Brittany Thurman: Finding Your Fly

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Brittany Thurman writes stories for middle grade readers that soar with warmth and imagination. Brittany joins us live, virtually, to celebrate the launch of her new picture book Fly, released in January 2022. 

Actors Talk August Presented by August Wilson House : George C. White

City of Asylum @ Home

August Wilson House celebrates America’s greatest playwright with substantial insider interviews, with leading August Wilson actors, directors and artists, national and regional. Hosted and moderated  by Chris Rawson, veteran Pittsburgh Post-Gazette theater critic who chronicled Wilson’s career and became a friend. The goal is to capture the memories, anecdotes and insights of those who know Wilson’s epic American Century Cycle from the inside.

Fire Song Presented by ReelQ Film Series

City of Asylum @ Home

Screening and live discussion with director Adam Garnet Jones.
WINNER Audience Choice Award @ ImagineNative Film & Media Arts Festival WINNER Best Feature Narrative @ Reelout Queer Film & Video Festival 

Love Unlimited Trio

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

A J Johnson's Love Unlimited Trio features cellist Akua Dixon, multi-instrumentalist Salim Washington (oboe, flute, bass clarinet), and multi-instrumentalist and leader A J Johnson (trombone, tuba, bass clarinet). In sharing and rotating the musical responsibilities, Love Unlimited is a model for collaborative work and play. The trio's music extends from funk to jazz to the church. Where there is Love Unlimited, joy follows.

In-Dialogue series Presented by the #notwhite collective

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

The series reimagines the past and present history of the arts sector by engaging and presenting the wealth of experience, strategies, and tactics of the global majority, notwhite descendants, inheritors of colonialism, indigenous and immigrants who navigate a predominantly white arts sector. 

Story Slam with Story Club PGH

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Join City of Asylum and Story Club Pgh for a new monthly nonfiction storytelling series, mixing the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater. With featured performers and open mic storytellers. February's theme: For the love of the game 

AJ Five Quintet: Songs for Tomorrow

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

An evening of original music composed by Dr. Aaron J. Johnson.  Dr. AJ's music reflects a wide spectrum of the black experience. Ranging from the Carnival to field hollers and from fellowship to desperate longing, this music is drenched with blues and funk, but also expresses the hopes and strength of the struggle for social justice and human rights. 

World Jazz with Tomchess & Ravi Padmanabha

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Joined by bassist Eli Namay, the trio is inspired by sounds of Near Eastern music, free-jazz, and world roots. They create sounds that cross genres and do not exist in typical musical spaces. Their goal is to share rich audience experiences that reach deeper into the nuance of life and listening in the 21st century global culture.