12 Oct

Lynda Schuster (U.S.)

Join us for a reading with international journalist Lynda Schuster. ​Lynda Schuster is a former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, who has reported from Central and South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Utne Reader, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times Magazine, among other. She lives in […]

2017-10-12 8 p.m. 2017-10-12 America/New_York Lynda Schuster (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, October 12, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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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).   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 Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, for his short fiction collection The Islands. […]

2017-10-15 8 p.m. 2017-10-15 America/New_York William Wall (Ireland) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 15, 2017

8 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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21 Oct

Crossing the Red Line: Exhibiting Iranian Art in the 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. 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 and Tomchess & Bandit Hat

Join us for an evening of jazz, funk and soul with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective and Tomchess & Bandit Hat. 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 Indigienous and East Asian musics. The AYMC […]

2017-10-22 6 p.m. 2017-10-22 America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective and Tomchess & Bandit Hat 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. Featured writers:  Nancy Chen Long was born in Taipei to a Taiwanese mother and an American father, and came to the U.S. at age six. A 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing fellow, her first book, Light into Bodies, won the […]

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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5 Nov

Joel Pace Organ Trio (U.S.)

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Joel Pace Organ Trio! The Joel Pace Organ Trio plays jazz in the style popularized by the great organ groups of the 1950’s and 60’s. Groups led by organists such as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Groove Holmes and guitarists like Wes Montgomery, Grant Green […]

2017-11-05 8 p.m. 2017-11-05 America/New_York Joel Pace Organ Trio (U.S.) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, November 5, 2017

8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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