27 May

Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers presented by City of Asylum

In October 2017 Cameroonian author Imbolo Mbue visited City of Asylum to read from her debut novel Behold the Dreamers. Her powerful reading stuck with our staff and we’re delighted to share program highlights as a Staff Favorites pick.  Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes) An Oprah Book Club pick, Behold the […]

2020-05-27 7:00 PM 2020-05-27 8:00 PM America/New_York Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 May

BOOM's Menagerie, presented by BOOM Concepts

BOOM’s Menagerie presents snippets of performance art videos created by the BOOM Concepts team. The three selections are abstract explorations of black excellence, farce, magic, erasure, community development, and survival. The works include video collage, skits, ensemble work, and found footage created between 2017-2019. The artists and creators will be live in conversation throughout the […]

2020-05-28 7:00 PM 2020-05-28 8:00 PM America/New_York BOOM's Menagerie, presented by BOOM Concepts 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 28, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 May

Afro Yaqui Music Collective presented by City of Asylum

A very special re-broadcasted performance featuring global freedom music with the award-winning revolutionary jazz ensemble The Afro Yaqui Music Collective. The Collective performed at Alphabet City in October of 2019 to a full house where the high energy and activism was palpable. This program will open with new commentary from AYMC co-founders Gizelxanath Rodriguez and […]

2020-05-29 7:00 PM 2020-05-29 8:00 PM America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, May 29, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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3 Jun

Cello Diary, presented by Attack Theatre

Cello Diary is a virtual dance-making project that grew out of isolation. When the shelter-at-home order began back in March, the dancers of Attack Theatre quickly got to work creating a series of dance films, focusing on a new inspiration each week. With concept and direction by Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza and […]

2020-06-03 7:00 PM 2020-06-03 8:00 PM America/New_York Cello Diary, presented by Attack Theatre 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Jun

Clown vs. Puppet 2020 presented by New Hazlett Theater

Two horrible candidates are both running to be the president of our great nation! Nobody likes it! But they are the only options left and we have to pick one! In fact YOU have to pick one! Because at the end of the show the audience gets to vote for the least worst option! Introducing […]

2020-06-04 7:00 PM 2020-06-04 8:00 PM America/New_York Clown vs. Puppet 2020 presented by New Hazlett Theater 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, June 4, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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8 Jun

Tierra Adentro, In the Depths of the Land presented by City of Asylum

A very unique re-broadcasted performance featuring native rhythms from different regions of South America with award-winning performers Raquel Winnica Young and Dieter Hennings-Yeomans, presenting Tierra Adentro: In the Depths of the Land. Raquel and Dieter performed at Alphabet City in October of 2019 to a captivated audience. Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. […]

2020-06-08 7:00 PM 2020-06-08 8:00 PM America/New_York Tierra Adentro, In the Depths of the Land presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, June 8, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Jun

Very Smart Writer Convos with Damon Young ft. Bassey Ikpi in conversation LIVE

Renowned authors Damon Young (What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker) and Bassey Ikpi (I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying) will discuss the trials and tribulations of putting out their debut memoirs and other topics in this first installment of our new LIVE series “Very Smart Writer Convos” hosted by Damon Young.   Streamed on […]

2020-06-16 7:00 PM 2020-06-16 8:00 PM America/New_York Very Smart Writer Convos with Damon Young ft. Bassey Ikpi in conversation LIVE 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Aug

The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh

City of Asylum is excited to announce a new virtual home for the arts in Pittsburgh. The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh is our region’s first shared programming channel. It is a collaborative daily webcast that unites and streams programs by Pittsburgh’s arts organizations. By brining these creative forces together, The Show Must Go On(line) provides free access […]

2020-08-01 2020-08-01 America/New_York The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh - Alphabet City

Saturday, August 1, 2020

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