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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5 Feb

Hanif Abdurraqib

Join us for a reading with Hanif Abdurraqib as part of our Bookstore Reading Series.   Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016), nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award and They Can’t Kill Us Until They […]

2019-02-05 7 p.m. 2019-02-05 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Hanif Abdurraqib 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Feb

Maxine Gordon

Join us for a reading with Maxine Gordon as she discusses her book Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon. This discussion will be moderated by Pittsburgh artist and cultural producer, Alisha Wormsley. Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. […]

2019-02-06 7 p.m. 2019-02-06 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Maxine Gordon 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

7 p.m. - 8:30 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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10 Feb

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.    Featured Writers: Peter Trachtenberg is the author of 7 Tattoos (Crown, 1997), The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning (Little Brown, 2008), and Another Insane Devotion (Da Capo, 2012), a New York […]

2019-02-10 5 p.m. 2019-02-10 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 10, 2019

5 p.m. - 6:30 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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27 Feb

Honor Roll Lecture: Drone Poetics with Andrea Brady

Join us for a reading with Andrea Brady, as part of our Honor Roll Lecture Series. She will be reading and discussing her poetry collection The Blue Split Compartments. The Blue Split Compartments is a suite of poems for the drone age.  Composed from chatroom exchanges between pilots and intelligence officers, military policy manuals, pattern of life archives, and accounts by […]

2019-02-27 7:30 p.m. 2019-02-27 9 p.m. America/New_York Honor Roll Lecture: Drone Poetics with Andrea Brady 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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