10 Feb

Storytelling with Donna Washington

(1 hr. approximate run time)  Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly storytelling with Donna Washington. Donna Washington is a professional author, storyteller and multicultural folklorist who has been sharing stories for over thirty years. Her amazing vocal pyrotechnics and dynamic physicality make her stories come alive and enthrall and delight audiences from four to one hundred and four. […]

2018-02-10 3 p.m. 2018-02-10 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Donna Washington 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, February 10, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
13 Feb

Alma Mura (Mexico/Croatia/U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a celebration of world music with Alma Mura! ​Alma Mura is an eclectic trio based in Pittsburgh, US. With mexican, croatian and american blood flowing through their veins, it is only fitting that Alma Mura  celebrates world music! Roger, Jon and Bergita bring their diverse musical influences to […]

2018-02-13 8 p.m. 2018-02-13 10 p.m. America/New_York Alma Mura (Mexico/Croatia/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
17 Feb

Francisco Cantú (U.S.)

(1 hr. 15 min approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with Francisco Cantú as he presents his new memoir The Line Becomes a River.  At this moment of rhetoric and fury around the border, a voice like Cantú’s feels essential and urgent. Parts of Cantú’s story were included in Best American Essays and were the […]

2018-02-17 3:30 p.m. 2018-02-17 4:45 p.m. America/New_York Francisco Cantú (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, February 17, 2018

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
20 Feb

Min Jin Lee (South Korea/U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with best-selling author Min Jin Lee.   Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko is a finalist for the National Book Award, a national bestseller, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next Great Reads. It is an Amazon Top Ten Books of the month and […]

2018-02-20 8 p.m. 2018-02-20 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Min Jin Lee (South Korea/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Mar

Joe Policastro Trio (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with the Joe Policastro Trio celebrating their new album Screen Sounds, a unique take on the music of screen and television.    “The group’s terrific new album, Screen Sounds, applies a diversity of approaches to all kinds of source material, consistently retaining the essence of the […]

2018-03-01 8 p.m. 2018-03-01 10 p.m. America/New_York Joe Policastro Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 1, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
11 Mar

Desertion Trio (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with Desertion Trio.  Desertion Trio is the creation of guitarist/composer Nick Millevoi (Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band, John Zorn, Many Arms). The band fearlessly explores the history of instrumental electric guitar music and throws it in a blender, creating an explosion of […]

2018-03-11 6 p.m. 2018-03-11 8 p.m. America/New_York Desertion Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 11, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
19 Mar

Shobha Rao (India/U.S.)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with Shobha Rao (India/U.S.) who will read from her forthcoming work Girls Burn Brighter. Shobha Rao burst onto the literary scene in 2016 with her “rich and intelligent” (San Francisco Chronicle) short story collection An Unrestored Woman. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, […]

2018-03-19 8 p.m. 2018-03-19 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Shobha Rao (India/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 19, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
31 Mar

Storytelling with Lyn Ford

(1 hr. approximate run time)  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 […]

2018-03-31 3 p.m. 2018-03-31 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Lyn Ford 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, March 31, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
15 Apr

Kevin Sun Trio (U.S.)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with the Kevin Sun Trio.     “[Kevin Sun is] a player who sees the big picture and his evolving place within it” – The New York City Jazz Record Kevin Sun is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, clarinetist, and improvisor-composer. He recently served as a Teaching Assistant for […]

2018-04-15 6 p.m. 2018-04-15 8 p.m. America/New_York Kevin Sun Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 15, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
19 Apr

Somethin’ Holy: Alex Harding & Lucian Ban Duo

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for Somethin’ Holy, an evening of jazz with the Alex Harding & Lucian Ban Duo.    “Ban plays with a fluency and sensibility that recalls Vladimir Horowitz as much as McCoy Tyner while Harding can break your heart with tenderness or shatter you with intensity” – All About Jazz   Detroit born baritone […]

2018-04-19 8 p.m. 2018-04-19 10 p.m. America/New_York Somethin’ Holy: Alex Harding & Lucian Ban Duo 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, April 19, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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