During "Unity in Community" — the closing Kwanzaa Ceremony of the Homewood Holiday Market — "elders" and "young warriors" will be given affirmations and resolutions to recite to each other in the spirit of bridging generational gaps, fostering multi-generational relationships, and pledging to one another to work in solidarity to advance the community. The ceremony will be held on the fifth day of Kwanzaa.
Where: Homewood Market at 700 Dallas Ave. (Homewood West)
When: December 30, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.
'Twas the night before Christmas ... and 'twas time for brunch, featuring a DJ, games and breakfast delicacies. On the menu: Chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, eggs, bacon and mimosas.
Where: The Shop at 621 N. Dallas Ave. (Homewood)
When: December 23, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to December 24, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $20
At this silent party, choose the music you want to dance to, regardless of what everyone else is listening to. Pop on headphones and pick from a mix of '80s, '90s and 2000s; Top 40 and pop or hip hop. Each station has a corresponding color so you can see who's dancing along to the same tunes.
Where: Galaxy Lounge & Entertainment Center at 7246 Kelly St. (Homewood)
When: November 25, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to November 26, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $15
The Community Empowerment Association is hosting Buy Black - A Black Saturday Holiday Market Place encouraging shoppers to use their economic power to support black businesses and black entrepreneurs during the holiday season. "Don't spend your money on Black Friday," the event listing says "but support black owned businesses on Saturday."
Where: 7120 Kelly St. (Homewood South)
When: November 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
As a part of The People Are The Light initiative, a series of public art installations and workshops in Homewood, Nisha Blackwell will present a workshop titled Black Makers Making. Participants can make their own craft, as well. Learn more about the presenter and her company Knotzland Bowties here.
Where: House of Manna at 7240 Frankstown Ave. (Homewood)
When: October 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free
As part of "The People Are The Light," a public art series in Homewood, Dina “Free” Blackwell will lead a conversation for and with women on personal transformations. Blackwell is executive director of the Homewood Renaissance Association and the House of Manna, which works to close the poverty gap in the Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Where: House of Manna Faith Community at 7240 Frankstown Ave. (Homewood)
When: September 30, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Join MoWa Yoga for some Monday night relaxation at this vinyasa yoga class held at Kenny's. The workshop is free to Homewood residents, YMCA members and members of the Kingsley Association. For all others, the class is a pay-what-you-can system.
Where: Kenny's at 7401 Tioga Street (Homewood South)
When: September 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.