13 Oct

Alex Harding & Lucian Ban "Dark Blue"

Join us for an evening of jazz with the Alex Harding & Lucian Ban Duo as they celebrate the debut of their newest collaboration Dark Blue! (Sunnyside Records) Detroit born baritone saxophonist extraordinaire ALEX HARDING and Transylvanian expat pianist LUCIAN BAN have been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for more than two decades. Their collaborative sounds range from avant blues […]

2019-10-13 6 p.m. 2019-10-13 7:30 p.m. America/New_York Alex Harding & Lucian Ban "Dark Blue" 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, October 13, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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16 Oct

Tania Grubbs: I AM, Volume 5 Space

Join us for an evening of original jazz with vocalist Tania Grubbs.  I AM: Volume 5, Space will be a culmination of live video footage of spontaneous performances in unique spaces. I AM is a series of 60-80 minute concerts filled with original music, well known, and some less known standards along with interesting stories and researched […]

2019-10-16 7:00pm 2019-10-16 9:00pm America/New_York Tania Grubbs: I AM, Volume 5 Space 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Oct

Birth on the Border

Join us for a film screening of Birth on the Border followed by a discussion curated by Women Make Movies with filmmaker Ellie Lobovits. (film run time: 28 mins) This intimate and personal documentary follows two women from Ciudad Juárez as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border legally to give birth in Texas, putting their hearts and bodies […]

2019-10-22 7 p.m. 2019-10-22 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Birth on the Border 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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23 Oct

ReelQ: Unsettled (Seeking Refuge in America)

Join us for the regional premiere of UNSETTLED (Seeking Refuge in America), hosted by ReelQ. UNSETTLED a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees & asylum seekers . Fleeing intense persecution from home countries, these individuals chronicle their resettlement in the US.  This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar. Runtime: 84 minutes. […]

2019-10-23 7 p.m. 2019-10-23 9:00 p.m. America/New_York ReelQ: Unsettled (Seeking Refuge in America) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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24 Oct

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Join us for an evening of global freedom music with the award-winning revolutionary jazz ensemble The Afro Yaqui Music Collective. Part of this performance will include brand new material titled A Reading Erased: a poetic imagining on the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, by Magdalena Gomez. Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, was a historian, writer, and activist. Schomburg […]

2019-10-24 7 p.m. 2019-10-24 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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28 Oct

Outside the Academy: Transatlantic Histories

Join us for a reading and conversation with history professors Philipp Stelzel (Duquesne University) and Molly Warsh (University of Pittsburgh) as part of our Outside the Academy Lecture Series. They will share their newly released books, their research, and answer audience questions.   Featured Books: A comprehensive account of how German and American historians after World War II tackled […]

2019-10-28 7 p.m. 2019-10-28 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Outside the Academy: Transatlantic Histories 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Monday, October 28, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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30 Oct

Off Minor Jazz: Celebrating Ray Brown

Please join us for a concert celebrating the music of Ray Brown, as part of our Off Minor Jazz Series! Pittsburgh-born “Jazz Master” Ray Brown pioneered the solo spotlight on the bass. Along with Jimmy Blanton and Oscar Pettiford, Brown was a virtuoso timekeeper and soloist who set the standard for future generations of bassists. In this edition of […]

2019-10-30 7 p.m. 2019-10-30 8:30 p.m. America/New_York Off Minor Jazz: Celebrating Ray Brown 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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20 Nov

ReelQ: Small Talk (Ri Chang Dui Hua)

Join us for a screening of Small Talk, hosted by ReelQ. A searing portrait of complicated mother-daughter relationships and the underground LGBTQ culture in Taiwan, Small Talk paints a picture of the changing lives and conditions for three generations of women.  This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar. Runtime: 88 minutes. Language: […]

2019-11-20 7:00pm 2019-11-20 9:00pm America/New_York ReelQ: Small Talk (Ri Chang Dui Hua) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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22 Mar

American Monster

American Monster: Love & politics in an age of corruption “It is conventional to call ”monster” any blending of dissonant elements. I call ”monster” every original inexhaustible beauty.”-Alfred Jarry Join us for a multicultural poetry reading in our intimate Word Cellar venue with Christian Nowlin, Jose Padua, and Michael Simms presented in partnership with Vox Populi. Featured Writers: […]

2020-03-22 5 p.m. 2020-03-22 6:30 p.m. America/New_York American Monster 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Sunday, March 22, 2020

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

40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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