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

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16 May

Etta Cox

Join us for an evening of jazz with powerhouse jazz cabaret singer Etta Cox! Etta Cox has been voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” in Pittsburgh for 8 consecutive years — and if you have ever seen her in concert, this should come as no surprise!  Etta thrills audiences with her intoxicating, smooth vocals reminiscent of a bygone era.  Etta has opened for such […]

2019-05-16 7 p.m. 2019-05-16 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Etta Cox 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 May

Off Minor Jazz: 4 on 6

Join us for 4 on 6, a concert celebrating the guitar in jazz, presented as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series.  Four fingers on six strings. Three guitars on one stage. If you are a guitar lover, this is the concert for you! Mark Strickland, Eric Susoeff and John Shannon represent three generations of […]

2019-05-19 6 p.m. 2019-05-19 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz: 4 on 6 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 May

Sembène Film Festival: Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders

Join us for a screening of Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.  (Run time: 60 minutes) In 1965, when three women walked into the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C., they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor politicians, they were ordinary women from Mississippi,and descendants of African […]

2019-05-20 7 p.m. 2019-05-20 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 20, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 May

CAPA Ensembles

Please join us for an evening of jazz featuring two of Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School’s top ensembles: The CAPA Jazz Orchestra and CAPA Jazz Ensemble! CAPA’s ensembles are made up of Pittsburgh’s most promising young talent. CAPA is dedicated to cultivating its student musicians through performance opportunities while simultaneously increasing the community’s awareness of […]

2019-05-22 7 p.m. 2019-05-22 8:30 p.m. America/New_York CAPA Ensembles 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 May

Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet! Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet features a powerhouse assemblage of heavy hitters all on one stage: Tony Malaby  (sax), Kris Davis (piano), Ches Smith (drums/vibes). Together they play the soul-stirring and poignant original compositions of band leader Michael Formanek (double bass).  Elusion shrugs off traditional time […]

2019-05-23 7 p.m. 2019-05-23 9 p.m. America/New_York Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 May

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 Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, Beautiful Nerve (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and three chapbooks of poetry: In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens, 2014), […]

2019-05-26 5 p.m. 2019-05-26 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, May 26, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 May

Stewart O'Nan

Join us for a reading with Stewart O’Nan debuting Henry, Himself–a compelling addition to his beloved series about the Maxwell family. This event will be moderated by local author Tom Sweterlitsch. Stewart O’Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion. In Henry, Himself–a prequel […]

2019-05-28 7 p.m. 2019-05-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Stewart O'Nan 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 May

ReelQ: A Moment in the Reeds

Join us for a screening of A Moment in the Reeds, hosted by ReelQ.  This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar. (Runtime: 107 minutes) A Moment in the Reeds is an intimate drama about the chance encounter of two men by the Finnish lakeside. Leevi, who has left Finland behind to study […]

2019-05-29 7 p.m. 2019-05-29 9 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: A Moment in the Reeds 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 May

Stories That Heal: Corrine Jasmine

Join us for a reading with Corrine Jasmine, as part of the NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series. (This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar.) Corrine Jasmine is a writer, artist, and filmmaker currently living in Pittsburgh, Pa using her work as a central tool for healing, loving, and making sense of […]

2019-05-30 7 p.m. 2019-05-30 8 p.m. America/New_York Stories That Heal: Corrine Jasmine 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, May 30, 2019

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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