11 Feb

Renewal of Democracy: James B. Lieber

Can Pennsylvania point the way to a renewal of democracy in the United States? Join us in for an evening of readings and conversation with James B. Lieber, who will discuss the current status of gerrymandering not only in Pennsylvania, but in other states where legislatures are fighting for fairer representation for their constituents. James […]

2020-02-11 7:00 PM 2020-02-11 8:30 PM America/New_York Renewal of Democracy: James B. Lieber 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Feb

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Earl Lee and world renowned violinist Ray Chen for an evening of “connections,” featuring poets Melissa Dias-Mandoly and Keith S. Wilson.  PSO Conductor Earl Lee and PSO guest soloist Ray Chen will lead an evening exploring real and virtual “connections.” Featured Musicians: Canadian musician Earl Lee pursues a diverse career […]

2020-02-13 7:00 PM 2020-02-13 8:30 PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 13, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Feb

Free Association Reading Series

Join us for intimate readings with exceptional writers co-curated by Pat Hart and Marc Nieson of the Free Association Reading Series.  Featured Writers: Erinn Batykefer earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of ALLEGHENY, MONONGAHELA (Red Hen Press), THE ARTIST’S LIBRARY (Coffee House Press), and  EPITHALAMIA, winner of the 2019 […]

2020-02-16 5:00 PM 2020-02-16 6:30 PM America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 16, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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18 Feb

Latinx & Proud! Series: Analicia Sotelo

Join us for a reading celebrating the work of Latinx literary voices. This installment of the Latinx & Proud! Reading Series will feature Analicia Sotelo and Mónica A. Jiménez! (+TBA) Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions, 2018. She is also the […]

2020-02-18 7:00 PM 2020-02-18 8:30 PM America/New_York Latinx & Proud! Series: Analicia Sotelo 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 Feb

Benny Benack III

Join us as third generation Pittsburgh Jazz musician Benny Benack III returns home to celebrate the release of his sophomore album “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” on the Alphabet City stage! Following up his breakout 2017 debut One of a Kind, trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III brings his manifold talents even more bracingly into view […]

2020-02-19 7:00 PM 2020-02-19 8:30 PM America/New_York Benny Benack III 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Feb

Youth Author Series: Mahogany L. Browne

Join us for a reading with acclaimed spoken word poet, visionary, and activist Mahogany L. Browne who will present various stories from her many books. Her reading will be followed by a Q&A conversation. Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don’t wear this; don’t smile at that. Don’t have an […]

2020-02-22 3:00 PM 2020-02-22 4:30 PM America/New_York Youth Author Series: Mahogany L. Browne 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, February 22, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Feb

Patrick Radden Keefe:Say Nothing

Join us for an evening of reading, discussion, and book signing with The New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe! PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Snakehead and Chatter. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York, and The New York Review of Books. He received the 2014 […]

2020-02-23 6:00 PM 2020-02-23 7:30 PM America/New_York Patrick Radden Keefe:Say Nothing 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 23, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Feb

Sembène Film Festival: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, presented by Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival. A short discussion and Q&A will follow the film. (run time: 118 minutes) Lorraine Hansberry is the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed […]

2020-02-24 7:00 PM 2020-02-24 8:30 PM America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, February 24, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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27 Feb

TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh

Join us for a reading and book signing featuring contributors to “TENDER a literary anthology & book of spells: evidence.” This collection of poetry, prose and art by Black womxn and femmes in Pittsburgh grew out of a longing for connection and comfort in a city and a world that is not always tender toward […]

2020-02-27 7:00 PM 2020-02-27 8:30 PM America/New_York TENDER: A Celebration of Black Womxn & Femmes in Pittsburgh 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS
2 Mar

Memoir Series: T Fleischmann

Our Memoir Reading Series continues with T Fleischmann’s memoir Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the discussion.  T Fleischmann is the author of Syzygy, Beauty and the curator of Body Forms: Queerness and the Essay. A nonfiction editor at DIAGRAM and contributing editor at Essay Daily, they have published critical and creative work in journals such […]

2020-03-02 7:00 PM 2020-03-02 8:30 PM America/New_York Memoir Series: T Fleischmann 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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