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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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8 Jul

An Evening With Kathy Connor

Join us for an evening of jazz with vocalist Kathy Connor.  Kathy Connor has been entertaining Pittsburgh audiences since the 1970s. In the tradition of our hometown ladies of song (in particular, Sandy Staley), her singular and personal way with lyric and melody make her a true original. She is excited to return to City of Asylum […]

2018-07-08 6 p.m. 2018-07-08 8 p.m. America/New_York An Evening With Kathy Connor 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, July 8, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Jul

PechaKucha

PechaKucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings held in more than 900 cities world-wide, where creative people share their ideas, works and thoughts in a 20×20 format; a presentation style with 20 images that advance automatically for 20 seconds each, as the presenter talks along with the images. Doors open at 5 pm.  PechaKucha Presentations start at 7 pm.

2018-07-10 7 p.m. 2018-07-10 9 p.m. America/New_York PechaKucha 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
11 Jul

Roger Humphries & RH Factor

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with local legend Roger Humphries and his band! Roger Humphries is rated by music critics as one of the most exciting percussionists in the business. He has provided the rhythmic beat for such greats as Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, […]

2018-07-11 8 p.m. 2018-07-11 10 p.m. America/New_York Roger Humphries & RH Factor 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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