29 Mar

Steel City Grand Slam

The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective is proud to present The Steel City GRAND SLAM! featuring the best spoken word poets the Steel City has to offer!  The Steel City Slam brings the city’s top 13 poets together to battle it out! The top 4 scoring poets from this annual GRAND SLAM show will create a team to represent […]

2020-03-29 6:00 PM 2020-03-29 7:30 PM America/New_York Steel City Grand Slam 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 29, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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1 Apr

Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio

Fan favorite and acclaimed bassist Stephan Crump visits City of Asylum with his Rosetta Trio for an evening of exciting, experimental jazz. After fifteen years of collaboration, Rosetta Trio charts new territories of shape and feel on its new album, Outliers.  Best known for his dynamic founding role in the Vijay Iyer Trio, Memphis-bred, Grammy- nominated, […]

2020-04-01 7:00 PM 2020-04-01 8:30 PM America/New_York Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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13 Apr

El Desencanto

Join us for a screening of the 1976 Spanish cult classic and acclaimed documentary El Desencanto (The Disenchantment).  The film screening will be followed by discussion with Dr. Candace Skibba and historian Aaron Shulman, whose nonfiction work The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the […]

2020-04-13 7:00 PM 2020-04-13 9:00 PM America/New_York El Desencanto 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, April 13, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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15 Apr

Bassel & the Supernaturals

Join us for an evening of jazz with  Bassel & the Supernaturals celebrating the release of their new full-lenth album Smoke & Mirrors ! Bassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani’s experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired grooves, and captivating lyrics regarding love, loss, and the war […]

2020-04-15 7:00 PM 2020-04-15 8:30 PM America/New_York Bassel & the Supernaturals 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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21 Apr

Latinx & Proud! Series: José Olivarez

The fourth installment of the Latinx & Proud! Reading Series features José Olivarez and Casandra López (+TBA) and is in proud partnership with Canto Mundo. Join us to celebrate the work of Latinx literary voices.  José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the […]

2020-04-21 7:00 PM 2020-04-21 8:30 PM America/New_York Latinx & Proud! Series: José Olivarez 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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26 Apr

Off Minor Jazz Series: The Ellington All-Stars

Alphabet City welcomes back the Off Minor Jazz Series. This installment will honor the music and life of Duke Ellington. Local artist Dave Watt will live paint during the program! For this year’s Off Minor Duke Ellington Birthday celebration, we will be presenting two new additions to the Ellington All-Stars: vocalist Anqwenique, who will be […]

2020-04-26 6:00 PM 2020-04-26 7:30 PM America/New_York Off Minor Jazz Series: The Ellington All-Stars 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, April 26, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 Apr

ReelQ: Song Lang

Join us for a screening of SONG LANG, hosted by ReelQ. In SONG LANG, an unlikely bond forms between an underground debt collector and a Cai-luong “Vietnamese opera” performer against the backdrop of Saigon in the 90’s.  (run-time: 1 hr, 41 min) Linh Phung is a star of a traveling Cai-luong (traditional folk opera) troupe […]

2020-04-30 7:00 PM 2020-04-30 9:00 PM America/New_York ReelQ: Song Lang 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, April 30, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
2 May

Masterclass: Amy Bishop on Literary Pitches & Queries

Please join us for a presentation with literary agent, Amy Elizabeth Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC, on how to pitch and query your novel or nonfiction proposal to literary agents successfully. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.   So you wrote a book…what’s next? Amy Elizabeth Bishop, literary agent at DG&B, will […]

2020-05-02 2:00 PM 2020-05-02 3:00 PM America/New_York Masterclass: Amy Bishop on Literary Pitches & Queries 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, May 2, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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11 May

Memoir Series: Nicole Chung

This season of our memoir series closes out with Nicole Chung’s stirring, bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the conversation.  Nicole Chung‘s All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington […]

2020-05-11 7:00 PM 2020-05-11 8:30 PM America/New_York Memoir Series: Nicole Chung 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, May 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS!
9 Jun

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band

Join us for an evening of music and dancing with Kaleta & Super Yamba Band as they return to the COA stage! Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta. The singer, guitarist and percussionist from the West African country of Benin Republic lived his adolescent life […]

2020-06-09 7:00 PM 2020-06-09 8:30 PM America/New_York Kaleta & Super Yamba Band 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free TICKETS coming soon
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