5 Feb

Hanif Abdurraqib

Join us for a reading with Hanif Abdurraqib as part of our Bookstore Reading Series. Hanif will be reading selections from his books both published and forthcoming–They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Go Ahead In The Rain, A Fortune For Your Disaster, and They Don’t Dance No ‘Mo.   Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, […]

2019-02-05 7 p.m. 2019-02-05 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Hanif Abdurraqib 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Feb

Maxine Gordon

Join us for a reading with Maxine Gordon as she discusses her book Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon. This discussion will be moderated by Pittsburgh artist and cultural producer, Alisha Wormsley. Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. […]

2019-02-06 7 p.m. 2019-02-06 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Maxine Gordon 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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7 Feb

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

(photo by Renee Rosensteel and courtesy of the New Hazlett Theater)   Join us for an evening of global freedom music with the award-winning revolutionary jazz ensemble The Afro Yaqui Music Collective. Recently returned from the Kennedy Center, The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a postcolonial big band which imagines a world where many worlds fit. […]

2019-02-07 7 p.m. 2019-02-07 9 p.m. America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 7, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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10 Feb

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: Peter Trachtenberg is the author of 7 Tattoos (Crown, 1997), The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning (Little Brown, 2008), and Another Insane Devotion (Da Capo, 2012), a New York […]

2019-02-10 5 p.m. 2019-02-10 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Free Association Reading Series 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Feb

Women in Nonfiction: Sarah Menkedick & Katie Booth

Join us in honoring the power of true stories with a reading from nonfiction writers—and University of Pittsburgh MFA alumni—Sarah Menkedick and Katie Booth. Sarah Menkedick and Katie Booth are two nonfiction writers whose work illuminates discriminated communities. Sarah will be reading from an essay first published in Harper’s on undocumented workers returning to Mexico, as well […]

2019-02-13 7 p.m. 2019-02-13 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Women in Nonfiction: Sarah Menkedick & Katie Booth 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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14 Feb

Yoko Suzuki: A Love Supreme

Join us for an evening of jazz with Yoko Suzuki. Yoko and company will play from Coltrane’s A Love Supreme for this special Valentine’s Day concert! 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, […]

2019-02-14 7 p.m. 2019-02-14 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Yoko Suzuki: A Love Supreme 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Feb

Ross Gay: Launch of The Book of Delights

Join us for the Pittsburgh launch of The Book of Delights with author Ross Gay! Ross Gay’s program will be preceded by a short reading with Saretta Morgan.  Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry […]

2019-02-15 5:30 p.m. 2019-02-15 7 p.m. America/New_York Ross Gay: Launch of The Book of Delights 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Friday, February 15, 2019

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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17 Feb

Off Minor Jazz: Civil Liberties Ensemble

Join us for an evening of jazz with The Civil Liberties Ensemble, as part of the Off Minor Jazz Series.  The Civil Liberties Ensemble is dedicated to performing jazz music that was written to aid the continuing struggle for equality in America. When many people think of “music of the Civil Rights Era” or “protest music”, […]

2019-02-17 6 p.m. 2019-02-17 8 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz: Civil Liberties Ensemble 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, February 17, 2019

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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19 Feb

Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 1

Please join us for Night One of our two-evening celebration of the life and work of jazz legend Ornette Coleman.   This first night will feature: 7:00 PM –  David Throckmorton & Space Exchange concert 8:15 PM – post-concert panel hosted by David Throckmorton including audience Q&A panel with the Space Exchange band members All programs […]

2019-02-19 7 p.m. 2019-02-19 9 p.m. America/New_York Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 1 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Feb

Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 2

Please join us for Night Two of our two-evening celebration of the life and work of jazz legend Ornette Coleman. This second night will feature: 6:30 PM – Pre-concert demo lead by Sphinx Trio 7:00 PM – Sphinx Trio concert 8:15 PM  – Screening of the documentary Made in America (downstairs in the Word Cellar) All […]

2019-02-20 6:30 p.m. 2019-02-20 10 p.m. America/New_York Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 2 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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