City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the Alphabet City website.
Sembène Film Festival – Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read
Monday, December 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet, his story has never been told until filmmaker Atticus Brady took on this task. Brady’s film explores Erroll’s childhood in Pittsburgh, and his meteoric rise in popularity while playing on 52nd street – NYC’s famed jazz epicenter. The film also looks at the origins of his most famous album, Concert by the Sea, his most famous composition, Misty, his singular virtuosic piano style, and his dynamic personality, both on and off the stage.