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: CHISHOLM ’72
Sunday, October 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Come to a free screening of Chisholm ’72 in Alphabet City’s intimate Word Cellar. Presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival, Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed (2005) is the definitive historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 1972. Following Chisholm from the announcement of her candidacy to the Democratic National Convention, the story is like her – fabulous, fierce, and fundamentally right on.