5 Jan

Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner

(The Breadwinner is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children 11+.) Join us for a family-friendly screening of The Breadwinner, presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban rule in war-torn Afghanistan in 2001.  This is in a time and place where women are […]

2019-01-05 3 p.m. 2019-01-05 4:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, January 5, 2019

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
7 Jan

French Conversation Group

(This event will be held downstairs in our Word Cellar.) Do you want to maintain or perfect your French? Do you like lively conversation? Well, come join us for conversation in a welcoming environment where we’ll speak 100% in French. Proficiency in the language is required. Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français […]

2019-01-07 6 p.m. 2019-01-07 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 7, 2019

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
13 Jan

Off Minor Jazz Series: Concord Jazz Quartet

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Concord Jazz Quartet.  The Concord Jazz Quartet for a powerhouse evening of jazz, as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series. Concord Jazz Quartet features Andy Reamer (vibraphone), Eric Susoeff (guitar), Jeff, Grubbs (bass), Thomas Wendt (drums) playing new arrangements of jazz standards and music from the American songbook. These favorites of the Pittsburgh jazz scene join together to bring you the music of […]

2019-01-13 6 p.m. 2019-01-13 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: Concord Jazz Quartet 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 13, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
14 Jan

Indie Press Reading Series: Rabeah Ghaffari (Catapult)

Join us for a reading with Rabeah Ghaffari presented by Catapult as part of our Indie Press Reading Series.  The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, run an ancient orchard, growing apples, […]

2019-01-14 7 p.m. 2019-01-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Indie Press Reading Series: Rabeah Ghaffari (Catapult) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 14, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Jan

Yoko Suzuki Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Yoko Suzuki Trio!  Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to play the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, teaching herself jazz theory, improvisation and repertoire. After working as a musician in Osaka, Japan and […]

2019-01-15 7 p.m. 2019-01-15 9 p.m. America/New_York Yoko Suzuki Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
17 Jan

Beyond Haiku: Japanese Poetry in Time and Art

Join us for a lively discussion with Elizabeth Oyler, presented in partnership with The Japan- America Society of Pennsylvania and as part of our Honor Roll Lecture Series.  Haiku, arguably Japan’s most recognized form of poetry, developed into the poetic form we know and love today through hundreds of years of evolution. Inseparably integrated with Japanese history, […]

2019-01-17 7 p.m. 2019-01-17 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Beyond Haiku: Japanese Poetry in Time and Art 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, January 17, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
20 Jan

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.    Featured Writers: Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University, and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. […]

2019-01-20 5 p.m. 2019-01-20 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 20, 2019

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
21 Jan

Sembène Film Festival: Mapantsula (South Africa)

Join us for a screening of Mapantsula (Hustler) presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Afrikaans, English, Sotho and Zulu with English subtitles.)   Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and he has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against […]

2019-01-21 7 p.m. 2019-01-21 9 p.m America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Mapantsula (South Africa) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 21, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
24 Jan

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for East meets West: Influences of China on U.S. Art, a program celebrating the eclectic work of Chinese composer Qigang Chen and Chinese poet Huang Xiang.  Hosted by  Earl Lee, this program will feature members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Earl Lee will discuss Qiguang Chen’s unique character, identity, social activism and Chinese influence […]

2019-01-24 7 p.m. 2019-01-24 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
27 Jan

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Join us for a reading with Maxwell King, President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, who will be discussing his recent work The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.  Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and […]

2019-01-27 6 p.m. 2019-01-27 7:30 p.m. America/New_York The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 27, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, and offer a broad range of literary programs in a community setting to encourage cross-cultural exchange.

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