22 Apr

Stephan Crump's Rhombal

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with Stephan Crump’s Rhombal.   “bristles with the unexpected and the lively” – Downbeat The two-horn, bass and drums quartet will explore music from their debut recording, Rhombal, composed for Stephan Crump’s late brother, in addition to several newer works. Rhombal features veteran explorer Ellery Eskelin […]

2018-04-22 7 p.m. 2018-04-22 9 p.m. America/New_York Stephan Crump's Rhombal 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 22, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Apr

Free Association @ City of Asylum Reading Series

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.    Featured Writers: Jeffrey Bolden is a motorcyclist on the road of life. Burning the candles at both ends. At Chatham University and Pittsburgh where he is […]

2018-04-22 5 p.m. 2018-04-22 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association @ City of Asylum Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Apr

 Sembène Film Festival: Taking Root (Kenya)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (Kenya) tells the story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, an environmentalist, political activist and author.  Maathai, the first African woman to receive […]

2018-04-23 7 p.m. 2018-04-23 9 p.m. America/New_York  Sembène Film Festival: Taking Root (Kenya) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 23, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
24 Apr

Media & Marginalization: Positively Queer

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join PEN America, HEArt (Human Equity through Art) and City of Asylum for a poetry reading and Q&A panel discussion with Tony Norman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Kyle Dacuyan from PEN America looking at the way media portrays (or doesn’t) LGBTQA+ writers/activists of color.    Featured Writers:  Poet Casey Rocheteau, the […]

2018-04-24 7:30 p.m. 2018-04-24 9 p.m. America/New_York Media & Marginalization: Positively Queer 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Apr

Richard Thomas

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a reading with Richard Thomas who will be presenting his new book, Why Bob Dylan Matters. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Classics Bob Dylan, master of the English language and the greatest songwriter of the last half century, has become a classic. […]

2018-04-27 8 p.m. 2018-04-27 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Richard Thomas 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Apr

Cerverii Circus Collective: A Satie Souvenir

(2 hrs. approximate run time) The Cerverii Circus Collective, a newly formed group for interdisciplinary performance, presents A SATIE SOUVENIR. This cabaret performance focuses on the music and writings of eccentric French composer, Erik Satie (1866-1925) who energized and stimulated Parisian cultural life of the early 20th C. as a precursor to modernism. The program […]

2018-04-28 8 p.m. 2018-04-28 10 p.m. America/New_York Cerverii Circus Collective: A Satie Souvenir 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
28 Apr

Storytelling with Moma Tale-Spin

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a family-friendly storytelling event with “Moma Tale-Spin” Regina-Yasmeen Brown in celebration of Wangari Maathai. Regina-Yasmeen Brown is Moma Tale-Spin, a native of Pittsburgh, who hails from the city’s historic Hill District. She is a local storyteller, an avid organic gardener, a killer cook and baker, a grass-roots community activist and […]

2018-04-28 3 p.m. 2018-04-28 4:30 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Moma Tale-Spin 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, April 28, 2018

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
29 Apr

Off Minor Jazz Series: All the Duke's Men

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join the Alphabet City All-Stars for a tribute concert celebrating Duke Ellington’s 119th birthday.  This concert will feature a line up of Alphabet City’s favorite jazz musicians, curated by Thomas Wendt, and playing playing both well known and obscure Ellington compositions.   Alphabet City Ellington All-Stars James Moore, trumpet Paul Cosentino, reeds […]

2018-04-29 6 p.m. 2018-04-29 8 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: All the Duke's Men 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 29, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
30 Apr

ReelQ: The Journey (India)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of The Journey presented by ReelQ. Inspired by a true story, the film follows two young friends, Kiran (Suhasini V. Nair), a Hindu, and Delilah (Shruthy Menon), a Catholic, from their first meeting as young children to young adulthood, when they realize their love for each other. […]

2018-04-30 7 p.m. 2018-04-30 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: The Journey (India) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 30, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
1 May

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Join us for an evening of world music with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective! The program will also include a reading with Sri Lankan writer Kanya D’Almeida.  Kanya will read excerpts from her novel-in-progress, A Place for Incurables and from a collection of short stories entitled Mad Bloody Woman. Both pieces engage with the contemporary and historical […]

2018-05-01 8 p.m. 2018-05-01 10 p.m. America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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