20 Apr

Sembène Film Festival: (T)ERROR (U.S.)

Join us for a screening of (T)ERROR (U.S.), presented in partnership with Sembène – The Film & Art Festival and City of Asylum. (T)ERROR is the first film to infiltrate a covert counterterrorism sting, with filmmakers documenting the action in real time as it unfolds on the ground. Viewers get an unfettered glimpse of the government’s counterterrorism tactics and […]

2017-04-20 7 p.m. 2017-04-20 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: (T)ERROR (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

April 20, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
21 Apr

Thomas Wendt Trio (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Thomas Wendt Trio (U.S.)! This swinging trio will feature Thomas Wendt on drums, Sam Harris on bass and Clifford Barnes on piano. Thomas Wendt has been playing the drums professionally since the age of 14.  A graduate of The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, […]

2017-04-21 8 p.m. 2017-04-21 America/New_York Thomas Wendt Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

April 21, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
22 Apr

Sharing Women's Stories: An Evening with PPWP, PAAR & Stamped

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, and Stamped have partnered to bring you an evening of honoring women’s voices. Local community writers and artists will be sharing stories and addressing contemporary women’s issues. PPWP, PAAR and Stamped will be discussing vital information centered around the growing dialogue of women’s bodies. There will […]

2017-04-22 3 p.m. 2017-04-22 4:45 p.m. America/New_York Sharing Women's Stories: An Evening with PPWP, PAAR & Stamped 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

April 22, 2017

3 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Apr

Osama Alomar (Syria)

Join us for a reading with Exiled Writer-in-Residence Osama Alomar (Syria). Born in Damascus, Syria in 1968 and now living in Chicago, Osama Alomar is one of the most well-respected Arabic poets writing today, and a prominent practitioner of the Arabic al-qisa al-qasira jiddan, the “very short story.” He is the author of Fullblood Arabian in English, and three collections of short stories […]

2017-04-27 8 p.m. 2017-04-27 America/New_York Osama Alomar (Syria) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

April 27, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
28 Apr

Porochista Khakpour (Iran)

Join us for a reading with Porochista Khakpour (Iran).   Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial), and the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 “Best Book of the Year” according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007)—the 2007 California Book Award winner in “First Fiction,” one of the Chicago Tribune’s “Fall’s Best,” and a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los […]

2017-04-28 8 p.m. 2017-04-28 America/New_York Porochista Khakpour (Iran) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

April 28, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
29 Apr

Independent Bookstore Day

City of Asylum Bookstore will be celebrating with a children’s story hour and scavenger hunt, raffles, surprise discounts, plus free coffee. City of Asylum Bookstore will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors, including a limited edition chapbook by Michael Chabon, broadsides, and signed artwork by […]

2017-04-29 11 a.m. 2017-04-29 7 p.m. America/New_York Independent Bookstore Day 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

April 29, 2017

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Visit City of Asylum Bookstore
7 May

Rosetta Trio (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of of jazz with the Rosetta Trio! Best known for his dynamic founding role in the Grammy-nominated Vijay Iyer Trio, Memphis-bred, Brooklynite bassist/composer Stephan Crump leads his own uniquely colorful and hard-grooving all-string Rosetta Trio, featuring guitarists Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox. Hailed as “a string ensemble for the new […]

2017-05-07 8 p.m. 2017-05-07 America/New_York Rosetta Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

May 7, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
11 May

Sembène Film Festival: Mary Lou Williams–The Lady Who Swings the Band (U.S.)

Join us for a screening of Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (U.S.), presented in partnership with Sembène – The Film & Art Festival and City of Asylum. Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a story of tragedy and triumph seen through the eyes of a prodigy. We journey the 20th […]

2017-05-11 7 p.m. 2017-05-11 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Mary Lou Williams–The Lady Who Swings the Band (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

May 11, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
18 May

ReelQ: Kidnapped for Christ (U.S./Dominican Republic)

Join us for a screening of Kidnapped for Christ (U.S./Dominican Republic) presented by ReelQ. When young missionary Kate Logan hears about Escuela Caribe, a small Christian boarding school that bills itself as a rehabilitation center for troubled teens, she sees the perfect opportunity to make a difference. Hoping to document the positive effects a place like this could […]

2017-05-18 7 p.m. 2017-05-18 America/New_York ReelQ: Kidnapped for Christ (U.S./Dominican Republic) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

May 18, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
21 May

Joel Pace Organ Trio (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Joel Pace Organ Trio! The Joel Pace Organ Trio plays jazz in the style popularized by the great organ groups of the 1950’s and 60’s. Groups led by organists such as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Groove Holmes and guitarists like Wes Montgomery, Grant Green […]

2017-05-21 6 p.m. 2017-05-21 America/New_York Joel Pace Organ Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

May 21, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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