9 May

Roger Humphries & RH Factor

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with local legend Roger Humphries and his band! 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, […]

2018-05-09 8 p.m. 2018-05-09 10 p.m. America/New_York Roger Humphries & RH Factor 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 May

Sembène Film Festival: Mother of George (Nigeria/U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of  Mother of George presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. A stunningly imagined account of African immigrant life in present-day Brooklyn, Mother of George is a film with a visual manner so unusual it and forcefully elaborated.  Style and story unite to create a […]

2018-05-10 7 p.m. 2018-05-10 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Mother of George (Nigeria/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 May

Richard Powers (U.S.)

Join us for a reading with Richard Powers as he presents his newest blockbuster novel, The Overstory.    “A masterpiece of operatic proportions…. A magnificent achievement.” – Kirkus (starred review) “A magnificent saga….Powers’s sylvan tour de force is alive with gorgeous descriptions; continually surprising, often heartbreaking characters; complex suspense; unflinching scrutiny of pain; celebration of creativity and […]

2018-05-14 8 p.m. 2018-05-14 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Richard Powers (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 14, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 May

The Ellipses Condition: Completely Out of Context

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) There’s jazz inherent as we interpret anything. Completely Out of Context is a site-specific performance created by The Ellipses Condition where writers and poets share original works simultaneously jazzed by improvisational musicians and dancers.  Readers also lend fresh meaning to random grabs from the book stacks around them, intoning with […]

2018-05-15 8 p.m. 2018-05-15 9:30 p.m. America/New_York The Ellipses Condition: Completely Out of Context 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 May

The Mike Casey Trio

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with The Mike Casey Trio!   “Casey and his trio showcase everything that’s great about jazz music today with zany bass lines and a towering sax marching along the tracks narrative.”— Josh Mason, Somewhere Soul (UK) A unique jazz group not only in their […]

2018-05-16 8 p.m. 2018-05-16 9:30 p.m. America/New_York The Mike Casey Trio - Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

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17 May

Jessica Lee (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with vocalist Jessica Lee & Mark Strickland as part of our Vocalist Series.  Jessica Lee is a professional Jazz & Blues vocalist, songwriter and recording artist with select songs from her solo albums currently showcased by EQ Music record label on multiple international vocal […]

2018-05-17 8 p.m. 2018-05-17 10 p.m. America/New_York Jessica Lee (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 17, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 May

Storytelling with Dovie Thomason (U.S.)

(1 hr. approximate run time)  Bring the whole family for an afternoon with storyteller Dovie Thomason.  Dovie Thomason is one of the most respected and admired storytellers of her generation. Her ability to craft tales that not only enchant audiences––but also teach invaluable lessons about human nature and indigenous worldviews––has long made her a beloved contributor to […]

2018-05-19 3 p.m. 2018-05-19 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Dovie Thomason (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, May 19, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 May

Free Association @ City of Asylum Reading Series

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional local writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.    Featured Writers: Alison Taverna earned her MFA in Poetry and Publishing from Chatham University, where her thesis, If We Keep These Bodies, won the Best Thesis […]

2018-05-20 5 p.m. 2018-05-20 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association @ City of Asylum Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 May

Sembène Film Festival: Camp De Thiaroye (Senegal, Algeria & Tunisia)

(3 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for a screening of Camp De Thiaroye presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival.   “We are African. We are men” is the rallying cry and epitaph of the heroes of Camp De Thiaroye, Ousmane Sembène’s historical drama of Senegalese infantry soldiers who in 1944, fresh from fighting for the […]

2018-05-21 7 p.m. 2018-05-21 10 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Camp De Thiaroye (Senegal, Algeria & Tunisia) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 21, 2018

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 May

Tania Grubbs: I AM (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with vocalist Tania Grubbs as part of our Vocalist Series! I AM is a tribute concert celebrating women and their contributions to the world of music. The program will feature musical selections from such artists as Annie Ross, Dorothy Fields, and Dinah Washington, accompanied by […]

2018-05-22 8 p.m. 2018-05-22 10 p.m. America/New_York Tania Grubbs: I AM (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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