24 Apr

ReelQ: Tchindas

Join us for a screening of Tchindas, hosted by ReelQ. This film is presented in Cape Verdean Creole with English subtitles.  (Runtime: 94 minutes)   Tchinda is one of most beloved women in Cape Verde, especially after she came out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become […]

2019-04-24 7 p.m. 2019-04-24 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Tchindas 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
25 Apr

Stories That Heal: Kristine Irwin

Join us for a reading with Kristine Irwin, as part of NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series. Kristine Irwin was just a few months into her first year of college when she was raped and left in an unconscious heap on the side of the road. Her perpetrator was someone she had known for years. Her […]

2019-04-25 7 p.m. 2019-04-25 8 p.m. America/New_York Stories That Heal: Kristine Irwin 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, April 25, 2019

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Apr

Alphabet City Ellington All-Stars

(This program is SOLD OUT. Please contact us about our waitlist policy.) Please join us for a concert celebrating Duke Ellington’s 120th birthday, as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series. Ellington elevated the perception of jazz to an art form on a par with other more traditional musical genres. During his five-decade career, he wrote more than one thousand compositions, making his […]

2019-04-28 6 p.m. 2019-04-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Alphabet City Ellington All-Stars 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 28, 2019

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Sold Out!
29 Apr

Sembène Film Festival: True Conviction

Join us for a screening of True Conviction presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. This program will be followed by a Q&A discussion with one of the subjects of the film, Christopher Scott. (Run time: 1hr 24min) After serving a combined sixty-three years in prison for crimes they did not commit, Texas exonerees Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey […]

2019-04-29 7 p.m. 2019-04-29 9 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: True Conviction 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 29, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
1 May

Girls Write Pittsburgh

Join Girls Write Pittsburgh and Rainbow Writers as they celebrate the end of their spring session workshops with a reading featuring their weekly workshop writers showcasing work on the topic of activism.  This program will also include a presentation by “We Are All Related” artist Andrea London, who will discuss her multimedia gallery exhibition. Her […]

2019-05-01 6 p.m. 2019-05-01 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Girls Write Pittsburgh 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
6 May

RealTime Interventions: Khūrākī

(All tickets are SOLD OUT! To add your name to the waitlist for this program please write to event producers, RealTime Interventions at realtimeinterventions@gmail.com, with the date of your request and the number of tickets in the subject line.) Join us for a production of RealTime Interventions’ Khūrākī, a devised theatrical work celebrating Afghan culture.  Produced by RealTime […]

2019-05-06 7 p.m. 2019-05-06 9 p.m. America/New_York RealTime Interventions: Khūrākī 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 6, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Sold Out!
6 May

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 […]

2019-05-06 6 p.m. 2019-05-06 7 p.m. America/New_York French Conversation Group 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 6, 2019

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
7 May

Indie Press Series: Alyson Hagy (Graywolf)

Join us for a reading with Alyson Hagy as part of our Indie Press Reading Series. Alyson will be reading from her novel Scribe, published by Graywolf.  Set after a civil war and deadly fevers decimate the country, Alyson Hagy’s new novel is a slim and affecting powerhouse. The nameless main character is a scribe […]

2019-05-07 7 p.m. 2019-05-07 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Indie Press Series: Alyson Hagy (Graywolf) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
9 May

Dan Pugach Nonet

Join us for a thrilling evening of jazz with the Dan Pugach Nonet. The Dan Pugach Nonet is a New York City-based 9-piece ensemble led by Grammy® nominated drummer, Dan Pugach and fronted by Grammy® nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis. This mini big-band comprised of six horns and a driving rhythm-section features inventive arrangements of jazz, folk, […]

2019-05-09 7 p.m. 2019-05-09 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Dan Pugach Nonet 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
13 May

Indie Press Series: Akwaeke Emezi (Grove Atlantic)

Join us for a reading with PEN/Hemingway Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi as they present their autobiographical novel Freshwater– a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. This program is presented by Grove Atlantic press as part of our Indie Press Reading Series. An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young […]

2019-05-13 7 p.m. 2019-05-13 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Indie Press Series: Akwaeke Emezi (Grove Atlantic) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 13, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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