20 May

Free Association @ City of Asylum Reading Series

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional local writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.    Featured Writers: Alison Taverna earned her MFA in Poetry and Publishing from Chatham University, where her thesis, If We Keep These Bodies, won the Best Thesis […]

2018-05-20 5 p.m. 2018-05-20 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association @ City of Asylum Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, May 20, 2018

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 May

Sembène Film Festival: Camp De Thiaroye (Senegal, Algeria & Tunisia)

(3 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of Camp De Thiaroye presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival.   “We are African. We are men” is the rallying cry and epitaph of the heroes of Camp De Thiaroye, Ousmane Sembène’s historical drama of Senegalese infantry soldiers who in 1944, fresh from fighting for the […]

2018-05-21 7 p.m. 2018-05-21 10 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Camp De Thiaroye (Senegal, Algeria & Tunisia) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 21, 2018

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 May

Tania Grubbs: I AM (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with vocalist Tania Grubbs as part of our Vocalist Series! I AM is a tribute concert celebrating women and their contributions to the world of music. The program will feature musical selections from such artists as Annie Ross, Dorothy Fields, and Dinah Washington, accompanied by […]

2018-05-22 8 p.m. 2018-05-22 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Tania Grubbs: I AM (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 May

Stories That Heal: K. Rose Quayle

(1 hr. approximate run time) Join us for the second event in NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series—featuring K. Rose Quayle.  K. Rose Quayle writes on the chaos of mental illness in a world that prizes order and self-control. First committed at the age of 15, she embraces bipolar disorder and delights in the humor of being crazy. In her […]

2018-05-23 7 p.m. 2018-05-23 8 p.m. America/New_York Stories That Heal: K. Rose Quayle 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 May

Remake Learning Days: I Can Change the World

Join Propel MAGIC Afterschool and City of Asylum for an evening creating art, listening to music and authors, and tasting food from other cultures and countries. Featured guests: Graciela Bonnet was born in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1958. She is a publisher, editor, and poet, and holds a degree in Spanish literature from the Central University of Venezuela. […]

2018-05-24 6 p.m. 2018-05-24 8 p.m. America/New_York Remake Learning Days: I Can Change the World 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 24, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 May

ReelQ: Trembling Before G-d

Join us for a screening of Trembling Before G-d, presented by ReelQ.  Shot in six countries, this documentary shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma – how to […]

2018-05-24 7 p.m. 2018-05-24 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Trembling Before G-d 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 24, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 May

Off Minor Jazz Series: 1, 2 & 3

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with Erik Lawrence, Tony DePaolis and Thomas Wendt as part of the Off Minor Jazz Series.  This trio will explore three avenues of musical expression: trio, duo and solo. Drawing from different composers in the Jazz canon, they will offer a unique take on […]

2018-05-27 6 p.m. 2018-05-27 8 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: 1, 2 & 3 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, May 27, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 May

The Bridge Series

The Bridge Series visits City of Asylum at Alphabet City to celebrate the publication of the new anthology ‘Bullets Into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence’ (Beacon Press, 2017). Join them for an evening featuring readings by Vanessa German, Jhordan Price, Roshi Xing, Mysheree Key, and Silas Maxwell Switzer! The Bridge Series’ guest […]

2018-05-29 7:30 p.m. 2018-05-29 9:30 p.m. America/New_York The Bridge Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 May

Lou Stellute & Friends (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with Lou Stellute & Friends. Lou Stellute & Friends will perform an eclectic mix of true, improvisational jazz. The music will be taken from the entire genre of the jazz spectrum. It will be a mix of free improvisations and a reworking of […]

2018-05-30 8 p.m. 2018-05-30 10 p.m. America/New_York Lou Stellute & Friends (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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31 May

Chuck Kinder

Join us for the book launch of Hot Jewels, Chuck Kinder’s second collection of poetry on Six Gallery Press, and a celebration of the author’s life and work. Chuck will be here via Skype, with other poets taking the Alphabet City stage for a series of live poetry readings. Other Featured Writers: Scott Silsbe Michael […]

2018-05-31 8 p.m. 2018-05-31 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Chuck Kinder 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 31, 2018

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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