26 Jan

Pittsburgh Songwriters in the Round

It all begins with a song. In this acoustic, Nashville-style round, four songwriters will take turns sharing their original songs and the stories behind how they were written. Presented in cooperation with the Pittsburgh, PA Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.  Featured Songwriters: KIM MAVERICK is a singer-songwriter-scribbler obsessed with the power of storytelling. She […]

2020-01-26 6:00 PM 2020-01-26 7:30 PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Songwriters in the Round 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 26, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
27 Jan

Surround with Alia Musica

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!   Immerse yourself in the sound-world of a harp sextet. In Surround, a landmark piece from Pittsburgh new music composer Federico Garcia-De Castro, six harps encircle the audience creating a concert experience like no other.   Surround employs familiar and innovative harp-playing techniques, and explores the spatial possibilities of surround sound, from […]

2020-01-27 7:00 PM 2020-01-27 8:30 PM America/New_York Surround with Alia Musica 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info SOLD OUT
2 Feb

The Deryck Tines Gospel Choir

The Reverend Deryck Tines and the Deryck Tines gospel singers present “We Shall Overcome Someday!” An evening of hand clapping, soul stirring, foot stomping gospel singing and music from the recently released live project “We Shall Overcome Someday”- a medley of traditional gospel songs, spirituals and hymns from the last 100 years of the black […]

2020-02-02 6:00 PM 2020-02-02 7:30 PM America/New_York The Deryck Tines Gospel Choir 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 2, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
3 Feb

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 […]

2020-02-03 6:00 PM 2020-02-03 7:00 PM America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 3, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
4 Feb

Outside the Academy: Rights as Weapons

Join us in our intimate Word Cellar for an evening of readings by Professor Clifford Bob. Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson will moderate the discussion.  Rights as Weapons examines how governments, corporations, populist movements and other powerful forces use majority rights, property rights, and even human rights as aggressive tools against the weak. Rights are usually […]

2020-02-04 7:00 PM 2020-02-04 8:30 PM America/New_York Outside the Academy: Rights as Weapons 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
5 Feb

Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends

Join us for an evening of world music with a cross-border concert featuring pipa virtuoso Yang Jin! This program will feature extremely talented and passionate musicians from all over the world. Together they will explore the relationship between East and West through creativity and virtuosity. The program will feature songs spanning traditional music, world music, classical […]

2020-02-05 7:00 PM 2020-02-05 8:30 PM America/New_York Yang Jin(杨瑾) & Friends 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
6 Feb

Memoir Series: Jaquira Díaz & Kaveh Akbar

Join us for an evening of readings & discussion celebrating the work of Jaquira Díaz and Kaveh Akbar, presented in partnership with Chatham University‘s Creative Writing MFA program, Words Without Walls, and funding from The National Endowment for the Arts. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the discussion. Featured Writers: Jaquira Díaz is the author of Ordinary […]

2020-02-06 7 p.m. 2020-02-06 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Memoir Series: Jaquira Díaz & Kaveh Akbar 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 6, 2020

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
8 Feb

Digital Storytelling: Building Bridges

Join us for Digital Storytelling: Building Bridges, an afternoon of storytelling through video, featuring a live performance by the Ibeji Drum Ensemble. A special multicultural event highlighting the personal stories of African and African American adults living in Northview Heights through autobiographical videos of their own creation. Sharing Our Story, founded by Sally Rafson, is […]

2020-02-08 3:00 PM 2020-02-08 4:30 PM America/New_York Digital Storytelling: Building Bridges 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, February 8, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
9 Feb

When Folksongs Bring Freedom

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and Black History Month, Hilliard Greene presents “Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom.” This is a lecture and acoustic solo bass performance that brings to light the significance and beauty of the remarkable songs of the Underground Railroad.  The Underground Railroad used a series of songs […]

2020-02-09 6:00 PM 2020-02-09 7:30 PM America/New_York When Folksongs Bring Freedom 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 9, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
10 Feb

The Bail Trap

Join the ACLU-PA Young Leadership Outreach Team Pittsburgh for a screening of the documentary film The Bail Trap. Following the screening, ACLU-PA Legal Fellow Ali Szemanski will discuss the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice. 70% of people in jail are there for one reason: living in poverty. Money bail is one of the main causes […]

2020-02-10 7:00 PM 2020-02-10 8:30 PM America/New_York The Bail Trap 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 10, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
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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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