27 Jul

The Keystone Jazz Collective

Join us for an evening of jazz with The Keystone Jazz Collective. The Keystone Jazz Collective is a collaboration of jazz artists based in the State of Pennsylvania, coming together to bring to light the historical and contemporary contributions to jazz music by Pennsylvanians. Pennsylvania has birthed and nurtured many composers, musicians, and bandleaders. These […]

2018-07-27 8 p.m. 2018-07-27 10 p.m. America/New_York The Keystone Jazz Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, July 27, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Jul

Tomchess & Bandit Hat

Join us for an evening of jazz with Tomchess & Bandit Hat. “…With asymmetrical doses of free-form and conventional improvisational tactics shadowing attractive themes and hooks, the band tethers jazz with Middle Eastern and North African motifs, immersed within a sparkling soundstage. Chess leads the group through a buoyant assortment of song-forms and occasionally treks into the avant-garde […]

2018-07-29 6 p.m. 2018-07-29 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Tomchess & Bandit Hat 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, July 29, 2018

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 Jul

Sembène Film Festival: Mandabi (Senegal)

Join us for a screening of Mandabi (The Money Order) presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Wolof with English subtitles.)   Illiterate, unemployed, fiftyish Ibrahima Deng suddenly gets a windfall: a money order from his street sweeper nephew in France for 20,000 francs (roughly $100). But as friends, relations, and debtors close in, […]

2018-07-30 7 p.m. 2018-07-30 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Mandabi (Senegal) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 30, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Aug

Writers in the Gardens

This unique literary event takes groups of audience members on a short walking tour of COA’s House Publication gardens. Audiences will first meet at COA’s Alphabet Reading Garden (1406 Monterey Street), and then break out into groups following one of the featured writers to a different nearby garden. In each garden, the featured poet will […]

2018-08-04 5 p.m. 2018-08-04 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Writers in the Gardens 1406 Monterey St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Alphabet City

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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

1406 Monterey St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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5 Aug

In This Corner of the World

Join us for a screening of In This Corner of the World, presented by Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace. In This Corner of the World is a beautifully animated Japanese film that tells the story of Suzu, who at the beginning is a girl with a vivid imagination and a passion for drawing and painting who is growing up […]

2018-08-05 5 p.m. 2018-08-05 8 p.m. America/New_York In This Corner of the World 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, August 5, 2018

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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8 Aug

Roger Humphries & RH Factor

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with local legend Roger Humphries and his band! 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, […]

2018-08-08 8 p.m. 2018-08-08 10 p.m. America/New_York Roger Humphries & RH Factor 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Aug

Sembène Film Festival: Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind (U.S./Jamaica)

Join us for a screening of Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.    “…spellbinding, passionate, and powerful…You won’t be able to leave your seat.” – Hollywood Reporter Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, […]

2018-08-13 7 p.m. 2018-08-13 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind (U.S./Jamaica) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 13, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Aug

Mark Bingham: Lost Hoagy Carmichael

Mark Bingham performs “Lost Hoagy Carmichael,” a curated set of little-known and previously unrecorded songs by the famed composer of American standards such as “Stardust,” “The Nearness of You,” and “Georgia on My Mind.”   Working from the vast collection in the Hoagy Carmichael Collection at the University of Indiana’s Archive of Traditional Music, Bingham has excavated unaccompanied lyrics, handwritten […]

2018-08-16 8 p.m. 2018-08-16 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Mark Bingham: Lost Hoagy Carmichael 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Aug

ReelQ: Mr. Gay Syria

Join us for the Pittsburgh premiere screening (before its theatrical release) of Mr. Gay Syria, presented by ReelQ.  Set in Istanbul and Berlin, Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay refugees as they try to rebuild their lives after fleeing the war in Syria. Husein is a 24-year-old barber who escaped to Istanbul with his parents and […]

2018-08-20 7 p.m. 2018-08-20 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Mr. Gay Syria 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 20, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Aug

Ceinwen King-Smith

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Ceinwen King-Smith.  Though she can’t prove it, Ceinwen King-Smith thinks she is the only blind American teacher to travel to China to teach Russian.  She has gone to China 20 times to teach English, and will probably return there this summer.  She has taught mathematics in Canada and […]

2018-08-25 3 p.m. 2018-08-25 4 p.m. America/New_York Ceinwen King-Smith 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, August 25, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, and offer a broad range of literary programs in a community setting to encourage cross-cultural exchange.

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