Enjoy Free Events at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
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 list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Sembène Film Festival: Mapantsula
Monday, January 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a screening of Mapantsula (Hustler) presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against the system. Mapantsula will give viewers an insider’s tour of township life and a foretaste of the vibrant popular cinema promised by the new, democratic South Africa.