22 Jul

Free Association @ City of Asylum 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:  Paola Corso is the author of poetry and fiction set in her native Pittsburgh where her Italian immigrant family worked in the steel mills, most recently The Laundress Catches Her Breath, […]

2018-07-22 5 p.m. 2018-07-22 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association @ City of Asylum Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
23 Jul

ReelQ: Play the Devil (Trinidad & Tobago)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of Play the Devil, presented by ReelQ.   A young man torn between reality and opportunity Gregory, a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, stars in a theater play that brings him to the attention of James, an affluent businessman. The two men strike an uncanny friendship […]

2018-07-23 7 p.m. 2018-07-23 8:30 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Play the Devil (Trinidad & Tobago) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 23, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
24 Jul

Etta Cox

Join us for an evening of jazz with Etta Cox! Etta Cox has been voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” in Pittsburgh for 8 consecutive years and has received the Harry Schwalb Award for Excellence in the Arts , was selected as one of the 25 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN PITTSBURGH by Pittsburgh Magazine , voted Performer of […]

2018-07-24 8 p.m. 2018-07-24 10 p.m. America/New_York Etta Cox 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
25 Jul

Stories That Heal: Abeer Y. Hoque (Nigeria/Bangladesh/U.S.)

Join us for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series—featuring Abeer Y. Hoque author of Olive Witch: A Memoir!  Stories That Heal is a series that highlights local authors who live with and/or have a loved one who lives with mental health conditions. Their stories of lived experience promote empathy, foster resilience, and uncover the truths about living with a […]

2018-07-25 7 p.m. 2018-07-25 8 p.m. America/New_York Stories That Heal: Abeer Y. Hoque (Nigeria/Bangladesh/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
27 Jul

The Keystone Jazz Collective

Join us for an evening of jazz with The Keystone Jazz Collective as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series. The Keystone Jazz Collective is a collaboration of jazz artists based in the State of Pennsylvania, coming together to bring to light the historical and contemporary contributions to jazz music by Pennsylvanians. Pennsylvania has birthed […]

2018-07-27 8 p.m. 2018-07-27 10 p.m. America/New_York The Keystone Jazz Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, July 27, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
29 Jul

Tomchess & Bandit Hat

Join us for an evening of jazz with Tomchess & Bandit Hat. “…With asymmetrical doses of free-form and conventional improvisational tactics shadowing attractive themes and hooks, the band tethers jazz with Middle Eastern and North African motifs, immersed within a sparkling soundstage. Chess leads the group through a buoyant assortment of song-forms and occasionally treks into the avant-garde […]

2018-07-29 6 p.m. 2018-07-29 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Tomchess & Bandit Hat 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, July 29, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
30 Jul

Sembène Film Festival: Mandabi (Senegal)

Join us for a screening of Mandabi (The Money Order) presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Wolof with English subtitles.)   Illiterate, unemployed, fiftyish Ibrahima Deng suddenly gets a windfall: a money order from his street sweeper nephew in France for 20,000 francs (roughly $100). But as friends, relations, and debtors close in, […]

2018-07-30 7 p.m. 2018-07-30 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Mandabi (Senegal) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 30, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
3 Aug

Artist Discussion with Curator Kris Nuzzi

Join us for a conversation and Q & A with Kris Nuzzi, director at Pavel Zoubok Fine Art in New York, and represented Pittsburgh-based artists Vanessa German and Diane Samuels. They will share their upcoming projects and discuss how the gallery has responded to the recent changes in the art world, how the art market […]

2018-08-03 6 p.m. 2018-08-03 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Artist Discussion with Curator Kris Nuzzi 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, August 3, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
4 Aug

Writers in the Gardens

This unique literary event takes groups of audience members on a short walking tour of COA’s House Publication gardens. Audiences will first meet at COA’s Alphabet Reading Garden (1406 Monterey Street), and then break out into groups following one of the featured writers to a different nearby garden. In each garden, the featured poet will […]

2018-08-04 5 p.m. 2018-08-04 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Writers in the Gardens 1406 Monterey St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Alphabet City

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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

1406 Monterey St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

more info Free RSVP
5 Aug

In This Corner of the World (Japan)

Join us for a screening of In This Corner of the World, presented by Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace. In This Corner of the World is a beautifully animated Japanese film that tells the story of Suzu, who at the beginning is a girl with a vivid imagination and a passion for drawing and painting who is growing up […]

2018-08-05 5 p.m. 2018-08-05 8 p.m. America/New_York In This Corner of the World (Japan) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, August 5, 2018

5 p.m. - 8 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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