14 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: The Last of the Blue Devils

Join us for a screening of The Last of the Blue Devils presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. This is the first program of a four night festival held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.    Nick-named The Kansas City Jazz Story, this legendary 1979 documentary was made at two musical gatherings […]

2019-11-14 7 p.m. 2019-11-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Last of the Blue Devils 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info FREE TICKETS
15 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: Yardie

Join us for a screening of Yardie presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. This is the second program of a four night festival held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.  Idris Elba directorial debut, Yardie, is based on the 1992 Victor Headley cult-novel of the same name. Yardie explores the story of […]

2019-11-15 7 p.m. 2019-11-15 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Yardie 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, November 15, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info FREE TICKETS
16 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: The Battle of Algiers

Join us for a screening of The Battle of Algiers presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. This is the third program of a four night festival held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.  One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key […]

2019-11-16 7 p.m. 2019-11-16 9:00 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Battle of Algiers 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, November 16, 2019

7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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17 Nov

Claudio Cojaniz: Balkan Blues Piano

One of our favorite Italian pianists returns to City of Asylum for an evening of blues music exploring ancient Balkan culture. This program is part of our new World Music Series.  Claudio will lead the audience on an excursion into the vast world of the Balkans. Featuring songs and dances, prayers and sacred songs, and […]

2019-11-17 6 p.m. 2019-11-17 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Claudio Cojaniz: Balkan Blues Piano 40 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Alphabet City

Sunday, November 17, 2019

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

40 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

more info FREE TICKETS
17 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: If Beale Street Could Talk

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CONTACT US AT 412-435-1110 TO ASK ABOUT OF WAITLIST POLICY Join us for a matinee screening of If Beale Street Could Talk presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. This is the fourth and final program of a four night festival held downstairs in our intimate Word […]

2019-11-17 2 p.m. 2019-11-17 4:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: If Beale Street Could Talk 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 17, 2019

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info SOLD OUT!
18 Nov

Maaza Mengiste

 Join us for an evening of reading and discussion celebrating Maaza Mengiste’s new novel The Shadow King. In The Shadow King, nothing true can remain hidden. No matter how intently characters try to suppress them, memories and past deeds fight for life. The dead and unheeded frequently find ways to “insist on resurrection.” Reality may be […]

2019-11-18 7 p.m. 2019-11-18 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Maaza Mengiste 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, November 18, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info FREE TICKETS
18 Nov

French Conversation Group

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. (This event will be held downstairs in our Word Cellar.) Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français […]

2019-11-18 6:00 p.m. 2019-11-18 7:00 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, November 18, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info FREE TICKETS
19 Nov

The Heart of a Stranger

Join us for an evening honoring the release of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exiled Literature. Editor André Naffis-Sahely, translator and poet Sholeh Wolpé, and contributor Fred D’Aguiar will read and recount their experiences bringing this anthology, a global treasury, to life. (This event will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar […]

2019-11-19 7:00pm 2019-11-19 8:30 p.m. America/New_York The Heart of a Stranger 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info FREE TICKETS
20 Nov

ReelQ: Small Talk (Ri Chang Dui Hua)

Join us for a screening of Small Talk, hosted by ReelQ. A searing portrait of complicated mother-daughter relationships and the underground LGBTQ culture in Taiwan, Small Talk paints a picture of the changing lives and conditions for three generations of women.  This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar. Runtime: 88 minutes. Language: […]

2019-11-20 7:00pm 2019-11-20 9:00pm America/New_York ReelQ: Small Talk (Ri Chang Dui Hua) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info FREE TICKETS
24 Nov

Off Minor Jazz Series:John Coltrane's The Avant-Garde

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CONTACT US AT 412-435-1110 TO ASK ABOUT OF WAITLIST POLICY This Off Minor Jazz program honors the music of John Coltrane’s legendary album The Avant-Garde. The Off Minor Jazz Series highlights the music of legendary jazz composers and players. The series has been curated by drummer Thomas Wendt, who puts together specialized musicians for each concert.  […]

2019-11-24 6 p.m. 2019-11-24 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series:John Coltrane's The Avant-Garde 40 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Alphabet City

Sunday, November 24, 2019

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

40 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

more info SOLD OUT
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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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