21 Aug

Passa Porta Artist Residency Presentation

Join us for a presentation with Passa Porta artists Sabien Clement, Mieke Versyp and Adriana E. Ramírez.  In 2011, City of Asylum began an exchange partnership with the renowned Belgian literary organization Het Beschrijf at Passa Porta. Passa Porta chooses a Belgian writer for a residency on Sampsonia Way, and City of Asylum sponsors a […]

2017-08-21 8 p.m. 2017-08-21 America/New_York Passa Porta Artist Residency Presentation 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 21, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Aug

Roger Humphries (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with local legend Roger Humphries! Roger  Humphries is rated by music critics as one of the most exciting percussionists in the business. He has provided the rhythmic beat for such greats as Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, James Moody, Lee Morgan, Dr. Billy Taylor, […]

2017-08-22 8 p.m. 2017-08-22 America/New_York Roger Humphries (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Aug

Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan)

Join us for a reading with Kamila Shamsie who will be reading from her newly-published novel Home Fire.  A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide. Home Fire is a heart-breaking story of love, family and loyalty that explores the complexities of nationalism, religious extremism […]

2017-08-26 4:30 p.m. 2017-08-26 America/New_York Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, August 26, 2017

4:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Sep

Jazz Poetry Month: Tom Rainey Trio (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Tom Rainey Trio! While Rainey’s evocative, time-morphing and occasionally implosive drumming plays a central role in the musical materiality here, his trio is very much an integrated ensemble.  The commanding component parts are critical to the vibe and behavioral manner and conversational of the whole.  Laubrock […]

2017-09-07 7 p.m. 2017-09-07 America/New_York Jazz Poetry Month: Tom Rainey Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, September 7, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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8 Sep

Zineb el Rhazoui (Morocco/France)

Join us for a public conversation with Charlie Hebdo survivor Zineb el Rhazoui, who will be speaking on issues of freedom of speech.   Zineb El Rhazoui is a Moroccan-born French human rights activist and a former columnist for the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. She published several articles on religious minorities in the journal […]

2017-09-08 7 p.m. 2017-09-08 America/New_York Zineb el Rhazoui (Morocco/France) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, September 8, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Sep

French Conversation Group

Do you want to maintain or perfect your French? Do you like lively conversation? Well, come join us for conversation in a welcoming environment where we’ll speak 100% in French. Proficiency in the language is required. Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français ? Vous aimez la conversation pétillante ? Alors, venez-vous joindre […]

2017-09-11 6 p.m. 2017-09-11 America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, September 11, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Sep

Jazz Poetry Month: Jerome Harris & Brandon Ross plus Featured Poets

Join us for an evening of jazz with Jerome Harris & Brandon Ross. Between solo sets, these musicians will also collaborate with poet Ladan Osman (Somalia) and humorist Damon Young (U.S.) for a jazz and poetry interlude.   Featured Musicians: Guitarist Jerome Harris was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he experienced a broad range of traditional and popular American music […]

2017-09-15 7 p.m. 2017-09-15 America/New_York Jazz Poetry Month: Jerome Harris & Brandon Ross plus Featured Poets 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, September 15, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Sep

Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake & Jump Up plus Mark Doty and Featured Poets

Join us for a special reunion concert with Oliver Lake & Jump Up! Between sets, these musicians will also collaborate with writers Kimiko Hahn, Ariana Brown  and Mark Doty for a jazz and poetry interlude.  Featured Musicians: (Oliver Lake, Jerome Harris, Brandon Ross, Billy Grant, Pheeroan akLaff ) Saxophonist, poet and composer Oliver Lake‘s artistic vision remains daring, unique […]

2017-09-16 9 p.m. 2017-09-16 America/New_York Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake & Jump Up plus Mark Doty and Featured Poets 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, September 16, 2017

9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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17 Sep

Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake plus Featured Poets

Join us for an evening of jazz with Oliver Lake, Pheeroan akLaff, and Dwayne Dolphin! Between sets, these musicians will also collaborate with writers Jericho Brown, Dawn Lundy Martin and Román Antopolsky (Argentina) for a jazz and poetry interlude.   Featured Musicians: Saxophonist, poet and composer Oliver Lake‘s artistic vision remains daring, unique and uncompromising, […]

2017-09-17 7 p.m. 2017-09-17 America/New_York Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake plus Featured Poets 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, September 17, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 Sep

Santiago Gamboa (Colombia)

Join us for a reading with Santiago Gamboa — one of Colombia’s most exciting writers — who will be reading from his new novel Return to the Dark Valley. Manuela Beltrán, a woman haunted by a troubled childhood she tries to escape through books and poetry, Tertuliano, an Argentine preacher who claims to be the […]

2017-09-19 8 p.m. 2017-09-19 America/New_York Santiago Gamboa (Colombia) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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