16 Jun

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for an intimate evening of readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.  Featured Writers: Sheila L. Carter-Jones is the author of Three Birds Deep (selected by Elizabeth Alexander as the 2012 winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Book Award) and the chapbook Blackberry […]

2019-06-16 5 p.m. 2019-06-16 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, June 16, 2019

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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17 Jun

Sembène Film Festival: Wendell Grimke Freeland

Join us for a screening of Wendell Grimke Freeland: A Quiet Soldier in the Fight for Civil Rights, presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.  Wendell Grimkie Freeland was an important but little known African American leader, civil rights attorney, activist, and Tuskegee Airman who worked quietly but effectively on all of the significant civil rights battles of […]

2019-06-17 7:00 pm 2019-06-17 8:30 pm America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Wendell Grimke Freeland 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, June 17, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 Jun

Roger Humphries & RH Factor

Join us for an evening of jazz with local legend Roger Humphries and his band! Roger Humphries is rated by music critics as one of the most exciting percussionists in the business. He has provided the rhythmic beat for such greats as Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, James Moody, Lee Morgan, […]

2019-06-19 7:00 pm 2019-06-19 8:30 pm America/New_York Roger Humphries & RH Factor 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Jun

Off Minor Jazz: Mary Lou Williams

Please join us for a concert celebrating the music of Mary Lou Williams, as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series. Mary Lou Williams’ music transcends time in American culture. With a foundation in the Blues, Mary Lou’s compositions reflect her life as a Black woman and a true triumph of the human spirit. Williams’ career began in […]

2019-06-23 6:00 pm 2019-06-23 8:00 pm America/New_York Off Minor Jazz: Mary Lou Williams 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, June 23, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Jun

Art of Translation Series: Lisa Dillman

Join us as we celebrate acclaimed Spanish translator Lisa Dillman in the third installment of our Art of Translation Series.   Lisa will read from several of her works including Such Small Hands (2017) by Andrés Barba, Dog (forthcoming) by Pilar Quintana, and The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera. Lisa will complement her reading with discussions centered around creating productive bonds with […]

2019-06-24 7:00 pm 2019-06-24 8:30 pm America/New_York Art of Translation Series: Lisa Dillman 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, June 24, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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25 Jun

Rob Rogers

Join us for a reading with cartoonist Rob Rogers, showcasing his newly published collection of political cartoons, Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist’s Journey.  After 25 years as the political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump.  Enemy of the People chronicles Rogers’ unenviable journey: from a social media […]

2019-06-25 7:00 pm 2019-06-25 8:30 pm America/New_York Rob Rogers 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Jun

ReelQ: Call Her Ganda

Join us for a screening of Call Her Ganda presented by ReelQ. (Run time: 1 hour 33 min) When 26-year old Filipina transgender woman and alleged sex worker, Jennifer Laude, is found dead with her head plunged into a motel room toilet, the perpetrator is quickly identified as 19-year-old U.S. marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. A military recruit […]

2019-06-26 7:00 pm 2019-06-26 8:30 pm America/New_York ReelQ: Call Her Ganda 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Jun

Stories That Heal: Kristie Knights

(This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.) Join us for a reading with Kristie Knights presenting her collection Unsung Heroes: Deconstructing Suicide Through Stories of Triumph, as part of NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series. UnSung Heroes is a compilation of stories written by heroes who have battled with the darkest parts of their […]

2019-06-27 7:00 pm 2019-06-27 8:00 pm America/New_York Stories That Heal: Kristie Knights 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, June 27, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Jun

Sembène Film Festival: The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (Senegal)

Join us for a screening of The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. (This film will be presented in Wolof with English subtitles.) (Runtime: 49 minutes) “A masterpiece of understated humanity”—The New York Times The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil) is a luminous portrait of Sili—a twelve […]

2019-06-29 3:00 pm 2019-06-29 4:00 pm America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (Senegal) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, June 29, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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3 Jul

Yoko Suzuki Trio

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Yoko Suzuki Trio! Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to play the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, teaching herself jazz theory, improvisation and repertoire. After working as a musician in Osaka, Japan […]

2019-07-03 7:00 pm 2019-07-03 9:00 pm America/New_York Yoko Suzuki Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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