19 Apr

Somethin’ Holy: Alex Harding & Lucian Ban Duo

(1 hr. 15 min. 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 […]

2018-04-19 8 p.m. 2018-04-19 9:15 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. - 9:15 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
22 Apr

Stephan Crump's Rhombal

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with Stephan Crump’s Rhombal.   ”bristles with the unexpected and the lively” – Downbeat The two-horn, bass and drums quartet will explore music from their debut recording, Rhombal, composed for Stephan Crump’s late brother, in addition to several newer works. Rhombal features veteran explorer Ellery Eskelin […]

2018-04-22 6 p.m. 2018-04-22 8 p.m. America/New_York Stephan Crump's Rhombal 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 22, 2018

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Apr

 Sembène Film Festival: Taking Root (Kenya)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for a screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (Kenya) tells the story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, an environmentalist, political activist and author.  Maathai, the first African woman to receive […]

2018-04-23 7 p.m. 2018-04-23 9 p.m. America/New_York  Sembène Film Festival: Taking Root (Kenya) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 23, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Apr

Richard Thomas

Join us for a reading with Richard Thomas who will be presenting his new book, Why Bob Dylan Matters. Bob Dylan, master of the English language and the greatest songwriter of the last half century, has become a classic. His song is here to stay, and belongs with other classics, going back to T. S. […]

2018-04-27 8 p.m. 2018-04-27 9:30 p.m. America/New_York Richard Thomas 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
19 May

Storytelling with Dovie Thomason (First Nations)

(1 hr. approximate run time)  Bring the whole family for an afternoon with storyteller Dovie Thomason.  Dovie Thomason is one of the most respected and admired storytellers of her generation. Her ability to craft tales that not only enchant audiences––but also teach invaluable lessons about human nature and indigenous worldviews––has long made her a beloved contributor to […]

2018-05-19 3 p.m. 2018-05-19 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Dovie Thomason (First Nations) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, May 19, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
21 Jun

Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret (France/Switzerland)

(2 hrs. approximate run time)  Join us for an evening of jazz with Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret.   A rare and exciting opportunity to see two masters of European jazz improvising together in a duo situation! Sure to be a transcendent and beautifully challenging exploration of the outer limits of instrumental expression, this duo features two of […]

2018-06-21 8 p.m. 2018-06-21 10 p.m. America/New_York Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret (France/Switzerland) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 Jul

Storytelling with Eshu Bumpus

(1 hr. approximate run time)  Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly storytelling with renowned storyteller Eshu Bumpus.  Eshu Bumpus captivates his audience by telling a variety of African, African-American and World folktales leavened with music, humor and mystery. Eshu is a renowned storyteller, an accomplished jazz vocalist and a master at physical characterization. He has performed […]

2018-07-21 3 p.m. 2018-07-21 4 p.m. America/New_York Storytelling with Eshu Bumpus 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, July 21, 2018

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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