28 Oct

The Monk Exchange: Celebrating Thelonious Monk

The Thoth Trio and the Thomas Wendt Trio join forces to celebrate the music of Thelonious Monk, as part of the Off Minor Jazz Series.  The concert will feature both trios playing the music of Thelonious Monk separately AND together! Thoth Trio Ben Opie, saxophones Paul Thompson, bass David Throckmorton, drums Thomas Wendt Trio Antonio Croes, […]

2018-10-28 6 p.m. 2018-10-28 8 p.m. America/New_York The Monk Exchange: Celebrating Thelonious Monk 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 28, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Oct

The Agronomist

Join us for a screening of The Agronomist presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. Runtime: 90 minutes Languages: English, French & Haitian Creole Johnathan Demme’s documentary, The Agronomist, is a film about Jean Leopold Dominique and his wife, Michèle Montas, owners of Radio Haiti-Inter, Haiti’s first independent radio station. Jean Léopold Dominique (July 31, 1930 – […]

2018-10-29 7 p.m. 2018-10-29 9 p.m. America/New_York The Agronomist 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, October 29, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Nov

Naruddin Farah

Join us for a reading and Q&A with Nuruddin Farah, presented by Paul A. Bové and Boundary 2. Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. He is the author of numerous novels, novellas, short stories, and plays. His novels include Hiding in Plain Sight, Crossbones, and his trilogies Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship and Blood in the […]

2018-11-01 7 p.m. 2018-11-01 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Naruddin Farah 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Nov

Leaves from Aleppo

Join us for a multimedia presentation of Leaves from Aleppo: Saleh, a Collage with Scott Minar and Philip Terman.   “Yesterday my eyes were open Because of a clash between armed men And the state forces.  I finished a new story. Sometimes the secret sounds whisper in my ear. I am a writer first. There is no shame […]

2018-11-04 6 p.m. 2018-11-04 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Leaves from Aleppo 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 4, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Nov

Jill Bialosky

Join us for a reading with Jill Bialosky presenting her memoir Poetry Will Save Your Life. This program will open with a reading from poet Mike Good.  In Poetry Will Save Your Life, poet, novelist, and New York Times bestselling author Jill Bialosky takes a wholly original approach to memoir, refracting her life through the prism of […]

2018-11-05 7 p.m. 2018-11-05 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Jill Bialosky 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, November 5, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Nov

Storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston.  Charlotte Blake Alston performs in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues are wide and include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kimmel Center, the Women of the World Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, prisons, detention […]

2018-11-10 3 p.m. 2018-11-10 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, November 10, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 Nov

Off Minor Jazz Series: Firm Roots

Join us for an evening of jazz with Firm Roots as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series. Firm Roots is a jazz sextet made up of some of the finest musicians from Pittsburgh, PA and the tri-state area.  In addition to being members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, the members of FIRM ROOTS also perform with many […]

2018-11-11 6 p.m. 2018-11-11 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: Firm Roots 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Nov

Tayo Aluko: Call Mr. Robeson

Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When over the years he gets progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over […]

2018-11-12 7 p.m. 2018-11-12 9 p.m. America/New_York Tayo Aluko: Call Mr. Robeson 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, November 12, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Nov

Roger  Humphries 

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, Benny […]

2018-11-14 7 p.m. 2018-11-14 9 p.m. America/New_York Roger  Humphries  40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Nov

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Join us for a reading with Maxwell King, President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, who will be discussing his recent work The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.  Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and […]

2018-11-16 7 p.m. 2018-11-16 8:30 p.m. America/New_York The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, November 16, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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