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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 The P.R.I.D.E. Program

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 and get inspired to […]

2020-08-19 7:00 PM 2020-08-19 8:30 PM America/New_York Affirming Adornments presented by The P.R.I.D.E. Program 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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21 Aug

Hugo Cruz and Caminos presented by The Frick Pittsburgh

Hugo Cruz and Caminos is a Cuban-fusion band led by Hugo Cruz Machado, an award-winning composer, percussionist, and graduate of the Instituto Superior des Artes of Havana, Cuba. Caminos’ rhythms and melodies combine Cuban, Afro-Cuban, African, and American jazz sounds to form a unique style that aims to unify the world’s music expressions in one […]

2020-08-21 7:00 PM 2020-08-21 8:30 PM America/New_York Hugo Cruz and Caminos presented by The Frick Pittsburgh 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, August 21, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
25 Aug

Mathew Tembo & Afro Routes: Live at Alphabet City presented by City of Asylum

Mathew Tembo and his band, Afro Routes’ music is inspired by reggae, and Western classical music but is heavily rooted in groovy indigenous Zambia’s rhythms. Afro Routes will perform their original tunes live from the Alphabet City stage. This program will be live-streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel.  (run-time 90 minutes) Mathew Tembo […]

2020-08-25 7:00 PM 2020-08-25 8:30 PM America/New_York Mathew Tembo & Afro Routes: Live at Alphabet City presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
27 Aug

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality Presented by City of Asylum and the ACLU-PA

For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has advocated on behalf of people living in poverty, people who are incarcerated, and people sentenced to death, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal legal system. An intimate portrait of this remarkable man, […]

2020-08-27 7:00 PM 2020-08-27 9:00 PM America/New_York True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality Presented by City of Asylum and the ACLU-PA 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, August 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
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