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6 Aug

Homegrown Stories: A Pittsburgh Playhouse / City Theatre Collaboration

“Homegrown Stories” is a new collaboration between Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse and City Theatre, challenging five local playwrights to each write a 10-min plays for a digital medium in response to our current world. The playwrights — all of whom are Pittsburghers — include Ngozi Anyanwu (The Homecoming Queen off-Broadway), Marcus Stevens (Game On at CLO […]

2020-08-06 7:00 PM 2020-08-06 8:00 PM America/New_York Homegrown Stories: A Pittsburgh Playhouse / City Theatre Collaboration 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, August 6, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
7 Aug

Diamante Orchestra presented by The Frick Pittsburgh

The Diamante Orchestra showcases the talent of Pittsburgh musicians known for their artistry and excellence as soloists and members of the finest organizations in the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Enjoy an evening of music brought to you by some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians! Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes) PBS MyMusic Orchestra, Pittsburgh […]

2020-08-07 7:00 PM 2020-08-07 8:30 PM America/New_York Diamante Orchestra presented by The Frick Pittsburgh 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, August 7, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
10 Aug

Cave Canem Presents Robin Coste Lewis & Frank X Walker

This summer, in the second of two readings with faculty from the 2020 Cave Canem retreat, Cave Canem presents Robin Coste Lewis and Frank X. Walker, live from their homes!  The poets will read from their works, and participate in a live audience Q&A. Poet Quenton Baker will moderate their discussion.  Streamed on The Show […]

2020-08-10 7:00 PM 2020-08-10 8:00 PM America/New_York Cave Canem Presents Robin Coste Lewis & Frank X Walker 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 10, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Aug

How to survive in America w Damon Young ft. Brian Broome presented by City of Asylum

Authors Damon Young (What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker) and Brian Broome (Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir) will discuss the trials and tribulations of putting out their debut books, publishing, their creative process, and other topics in this fifth installment of our LIVE series “How to survive in America” hosted by […]

2020-08-11 7:00 PM 2020-08-11 8:30 PM America/New_York How to survive in America w Damon Young ft. Brian Broome presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
12 Aug

Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil Presented by the Sabira Cole Film Festival

More than 4 million Africans were brought to Brazil during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. More than anywhere else in the Americas. This documentary film, narrated by Alice Walker, explores the Candomblé religion in Brazil—a potent legacy of those enslaved Africans. Grounded in strong community and Earth-based wisdom, the Candomblé culture has become a parallel for […]

2020-08-12 7:00 PM 2020-08-12 8:30 PM America/New_York Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil Presented by the Sabira Cole Film Festival 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
13 Aug

An Evening of Oakland Storytelling presented by OPDC

An Evening of Oakland Storytelling features a unique program of live Oakland-related stories supported by Storyburgh. This year’s event also features a special musical performance by Sierra Sellers. Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes) Serving as OPDC’s signature fundraiser, An Evening of Oakland Storytelling brings together a diverse mix of residents […]

2020-08-13 7:00 PM 2020-08-13 8:00 PM America/New_York An Evening of Oakland Storytelling presented by OPDC 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, August 13, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
14 Aug

The Diva Saga: The Legend of The Worst Drag Queen presented by KST Global Stream

Part of its KST Global Stream Digital Commissions Program, Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents The Diva Saga: The Legend of The Worst Drag Queen by Veronica Bleaus and Scott Andrew. The Diva Saga: The Legend of the Worst Drag Queen, is a multi-channel video installation and live performance piece that has been restructured for and composited for online KST Global […]

2020-08-14 7:00 PM 2020-08-14 8:00 PM America/New_York The Diva Saga: The Legend of The Worst Drag Queen presented by KST Global Stream 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, August 14, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
17 Aug

Samantha Power: 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations Presented by City of Asylum

Ambassador Samantha Power, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, former human rights adviser to Barack Obama, and US Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, joins us to read from her new memoir The Education of an Idealist and speak about the state of the world. Power will be joined by Feyisola Akintola, Special […]

2020-08-17 6:00 PM 2020-08-17 7:00 PM America/New_York Samantha Power: 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations Presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 17, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Aug

Youth Poet Laureate Commencement Performance presented by City of Asylum

The Youth Poet Laureate of Allegheny County, Vincent Folkes, as well as our four Youth Poet Ambassadors, Abigail Gallen, Oladunni Bejide, Jayla Andrews, and Lily Weatherford-Brown, will be presenting their poetry, inspired by their experiences as young people at this moment in history. The evening will consist of live and recorded segments created by the […]

2020-08-18 7:00 PM 2020-08-18 8:30 PM America/New_York Youth Poet Laureate Commencement Performance presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
19 Aug

Affirming Adornments presented by Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education

Affirming Adornments is an exploration of the multifacetedness of Black identity featuring local creatives Sheba Gittens and LaKeisha Wolf. Sheba and LaKeisha will guide audiences in making their own affirming adornments for their bodies and homes. Sheba and LaKeisha will showcase their creative process, from inception to production in these short how-to workshops. Tune in […]

2020-08-19 7:00 PM 2020-08-19 8:30 PM America/New_York Affirming Adornments presented by Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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