27 Jun

Margo Jefferson (U.S.)

Join us for a reading with a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson. Her reading will be followed by a discussion facilitated by local writer/editor Erv Dyer.  Margo Jefferson is the author of Negroland, which won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, The International Bridge Prize and The Heartland Prize. Her previous book was On Michael Jackson. […]

2017-06-27 8 p.m. 2017-06-27 America/New_York Margo Jefferson (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Jun

Tom Roberts Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show

Stride piano player Tom Roberts brings his celebrated Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show to Alphabet City! An internationally regarded proponent of early jazz piano, Jazz Beat Magazine described Roberts as “without question one of the finest pianists today.” Roberts has arranged and performed music for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Martin Scorcese’s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator ,as […]

2017-06-29 8 p.m. 2017-06-29 America/New_York Tom Roberts Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, June 29, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Jul

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: Patrick Whitehead: piano Steve Plako: bass Andrew Kirk: […]

2017-07-05 8 p.m. 2017-07-05 America/New_York Tony Campbell (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Jul

Sembène Film Festival: Rough Aunties (South Africa)

Join us for a screening of Rough Aunties presented by the Sembène Film Festival.  Fearless, feisty and resolute, the Rough Aunties are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. Internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto follows the outspoken, multiracial cadre of […]

2017-07-06 7 p.m. 2017-07-06 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Rough Aunties (South Africa) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, July 6, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Jul

Eric DeFade / Paul Thompson / Thomas Wendt (U.S.)

Join us for Celebrating Sonny Rollins’ Freedom Suite & More, a concert featuring the jazz talents of Eric DeFade, Paul Thompson and Thomas Wendt.  Eric DeFade is in demand as a performing artist and studio musician. He has toured internationally with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Big Band, and has led his own combo in Tokyo. […]

2017-07-07 8 p.m. 2017-07-07 America/New_York Eric DeFade / Paul Thompson / Thomas Wendt (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, July 7, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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8 Jul

Zen Studies Series: Kotoku Ray Crivello (U.S.)

Join us for Practicing the Buddha Way with Zen Priest Kotoku Ray Crivello. This first session (July 8th) will focus on the principals of Buddha’s teaching in everyday life and Buddhist Foundational Practices in Zen: Core Teaching The four Noble Truths The eightfold Path This second session (August, 19th) will focus on: The Paramitas or Perfections The […]

2017-07-08 11:30 a.m. 2017-07-08 1 p.m. America/New_York Zen Studies Series: Kotoku Ray Crivello (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, July 8, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Jul

French Conversation Group

Do you want to maintain or perfect your French? Do you like lively conversation? Well, come join us for conversation in a welcoming environment where we’ll speak 100% in French. Proficiency in the language is required. Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français ? Vous aimez la conversation pétillante ? Alors, venez-vous joindre […]

2017-07-10 6 p.m. 2017-07-10 America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 10, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Jul

Roger Humphries (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with local legend Roger Humphries! 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, James Moody, Lee Morgan, Dr. Billy Taylor, […]

2017-07-11 8 p.m. 2017-07-11 America/New_York Roger Humphries (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Jul

Imbolo Mbue (Cameroon): POSTPONED

*This event has been postponed. Check back at AlphabetCity.org at a later date for updates!* Join us for a reading with Imbolo Mbue. Imbolo Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for over a decade, she lives in New York […]

2017-07-12 8 p.m. 2017-07-12 America/New_York Imbolo Mbue (Cameroon): POSTPONED 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Jul

ReelQ: Story of Our Lives (Kenya)

Join us for a screening of Story of Our Lives (Kenya) presented by ReelQ & Pittsburgh Black Pride.   Stories of Our Lives is a Kenyan film, released in 2014. Created by the members of The Nest Collective, a Nairobi-based arts collective, the film is an anthology of five short films dramatizing true stories of LGBT life […]

2017-07-14 7 p.m. 2017-07-14 America/New_York ReelQ: Story of Our Lives (Kenya) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, July 14, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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