Spotlight celebrates six unique voices and stories that show the artistic spirit is alive and thriving in Pittsburgh. Featuring short digital performances by Julianne Avolio, Martin Giles, Laurie Klatscher, Treble NLS, LaTrea Rembert, and Bria Walker. This is the first night of performances. Both June 23rd and June 24th are the same performance.
2021-06-23 7:00 PM2021-06-23 America/New_YorkSpotlight: Performer Creations. Presented by City Theatre—Day One318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Spotlight celebrates six unique voices and stories that show the artistic spirit is alive and thriving in Pittsburgh. Featuring short digital performances by Julianne Avolio, Martin Giles, Laurie Klatscher, Treble NLS, LaTrea Rembert, and Bria Walker.
There are two ways to view this performance: live from the Sampsonia Way tent or streamed online via City of Asylum @ Home.
2021-06-24 7:00 PM2021-06-24 America/New_YorkSpotlight: Performer Creations. Presented by City Theatre—Day Two318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Join The Frick Pittsburgh for free performances inspired by our historic campus and our summer exhibitions, Cast in Chrome: The Art of Hood Ornaments and Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960. The June installment features period music and sleight-of-hand magic transport you to Clayton, the Gilded Age home of the Frick family.
2021-06-25 6:30 PM2021-06-25 America/New_YorkThe Magic Mansion Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh-Alphabet City
This Little Light (50 mins) tells the story of Wendi Moore-O’Neal, a Black Feminist freedom singer from New Orleans, fired from her community organizer job when she married her wife Mandisa. This Little Light is a self-determined portrait about the power of love, community, and the living legacy of the Black Southern Freedom movement. It calls us to rethink work, build beloved community, and take risks in service to being free.
2021-06-29 8:00 PM EDT2021-06-29 9:30 PM EDTAmerica/New_YorkThis Little Light. Presented by The Sabira Cole Film Festival318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Join us for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “LA PREMIERE MARCHE,” a film by Hakim Atoui & Baptiste Etchegaray, hosted by ReelQ. This program includes an exclusive interview with the film’s directors and some of the subjects involved in the making of the film.
2021-06-30 8:00 PM2021-06-30 America/New_YorkLA PREMIERE MARCHE Film Screening. Presented by ReelQ318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
The United Nations recently declared Israel to be an apartheid state. Naomi Shihab Nye and Michael Simms gather internation poets to read poems virtually to honor and draw attention to the struggle of the Palestinian people of Gaza.
2021-07-01 7:00 PM EDT2021-07-01 America/New_YorkPoets For The People of Gaza-Alphabet City
Dwayne Dolphin began playing both the drums and bass guitar at the tender age of ten. By the time Dolphin was fifteen, he was on the jazz scene working with Pittsburgh jazz greats like the great Roger Humphries. Throughout his career, Dolphin has had the opportunity to play and record with the “Who’s Who” of music, including Geri Allen, Nancy Wilson, Melba Moore, Fred Wesley, and Abby Lincoln. When he is not out on the road, he can be heard in and around Pittsburgh wherever good jazz is played.
2021-07-14 7:00 PM EDT2021-07-14 America/New_YorkDwayne Dolphin Presented by Kente Arts Alliance318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
City of Asylum is excited to present CAConrad, author of Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for Future Wildness in the series Eco-Justice for All! Poetry Confronts Climate Catastrophe. The Pennsylvania-born poet brings together poetry and ritual to contemplate life and the self from the cosmic to the mundane. Poet Laureate of Allegheny County Celeste Gainey will join CAConrad in conversation about their work and their approach to writing with environmental justice in mind.
2021-07-16 7:00 PM2021-07-16 8:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkEco-Justice for All! Reading with CAConrad-Alphabet City
Join The Frick Pittsburgh for free performances inspired by our historic campus and our summer exhibitions, Cast in Chrome: The Art of Hood Ornaments and Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960. Dancer, choreographer, and director Maria Caruso and the artists of Bodiography contemporary ballet company move through the history of hood ornaments at the Car and Carriage Museum in the world premiere of Caruso’s dance film Ornamental Ecstasy, featuring an original score from composer and multi-instrumentalist Gala Aranaga. Live Q&A after the show.
2021-07-23 6:30 PM2021-07-23 America/New_YorkMaria Caruso's Ornamental Ecstasy Presented by The Frick Pittsburgh-Alphabet City
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.