Fadi Kattan on Food and Community

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

How powerful is food, really? Can it bring people together in times of joy and strife? What’s the role of food in diasporic communities? What stories can be told through food?
Franco-Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan ponders these topics and more in what’s sure to be an engrossing evening of contemplation, exploration, and celebration. 

Mai Khôi & The Dissidents

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

City of Asylum artist-in-residence Mai Khôi presents a concert of brand-new music composed in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based pianist Mark Micchelli. 
Khôi founded Mai Khôi and the Dissidents in Vietnam in 2017 as a vehicle to perform her genre-busting songs protesting government censorship and police violence. The band performed secretly at underground shows in Hanoi until threats from the Vietnamese government forced the band to change their name, then ultimately dissolve. Following Khôi's exile to the United States, she reformed the band with local Pittsburgh musicians while continuing the group's radical mission. 

Klenicki Meets Mingus

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

In the first of two concerts exploring the relationship between music, visual art, and mental health, City of Asylum regular Thomas Wendt pairs the music of Charles Mingus with the paintings of Norman Klenicki.

Educator Workshop: Readers of the World—Promoting Youth Multilingualism

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Karin Hansson and Daniel Gustafsson from the Swedish Center for Translators invite Pittsburgh-based educators, librarians, teaching artists, and other partners to learn about Sweden's Readers of the World! project as well as share their own experiences of working with multilingual young people in Pittsburgh.