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Dance classes and storytelling at Pittsburgh's Market Square this weekend

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A series of special programs take place in Market Square tonight and tomorrow to highlight Dutch artist Allard van Hoorn's audio installation Mix-n-Match, a larger-than-life illuminated "record player."

The "spindle" of "Mix-N-Match" - PHOTO COURTESY OF OFFICE OF PUBLIC ART
  • Photo courtesy of Office of Public Art
  • The "spindle" of "Mix-N-Match"
This weekend's selections include public dance classes from Arthur Murray Dance Studios, an outfit with more than 260 dance studios in 21 countries. Three of its studios will converge tonight to lead an outdoor class including salsa and line dancing after house artists perform a spotlight performance. The event takes place from 7-9 p.m.

Tomorrow, volunteers from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh — Hazelwood will recreate their performance for Mix-n-Match; their track, "Flower Beds," was one of the eight featured on the giant jukebox's playlist. The track features the sounds of tape ripping and a group of Hazelwood residents speaking amongst themselves.



In addition to the live performance, the library will offer other forms of full-fledged family fun including a visit from the story mobile, readings by Hazelwood residents, stories from the library's Reading Buddy program, kite-making and other games, all in honor of April being the Month of the Young Child. Free copies of Will Hillenbrand's book Kite Day (Bear and Mole) will be distributed. The event takes place 1-3 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public, courtesy of the Office of Public Art and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Volunteers work on the "Mix-N-Match" audio installation earlier this year - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ART
  • Photo courtesy of the Office of Public Art
  • Volunteers work on the "Mix-N-Match" audio installation earlier this year
Mix-N-Match runs through April 30.

For more information, contact Rachel Klipa at 412-391-2060 ext. 237 or visit www.publicartpittsburgh.org.

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