Union Project, East End Cooperative Ministry, Assemble, 412 Food Rescue, and North Way Christian Community. View the complete list of East Liberty MLK events.


Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.


Participating Organizations

  • Boom Concepts
  • Dreams of Hope
  • Penn Avenue Creative
  • CMU Hear Me Project
  • Strong Women Strong Girls
  • Dress for Success
  • Assemble


  • Darrell Kinsel (emcee)
  • Soundwaves Steel Pan Band
  • Trevor C Dance Co.
  • 1Hood Media
  • Dreams of Hope
  • Alumni Theater Company
  • Anthony Williams
  • Tameka Cage Conley