13 Oct

Phat Man Dee's Cosmic Cabaret (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with torch-song chanteuse Phat Man Dee.  Phat Man Dee is a jazz cabaret vocalist, bandleader, events producer, videographer, poet and part time sideshow marvel. She regularly appears with the jazz group she leads “The Cultural District” and in “The Lemington Gospel Chorale” directed by Pastor Deryck Tines. She performs live […]

2017-10-13 8 p.m. 2017-10-13 America/New_York Phat Man Dee's Cosmic Cabaret (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, October 13, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Oct

William Wall (Ireland)

Join us for a reading with award-winning, internationally-acclaimed poet and writer William Wall (Ireland).  This program will be moderated by University of Pittsburgh’s Irish Language faculty member Marie Young (Ireland).  William Wall was born in Cork, Ireland, and grew up in the coastal village of Whitegate. He is the 2017 winner of the Drue Heinz Literature […]

2017-10-15 6 p.m. 2017-10-15 America/New_York William Wall (Ireland) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 15, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Oct

Sembène Film Festival: I Called Him Morgan (U.S.)

Join us for a screening of I Called Him Morgan presented by Kente Arts and Sembène – The Film & Art Festival.   “One of the most spell-binding, unconventional movie-related documentaries ever made.”  – Gary Giddens, Telluride Film Festival On a snowy night in February 1972, the 33-year-old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law […]

2017-10-16 7 p.m. 2017-10-16 America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: I Called Him Morgan (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, October 16, 2017

7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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17 Oct

Paul Eprile (Canada)

Join us for a reading with French language translator Paul Eprile (Canada). Paul will be reading from his translation of Jean Giono’s Melville, A Novel (forthcoming, September 2017, NYRB).  A native of Ontario, Canada (born 1954), Paul Eprile studied English literature and medieval history at the University of Toronto. In 1974, he forsook the big city to […]

2017-10-17 8 p.m. 2017-10-17 America/New_York Paul Eprile (Canada) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Oct

James Johnson III

Join us for an evening of jazz with the James Johnson III Group. Percussionist James Johnson III continues this series, and for this evening he will be joined by popular jazz vocalist Carolyn Perteete.  The music will blend jazz, soul, and pop. Tutored by his father, a legendary jazz drummer, James has been playing the drums since the age of […]

2017-10-20 8 p.m. 2017-10-20 America/New_York James Johnson III - Alphabet City

Friday, October 20, 2017

8 p.m.

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21 Oct

Crossing the Red Line: Exhibiting Iranian Art in the U.S. (Iran/U.S.)

Join us for an afternoon with Dr. Shiva Balaghi, an independent scholar and curator based in Los Angeles, co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum. For nearly two decades, Dr. Balaghi taught cultural history at NYU and Brown University. She authored Picturing Iran: Art Society and Revolution and writes regularly for museums and art publications. Most recently she […]

2017-10-21 2 p.m. 2017-10-21 America/New_York Crossing the Red Line: Exhibiting Iranian Art in the U.S. (Iran/U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Oct

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Join us for an evening of world-music inspired jazz, funk and soul with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective (featuring special guest poet Magdalena Gomez) presented by HarmoniZing. The Afro Yaqui Music Collective (AYMC) is a 9-piece outfit which descends from the ensembles of Guggenhiem award winner Fred Ho, whose work was influenced by West African, global Indigenous and […]

2017-10-22 6 p.m. 2017-10-22 America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 22, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Oct

Cowboys & Frenchmen (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with Cowboys & Frenchmen!  Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, orchestration, and composition for the jazz quintet. The front line of two alto saxophones is the vehicle for reimagining the role of horns in a small group setting, charting new territory by exploring individuality within homogeneity. […]

2017-10-24 8 p.m. 2017-10-24 America/New_York Cowboys & Frenchmen (U.S.) - Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

8 p.m.

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26 Oct

Nancy Chen Long, Robert Walicki, Angele Ellis (U.S.)

Join us for a poetry reading exploring themes of cultural and class identity. The fluid nature of identity as it changes through time as well as through familial and societal influences,” as Indiana poet Nancy Chen Long defines her work, is a common thread linking her to Pittsburgh poets Angele Ellis and Robert Walicki. Chen Long—an […]

2017-10-26 8 p.m. 2017-10-26 America/New_York Nancy Chen Long, Robert Walicki, Angele Ellis (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Oct

Jeff Bush (U.S.)

Join us for a concert with trombonist/composer Jeff Bush as he presents 4 & 7: Music for Quartet and Septet.  Jeff will be joined by: Kent Englehardt – clarinet Mike Tomaro – bass clarinet Shanyse Strickland – french horn Gavin Horning – guitar Paul Thompson – bass Thomas Wendt – drums   Apollo, Pennsylvania native Jeff […]

2017-10-29 6 p.m. 2017-10-29 America/New_York Jeff Bush (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 29, 2017

6 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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