22 Oct

Sweet Country

Join us for a screening of Sweet Country, presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. Runtime: 113min Languages:  English | Aboriginal Sweet Country is set in 1929, in Alice Springs, the Northern Territory in Central Australia and is based on true events. Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern […]

2018-10-22 7 p.m. 2018-10-22 9 p.m. America/New_York Sweet Country 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, October 22, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Oct

Remaking Post-Industrial Cities with Don Carter

Join us for a lecture by Prof. Don Carter on his book Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe. Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach […]

2018-10-23 7 p.m. 2018-10-23 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Remaking Post-Industrial Cities with Don Carter 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Oct

Nathan Englander

Join us for a reading with Pulitzer-nominated, bestselling author Nathan Englander as he presents his much-anticipated new novel Dinner at the Center of the Earth–a political thriller set against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Weaving together vastly different lives–a prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him for a dozen years. An […]

2018-10-24 7 p.m. 2018-10-24 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Nathan Englander 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Oct

The Monk Exchange: Celebrating Thelonious Monk

The Thoth Trio and the Thomas Wendt Trio join forces to celebrate the music of Thelonious Monk, as part of the Off Minor Jazz Series.  The concert will feature both trios playing the music of Thelonious Monk separately AND together! Thoth Trio Ben Opie, saxophones Paul Thompson, bass David Throckmorton, drums Thomas Wendt Trio Antonio Croes, […]

2018-10-28 6 p.m. 2018-10-28 8 p.m. America/New_York The Monk Exchange: Celebrating Thelonious Monk 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 28, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Oct

The Agronomist

Join us for a screening of The Agronomist presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. Runtime: 90 minutes Languages: English, French & Haitian Creole Johnathan Demme’s documentary, The Agronomist, is a film about Jean Leopold Dominique and his wife, Michèle Montas, owners of Radio Haiti-Inter, Haiti’s first independent radio station. Jean Léopold Dominique (July 31, 1930 – […]

2018-10-29 7 p.m. 2018-10-29 9 p.m. America/New_York The Agronomist 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, October 29, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 Oct

Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project. Tim Stevens has appeared in numerous clubs and concerts throughout metropolitan Pittsburgh. Along with the “Got to be Free” album and the “Thinking; About Love” album, Tim has released some ten singles since 1972 to the critical acclaim of area writers and radio […]

2018-10-30 7 p.m. 2018-10-30 9 p.m. America/New_York Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Nov

Nuruddin Farah

Join us for a reading and Q&A with Neustadt Prize-winner Nuruddin Farah, presented by Paul A. Bové and Boundary 2. Nuruddin Farah will be reading from his work Maps.   Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. He is the author of numerous novels, novellas, short stories, and plays. His novels include Hiding in Plain Sight, Crossbones, and […]

2018-11-01 7 p.m. 2018-11-01 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Nuruddin Farah 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Nov

Leaves from Aleppo

Join us for a multimedia presentation of Leaves from Aleppo: Saleh, a Collage with Scott Minar and Philip Terman.   “Yesterday my eyes were open Because of a clash between armed men And the state forces.  I finished a new story. Sometimes the secret sounds whisper in my ear. I am a writer first. There is no shame […]

2018-11-04 6 p.m. 2018-11-04 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Leaves from Aleppo 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 4, 2018

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Nov

Jill Bialosky

Join us for a reading with Jill Bialosky presenting her memoir Poetry Will Save Your Life. This program will open with a reading from poet Mike Good.  In Poetry Will Save Your Life, poet, novelist, and New York Times bestselling author Jill Bialosky takes a wholly original approach to memoir, refracting her life through the prism of […]

2018-11-05 7 p.m. 2018-11-05 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Jill Bialosky 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, November 5, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Nov

WOMXN 412

The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective and the Steel City Slam are proud to present their annual “no dude poets” slam! This slam welcomes the city’s best AFAB, female identified, or gender non-conforming individuals age 18+. Come listen to their stories. Come listen to their truths. Come listen and celebrate!   Spoken Word Poets will compete in […]

2018-11-06 7 p.m. 2018-11-06 10 p.m. America/New_York WOMXN 412 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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