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. And it is also a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 at 7:00 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a screening of Pursuing Happiness, a documentary featuring one of our favorite Northside neighbors, Randy Gilson. Happiness. It is one of our greatest desires. But what is happiness in the first place? How exactly do we achieve it? And when we do, how do we hold on to it? In a country that grants its citizens the right to pursue happiness, surprisingly America is not among the happiest countries in the world. Why is happiness so illusive? What are we doing wrong? Join the journey and discover the secrets to living a truly happy life as two film-makers travel the country in search of the happiest people in America.