27 Feb

TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh

Join us for a reading and book signing featuring contributors to “TENDER a literary anthology & book of spells: evidence.” This collection of poetry, prose and art by Black womxn and femmes in Pittsburgh grew out of a longing for connection and comfort in a city and a world that is not always tender toward […]

2020-02-27 7:00 PM 2020-02-27 8:30 PM America/New_York TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
2 Mar

French Conversation Group

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. (This event will be held downstairs in our Word Cellar.) Vous voulez maintenir ou perfectionner vos compétences en français […]

2020-03-02 6:00 PM 2020-03-02 7:00 PM America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 2, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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2 Mar

Memoir Series: T Fleischmann

Our Memoir Reading Series continues with T Fleischmann’s memoir Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the discussion.  T Fleischmann is the author of Syzygy, Beauty and the curator of Body Forms: Queerness and the Essay. A nonfiction editor at DIAGRAM and contributing editor at Essay Daily, they have published critical and creative work in journals such […]

2020-03-02 7:00 PM 2020-03-02 8:30 PM America/New_York Memoir Series: T Fleischmann 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Mar

Sembène Film Festival: Struggles in Steel

Join us for a screening of Struggles in Steel presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. Activist and former mill worker Ray Henderson will introduce the film, and lead the audience in a Q&A after the screening. (run time: 86 minutes) When a local television station did a program about the closing of […]

2020-03-10 7:00 PM 2020-03-10 8:30 PM America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Struggles in Steel 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS coming soon!
11 Mar

Patrick Breiner's Double Double

Join us for an evening of jazz with Patrick Breiner’s Double Double! Patrick Breiner’s band Double Double features original compositions written for 2 upright bassists, tenor saxophone, and percussion. They will play pieces from their release Mileage in addition to newer long-form compositions written to highlight and juxtapose groove and openness. Featured Musicians: Patrick Breiner is a […]

2020-03-11 7:00 PM 2020-03-11 8:30 PM America/New_York Patrick Breiner's Double Double 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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12 Mar

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and renowned violinist Alina Ibragimova for an evening celebrating “Fierce & Female” voices in the arts, featuring poets Clare Welsh and Kizza. Guest soloist Alina Ibragimova will play and talk with host Christine Hestwood about her experiences and career as a fast-rising female artist and one of the most accomplished and […]

2020-03-12 7:00 PM 2020-03-12 8:30 PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, March 12, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Mar

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for intimate readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.  Featured Writers: Dave Newman is the author of six books, including the novel East Pittsburgh Downlow (J.New Books, 2019), and the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the best […]

2020-03-15 5:00 PM 2020-03-15 6:30 PM America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 15, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Mar

Choreographer Dean Moss: Excavated movements

Choreographer Dean Moss will explore the experience of assimilation with gentle twisted dances, in this performance work titled Your marks and surface. Choreographed and performed by Moss, the various dance solos feature music from acclaimed composer, sound artist, and long-time collaborator Stephen Vitiello, and a live reading of original poetry by Sandra Liu. Featured Performers: […]

2020-03-16 7:00 PM 2020-03-16 8:30 PM America/New_York Choreographer Dean Moss: Excavated movements 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 16, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
17 Mar

Bernardine Evaristo

Reading, discussion, and book signing with winner of the 2019 Booker Prize Bernardine Evaristo!  “Evaristo is known for narratives that weave through time and place with crackling originality. Girl, Woman, Other is no exception.”–Vogue (UK) Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning British-Nigerian author of eight books. She is professor of creative writing at Brunel University London and a […]

2020-03-17 7:00 PM 2020-03-17 8:30 PM America/New_York Bernardine Evaristo 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Mar

Art of Translation Series: Erín Moure

Join us for a reading and discussion moderate by Michelle Gil-Montero celebrating the work and artistry of literary translation featuring Canadian poet and translator Erín Moure. Moure will read from her newest translations: Sleepless Nights Under Capitalism: The Poems of John Wendell by Argentine poet and political exile Juan Gelman (1940-2014), and The Uplands: Book […]

2020-03-18 7:00 PM 2020-03-18 8:30 PM America/New_York Art of Translation Series: Erín Moure 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
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