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28 Jul

FUTURO BEACH Film Screening Presented by ReelQ

Join us for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “FUTURO BEACH,” a film by Karim Aïnouz, hosted by ReelQ. 

2021-07-28 7:00 PM 2021-07-28 8:50 PM America/New_York FUTURO BEACH Film Screening Presented by ReelQ - Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:50 PM

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29 Jul

Eco-Justice for All! Reading with Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of Trophic Cascade and editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African Nature Poetry and History. Dungy has introduced new ways of thinking about nature poetry while honoring the contribution of African American poets in this genre, writing through despair into hope on the subject of environmental degradation. Poet Laureate of Allegheny County Celeste Gainey will join Camille T. Dungy in conversation about her work and approach to writing with environmental justice in mind.

2021-07-29 7:00 PM 2021-07-29 8:00 PM America/New_York Eco-Justice for All! Reading with Camille T. Dungy - Alphabet City

Thursday, July 29, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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29 Jul

Coffee with Andrés & Bewketu

Take a coffee break with City of Asylum’s new Executive Director, Andrés Franco, in a new series of online chats called Coffee with Andrés. Coffee is a central part of Andrés’ Colombian heritage and is one of his great passions. Coffee has stimulated conversation and ideas for hundreds of years, and coffeehouses have always been havens for free expression. Now Andrés, is creating his own, online coffee salon for the City of Asylum community. 

2021-07-29 12:00 PM 2021-07-29 12:20 PM America/New_York Coffee with Andrés & Bewketu - Alphabet City

Thursday, July 29, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

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5 Aug

Eco-Justice for All! Wake Up and Challenge the Narrative: Workshop with Caitlyn Hunter

In this workshop led by Caitlyn Hunter, participants will consider climate change as a state of being and displacement–that it isn’t just about weather. Ultimately, climate change impacts the spaces that we all inhabit differently based on our identities. But what are the nuances around place as it pertains to perspective and voice? Whose story is really being told, and what gets left out in between the stanzas? In this workshop, we will look at poems by Simon Ortiz and Nikki Finney to guide our thinking about our own relationships to land. Additionally, we will use these poems as guiding prompts to write in the wake and challenge master narratives that often leave little room to include marginalized identities.

2021-08-05 6:00 PM 2021-08-05 7:30 PM America/New_York Eco-Justice for All! Wake Up and Challenge the Narrative: Workshop with Caitlyn Hunter 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, August 5, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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8 Aug

DTC Organ Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the DTC Organ Trio!
DTC, musical collective formed by musicians David “Throck” Throckmorton (drums), Dan Wilson (guitar), and Cliff Barnes (organ). The group was formed by chance in the winter of 2014 when the trio played one unrehearsed show and discovered a rare and exciting chemistry. DTC plays a variety of genres including jazz, funk, gospel, R&B, Brazilian music, Afro-Cuban, Blues, Pop, and many other styles. 

2021-08-08 6:00 PM 2021-08-08 7:15 PM America/New_York DTC Organ Trio 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, August 8, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Aug

River City Brass: Tuba & Euphonium Extravaganza

The River City Brass is well known as being heavy metal, but the heaviest metal comes from the Euphonium and Tuba section! Tonight’s show, presented by the River City Tuphonium Ensemble, is all about that bass with a fun blend of music ranging from the classical, through mellow show tunes and even, well dare we say it, to Heavy Metal.

2021-08-10 7:00 PM 2021-08-10 8:15 PM America/New_York River City Brass: Tuba & Euphonium Extravaganza 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Aug

Latinx & Proud! Reading Series Special Edition ft. José Olivarez

The Latinx & Proud! Reading Series is excited to feature powerhouse poet José Olivarez! (full lineup forthcoming) Latinx & Proud! continues the important work of celebrating Latinx artists, and empowering the local and national Latinx community in this ongoing series. This event is in proud partnership with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, who’ve commissioned tonight’s poets to respond to their Border Cantos I Sonic Border Exhibit. This exhibit is a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo inspired by the Mexican-American border region and its human impact.
¡Ven a celebrar con nosotros! (Come celebrate with us!)

2021-08-11 7:00 PM 2021-08-11 8:30 PM America/New_York Latinx & Proud! Reading Series Special Edition ft. José Olivarez - Alphabet City

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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16 Aug

Dan Wilson Presented by Kente Arts Alliance

Guitarist Dan Wilson grew up in Akron, Ohio, spending most of his youth within the church community, where his musical path began.  His major guitar influences include Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Joe Pass, and George Benson.  However, his musical identity has been shaped by everything from gospel and blues to traditional jazz, hip-hop and from horn players like Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson.

2021-08-16 7:00 PM 2021-08-16 8:15 PM America/New_York Dan Wilson Presented by Kente Arts Alliance 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 16, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 Aug

Eco-Justice for All! Reading with Brenda Hillman

City of Asylum is excited to present Brenda Hillman, a poet of inventive, playful, and transcendent verse who has contributed greatly to the field of ecopoetry. With books dedicated to the natural elements of earth, air, water, fire, and most recently, wood in Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days, Hillman writes experimental lyrics with political thrust. Poet Laureate of Allegheny County Celeste Gainey will join Brenda Hillman in conversation about her work and approach to writing with environmental justice in mind.

2021-08-19 7:00 PM 2021-08-19 8:00 PM America/New_York Eco-Justice for All! Reading with Brenda Hillman - Alphabet City

Thursday, August 19, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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22 Aug

Thomas Wendt Quartet feat. Kathy Connor

Vocalist Kathy Connor is featured singing her repertoire of off-the-beaten-path American songbook standards along with hand picked Jazz compositions from many different eras. Kathy’s son, Tony DePaolis will play bass along with pianist Clifford Barnes.

2021-08-22 6:00 PM 2021-08-22 7:15 PM America/New_York Thomas Wendt Quartet feat. Kathy Connor 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, August 22, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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