24 Jul

Das/Rossman/Potter Jazz Trio

Join us for a swinging evening of retro jazz with The Das/Rossman/Potter Jazz Trio! The Das/Rossman/Potter Jazz Trio, based in Pittsburgh, PA, performs music from the 1940s to present day, mixing in a few original compositions. Each member has been influenced by many genres of music… and it shows!  As a collective, they draw from classic […]

2019-07-24 7:00 pm 2019-07-24 8:30 pm America/New_York Das/Rossman/Potter Jazz Trio 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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29 Jul

Helon Habila

Join us for reading with Helon Habila presenting his newly released novel, Travelers, a “startlingly imaginative” exploration of the African diaspora in Europe. This program will open with a reading from City of Asylum’s new writer-in-residence Bewketu Seyoum from Ethiopia.  In Travelers, internationally acclaimed writer Helon Habila delivers a beautifully sculpted work of fiction that examines the lives […]

2019-07-29 7:00 pm 2019-07-29 8:30 pm America/New_York Helon Habila 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, July 29, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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31 Jul

ReelQ: I'm Moshanty. Do You Love Me?

Join us for a screening of I’m Moshanty. Do You Love Me? presented by ReelQ. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Tim Wolff, via Skype!  (Run time: 1 hr 12 minutes) Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s most dangerous place to be a woman, with 70% reporting that they experienced family […]

2019-07-31 7:00 pm 2019-07-31 8:30 pm America/New_York ReelQ: I'm Moshanty. Do You Love Me? 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
3 Aug

Youth Author Series: Jasmine Warga

Join us for a reading with author Jasmine Warga who will present her newly released middle grade novel, Other Words For Home. Her reading will be followed by Q&A conversation. Jasmine Warga is the internationally acclaimed author of Other Words For Home, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and Here We Are Now. Her novels have received multiple starred reviews […]

2019-08-03 3:00pm 2019-08-03 4:30pm America/New_York Youth Author Series: Jasmine Warga 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, August 3, 2019

3:00pm - 4:30pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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4 Aug

R.O. Kwon

Join us for a reading and discussion with R.O. Kwon as she presents her award-winning novel The Incendiaries.  A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea. Phoebe Lin and […]

2019-08-04 6 p.m. 2019-08-04 7:30 p.m. America/New_York R.O. Kwon 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, August 4, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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5 Aug

A Stray

Join us for a film screening of A Stray followed by a discussion curated by the Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh. (run time: 1h 22mins) A STRAY tells the human story of one young man’s personal journey for belonging. The film—hailed as a “visually striking film,” and a NY-Times critics pick, follows Adan through the little-seen, vibrant world of Somali […]

2019-08-05 7 p.m. 2019-08-05 9 p.m. America/New_York A Stray 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, August 5, 2019

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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6 Aug

We Say Our Own Names: West Coast Poets of Color

What does it mean to celebrate the West Coast as a writer of color? How can we use our voices to challenge definitions and popular assumptions of the West? This evening features four West Coast to Western PA poets reading from their recent releases, followed by a brief Q&A conversation. Sara Borjas is a Xicanx pocha […]

2019-08-06 7:00pm 2019-08-06 8:00pm America/New_York We Say Our Own Names: West Coast Poets of Color 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP Coming Soon
7 Aug

Glenn Zaleski + James Johnson III

The Glenn Zaleski + James Johnson III band is an improvisational, modern jazz group, playing original compositions, that incorporates a touch of classical and pop music. Join us for a night of great jazz with renowned musicians! Glenn Zaleski is one of the most in-demand pianists in New York City jazz. Originally from Massachusetts, Glenn […]

2019-08-07 7 p.m. 2019-08-07 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Glenn Zaleski + James Johnson III 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
10 Aug

Sembène Film Festival: Azur & Asmar

Join us for a screening of Azur & Asmar presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. This film will be presented in English, French, and Arabic. Runtime: 99min Rating: PG ages 6 and up Azur & Asmar is the story of two boys raised as brothers. Blonde, blue-eyed, white skinned Azur and black-haired, brown-eyed, dark-skinned Asmar are […]

2019-08-10 3:00pm 2019-08-10 5:00pm America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: Azur & Asmar 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Saturday, August 10, 2019

3:00pm - 5:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
13 Aug

Abdi Nor Iftin

Join us for an evening of reading and discussion celebrating the work of Abdi Nor Iftin. Abdi Nor Iftin’s memoir tells the story of someone who’s desperately trying—against long odds—to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi was a Somali refugee who fled Kenya for fear of the radical Islamist group […]

2019-08-13 7 p.m. 2019-08-13 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Abdi Nor Iftin 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

more info Free RSVP
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