City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is 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. To view a complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Sembène Film Festival: The Gentle Giant
Thursday, November 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Enjoy a reading of Yusef Lateef: The Gentle Giant, presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. Listen to a book review and discussion of the autobiography of Jazz icon Yusef Lateef, a world-renown and major influence in Hard Bop, Be Bop, World Music and other genres. Yesef is a a Grammy Award-winning, multi-instrumentalist, composer, poet, educator, and visionary. Herb Boyd will lead this discussion on the book that he co-wrote. This program will be held downstairs in the intimate Word Cellar room.