27 Apr

Richard Thomas

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a reading with Richard Thomas who will be presenting his new book, Why Bob Dylan Matters. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Classics Bob Dylan, master of the English language and the greatest songwriter of the last half century, has become a classic. […]

2018-04-27 8 p.m. 2018-04-27 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Richard Thomas 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
28 Apr

Cerverii Circus Collective: A Satie Souvenir

(2 hrs. approximate run time) The Cerverii Circus Collective, a newly formed group for interdisciplinary performance, presents A SATIE SOUVENIR. This cabaret performance focuses on the music and writings of eccentric French composer, Erik Satie (1866-1925) who energized and stimulated Parisian cultural life of the early 20th C. as a precursor to modernism. The program […]

2018-04-28 8 p.m. 2018-04-28 10 p.m. America/New_York Cerverii Circus Collective: A Satie Souvenir 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
28 Apr

Storytelling with Moma Tale-Spin

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a family-friendly storytelling event with “Moma Tale-Spin” Regina-Yasmeen Brown in celebration of Wangari Maathai. Regina-Yasmeen Brown is Moma Tale-Spin, a native of Pittsburgh, who hails from the city’s historic Hill District. She is a local storyteller, an avid organic gardener, a killer cook and baker, a grass-roots community activist and […]

2018-04-28 3 p.m. 2018-04-28 4:30 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Moma Tale-Spin 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, April 28, 2018

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
29 Apr

Off Minor Jazz Series: All the Duke's Men

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join the Alphabet City All-Stars for a tribute concert celebrating Duke Ellington’s 119th birthday.  This concert will feature a line up of Alphabet City’s favorite jazz musicians, curated by Thomas Wendt, and playing playing both well known and obscure Ellington compositions.   Alphabet City Ellington All-Stars James Moore, trumpet Paul Cosentino, reeds […]

2018-04-29 6 p.m. 2018-04-29 8 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: All the Duke's Men 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 29, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
30 Apr

ReelQ: The Journey (India)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of The Journey presented by ReelQ. Inspired by a true story, the film follows two young friends, Kiran (Suhasini V. Nair), a Hindu, and Delilah (Shruthy Menon), a Catholic, from their first meeting as young children to young adulthood, when they realize their love for each other. […]

2018-04-30 7 p.m. 2018-04-30 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: The Journey (India) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 30, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
1 May

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Join us for an evening of world music with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective! The program will also include a reading with Sri Lankan writer Kanya D’Almeida.  Kanya will read excerpts from her novel-in-progress, A Place for Incurables and from a collection of short stories entitled Mad Bloody Woman. Both pieces engage with the contemporary and historical […]

2018-05-01 8 p.m. 2018-05-01 10 p.m. America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
5 May

Storytelling with Karen Williams

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling and crafting with author Karen Williams. Karen Williams will share writing experiences and toy galimotos that originated from her experiences in Malawi. In her picture book, Galimoto, a boy named Kondi goes on a quest for pieces of wire to shape his very own toy truck, […]

2018-05-05 3 p.m. 2018-05-05 5 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Karen Williams 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, May 5, 2018

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
7 May

Walks in Wakanda: The Black Panther in Comics and Culture with Evan Narcisse (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a reading and Q&A with cultural critic and writer Evan Narcisse. This program, co-presented with Toonseum, will include a fireside chat style talk with Yona Harvey about the history of the Black Panther in Marvel Comics, and the reasons behind the success of the blockbuster film. Evan […]

2018-05-07 8 p.m. 2018-05-07 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Walks in Wakanda: The Black Panther in Comics and Culture with Evan Narcisse (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 7, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
8 May

Baz Dreisinger (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for reading with journalist and justice reform expert Baz Dreisinger who will be presenting her book Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World. Dr. Baz Dreisinger works at the intersection of race, crime, culture and justice. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Columbia University, specializing […]

2018-05-08 8 p.m. 2018-05-08 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Baz Dreisinger (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
9 May

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, […]

2018-05-09 8 p.m. 2018-05-09 10 p.m. America/New_York Roger Humphries & RH Factor 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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