21 Feb

International Fiction Series: Okey Ndibe (Nigeria)

Join us for a reading with Okey Ndibe (Nigeria) as part of our International Fiction Series.   Okey Ndibe is the author of the novels Never look an American in the eye: A Memoir of flying turtles, colonial ghost, and the making of a NIgerian American, Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain, and co-editor (with Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove) […]

2017-02-21 8 p.m. 2017-02-21 America/New_York International Fiction Series: Okey Ndibe (Nigeria) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

February 21, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Feb

Mostly Other People Do the Killing (U.S.)

Join us for a concert with Mostly Other People Do the Killing (U.S.).   Mostly Other People Do the Killing celebrates the release of their 9th studio album, Loafer’s Hollow on Hot Cup Records.  The band has been performing in various configurations since 2003, and will be performing as a trio featuring Ron Stabinsky on […]

2017-02-22 8 p.m. 2017-02-22 America/New_York Mostly Other People Do the Killing (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

February 22, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Feb

Battle of the Slams!

Watch teams from Buffalo, Columbus, and Cleveland battle the #SteelCitySlam for sweet victory, annual bragging rights, and to qualify for the National Poetry Slam in Denver!! This is the most exciting poetry event coming to Pittsburgh this winter! All our neighbors are coming out to see who reigns supreme in this regional rivalry where words […]

2017-02-25 6 p.m. 2017-02-25 America/New_York Battle of the Slams! 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

February 25, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Mar

Jazz Surgery with Tony Campbell (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with Tony Campbell (U.S.)! Local Pittsburgher and Saxophonist Tony Campbell plays “straight ahead” jazz inspired by the legendary masters such as Coltrane, Parker, and Turrentine. In addition to performing regularly around town, Tony is actively involved with Jazz education. Featuring: Antonio Croes: piano Miles Jackson: bass Ben Sherman: […]

2017-03-01 8 p.m. 2017-03-01 America/New_York Jazz Surgery with Tony Campbell (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

March 1, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: White Lies (New Zealand)

Join us for a screening of White Lies (New Zealand), presented in partnership with Sembène – The Film & Art Festival and City of Asylum. White Lies is about the nature of identity: those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti (Whirimako Black) is a medicine woman. She is the healer and midwife of her […]

2017-03-02 7 p.m. 2017-03-02 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: White Lies (New Zealand) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

March 2, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Mar

Battle Trance: Blade of Love (U.S.)

Join us for Blade of Love, an evening of jazz with saxophone quartet Battle Trance (U.S.).  The follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut Palace of Wind (2014), Blade of Love is an elemental composition that aims to fulfill the tenor saxophone’s expansive potential as an ensemble instrument. Working within the intimate intersection of the human body/breath […]

2017-03-05 8 p.m. 2017-03-05 America/New_York Battle Trance: Blade of Love (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

March 5, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Mar

Osei Korankye (Ghana)

Join us for a concert with Ghanaian master musician Osei Korankye (Ghana).   Osei Korankye is one of the very last remaining seperewa musicians in Ghana. The seperewa is an Akan harp, a forgotten cousin of the Sahel’s kora or ngoni. For centuries it was the melodic backbone to Ashanti and more generally Akan music, one […]

2017-03-09 8 p.m. 2017-03-09 America/New_York Osei Korankye (Ghana) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

March 9, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Mar

ReelQ: Ma Vie En Rose (Belgium)

Join us for a screening of Ma Vie En Rose (Belgium) presented by ReelQ.  Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt as the intense reactions […]

2017-03-10 7 p.m. 2017-03-10 America/New_York ReelQ: Ma Vie En Rose (Belgium) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

March 10, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Mar

Thomas Wendt Trio (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Thomas Wendt Trio (U.S.)! This swinging trio will feature Thomas Wendt on drums, Sam Harris on bass and Clifford Barnes on piano. Thomas Wendt has been playing the drums professionally since the age of 14.  A graduate of The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, […]

2017-03-12 5 p.m. 2017-03-12 America/New_York Thomas Wendt Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

March 12, 2017

5 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Mar

Reading with Patrick McCabe (Ireland) and Henry Glassie (U.S.)

Join us for a reading with writers Patrick McCabe (Ireland) and Henry Glassie (folklorist in U.S.). Patrick Mccabe will be reading from his novel The Butcher Boy and Henry Glassie will read from his folklore ethnography The Stars of Ballymenone. Patrick McCabe, born in Ireland in 1955, has authored many novel including The Dead School, The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, Winterwood […]

2017-03-15 8 p.m. 2017-03-15 America/New_York Reading with Patrick McCabe (Ireland) and Henry Glassie (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

March 15, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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