Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Secret Speakeasy: Qixi Festival in Pittsburgh, August 7.

The Pittsburgh chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans and Secret Speakeasy will host a Qixi Festival on August 7.
Legend tells of a love story between the weaver girl, Zhinu (the star of Vega) and the cowherd, Niulang (the star of Altair). Their love was forbidden and they were banished to opposite sides of the Silver River (the Milky Way). Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies forms a bridge to reunite these star crossed lovers for just one day...

On this day we celebrate the Qixi Festival, or the Double Seventh Festival: Chinese Valentine's Day:

The evening will recreate a romantic Qixi Festival indoors - filled with close-up magic and readings, craft stations from renowned experts such as Chinese calligraphy and Chinese knot art, performances of silk and iron fan dance, performances from a world master of the pipa - the Chinese lute - who studied with Yo Yo Ma, immersive art installations, and more.

Join Seth Neustein and T.j. Harris in collaboration with the Organization of Chinese Americans - OCA Pittsburgh this August 7th for a once in a lifetime Secret Speakeasy® - Qixi Festival. These epic theater and cultural events are made possible by you and quality sponsors: Calvin Sales, Financial Services Professional w/ New York Life Insurance Co

Bring your true love - or find your true love. You never know who you will meet in the Secret Speakeasy®...

Seth Neustein has hosted his exclusive Secret Speakeasy® experiences to sold out audiences across the US since 2016. Due to popular demand he is now bringing one of these unforgettable events to Pittsburgh.

Secret Speakeasy® is an exclusive one of a kind themed experience set in a secret venue in or near downtown Pittsburgh. Locations can be private lofts, high end lounge back rooms, private speakeasies…

Guests will be provided with instructions or cryptic clues to find the hidden location and the password for entry. You can't enter the Secret Speakeasy® without the password – no exceptions!
More information available on the event's Facebook page.