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One of 10 Best Reviewed Films of 2017 at City of Asylum

City of Asylum (2017)

Sembène – The Film & Art Festival Presents

Moolaadé

Thursday, June 1st
7:00 pm

Moolaadé – the final film of Ousmane Sembène, after whom this film festival is named – is at once a passionately critical look at an African practice of female genital mutilation (practiced in more than 38 countries) and a tribute to everyday heroism of African women and men against the tremendous internal problems facing modern day, post-colonial Africa.

Mooladé

In a small village, four young girls facing ritual ‘purification’ flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation by invoking the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary). Though the subject matter may seem weighty, the film maintains a buoyant hopefulness through its depiction of vibrant village life laden with mythic overtones and spirited song.

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Free Tickets for Northsiders: Kalopsia

Kalopsia

June 1 | 8PM

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series continues its season on Thursday, June 1st at 8:00 pm with Monteze Freeland.

Kalopsia (kal-op-see-uh) is the delusion of things being more beautiful than what they are. Both courageous and comic, this daring new musical takes a look inside mental illness in the black community. Kalopsia is a no-holds-barred journey into a surreal world of music, glam, faith and healing.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

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Cast your vote for #BelongingArt

Belonging Art Finalists

Find Out What Belonging Means to Your Community

Sprout received nearly 250 works of art created by people of all ages in response to our Belonging Community Art Project.

Now, it’s up to YOU to help choose which works of art will appear on the free community voices poster we’re producing.

Visit belonging.art/vote to view the finalists and cast your vote. Voting closes Friday, May 26th at 11:59 pm.

Vote Now for Your Favorite Works of Art

We’ll announce the winning designs in early June, and yard signs and posters will be available for free throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County starting on World Refugee Day on June 21st.

PHLF: Designing and Building Fireplaces

PHLF Resource Center
Join us at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center for our ongoing programs on house restoration, architecture, history and other aspects of historic preservation, community development, and urban planning.

Location: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Date: Thursday, May 25th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

This presentation will provide a general overview of the history, design, construction and use of fireplaces, fire pits, ovens, and other traditional means for cooking and warming ourselves. We will discuss the various types of construction and materials typically used in heating sources; the science, engineering, and dimensions used in oven building; and different aspects of design to consider when building a fireplace, oven, or outdoor fire pit.

About the Presenter

Ian Miller has been a general contractor since 2003 with projects ranging from changing a doorknob to building a $1.5 million house for fifteen retired nuns. He is the owner of Zambano & Sons, a residential remodeling company, as well as partner in the HL2M Group, a design/build firm focused primarily on modular and shipping container construction. Ian and his family live in a 100-year old house in Friendship.

All lectures are free to PHLF members. Non-members: $10

RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Check out http://phlf.org/events/ for more PHLF tours and events.

PHLF: Plants for Pollinators

PHLF Resource Center
Join us at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center for our ongoing programs on house restoration, architecture, history and other aspects of historic preservation, community development, and urban planning.

Location: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Date: Tuesday, May 23rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Looking to improve your garden’s habitat for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators? This class profiles beautiful perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees they especially adore and will help you learn which are best suited to your garden’s growing conditions. We’ll also discuss ways you can make your garden more enticing to pollinators and birds, and how to have your property certified as a wildlife habitat.

About the Presenter

Martha Swiss is a garden writer, designer, and speaker. She is a regular contributor to Pennsylvania Gardener magazine and the publications editor for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Her articles have also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fine Gardening. She is a graduate of Chatham University’s landscape design program and a Penn State master gardener.

All lectures are free to PHLF members. Non-members: $10

RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Check out http://phlf.org/events/ for more PHLF tours and events.

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Violet

Violet

Front Porch Theatricals
May 21 at 2PM | 25 at 8PM

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet is a beautiful musical that follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman who embarks on a journey from North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma in the hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her. On her journey of self-discovery, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about true beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.

A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

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Nigerian Author Unoma Azuah: The Body as Politics

City of Asylum (2017)

Unoma Azuah

Tuesday, May 23rd
8:00 pm

Award-winning writer and LGBT activist Unoma Azuah (Nigeria) will be reading from her collection Blessed Body: Secret lives of LGBT Nigerians.

Unoma Azuah

Forced to live invisible lives because of Nigerian’s harsh anti-LGBT laws, the courageous narrators in Unoma’s collection give voice to those Nigerians faced with the challenge of discovering and exploring their sexuality in the midst of hate and imprisonment. In spite of the political and social persecution they encounter and haunted by the specter of AIDS, they continue to endure, love and thrive.

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Did you know that there is a restaurant in City of Asylum @ Alphabet City? During these events, Alphabet City will be set up so that you can have dinner during the event (or simply order drinks).

Reserve a Table for Your Visit

One Northside Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants Return

Neighbor-to-Neighbor 2017

Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants are Back!

How will you use $1,000 to benefit your Northside neighborhood?

For the third year in a row, The Sprout Fund is partnering with the Buhl Foundation to provide microgrants to support small-scale neighborhood-level projects through Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000.

Applicants must live or work on the Northside and funded project activities must take place in one of the 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.

Applications will be accepted on June 9th, July 7th, and August 4th.

RSVP for an Info Session

Thinking about applying for a grant? Sprout is hosting information sessions at the following Northside neighborhood locations:

Thursday, May 18 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Artist Image Resource
518 Foreland Street
Register to Attend

Friday, May 26 | 8:30 to 10:00 am

Chateau Cafe and Cakery
1501 Preble Avenue
Register to Attend

Friday, June 2 | 8:30 to 10:00 am

Pear and the Pickle
1800 Rialto Street
Register to Attend

Friday, June 16 | 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run
1201 Woods Run Avenue
Register to Attend

Thursday, July 6 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street
Register to Attend

Learn More about Sprout’s support for One Northside

PHLF: The Architecture of Flight

PHLF Resource Center
Join us at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center for our ongoing programs on house restoration, architecture, history and other aspects of historic preservation, community development, and urban planning.

Location: Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, 744 Rebecca Avenue
Date: Tuesday, May 16th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

At the dawn of the jet age, Eero Saarinen was called upon for two very important airport projects that helped to shape the way air transport would be accomplished in the United States. With the TWA Terminal at Idlewild Airport in New York (now JFK), Saarinen provided an important gateway and backdrop to the rapidly growing commercial aviation business in America. He and his team started from scratch, and worked to understand every functional aspect of airline operations. They optimized processes, and provided a template for other airports to follow.

About the Presenter

David Brashear, a PHLF Trustee and founder of the Landmarks Scholarship Program, has studied architectural history at Columbia University since 2009. He founded the Architectural Lecture Series at the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary in 2011. Mr. Brashear has lectured on a variety of architectural topics, and is currently working on a book highlighting key work sequences of five American architects of the 20th century. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Business School.

All lectures are free to PHLF members. Non-members: $10

RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or (412) 471-5808 ext. 527

Check out http://phlf.org/events/ for more PHLF tours and events.

Love Architecture? Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

Farm to Table Dinners

On June 8th, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort will create a special seasonal menu for Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on Kentuck Knob as it welcomes visitors for the architect’s 150th birthday celebration. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients, an optional tour of the house, musical entertainment and a BYO cocktail hour.

Details

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Eve of the Full Moon

House walkthrough at 5:00 pm
followed by Drinks at 6:00 pm + Dinner at 6:30pm
Musical Interlude at 8:30 pm

Price

$125 per person
BYOB

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