PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
MULTIPLE CHOICE EVENTS SERIES
KAIJU BIG BATTEL: MULTIPLE CHOICE VERSUS
MONSTER TRIKE NIGHT
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017 | AUGUST WILSON CENTER
Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the 2017 Multiple Choice Events Series presents Kaiju Big Battel: Multiple Choice Versus, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The Battel and after event featuring Monster Trike Night, at 9:00 p.m., are open to all ages. The Multiple Choice Events Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Tickets ($25 includes Kaiju Big Battel and Monster Trike Night; $5: Monster Trike Night only) are available online at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue or night of event at the venue’s box office. The Multiple Choice Events series offers attendees the opportunity to “own the night” with these Multiple Choice Events:
[A] Attend a show
[B] Go to a party
[C] Dine with our outdoor food vendors, or
[D] All of the above.
Multiple Choice: Versus featuring Kaiju Big Battel, beginning at 8:00 p.m. is something you’ll have to see to believe. In this live monster fighting spectacle, Planet Earth is under threat. Scattered throughout the galaxy lies a monstrous mob of maniacal villains, menacing alien beasts and giant, city-crushing monsters. The Kaiju Universe’s active roster of monsters includes a blue alien-glutton named Sky Deviler, a factory-worker-turned-soup-can named Kung Fu Chicken Noodle, a dirty hare-sage dubbed Dusto Bunny, Uchu Chu the Space Bug and a despicable mad scientist known as Dr. Cube.
At 9:00 p.m., Monster Trike Night will offer adult big wheel racing with a Monster Truck spirit, American Gladiator personality and WWE attitude. Monster Trike Night invites attendees to test their skills on an indoor flat track with head to head races, but the real race is against the clock. Don’t have a trike? No problem! Monster Trike Night has a fleet of adult big wheels for you to race. The Trikes have adjustable seats making them a one size fits all. We provide the trikes, you provide the attitude.
About Studio Kaiju
Studio Kaiju, an independent Boston-based performance and media group, is the creator of Kaiju Big Battel, the world’s only live monster mayhem spectacle. Producer of consistently sold-out events, Studio Kaiju is best known for its live tournament-style performances, which are a character driven, tongue-in-cheek hybrid of American pro-wrestling, Japanese monster-movies, and lowbrow pop-culture. Kaiju means “mysterious beast” in Japanese. Not to be confused with Kaijin, which means “mysterious human.” These multi-media events, complete with over-sized monster-movie props, a towering “Danger Cage”, and miniature cityscape, can also be enjoyed from a safe distance thanks to the Kaiju Big Battel DVD series from KochVision and the Hyperion Books release Kaiju Big Battel: A Practical Guide to Giant City-Crushing Monsters. www.kaiju.com
Upcoming in the 2017 Multiple Choice Events Series:
Audio/Visual Friday | August 25, 2017
Multiple Choice: Audio/Visual features composer and guitarist Kaki King, hailed by Rolling stone as “a genre unto herself.” Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has release 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with icons such as Foo Fighters, Timbaland and the Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks, including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours. Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body” is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. King’s groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other. Or, join us at 9:00pm for a dance party.
Locally Sourced Saturday | October 24, 2017
Multiple Choice: Locally Sourced features a Variety Hour, showcasing the best Pittsburgh has to offer. Featuring performers who live or work within 50 miles of the city, each performer has up to 10 minutes to show off their skills and creativity. The lineup will be announced prior to the event.
Or, join us at 9:00pm for a speed painting competition and after party, where 12 of Pittsburgh’s visual artists will be given 30 minutes and a blank canvas to create works that will be judged by the audience. The top four artists from the preliminary rounds will face off in a second round of painting to determine the winner. At the end of the evening, the art pieces will be auctioned off with the proceeds going directly to the artists. Age 21+ only.
August Wilson Center
The sleek and modern August Wilson Center offers multiple exhibition galleries, a 472-seat theater for performances in all genres, an education center for classes, lectures and hands-on learning, and dazzling spaces for community programs and events. The African American Cultural Center is the non-profit organization that owns the August Wilson Center. For rental inquiries, visit the African American Cultural Center pages on CulturalDistrict.org. For more information and a calendar of events presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust taking place at the August Wilson Center, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.TrustArts.org,www.trustarts.org/visit/facilities/august_wilson.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.