Summer on Sampsonia

Listen, Watch, Dance!

Summer is a great time to expand one’s horizons and broaden one’s mind.

This week, engage in a discussion about the events and politics of the Arab Spring with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Screen the groundbreaking classic film, Victim, as part of City of Asylum’s Silent Film Series. Get on your dancing shoes and learn some new moves with 1Hood at Get Down Day, a full day of dance and community building workshops here under the Alphabet City Tent.

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)

Sunday, July 24th Sunday Morning Yoga

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

Free Event (Organizer: Paco Mahone)

Monday, July 25th: The Arab Spring: Where are we today?
(Book Signing & Discussion)

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a conversation surrounding Shelly Culbertson’s new book, The Fires of Spring, and on the shifting dynamics within the New Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.
5:30- 8:00pm

$15 for World Affairs Council members, $20 for non-members
(Organizer: World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh)

Wednesday, July 27th: Jazz Wednesdays

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 28th: Silenced Film: Victim

Victim, a 1961 British suspense film directed by Basil Dearden, follows the story of a closeted gay lawyer who risks exposure by confronting a blackmail conspiracy targeting gay men. It was refused a seal of approval from the American Motion Picture Production Code for challenging taboos about homosexuality.

Free Event (Organizer: City of Asylum, Curator: The Jacob Burns Film Center)

Saturday, July 30th: Get Down Day with 1Hood
(Dance & Workshops)

Join 1Hood for Get Down Day, a full day of community building through Hip Hop. 1Hood is offering a full day of FREE dance workshops followed by an exhibition and dance battle later that that evening. Connect with your community through dance. All experience levels welcome!
Noon – 8:00pm

Free Event (Organizer: 1Hood)

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