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

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31 Mar

ReelQ: America in Transition

In honor of Trans Day of Visibility, ReelQ 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 Transition is an award-winning, Sundance-backed documentary series exploring […]

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

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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

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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

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5 Apr

Kate Daniels

Please join us for a reading with Kate Daniels, Ellen Smith, and Andy Feathers presented by Michael Simms and Vox Populi. Guggenheim Fellow Kate Daniels’ new book of poems In the Months of my Son’s Recovery describes a mother’s descent into Hell to save her son. What she finds is that she cannot save him – she can save […]

2019-04-05 6 p.m. 2019-04-05 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Kate Daniels 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, April 5, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Apr

Toi Derricotte: Celebration & Book Launch

Join us for a reading with Toi Derricotte celebrating the launch of her new poetry collection “I”: New and Selected Poems. After the reading, stay for a screening of Strong Words: The Art of Toi Derricotte.  The program will include a short interlude between the reading and screening. Light refreshments served! 5 p.m. – Reading and Q&A 6:30 […]

2019-04-07 5 p.m. 2019-04-07 9 p.m. America/New_York Toi Derricotte: Celebration & Book Launch 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 7, 2019

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Apr

Sembène Film Festival: Been Rich All My Life

Join us for a screening of Been Rich All My Life presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (Runtime: 81 minutes) The Silver Belles are a group of classy, sassy hoofers who met in the 1930s as chorus dancers at the famed Apollo and Cotton Clubs. There, they learned their trade and performed with legendary bandleaders and […]

2019-04-09 7 p.m. 2019-04-09 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Been Rich All My Life - Alphabet City

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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10 Apr

Steel City Slam

Steel City Slam hosts Pittsburgh’s annual poetry slam championship! Pittsburgh’s top slam poets will compete for a cash prize and the right to represent Pittsburgh at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago. 13 poets will enter, 4 will make the team, and only one will leave as champion!   Pittsburgh Poetry Collective charges $10 at […]

2019-04-10 7 p.m. 2019-04-10 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Steel City Slam 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Apr

Storytelling with Len Cabral

Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly storytelling with Len Cabral. Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller and author who has been engaging and entertaining audiences with his storytelling performances for over 30 years. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West […]

2019-04-13 3 p.m. 2019-04-13 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Len Cabral 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, April 13, 2019

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Apr

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: Lynn Emanuel is the author of five books of poetry, Hotel Fiesta, The Dig, Then, Suddenly–, Noose and Hook, and, most recently, The Nerve Of It : Poems New […]

2019-04-14 5 p.m. 2019-04-14 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 14, 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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