22 Jul

Sembène Film Festival: White Fright

Join us for a screening of White Fright presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. This film will be presented in English and will be followed by a conversation. Runtime: 28min On April 10th in 2015, the FBI quietly arrested Robert Doggart, a white, 63-year-old Christian minister and failed Congressional candidate after discovering his plans to lead […]

2019-07-22 7:00pm 2019-07-22 8:00pm America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: White Fright 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 22, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
23 Jul

Gina Apostol

Join us for a reading and conversation with PEN/Open Book Award winner Gina Apostol! Featuring her new novel, Insurrecto, one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Best Books of 2018. About Insurrecto: Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the […]

2019-07-23 7:00pm 2019-07-23 8:30pm America/New_York Gina Apostol 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Jul

Subha Das Jazz Trio

Join us for a swinging evening of retro jazz with The Subha Das Jazz Trio! The Subha Das Jazz Trio, based in Pittsburgh, PA, performs music from the 1940’s to present day, mixing in a few original compositions. Each member has been influenced by many genres of music… and it shows!  As a collective, they draw […]

2019-07-24 7:00 pm 2019-07-24 8:30 pm America/New_York Subha Das Jazz Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Jul

Helon Habila

Join us for reading with Helon Habila presenting his newly released novel, Travelers, a “startlingly imaginative” exploration of the African diaspora in Europe. This program will open with a reading from City of Asylum’s new writer-in-residence Bewketu Seyoum from Ethiopia.  In Travelers, internationally acclaimed writer Helon Habila delivers a beautifully sculpted work of fiction that examines the lives […]

2019-07-29 7:00 pm 2019-07-29 8:30 pm America/New_York Helon Habila 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 29, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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31 Jul

ReelQ: I'm Moshanty. Do You Love Me?

Join us for a screening of I’m Moshanty. Do You Love Me? presented by ReelQ. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Tim Wolff, via Skype!  (Run time: 1 hr 12 minutes) Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s most dangerous place to be a woman, with 70% reporting that they experienced family […]

2019-07-31 7:00 pm 2019-07-31 8:30 pm America/New_York ReelQ: I'm Moshanty. Do You Love Me? 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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3 Aug

Youth Author Series: Jasmine Warga

Join us for a reading with author Jasmine Warga who will present her newly released middle grade novel, Other Words For Home. Her reading will be followed by Q&A conversation. Jasmine Warga is the internationally acclaimed author of Other Words For Home, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and Here We Are Now. Her novels have received multiple starred reviews […]

2019-08-03 3:00pm 2019-08-03 4:30pm America/New_York Youth Author Series: Jasmine Warga 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, August 3, 2019

3:00pm - 4:30pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
4 Aug

R.O. Kwon

Join us for a reading with R.O. Kwon as she presents her award-winning novel The Incendiaries. The reading will be directly followed by a discussion lead by author Angali Sachdeva.     A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of […]

2019-08-04 6 p.m. 2019-08-04 7:30 p.m. America/New_York R.O. Kwon 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, August 4, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Aug

A Stray

Join us for a film screening of A Stray followed by a discussion curated by the Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh. (run time: 1h 22mins) A STRAY tells the human story of one young man’s personal journey for belonging. The film—hailed as a “visually striking film,” and a NY-Times critics pick, follows Adan through the little-seen, vibrant world of Somali […]

2019-08-05 7 p.m. 2019-08-05 9 p.m. America/New_York A Stray 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 5, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Aug

We Say Our Own Names: West Coast Poets of Color

What does it mean to celebrate the West Coast as a writer of color? How can we use our voices to challenge definitions and popular assumptions of the West? This evening features four West Coast to Western PA poets reading from their recent releases, followed by a brief Q&A conversation. Sara Borjas is a Xicanx pocha […]

2019-08-06 7:00pm 2019-08-06 8:00pm America/New_York We Say Our Own Names: West Coast Poets of Color 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
7 Aug

Glenn Zaleski + James Johnson III

The Glenn Zaleski + James Johnson III band is an improvisational, modern jazz group, playing original compositions, that incorporates a touch of classical and pop music. Join us for a night of great jazz with renowned musicians! Glenn Zaleski is one of the most in-demand pianists in New York City jazz. Originally from Massachusetts, Glenn […]

2019-08-07 7 p.m. 2019-08-07 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Glenn Zaleski + James Johnson III 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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