22 Mar

Erik Lawrence: Echoes of the Masters

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join us for an evening of jazz with saxophonist/flutist Erik Lawrence who will be presenting Echoes of the Masters,  a sonic tapestry of digital elements, poetry and sound.  Erik Lawrence has toured five continents, been part of two Grammy winning albums, at least two other platinum albums and played with […]

2018-03-22 8 p.m. 2018-03-22 10 p.m. America/New_York Erik Lawrence: Echoes of the Masters 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 22, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
25 Mar

Harold Betters Birthday Tribute

2 hrs. approximate run time Please join us as we celebrate the 90th Birthday of one of the luminaries of Pittsburgh Jazz, “Mr. Trombone” Harold Betters! City of Asylum @ Alphabet City will have many of Harold’s record on display as well as music featuring a trombone choir, a jam session, and plenty of birthday […]

2018-03-25 6 p.m. 2018-03-25 8 p.m. America/New_York Harold Betters Birthday Tribute 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 25, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
26 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: The Hero (Angola)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a screening of The Hero presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Portuguese with English subtitles.)   Best Foreign Feature winner of ther 2005 Sundance Film Festival, THE HERO (O HEROI) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted […]

2018-03-26 7 p.m. 2018-03-26 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Hero (Angola) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 26, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
27 Mar

Don Bialostosky

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with  Don Bialostosky as he presents his latest book, How to Play a Poem. Literary critic and teacher Don Bialostosky is committed to criticism that enhances pleasure in poetry. His latest book How to Play a Poem shares with a general audience a critical approach to […]

2018-03-27 8 p.m. 2018-03-27 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Don Bialostosky 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
28 Mar

Xylouris White (Greece/Australia)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. In their new album Mother, Xylouris White nurture fecund growths from the spaces between their instruments. Sometimes the songs drive with an invigorating urgency; sometimes they brood, plead, yearn […]

2018-03-28 8 p.m. 2018-03-28 10 p.m. America/New_York Xylouris White (Greece/Australia) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
29 Mar

Off Minor Jazz Series: Celebrating Johnny Hodges and Wild Bill Davis!

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz paying tribute to the contributions of jazz greats Johnny Hodges and Wild Bill Davis, as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series.   Featured Musicians:  Paul Cosentino (alto sax) Jeff Bush (trombone) Clifford Barnes (organ) Thomas Wendt (drums)

2018-03-29 8 p.m. 2018-03-29 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: Celebrating Johnny Hodges and Wild Bill Davis! 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 29, 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
2 Apr

Akwaeke Emezi (Nigeria)

(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a reading with Akwaeke Emezi as she presents her autobiographical novel, Freshwater.    An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one […]

2018-04-02 8 p.m. 2018-04-02 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Akwaeke Emezi (Nigeria) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 2, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
5 Apr

Soca Vibes (Trinidad and Tobago)

(2 hrs. approximate run time) Join Soca Plus for their presentation Soca Vibes, an acoustic celebration of the festival music of Trinidad and Tobago. Soca Plus is an acoustic ensemble that primarily presents the energized and spirited soca music of Trinidad and Tobago. Most of the music for Trinidad’s modern soca tunes are created and performed live relying […]

2018-04-05 8 p.m. 2018-04-05 10 p.m. America/New_York Soca Vibes (Trinidad and Tobago) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, April 5, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
7 Apr

Storytelling with Motoko (Japan)

(1 hr. approximate run time)  Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly storytelling with Motoko. Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller Motoko has regaled children of all ages across the US for 25 years with folktales from her native Japan. Motoko has appeared on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and has been awarded numerous grants for her arts-in-education programs. She is […]

2018-04-07 3 p.m. 2018-04-07 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Motoko (Japan) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, April 7, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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