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 PM2021-08-05 7:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkEco-Justice for All! Wake Up and Challenge the Narrative: Workshop with Caitlyn Hunter318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2021-08-08 7:15 PMAmerica/New_YorkDTC Organ Trio318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2021-08-10 8:15 PMAmerica/New_YorkRiver City Brass: Tuba & Euphonium Extravaganza318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2021-08-11 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkLatinx & Proud! Reading Series Special Edition ft. José Olivarez-Alphabet City
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 PM2021-08-16 8:15 PMAmerica/New_YorkDan Wilson Presented by Kente Arts Alliance318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
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 PM2021-08-19 8:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkEco-Justice for All! Reading with Brenda Hillman-Alphabet City
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 PM2021-08-22 7:15 PMAmerica/New_YorkThomas Wendt Quartet feat. Kathy Connor318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Join us for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “TROPICAL MALADY,” a film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 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.
2021-08-25 8:00 PM2021-08-25 10:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkTROPICAL MALADY Film Screening Presented by ReelQ318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
In this workshop led by S. Brook Corfman, we will think about the narrative power of the idea that we live “under” climate change. How does this framing of language—this preposition—suggest both an immense vastness of ecological phenomena, at a scale beyond our comprehension, while simultaneously suggesting that there might be a way to quickly “get out from under” the problem? What truth is there in either of these ideas? With time spent reading, generating, and shaping poems, participants will leave with drafts seeking their own connections and negotiating their own paths through the different scales of climate violence.
2021-08-26 6:00 PM2021-08-26 7:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkEco-Justice for All! Incomprehensible, Inevitable: Workshop with S. Brook Corfman318 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. Four Pittsburgh women musicians come together for one night to form The Out Door Girls. Inspired by the exhibition on view at The Frick Art Museum, Lucy Clabby, INEZ, Natalie Rogers, and Chloe Wiecz will interpret popular songs with themes of sport, fashion, and feminism.
2021-08-27 6:30 PM2021-08-27 8:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkIn Through the Outdoors 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.