23 May

Unoma Azuah (Nigeria)

Join us for a reading with Unoma Azuah (Nigeria) who will be reading from her collection Blessed Body: secret lives of LGBT Nigerians. Unoma Azuah is an award winning writer whose research and activism focus on  LGBT writing in Nigerian Literature. She teaches writing at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL. Recently, Unoma concluded a […]

2017-05-23 8 p.m. 2017-05-23 America/New_York Unoma Azuah (Nigeria) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

May 23, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 May

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: […]

2017-05-24 8 p.m. 2017-05-24 America/New_York Tony Campbell (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

May 24, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 May

Born This Way (Cameroon)

Join us for a screening of Born This Way (Cameroon) hosted by award-winning writer and activist Unoma Azuah (Nigeria), who will present her talk entitled Visual Activism for African LGBT activists: A look at the documentary Born This Way after the screening.  There are more arrests for homosexuality in Cameroon than any other country in the […]

2017-05-25 7 p.m. 2017-05-25 America/New_York Born This Way (Cameroon) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

May 25, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Jun

Sembène Film Festival: Moolaadé (Senegal)

Join us for a screening of Moolaadé (Senegal, et al), presented in partnership with Sembène– The Film & Art Festival and City of Asylum. Moolaadé, Ousmane Sembène’s final film, is at once a passionately critical look at an African practice of female genital mutilation that is practiced in more than 38 countries and a tribute to everyday heroism […]

2017-06-01 7 p.m. 2017-06-01 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Moolaadé (Senegal) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

June 1, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Jun

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 […]

2017-06-06 6 p.m. 2017-06-06 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

June 6, 2017

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Jun

Play N’at with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The popular chamber series, Play N’at, returns! Comprised of chamber groups formed by musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, this series presents these ensembles in alternative venues around Pittsburgh. The musicians enjoy being very active in performing chamber works when they are not playing on stage at Heinz Hall, and the Play N’at series provides […]

2017-06-07 8 p.m. 2017-06-07 America/New_York Play N’at with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

June 7, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Jun

James Johnson III Group (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with the James Johnson III Group featuring Vocalist Carolyn Perteete. The James Johnson III Group is: Carolyn Perteete, vocals Bobby Selvaggio, saxophone Clifford Barnes, Hammond organ James Johnson III, drums/percussion

2017-06-09 8 p.m. 2017-06-09 America/New_York James Johnson III Group (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

June 9, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Jun

Cat Toren's Human Kind (Canada)

Join us for a evening with award-winning jazz pianist Cat Toren.   Cat Toren’s HUMAN KIND is the latest project by Vancouver-born New York-based, JUNO award-winning pianist Cat Toren. The music is inspired by both the free form jazz of the 1960’s and a personal expression of the resurgent civil rights movement that is upon us. Jazz, being music of expression and of […]

2017-06-10 8 p.m. 2017-06-10 America/New_York Cat Toren's Human Kind (Canada) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

June 10, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Jun

Aatish Taseer (India)

Join us for a reading with award-winning writer and journalist Aatish Taseer. Aatish Taseer (India) is the author of Stranger to History: a son’s journey through Islamic lands, a Costa-shortlisted first novel, The Temple-goers, and the highly acclaimed Noon. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and The Sunday Times, London. He has also been a contributing […]

2017-06-13 8 p.m. 2017-06-13 America/New_York Aatish Taseer (India) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

June 13, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Jun

ReelQ: Gun Hill Road (U.S.)

Join us for a screening of Gun Hill Road (U.S.) presented by ReelQ & Cafe Con Leche. An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.   ReelQ: Pittsburgh’s International […]

2017-06-14 7 p.m. 2017-06-14 America/New_York ReelQ: Gun Hill Road (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

June 14, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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