20 Oct

James Johnson III (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with the James Johnson III Group. Percussionist James Johnson III continues this series, and for this evening he will be joined by popular jazz vocalist Carolyn Perteete.  The music will blend jazz, soul, and pop. Tutored by his father, a legendary jazz drummer, James has been playing the drums since the age of […]

2017-10-20 8 p.m. 2017-10-20 America/New_York James Johnson III (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, October 20, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 Oct

Crossing the Red Line: Exhibiting Iranian Art in the U.S. (Iran/U.S.)

Join us for an afternoon with Dr. Shiva Balaghi, an independent scholar and curator based in Los Angeles, co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum. For nearly two decades, Dr. Balaghi taught cultural history at NYU and Brown University. She authored Picturing Iran: Art Society and Revolution and writes regularly for museums and art publications. Most recently she […]

2017-10-21 2 p.m. 2017-10-21 America/New_York Crossing the Red Line: Exhibiting Iranian Art in the U.S. (Iran/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Oct

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Join us for an evening of world-music inspired jazz, funk and soul with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective (featuring special guest poet Magdalena Gomez) presented by HarmoniZing. The Afro Yaqui Music Collective (AYMC) is a 9-piece outfit which descends from the ensembles of Guggenhiem award winner Fred Ho, whose work was influenced by West African, global Indigenous and […]

2017-10-22 6 p.m. 2017-10-22 America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 22, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Oct

Cowboys & Frenchmen (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with Cowboys & Frenchmen!  Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, orchestration, and composition for the jazz quintet. The front line of two alto saxophones is the vehicle for reimagining the role of horns in a small group setting, charting new territory by exploring individuality within homogeneity. […]

2017-10-24 8 p.m. 2017-10-24 America/New_York Cowboys & Frenchmen (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Oct

Nancy Chen Long, Robert Walicki, Angele Ellis (U.S.)

Join us for a poetry reading exploring themes of cultural and class identity. The fluid nature of identity as it changes through time as well as through familial and societal influences,” as Indiana poet Nancy Chen Long defines her work, is a common thread linking her to Pittsburgh poets Angele Ellis and Robert Walicki. Chen Long—an […]

2017-10-26 8 p.m. 2017-10-26 America/New_York Nancy Chen Long, Robert Walicki, Angele Ellis (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Oct

Zen Studies Series: Kotoku Ray Crivello (U.S.)

Join us for Zen and the Boddhisatva Way with Zen Priest Kotoku Ray Crivello. This workshop will explore: Bodhichita the practice to awaken all beings The Bodhisattva as Practice archetypes in Zen The 16 Bodhisattva Precepts in Soto Zen COA is hosting. (COA is not charging). Seminar classes are $25 *Suggested Donation* through Zen Center of Pittsburgh. Seating is limited! Head Priest: Kotoku […]

2017-10-28 11 a.m. 2017-10-28 America/New_York Zen Studies Series: Kotoku Ray Crivello (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, October 28, 2017

11 a.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Oct

Jeff Bush (U.S.)

Join us for a concert with trombonist/composer Jeff Bush as he presents 4 & 7: Music for Quartet and Septet.  Jeff will be joined by: Kent Englehardt – clarinet Mike Tomaro – bass clarinet Shanyse Strickland – french horn Gavin Horning – guitar Paul Thompson – bass Thomas Wendt – drums   Apollo, Pennsylvania native Jeff […]

2017-10-29 6 p.m. 2017-10-29 America/New_York Jeff Bush (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 29, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Nov

The Best of the MLK, Jr. Day Writing Awards

Join us for The Best of the MLK, Jr. Day Writing Awards presented by Carnegie Mellon University.   Challenges to the Dream: The Best of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards at Carnegie Mellon University, is an anthology that celebrates a writing contest that since 1999 has invited Pittsburgh-area high school and college […]

2017-11-01 7 p.m. 2017-11-01 America/New_York The Best of the MLK, Jr. Day Writing Awards 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

Join us for a screening of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. Money, Mississippi in the year 1955 — Emmett Louis Till, a fourteen-year-old black Chicago youth was slain. In this documentary directed by Keith Beauchamp, a family’s agony is finally told revealing the truth surrounding the […]

2017-11-02 7 p.m. 2017-11-02 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till - Alphabet City

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7 p.m.

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3 Nov

Black Detroit: Book Signing and Talk with Herb Boyd

Join us for a reading with Herb Boyd, presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. Herb will be discussing his latest book, Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination.  Black Detroit is a groundbreaking history of the struggles and resilience of African Americans from the city’s birth two hundred years ago until the present. […]

2017-11-03 7 p.m. 2017-11-03 America/New_York Black Detroit: Book Signing and Talk with Herb Boyd 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, November 3, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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