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Khuraki: East Liberty/Highland Park

Presented by RealTime Interventions at Union Project, Pittsburgh PA

This event is part of the Artsburgh Flex Pass Program.
Apr 06 2019
Khuraki: East Liberty/Highland Park

This free series of four events will celebrate the beauty of Afghan culture, music, and food through “theatrical portraits” of five strong women who will forever be Afghan but have recently become Pittsburghers as well. Donation suggested.

Produced by RealTime Interventions, “Khūrākī” was created by Molly Rice in collaboration with a group of recently-resettled Afghan refugees in Pittsburgh. Commissioned by the Office of Public Art as part of their Artists in Residence program* and supported by Pittsburgh’s refugee resettlement community and many other partners, Khūrākī (meaning “eat” or “meal” in the Afghan language Dari) will take place in four locations across Pittsburgh from late March to early May. The

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Reserve your seats for Program 1 now! Program 2 seats will be available soon. Get your tickets here: Audiences are limited to 50 per night. Tickets are free but a $20 donation is suggested. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will go to the women of the Pittsburgh Afghan community to support their efforts to develop a food-based business.

In order to share Afghan culture with people from all over the city, a limited number of tickets will be reserved for residents of each neighborhood in which Khūrākī takes place. To reserve these seats, contact RealTime directly at with “Neighborhood Tickets” as the subject line.

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Additional time info:

The Khuraki series will be presented in two parts, split into four events at four locations.

Times, places and dates:

Program 1:
Saturday, March 23 at New Sun Rising’s Millvale Moose, 112 E Sherman St, Millvale, PA 15209
Saturday, April 6 at the Union Project, 801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Program 2:
Monday, April 22 at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Monday, May 6 at City of Asylum, 40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

“Program 1: New Year” will be performed at 7 PM on March 23 and April 6, and will center around traditions of the Afghan new year (Nowruz) and the women’s personal stories of home.

“Program 2: Change and Permanence” will be performed at 7 PM on April 22 and May 6, and will focus on the ways Afghans mark life changes (birth, death, coming of age, marriage) as well as Ramadan traditions, again told through the women’s stories.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Union Project

801 N Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


There is plenty of on street parking and a public access parking lot which holds up to 40 cars.
We are also conveniently located on two major bus routes (71A and 87.)


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At RealTime we want our events to be welcoming and accessible to all people. The program 1 events of Khūrākī are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at if you

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