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 Professtor 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.  Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. Julian is the recipient […]

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

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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 Jennifer Orchard (Violin), Marta Krechkovsky (Violin) Tatjana […]

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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13 Mar

Jessica Lee & Mark Strickland Jazz Duo: Fusion Street

Join us for another riveting concert with City of Asylum fan-favorites Jessica Lee & Mark Strickland.  Jessica and Mark have played and recorded for years as a Jazz Duo both regionally and nationally.   This concert celebrates their new project Fusion Street, a performance (and recording) project that explores songs from a wide variety of genres performed with […]

2019-03-13 7 p.m. 2019-03-13 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Jessica Lee & Mark Strickland Jazz Duo: Fusion Street 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Mar

sam sax

Join us for a reading with National Poetry Series winner sam sax who will be reading from his collection Madness.  sam sax is a queer, Jewish, writer & educator. He is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes & ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of […]

2019-03-14 7 p.m. 2019-03-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York sam sax 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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