21 Jan

Sembène Film Festival: Mapantsula (South Africa)

Join us for a screening of Mapantsula (Hustler) presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Afrikaans, English, Sotho and Zulu with English subtitles.)   Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and he has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against […]

2019-01-21 7 p.m. 2019-01-21 9 p.m America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Mapantsula (South Africa) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, January 21, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Jan

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for East meets West: Influences of China on U.S. Art, a program celebrating the eclectic work of Chinese composer Qigang Chen and Chinese poet Huang Xiang.  Hosted by  Earl Lee, this program will feature members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Earl Lee will discuss Qiguang Chen’s unique character, identity, social activism and Chinese influence […]

2019-01-24 7 p.m. 2019-01-24 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Jan

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Join us for a reading with Maxwell King, President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, who will be discussing his recent work The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers.  Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and […]

2019-01-27 6 p.m. 2019-01-27 7:30 p.m. America/New_York The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, January 27, 2019

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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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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1 Feb

Beyond Borders: An Evening of Immigrant Fiction

Join us for an evening with some of the most exciting voices of contemporary fiction. Each writer will read a little from her book, followed by a conversation on the timely topic of immigrant fiction in America. What does it mean to write fiction about immigrants or be immigrants or children of immigrants in the […]

2019-02-01 5:30 p.m. 2019-02-01 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Beyond Borders: An Evening of Immigrant Fiction 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, February 1, 2019

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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3 Feb

Alton Merrell Gospel Jazz Ensemble

Join us for an evening of gospel jazz with Dr. Alton Merrell & Impact. Dr. Alton Merrell & Impact is the nation’s premier gospel jazz ensemble. This dynamic and inspirational instrumental and vocal ensemble led by award-winning Pittsburgh-based pianist, Dr. Alton Merrell, is known for dazzling audiences and uplifting hearts through faith-filled lyrics, inventive instrumental and […]

2019-02-03 6 p.m. 2019-02-03 8 p.m. America/New_York Alton Merrell Gospel Jazz Ensemble 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 3, 2019

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Feb

French Conversation Group

(This event will be held downstairs in our Word Cellar.) Do you want to maintain or perfect your French? Do you like lively conversation? Well, come join us for conversation in a welcoming environment where we’ll speak 100% in French. Proficiency in the language is required. Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français […]

2019-02-04 6 p.m. 2019-02-04 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 4, 2019

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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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 poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraquib. Hanif will be reading selections from his books both published and forthcoming–They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Go Ahead In The Rain, A Fortune For Your Disaster, and They Don’t Dance No ‘Mo. In an age of confusion, fear, and […]

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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