19 Jun

Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret (France/Switzerland)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret.   A rare and exciting opportunity to see two masters of European jazz improvising together in a duo situation! Sure to be a transcendent and beautifully challenging exploration of the outer limits of instrumental expression, this duo features two of […]

2018-06-19 8 p.m. 2018-06-19 10 p.m. America/New_York Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret (France/Switzerland) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 Jun

Stories That Heal: Lindsey Smith

Join us for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series—featuring Lindsey Smith (Eat Your Feelings: The Food Mood Girl’s Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating).  Stories That Heal is a series that highlights local authors who live with and/or have a loved one who lives with mental health conditions. Their stories of lived experience promote empathy, foster resilience, and uncover […]

2018-06-21 7 p.m. 2018-06-21 8 p.m. America/New_York Stories That Heal: Lindsey Smith 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Jun

Off Minor Jazz Series: Alphabet City Afro-Jazz Collective

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with The Alphabet City Afro-Jazz Collective as part of the Off Minor Jazz Series. The Alphabet City Afro-Jazz Collective will merge music from the American Jazz repertoire with the rhythms of the Afro-Caribbean. The group will feature percussionist George Jones and visiting relocated Pittsburgh […]

2018-06-24 6 p.m. 2018-06-24 8 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: Alphabet City Afro-Jazz Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, June 24, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Jun

Sembène Film Festival: But Then, She's Betty Carter (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a screening of But Then, She’s Betty Carter presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. This lively film is an unforgettable portrait of legendary vocalist Betty Carter, one of the greatest living exponents of jazz. Uncompromised by commercialism throughout her long career, she has forged alternative criteria for success […]

2018-06-25 7 p.m. 2018-06-25 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: But Then, She's Betty Carter (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, June 25, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Jun

Thoth Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Thoth Trio. The Thoth Trio brings intense acoustic jazz to Alphabet City, playing original works and obscure compositions “in the tradition.”   Featured Musicians: Ben Opie (saxophones, clarinet) Paul Thompson (bass) David Throckmorton (drums)

2018-06-26 8 p.m. 2018-06-26 10 p.m. America/New_York Thoth Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
28 Jun

Displacement & Belonging: Ali Asgar and Tuhin Das

Join Ali Asgar, a transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer, and Tuhin Das, a poet, activist, and political columnist, as they discuss their experiences leaving Bangladesh, living in the US as displaced artists, and how displacement has affected their creative work. Asgar will present their current project “No One Home”, a work constructed around the concept […]

2018-06-28 8 p.m. 2018-06-28 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Displacement & Belonging: Ali Asgar and Tuhin Das 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, June 28, 2018

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Jun

Thumbscrew

Join us for an evening of avant-garde jazz with Thumbscrew. Featured Musicians:  Mary Halvorson (guitar) Michael Formanek (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) “The barrage of riffs are both epic and melodic, the low end beefy and the percussion massive. Expect nothing less than magic from these three avant purveyors.” –The Village Voice “Of course they throw […]

2018-06-29 8 p.m. 2018-06-29 10 p.m. America/New_York Thumbscrew 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, June 29, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
30 Jun

Thumbscrew

Join us for an evening of avant-garde jazz with Thumbscrew. Featured Musicians:  Mary Halvorson (guitar) Michael Formanek (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) “The barrage of riffs are both epic and melodic, the low end beefy and the percussion massive. Expect nothing less than magic from these three avant purveyors.” –The Village Voice “Of course they throw […]

2018-06-30 8 p.m. 2018-06-30 10 p.m. America/New_York Thumbscrew 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, June 30, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
2 Jul

The Art of Being LC (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of The Art of Being LC, featuring a conversation/Q&A with the filmmaker, Carl King​, via Skype after the film. The program will also feature a poetry reading with Ava C. Cipri  of The Deaf Poets Society.   In 1999 Atlanta Legal Aid Society attorney, Sue Jamieson, argued before the […]

2018-07-02 7 p.m. 2018-07-02 8:30 p.m. America/New_York The Art of Being LC (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 2, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
8 Jul

Kathleen George

Join us for a reading with mystery thriller author Kathleen George, sponsored by University of Pittsburgh Press. Kathleen George lives in Pittsburgh where she is a professor of theatre and writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of the acclaimed novels Taken; Fallen; Afterimage; The Odds (nominated for an Edgar(R) award for best novel by the […]

2018-07-08 5 p.m. 2018-07-08 6 p.m. America/New_York Kathleen George 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, July 8, 2018

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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