1 Dec

Sembène Film Festival: The Prophet

Join us for a screening of The Prophet presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923.  Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly […]

2018-12-01 3 p.m. 2018-12-01 5 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Prophet 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, December 1, 2018

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Dec

Cowboys & Frenchmen

Join us for an evening of jazz with Cowboys & Frenchmen Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, composition, and orchestration for the jazz quintet. “The band makes a glorious sound – more like a larger ensemble at times – providing intriguing, innovative and sublime music,” [Mike Gates, UK Vibe]. The front line of […]

2018-12-02 6 p.m. 2018-12-02 8 p.m. America/New_York Cowboys & Frenchmen 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, December 2, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Dec

Idra Novey

On the eve of the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement, award-winning poet, novelist, and translator Idra Novey has produced a novel that explores the consequences of abuse and the public exposure of abuse in the deep and truthful way only fiction can. Those Who Knew conjures a modern-day fable that shows how public politics and […]

2018-12-04 7 p.m. 2018-12-04 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Idra Novey - Alphabet City

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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

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5 Dec

International Romance Writing

(This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.) Join us for a reading and audience Q&A with visiting City of Asylum writer-in-residence Amara Ruth Okolo (Nigeria) in conversation with Pittsburgh publisher Rachel Ekstrom, as they discuss, investigate and explore love and romance writing across nations and across cultures. Amara Ruth Okolo with […]

2018-12-05 7 p.m. 2018-12-05 8:30 p.m. America/New_York International Romance Writing 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Dec

Sembène Film Festival – Betty: They Say I'm Different

Join us for a screening of Betty: They Say I’m Different presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.    Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince”. A songwriter from a small local steel town, Betty arrived on the […]

2018-12-10 7 p.m. 2018-12-10 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival – Betty: They Say I'm Different 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, December 10, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Dec

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

Join us for an evening of music with Kaleta & Super Yamba Band.  Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer, guitarist and percussionist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life in Lagos, Nigeria where Afrobeat was born. Kaleta performed and […]

2018-12-13 7 p.m. 2018-12-13 9 p.m. America/New_York Kaleta & Super Yamba Band 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, December 13, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Jan

Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner

Join us for a family-friendly screening of The Breadwinner, presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban rule in war-torn Afghanistan in 2001.  This is in a time and place where women are not allowed to leave home without a male accompanying them. When […]

2019-01-05 3 p.m. 2019-01-05 4:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, January 5, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Jan

French Conversation Group

(This event will be held downstairs in our Word Cellar.) 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 […]

2019-01-07 6 p.m. 2019-01-07 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 7, 2019

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
13 Jan

Off Minor Jazz Series: Concord Jazz Quartet

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Concord Jazz Quartet.    Featured Musicians: Andy Reamer, vibraphone Eric Susoeff, guitar Jeff, Grubbs, bass Thomas Wendt, drums

2019-01-13 6 p.m. 2019-01-13 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: Concord Jazz Quartet - Alphabet City

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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

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14 Jan

Indie Press Reading Series: Rabeah Ghaffari (Catapult)

Join us for a reading with Rabeah Ghaffari presented by Catapult as part of our Indie Press Reading Series.  The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, run an ancient orchard, growing apples, […]

2019-01-14 7 p.m. 2019-01-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Indie Press Reading Series: Rabeah Ghaffari (Catapult) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 14, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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