Mr. Smalls Presents
Cultural Gumbo Fundraiser – Benefiting New Sun Rising’s Fire Recovery
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Price: Advance: $20.00 - Door: $30.00
This Event Is All Ages
*COVID-19 POLICY* Mr. Smalls COVID-19 policy has been lifted as of 4/1/22 except where required by the artist.
New Sun Rising and Sprezzatura are pleased to present the Cultural Gumbo hosted by Day Bracey, including New Orleans inspired food from Sprezzatura, live music from the Red Beans & Rice Combo and Brassholio, and some of Pittsburgh's best visual artists including Marlon Gist, JY Originals, Baron Batch, and screen printing with Quaishawn Whitlock. New Sun Rising is also excited to celebrate our 2023 Vibrancy Awardees for culture: #notwhitecollective and Unshakeable Motherhood. Support local culture and help us raise funds for fire recovery efforts to re-establish the Millvale Food + Energy Hub as an even better place to create, connect, and celebrate together.
Advance tickets are now available for $20, and will be $30 at the door. Food, drinks, and art will be available for purchase during the event with proceeds to support our fire recovery fund and affected tenants at the Millvale Food + Energy Hub.
Born out of an event supporting New Orleans’ musicians after Hurricane Katrina and Pittsburgh communities after Hurricane Ivan, the Cultural Gumbo helps creatives and grassroots projects thrive while raising funds for our shared community space: the Food + Energy Hub in Millvale. Unfortunately in the lead up to this event, disaster struck on January 30, 2023 as our facility experienced a significant electrical fire in the basement. The damage is extensive and the building's mission-based tenants will be displaced for some time as clean up occurs. Fortunately our community is strong and we plan to rebuild as quickly and safely as possible.
The good news is that our friends and neighbors at Mr Smalls have welcomed us to make sure that the show goes on!