22 Mar

John Corbett

(This program is SOLD OUT. Please contact us about our wait list policy.) Join us for a reading with John Corbett in conversation with Josiah McElheny. This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.  Unless you lived through the 1970s, it seems impossible to understand it at all. Drug delirium, groovy fashion, religious […]

2019-03-22 7 p.m. 2019-03-22 8:30 p.m. America/New_York John Corbett 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, March 22, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Sold Out!
24 Mar

What Is Democracy?

This program is SOLD OUT. Please contact us about our waitlist policy. Join us for a screening and Q&A discussion of the newly released political documentary What Is Democracy?, presented as part of the CMU Humanities Festival and Faces of Wo/man: the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival. This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word […]

2019-03-24 6 p.m. 2019-03-24 8 p.m. America/New_York What Is Democracy? 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 24, 2019

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Sold Out!
25 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising (Burkina Faso)

Join us for a screening of Burkinabè Rising presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in French, English & Moore.) Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant […]

2019-03-25 7 p.m. 2019-03-25 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising (Burkina Faso) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 25, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
26 Mar

Amirtha Kidambi: Elder Ones

Join us for a concert with experimental quartet Elder Ones featuring lead vocalist and harmonium player Amirtha Kidambi.    Elder Ones fuses classical and jazz music with international influences to create a symphony of avant-garde sound. Kidambi was formally trained in classical music but felt the pull of free jazz drawing her toward a different path. Influenced by Carnatic music of […]

2019-03-26 7 p.m. 2019-03-26 9 p.m. America/New_York Amirtha Kidambi: Elder Ones 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
28 Mar

Orrin Evans Birthday Jam

Join us for an exciting evening of jazz with rising-star pianist Orrin Evans. For more than two decades, Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent […]

2019-03-28 7 p.m. 2019-03-28 9 p.m. America/New_York Orrin Evans Birthday Jam 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 28, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
31 Mar

ReelQ: America in Transition

In honor of Trans Day of Visibility, ReelQ (in partnership with  the LGBT Bar Association) presents a screening of “Where is my Refuge,” episode 4 of the award-winning Sundance documentary series America in Transition. This screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A lead by the subject of the documentary episode, Nina Chaubal. (Runtime: 22 minutes) America in […]

2019-03-31 2 p.m. 2019-03-31 3 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: America in Transition 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 31, 2019

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
1 Apr

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 […]

2019-04-01 6 p.m. 2019-04-01 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 1, 2019

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
1 Apr

Outside the Academy Series: Trust and AI

Join us for a lively cross-disciplinary conversation that asks the question “can we trust our AI?” This panel discussion is presented in partnership with CMU’s Ethics & AI public programming initiative. Trust is central to human relationships. Yet artificial intelligence (AI) is posing an entirely new set of ethical challenges that affect human-human and human-machine […]

2019-04-01 7 p.m. 2019-04-01 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Outside the Academy Series: Trust and AI 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 1, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
2 Apr

Charles Mingus Mini-Fest: Night 1

Please join us for Night One of our two-evening celebration of the life and work of jazz legend Charles Mingus. This first night will feature: 7:00 PM –  Thoth Trio 8:15 PM – post-concert panel hosted by Thomas Wendt including audience Q&A with the Thoth Trio band members and Mensah Wali from Kente Arts Alliance […]

2019-04-02 7 p.m. 2019-04-02 9 p.m. America/New_York Charles Mingus Mini-Fest: Night 1 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
3 Apr

Charles Mingus Mini-Fest: Night 2

Please join us for Night Two of our two-evening celebration of the life and work of jazz legend Charles Mingus. This second night will feature: 7:00 PM –  The Folk Forms Quintet 8:15 PM – screening of Triumph of the Underdog (runtime: 78 min) downstairs in the Word Cellar All programs are curated by Thomas Wendt and […]

2019-04-03 7 p.m. 2019-04-03 9 p.m. America/New_York Charles Mingus Mini-Fest: Night 2 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 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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