10 Jan

Jenny Wilson Trio (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with the Jenny Wilson Trio. Original music is the primary focus of the Jenny Wilson Trio.  With the addition of jazz standards, contemporary and familiar, as well as unique arrangements of popular song, they perform a program that appeals to a wide audience. The sound […]

2018-01-10 8 p.m. 2018-01-10 10 p.m. America/New_York Jenny Wilson Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Jan

Claire Messud (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with Claire Messud. Claire Messud’s five novels include The Emperor’s Children, a New York Times Book of the Year in 2006; The Woman Upstairs (2013); and, most recently, The Burning Girl (2017). She is also the author of a book of novellas, The Hunters (2001). Twice a […]

2018-01-11 8 p.m. 2018-01-11 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Claire Messud (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Jan

José Ángel N. (Mexico/U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with José Ángel N. José Ángel N. came to the United States from Mexico in 1993. He settled in Chicago, where he has lived since. His book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2014. His memoir was chosen […]

2018-01-15 8 p.m. 2018-01-15 9:30 p.m. America/New_York José Ángel N. (Mexico/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 15, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Jan

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 […]

2018-01-16 7 p.m. 2018-01-16 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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Jan

TMT Trio (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with TMT Trio. TMT Trio is a collaborative avant-jazz group based between New York and Cleveland. The trio’s roots first sprouted in a tiny room of drummer Anthony Taddeo’s Brooklyn apartment where he, pianist Cat Toren, and saxophonist Angela Morris would play new compositions […]

2018-01-18 8 p.m. 2018-01-18 9:30 p.m. America/New_York TMT Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 Jan

Word Cellar Readings

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers—the first in a series of readings, co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series. This event will be held downstairs in Alphabet City’s “word cellar.”  Featured Writers: Sheryl St. Germain’s poetry books include Making Bread […]

2018-01-21 5 p.m. 2018-01-21 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Word Cellar Readings 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 21, 2018

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Jan

Marcus Rediker (U.S.)

(1 hr. approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with Marcus Rediker as he presents his new book, The Fearless Benjamin Lay. In The Fearless Benjamin Lay, renowned historian Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. Mocked and […]

2018-01-22 8 p.m. 2018-01-22 9 p.m. America/New_York Marcus Rediker (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 22, 2018

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Jan

Sembène Film Festival: Black Girl (Senegal)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a screening of Black Girl presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. Ousmane Sembène made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot—about a young Senegalese woman who moves […]

2018-01-29 7 p.m. 2018-01-29 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Black Girl (Senegal) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 29, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
31 Jan

Tony Campbell (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with Tony Campbell! 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. Featured musicians: Howie Alexander  (keys) Jevon […]

2018-01-31 8 p.m. 2018-01-31 10 p.m. America/New_York Tony Campbell (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
6 Feb

Tom Sweterlitsch (U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for the book launch of The Gone World with author Tom Sweterlitsch.   “A mind-blowing fusion of science fiction, thriller, existential horror, and apocalyptic fiction…The power of this novel is two-fold: Sweterlitsch’s intricately plotted storyline will keep readers on the edges of their seats until the very last pages, […]

2018-02-06 8 p.m. 2018-02-06 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Tom Sweterlitsch (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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