Summer on Sampsonia

Alphabet City Update!

There is a golden sparkle to the air here at Sampsonia Way!

The glitter is flying as volunteers from all over Pittsburgh help to fabricate the ceiling artwork (designed by Diane Samuels) for the new City of Asylum @ Alphabet City space. Each golden ceiling tile is handcrafted by this team of hard-working City of Asylum supporters and will feature letters from alphabets around the world.

Alphabet City Tiles

Alphabet City opens on September 10th. Our opening ceremonies will feature a talk by the 2015 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, who will also engage in a public conversation with New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch.

The opening will be followed by a full month of FREE Jazz Poetry!

Sunday, July 17th: Sunday Morning Yoga

Join Paco Mahone Sunday for a soulful yoga class under the Alphabet City Tent.

Free Event (Organizer: Paco Mahone)

Wednesday, July 20th: Jazz Wednesday

Join us Wednesday evenings for a series of free jazz concerts with Pittsburgh icon Roger Humphries and RH Factor. As this event grows throughout the summer, be sure to register for each event to make sure you reserve a seat! BYOB!

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

Thursday, July 21st: Silenced Film: Daisies

Daisies is a 1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film written and directed by Věra Chytilová. The story follows two teenage girls, both named Marie, who engage in strange pranks.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

Friday, July 22nd: The Image Catcher

Join us for an exhibition of photographs from the accomplished Eugene Mebane Jr.–The Image Catcher.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum)

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