17 Nov

Storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston.  Charlotte Blake Alston performs in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues are wide and include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kimmel Center, the Women of the World Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, prisons, detention […]

2018-11-17 3 p.m. 2018-11-17 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Nov

Free Association Reading Series 

Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.    Featured Writers: Richard St. John‘s most recent book of poems, Each Perfected Name, was released in 2015 by Truman State University Press. His long poem, Shrine, appeared as a chapbook in […]

2018-11-18 5 p.m. 2018-11-18 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series  40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 18, 2018

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Nov

The Bridge

Join us for an evening of jazz with The Bridge. The Bridge is an French-based international program that fosters new creative collaborations between European and U.S. jazz musicians. Since 2013, The Bridge has organized 24 tours, allowing 70 French and North-American musicians to perform together on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bridge is not […]

2018-11-25 6 p.m. 2018-11-25 8 p.m. America/New_York The Bridge 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 25, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Nov

Taste Makers: Chinese Restaurants and the Asian American identity

How is the growth of the Chinese community shaping Pittsburgh? Why has the Asian community grown so quickly among Pittsburgh’s universities, and what opportunities come with this growth? And how do the Trump Administration’s changes in immigration policies affect local businesses such as restaurants? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Melissa McCart follows up her Pulitzer Center research […]

2018-11-26 5:30 p.m. 2018-11-26 7 p.m. America/New_York Taste Makers: Chinese Restaurants and the Asian American identity 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, November 26, 2018

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Nov

ReelQ: Retablo

Join us for a the premier regional screening of Retablo, hosted by ReelQ.  “A memorable and moving performance from first-timer… [Junior Béjar] Roca. A measured, authentic and compelling turn.”  – Screen Daily “Peruvian filmmaker Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio has turned in a heartbreaking masterpiece for his first feature”  – Cinema Axis Segundo Paucar, a 14 year old […]

2018-11-27 7 p.m. 2018-11-27 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Retablo 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Nov

Adam Hopkins: Crickets

Join us for an evening of jazz with Adam Hopkins and company they celebrate the release of their latest album, Crickets!   Adam Hopkins’ Crickets is a head-on collision of the various musical worlds he has been a part of since becoming a bassist as a teenager. Now in his 30’s, Hopkins is an improviser and composer […]

2018-11-28 7 p.m. 2018-11-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Adam Hopkins: Crickets 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Nov

Sam Newsome Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Sam Newsome Trio! The Sam Newsome Trio was formed in the fall of 2017 by soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome, initially to perform as a part of the 2017 Arts of Art Series. Newsome says that the chemistry was so strong, he knew this collaboration needed to […]

2018-11-29 7 p.m. 2018-11-29 9 p.m. America/New_York Sam Newsome Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, November 29, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Dec

Sembène Film Festival: The Prophet

Join us for a screening of The Prophet presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923.  Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly […]

2018-12-01 3 p.m. 2018-12-01 5 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Prophet 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, December 1, 2018

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Dec

Cowboys & Frenchmen

Join us for an evening of jazz with Cowboys & Frenchmen Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, composition, and orchestration for the jazz quintet. “The band makes a glorious sound – more like a larger ensemble at times – providing intriguing, innovative and sublime music,” [Mike Gates, UK Vibe]. The front line of […]

2018-12-02 6 p.m. 2018-12-02 8 p.m. America/New_York Cowboys & Frenchmen 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, December 2, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Dec

Idra Novey

On the eve of the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement, award-winning poet, novelist, and translator Idra Novey has produced a novel that explores the consequences of abuse and the public exposure of abuse in the deep and truthful way only fiction can. Those Who Knew conjures a modern-day fable that shows how public politics and […]

2018-12-04 7 p.m. 2018-12-04 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Idra Novey - Alphabet City

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, and offer a broad range of literary programs in a community setting to encourage cross-cultural exchange.

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