They boys are soooo looking for ward to hearing Sons of Mystro! At last year’s EQT Children’s Festival the boys and I had so much fun at the viewing of Sunjata Kamalenya. At this point we’ve been attending the festival since they were 3 and 4-years-old. I was super surprised that now at 9 and 10 years-old, there are still performances that they enjoy. Keep scrolling for your chance to win 4 tickets to the show of your choice.

the Mendoza boys at last year’s showcase of
Sunjata Kamalenya .

This year, we are over the moon about Sons of Mystro. Our homeschooling co-op introduced us to Black Violin in 2017 when they came to the Byham Theater. Ever since then, we’ve been beginning our mornings listening to their music and various other classical performers who are infusing Hip-Hop music into their music. When we heard that their prodigies, Sons of Mystro, will be one of the featured performances at this year’s EQT Children’s Festival, we got super excited.

If you don’t know who Sons of Mystro are, check out this video.

They. Are. Dope. In addition to hip-hop, they are well known for doing reggae covers. My hubby is a Trini, so although we haven’t heard them do any Soca covers, we love the reggae ones. You see Sons of Mystro at the August Wilson Cultural Center on ,

  • Friday, May 17th at 12:15 pm
  • Saturday, May 18th at 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 19th at 12:15 pm

Although Sons of Mystro are definitely the performers that my family is most excited to see, we are also happy to see such a variety of shows being offered at the EQT Children’s Festival this year.

If you’ve never been to the festival. Here are a few things you should know.

  • The entire Cultural District (Penn Avenue section of Downtown, Pittsburgh) is blocked off with tons of kid’s activities and food trucks.
  • Select theaters in the Cultural District offer a kid-friendly performances for an entire week

The festival runs from Thursday, May 16th to Sunday, May 19th. If you’re looking for some high-flying, super active fun, check out Air Play. My boys typically love this type of show, it is constant action. Check out this video.


Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow glove you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal world, transforming ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. Air Play will be at the Byham Theater from Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th at various times. Check out the schedule here.

Last, but not least, for all my mamas with toddlers and youngins, you won’t want to miss Emily Brown and The Thing. It’s all about a little kid struggling to go to sleep. (Don’t we all know that story..lol) Since there’s no sleep in sight, Emily sets off on a journey to find The Thing that’s keeping her awake. Check out this cute little drama at various times from Thursday, May 16th to Saturday, May 18th. Click here for details.

EQT Children’s Festival Giveaway

Wanna win 4 tickets to see the show of your choice at the EQT Children’s Festival? Visit Brown Mamas Facebook page by clicking on the post below and do two (2) things.

  • Leave us a comment about your past theater experience
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The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 8th. May the odds be in your favor sis!

If you don’t like to take chances, head over to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust website now and get your tickets. Tickets start at just $12.

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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on muffymendoza.com.

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