23 Feb

Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 3

Please join us for Night Three* of our three-evening celebration of the life and work of jazz legend Ornette Coleman. *This event will take place at Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.   Presented in collaboration with Carnegie International’s Cinematheque screening series, the third night will feature: 5:00 PM Conversation by Thomas Wendt and Thaddeus Mosley 5:15 PM […]

2019-02-23 5 p.m. 2019-02-23 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 3 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Alphabet City

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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

4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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25 Feb

James & Deborah Fallows: Our Towns

Join us for a reading and discussion with James and Deborah Fallows to celebrate the paperback release of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America. A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive […]

2019-02-25 7 p.m. 2019-02-25 8:30 p.m. America/New_York James & Deborah Fallows: Our Towns 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 25, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Feb

Outside the Academy: Drone Poetics with Andrea Brady

Join us for a reading with Andrea Brady, as part of our Outside the Academy Lecture Series. She will be reading and discussing her poetry collection The Blue Split Compartments. The Blue Split Compartments is a suite of poems for the drone age.  Composed from chatroom exchanges between pilots and intelligence officers, military policy manuals, pattern of life archives, and […]

2019-02-27 7:30 p.m. 2019-02-27 9 p.m. America/New_York Outside the Academy: Drone Poetics with Andrea Brady 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Feb

Outside the Academy: Noël Carroll

Join us for a lecture and Q&A discussion with CUNY Professor Noël Carroll as part of our Outside the Academy Lecture Series, followed by a meet and mingle. Professor Noël Carroll will use Sex and the City episode “A Vogue Idea” to discuss the theme of consumerism in the series and the moral problems that it raises, especially […]

2019-02-27 6 p.m. 2019-02-27 7:15 p.m. America/New_York Outside the Academy: Noël Carroll 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Feb

Julian Randall

Join us for a reading with Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winner Julian Randall who will be reading from his collection Refuse. This program will also featuring a reading by Sherrika Mitchell of the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective.   The Cave Canem Poetry Prize is among the most prestigious in America.  Past winners include two poets who went on to […]

2019-02-28 7 p.m. 2019-02-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Julian Randall 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Mar

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 […]

2019-03-04 6 p.m. 2019-03-04 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 4, 2019

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Mar

Jeanne Marie Laskas: To Obama

Join us for a reading with Jeanne Marie Laskas from her new book, To Obama. Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Obama was given ten handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens – the unfiltered voice of a nation – from his Office of Presidential Correspondence. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the […]

2019-03-04 7 p.m. 2019-03-04 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Jeanne Marie Laskas: To Obama 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 4, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: A Dry White Season (Zimbabwe)

Join us for a screening of A Dry White Season presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.    With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa’s racist government—and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio […]

2019-03-05 7 p.m. 2019-03-05 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: A Dry White Season (Zimbabwe) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
6 Mar

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to join musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a program celebrating female artists. Facilitated by conductor Andres Franco, this evening program entitled Fierce and Female will explore the unique journeys of several female voices. The program will feature performances by an all-female chamber ensemble of PSO members. The program will also highlight the […]

2019-03-06 7 p.m. 2019-03-06 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Mar

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: Robert Walicki’s work has appeared in a number of publications including The City Paper, Fourth River, Signal Mountain Review, Red River Review, and others. A Pushcart and a Best […]

2019-03-10 5 p.m. 2019-03-10 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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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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