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. 

Global Choral Traditions with the Mendelssohn Choir

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

The Mendelssohn Choir invites you to Alphabet City to explore the rich traditions of global choral music with local artists. Participants will learn about specific cultural song traditions, and have the opportunity to sing songs from within those traditions. It’s an interactive concert like no other! And no singing experience required. 

Story Club PGH Story Slam: Culture Shock

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

In person tickets for this event are SOLD OUT but you can still join in virtually!

Storytelling is a tradition that spans across cultures, countries, and centuries. Storytelling traditions span across cultures, countries, and centuries. Stories bring us together to experience joy, wonderment, and intrigue—and they allow us to build deeper empathy and understanding.

Wil Haygood & Emmai Alaquiva

City of Asylum @ Home

Film historian and writer Wil Haygood visits City of Asylum to discuss his newest book “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World. Wil is joined in conversation by Pittsburgh filmmaker and activist Emmai Alaquiva.

Actors Talk August Presented by August Wilson House

City of Asylum @ Home

Chuck Smith is a long-time, active August Wilson director, a resident director at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where he’s supervised and directed Wilson plays (including Gem of the Ocean, which just closed) and, during his free time, a regular director at the West coast Black Theatre Troupe in Sarasota. He seems to know just about everyone in the Wilsonian theater universe. We’ll have a good time talking!

AfroHORN

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

In person tickets for this concert are sold out. You can still register to watch the live-streamed concert via City of Asylum @ Home.  

Reaching for the Moon Presented by ReelQ Film Festival

City of Asylum @ Home

This sumptuous English-language ‘50s piece recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (play by Mirando Otto, Lord of the Rings), when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero. In Brazil Bishop would also fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities between the pair make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her.