6 Nov

WOMXN 412

The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective and the Steel City Slam are proud to present their annual “no dude poets” slam! This slam welcomes the city’s best AFAB, female identified, or gender non-conforming individuals age 18+. Come listen to their stories. Come listen to their truths. Come listen and celebrate!   Spoken Word Poets will compete in […]

2018-11-06 7 p.m. 2018-11-06 10 p.m. America/New_York WOMXN 412 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: Faat Kiné

(Run time 121 minutes. Presented in French and Wolof with English Subtitles.) Join us for a screening of Faat Kiné followed by a Q&A discussion with Herb Boyd, presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.    “Faat Kiné marks a milestone in its director’s relentless struggle to create restorative images of Africa and to promote a new film […]

2018-11-07 7 p.m. 2018-11-07 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Faat Kiné 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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8 Nov

Sembène Film & Arts Fest: The Gentle Giant

Join us for a reading of Yusef Lateef: The Gentle Giant presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. A book review and discussion on the autobiography of Jazz icon Yusef Lateef, a world-renown and major influence in Hard Bop, Be Bop, World Music and other genres; A Grammy Award-wining, multi-instrumentalist, composer, poet, educator, and visionary. […]

2018-11-08 7 p.m. 2018-11-08 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film & Arts Fest: The Gentle Giant 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Nov

Black Panther: Paradigm Shift or Scam?

Join us for a reading and discussion of Black Panther: Paradigm Shift or Scam?– A Collection of Reviews and Essays on a Blockbuster Film presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. Third World Press Foundation publisher Haki Madhubuti and author Herb Boyd have gathered an eclectic group of scholars, film scholars, filmmakers and activists to critically assess the […]

2018-11-09 7 p.m. 2018-11-09 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Black Panther: Paradigm Shift or Scam? 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, November 9, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Nov

Sembène Film Festival: Every Cook Can Govern

(Run time 122 minutes) Join us for a screening of Every Cook Can Govern presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.  Every Cook Can Govern is the first feature length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidadian-born revolutionary C.L.R. James.  The film interweaves exclusive, never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with unique testimony. […]

2018-11-10 7 p.m. 2018-11-10 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Every Cook Can Govern 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, November 10, 2018

7 p.m. - 9:30 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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13 Nov

Donald Nicholson-Smith

Join us for a reading with  Donald Nicholson-Smith, in partnership with New York Review Books.  Born in Manchester, England, Donald Nicholson-Smith is a longtime resident of New York City. He has been an academic and literary translator since the 1970s. After translating Jean Laplanche and J.-B. Pontalis’s magisterial concordance to Freud, Vocabulaire de la psychanalyse […]

2018-11-13 7 p.m. 2018-11-13 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Donald Nicholson-Smith 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

7 p.m. - 8:30 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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15 Nov

Guardians Of Sound: The Acoustic Hip Hop Ensemble

Guardians Of Sound under the artistic direction of Michael Chapman presents The Acoustic Hip Hop Ensemble featuring original conscious hip hop works and instrumental pieces.  The Acoustic Hip Hop Ensemble is the realization of an Advancing Black Arts Award received by Michael Chapman from The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. Featured Artists: Christian Nowlin (writer, […]

2018-11-15 7 p.m. 2018-11-15 9 p.m. America/New_York Guardians Of Sound: The Acoustic Hip Hop Ensemble 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, November 15, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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