5 Nov

Nathalie Handal and Angie Cruz

Renowned authors, editors, translators, and dear friends Nathalie Handal and Angie Cruz come together at Alphabet City to read from their new books. The evening will conclude with a conversation centered on migration and translation.    From migrations to pop culture, loss to la dérive, Life in a Country Album is a soundtrack of the global […]

2019-11-05 7 p.m. 2019-11-05 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Nathalie Handal and Angie Cruz 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Nov

Yoko Suzuki Trio (Japan/ U.S.)

City of Asylum audience favorite Yoko Suzuki Trio is back for an evening of jazz standards and original songs.  Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to take classical piano lessons at the age of six and continued on until graduating from high school. Throughout middle school and […]

2019-11-06 7 p.m. 2019-11-06 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Yoko Suzuki Trio (Japan/ U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Nov

Memoir Series: Cinelle Barnes

Our new Memoir Reading Series kicks off  with an evening of reading and discussion celebrating Cinelle Barnes’ new work MALAYA: Essays On Freedom. Lyrical, emotionally driven, and told through stories both lived and overheard, MALAYA is an intensely personal, yet universal, exploration of race, class, and identity that redefines what it means to be a […]

2019-11-10 6 p.m. 2019-11-10 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Memoir Series: Cinelle Barnes 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Nov

Outside the Academy Series: Marian Aguiar

Join us for a reading and conversation with Professor Marian Aguiar, as part of our Outside the Academy Lecture Series. Aguiar will present research from her recent book Arranging Marriage and answer audience questions.  Arranging Marriage: Conjugal Agency in the South Asian Diaspora provides the first sustained analysis of arranged marriage as a transnational cultural phenomenon, revealing how […]

2019-11-12 7 p.m. 2019-11-12 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Outside the Academy Series: Marian Aguiar 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Nov

The Jenny Wilson Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Jenny Wilson Trio! The Jenny Wilson Trio is a jazz ensemble focused on original music as well as choice classic and contemporary standards. Original compositions by Jenny have been influenced by Thelonius Monk, Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny. Jenny will be accompanied by two of Pittsburgh’s […]

2019-11-13 7 p.m. 2019-11-13 8:30 p.m. America/New_York The Jenny Wilson Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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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.    Throughout The Last of the Blue Devils — ”a presentation” of longtime jazz aficionado Clint Eastwood […]

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

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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

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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

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17 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: If Beale Street Could Talk

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 Cellar.  Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is the story […]

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 FREE TICKETS
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