This installment of the Latinx & Proud! Reading Series features Casandra López, Angela Velez, and Feralcat aka Roger Romero (+TBA) hosted by Eloisa Amezcua. Join us to celebrate the work of Latinx literary voices as this series celebrates one year of empowering local and national Latinx authors and performers. ¡Ven a celebrar con nosotros!
2020-11-17 7:00 PM2020-11-17 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkLatinx & Proud! Reading Series Returns40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Bassel & the Supernaturals join us live from Chicago celebrating the release of their new length album Smoke & Mirrors! This program will include live dispatches from the band and an audience Q&A. Bassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani’s experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired grooves, and captivating lyrics regarding love, loss, and the war in Syria. Bassel’s latest single” Stepping Back in Time” has over 15k streams after being featured on Spotify’s official ‘All Funked Up’ playlist.
2020-11-18 7:00 PM2020-11-18 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkBassel & the Supernaturals presented by City of Asylum40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
The 1st annual Sabira Cole Film Festival ventures online for 2020, inviting viewers into a new virtual space that continues to bring the Pittsburgh community a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora. This year’s festival brings not just dynamic features and short films but also live events with filmmakers and local organizations.
2020-11-20 6:00 PM2020-11-20 9:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkSabira Cole Film Festival - "Away from Home" Revolution From Afar40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
The regional premier and unreleased screening of “NOWHERE” hosted by ReelQ. This program includes an exclusive interview with directors David and Francisco Salazar and two of the films main actors.
Film synopsis: Adrian and Sebastian live an openly gay life in New York as Immigrants. When Sebastian’s visa is rejected, the two must decide whether to return to Colombia where they face rejection and persecution for their sexual orientation or do whatever is necessary to stay in the United States. Either way, the thoughts and discussions associated with the decision will have a profound effect on the couple. Hitting upon hot button issues Nowhere places its characters within the context of the difficult immigration situation in the US and furthering a sense of homelessness and lack of belonging for the main protagonists.
2020-11-23 7:00 PM2020-11-23 9:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFilm Screening of 'NOWHERE' presented by ReelQ40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 90 minutes) Join us for an evening of original music broadcasted from the Alphabet City stage with The Olga Watkins Band! Sans a live audience, you can still give the band your energy by clicking the free registration button! The Olga Watkins Band has been performing together since 2003. Their original […]
2020-12-01 7:00 PM2020-12-01 8:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkThe Olga Watkins Band: Live from Alphabet City40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet City
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 75 minutes) American Monster: Love & politics in an age of corruption. Join us for a multicultural poetry reading with Christian Nowlin, Jose Padua, Nikki Allen and Michael Simms presented in partnership with Vox Populi, a public sphere for poetry, politics, and nature. “It is conventional to call ”monster” […]
2020-12-07 7:00 p.m.2020-12-07 8:30 p.m.America/New_YorkAmerican Monster Reading presented by City of Asylum40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212Alphabet 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.