8 Jul

Art of Translation Series: Dunya Mikhail

Join us for our last reading celebrating the work and artistry of literary translation. This program is the 4th and final installment of our Art of Translation Series featuring poet Dunya Mikhail. Dunya Mikhail will be reading from several of her collections with focus on her forthcoming work: In Her Feminine Sign. It is the first book she […]

2019-07-08 7 p.m. 2019-07-08 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Art of Translation Series: Dunya Mikhail 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 8, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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9 Jul

PechaKucha

The art of concise presentations. PechaKucha Night, now in over 1,000 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. PechaKucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings held cities world-wide, where creative people share their ideas, works and thoughts in a 20×20 format; […]

2019-07-09 7:00 pm 2019-07-09 9:00 pm America/New_York PechaKucha 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Jul

The Steel City Showcase!

The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective is proud to present The Steel City Showcase! featuring the best spoken word poets the Steel City has to offer! We’re doing something a little different this summer- no judging, no math- just sit back, relax and watch the top poets of the #SteelCitySlam perform for you. You’ll see some of your […]

2019-07-10 7:00pm 2019-07-10 10:00pm America/New_York The Steel City Showcase! 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

7:00pm - 10:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Jul

Sembène Film Festival – Queen of Katwe

Join us for a screening of Queen of Katwe presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.  (Runtime: 124minutes) Queen of Katwe, based on the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the […]

2019-07-13 3:00pm 2019-07-13 4:30pm America/New_York Sembène Film Festival – Queen of Katwe 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, July 13, 2019

3:00pm - 4:30pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Jul

Debut Novelists

Join us for an evening of reading and discussion with debut novelists Pitchaya Sudbanthad and Ingrid Rojas Contreras! A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth-century Siam. A post-World War II society woman marries, mothers, and holds court, little suspecting her solitary fate. A jazz […]

2019-07-15 7:00 pm 2019-07-15 8:30 pm America/New_York Debut Novelists 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 15, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Jul

Mary Norris

Join us for a reading with Mary Norris presenting her memoir Greek To Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.  Best-selling New York Times author and renowned New Yorker copyeditor—the Comma Queen herself—Mary Norris is again delighting readers with her wit, knowledge, and exploration of language in Greek To Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen. In this […]

2019-07-16 7:00 pm 2019-07-16 8:30 pm America/New_York Mary Norris 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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17 Jul

Kenia: The Sultry Sounds of Brazil

Join us for an evening of jazz and Brazilian music with local vocalist, Kenia. Brazilian songstress Kenia returns to City of Asylum after delighting audiences last summer. She is renowned for her ability to translate the complex rhythms of her homeland into jazzy creations that embody the best of the Brazilian sound–deep and sultry, richly diverse, […]

2019-07-17 7:00 pm 2019-07-17 9:00 pm America/New_York Kenia: The Sultry Sounds of Brazil 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Jul

Storytelling with 123 Andrés

Experience 123 Andrés with an engaging program of music and movement all about the Spanish language! Latin Grammy Award-winner 123 Andrés are Andrés and Christina, a high-energy duo with catchy songs and a fun-filled show that gets kids and families singing and dancing, in Spanish and English. 123 Andrés performs their joy-filled concerts for students […]

2019-07-20 3:00pm 2019-07-20 4:00pm America/New_York Storytelling with 123 Andrés 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, July 20, 2019

3:00pm - 4:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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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

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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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