31 Jan

Music and Poetry from the Colombian Conflict

(This program will be presented in Spanish with English translation available.) Alia Musica presents poetry, discussion, and music interwoven in the memory of the Colombian armed conflict. Works of music stemming from different aspects of the conflict, with a special appearance of professors John Beverley, Juan Fernando Velasquez, and Colombian poet Piedad Bonnet (winner of […]

2019-01-31 7 p.m. 2019-01-31 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Music and Poetry from the Colombian Conflict - Alphabet City

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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

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4 Feb

Sembène Film Festival: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Join us for a screening of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.    Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman (Cicely Tyson) grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life. Orphaned early, she toils on a plantation until […]

2019-02-04 7 p.m. 2019-02-04 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 4, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Feb

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Join us for an evening of world music and jazz with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective. Recently returned from the Kennedy Center, The Afro Yaqui Music Collective (AYMC) is a multicultural big band and theatre company which descends from the ensembles of Guggenheim award recipient Fred Ho, whose work was influenced by West African, global Indigenous, […]

2019-02-07 7 p.m. 2019-02-07 9 p.m. America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 7, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Feb

Yoko Suzuki: A Love Supreme

Join us for an evening of jazz with Yoko Suzuki. Yoko and company will play from Coltrane’s A Love Supreme for this special Valentine’s Day concert! Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to play the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, […]

2019-02-14 7 p.m. 2019-02-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Yoko Suzuki: A Love Supreme 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Feb

Ross Gay: Launch of The Book of Delights

Join us for the Pittsburgh launch of The Book of Delights with author Ross Gay!  Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Catalog was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the […]

2019-02-15 5:30 p.m. 2019-02-15 7 p.m. America/New_York Ross Gay: Launch of The Book of Delights 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, February 15, 2019

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Feb

James & Deborah Fallows: Our Towns

Join us for a reading and discussion with James and Deborah Fallows to celebrate the paperback release of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America. A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive […]

2019-02-25 7 p.m. 2019-02-25 8:30 p.m. America/New_York James & Deborah Fallows: Our Towns 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 25, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Feb

Julian Randall

Join us for a reading with Cave Canem Poetry Prize-winner Julian Randall who will be reading from his collection Refuse.  Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. He has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. Julian is the recipient […]

2019-02-28 7 p.m. 2019-02-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Julian Randall 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: A Dry White Season (Zimbabwe)

Join us for a screening of A Dry White Season presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.    With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa’s racist government—and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio […]

2019-03-05 7 p.m. 2019-03-05 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: A Dry White Season (Zimbabwe) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Mar

sam sax

Join us for a reading with National Poetry Series winner sam sax who will be reading from his collection Madness.  sam sax is a queer, Jewish, writer & educator. He is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes & ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of […]

2019-03-14 7 p.m. 2019-03-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York sam sax 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Mar

Storytelling with Lyn Ford

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of storytelling with Lyn Ford.   Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller who shares the gifts and heritage of orature from her Affrilachian family.  Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, an award-winning writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors, a teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for […]

2019-03-16 3 p.m. 2019-03-16 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Lyn Ford 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, March 16, 2019

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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