Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday

Jazz jam
CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30-years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

Friday 4

Exhibition opening
The Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents “The Souls of My Sisters: Dedicated to First Lady Michelle Obama” exhibition from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. This exhibit is part of the 13th Annual Mavuno Festival of African-American Art and Culture. This is an exhibition of works by members of the regional artist group Women of Visions, Inc. WOV Inc. began in 1981 and has grown over the years to represent a diverse sampling of artistic styles, mediums and varied expressions of the personal, social and political experience of the African-American female artist. There will be a reception Sept. 25 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will run through Oct. 10. Call 412-741-4405 or e-mail info@sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Smooth jazz
Club Duo presents Smooth Jazz Friday’s from 8p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. This is a mix of smooth jazz featuring the Smooth Groove Band and DJ Sly Jock. Roland Ford will also get the evening started with line dancing. There will be a complimentary buffet and drinks. This is an over 30 event and patrons cannot wear timberlands, jeans and sneakers. The admission is $10. For more information, call 412-734-8470.

Saturday 5

Day 26
Groove Productions and 101.9 JAMZ presents the Labor Day Weekend Takeover at 9 p.m. at Questions Nightclub, 1400 Smallman St., Strip District. The event is hosted by the group Richgirl and will feature Bad Boy Record Label artists Day 26. Other performers scheduled are Waxx Netty, Kizzi, Y.C., Mona and Play Bizzle. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Individuals must be 21 or over to attend. For more information, call 412-400-0313 or 412-320-6192or visit http://www.grooveproductionsinc.com.

Sunday 6

Exhibition closing
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art presents the closing exhibition of “Daniel Bolick: Resurrected” from 2-4 p.m. at 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. This exhibit is a series of paintings and drawings that depict individuals who have been found innocent of crimes for which they were not sentenced to either death or life imprisonment. There will also be a special presentation, “Voices of Innocence” by John Thompson, a subject of one of Bolick’s portraits. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 724-837-1500, ext. 10 or visit http://www.wmuseumaa.org.

Sunday night jazz
The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 7-10 p.m. at the Rhythm House Café, 3029 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. The featured entertainer will be Jimmy Sapienza’s 5 Guys Named “Moe” and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010.

Monday 7

Jam session
AVA Lounge presents a Weekly Live Jazz/Jam Session with The Interval Trio & Friends at 9 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday jazz fans can enjoy great music from some of the best musicians. DJ J. Malls will spin the vinyl. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 8

JazzLive
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive Jam Session with Roger Humphries from 5-7 p.m. at Katz Plaza, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Humphries is rated by music critics as one of the most exciting percussionists in the business. He has provided the rhythmic beat for such greats as Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, James Moody and the list of great musicians goes on and on and on. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 9

Part three
The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part Three” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This features photographs selected by a guest curator, Charles A. “Little Teenie” Harris, the oldest son of “Teenie” Harris. Harris has selected images by his father that have never before been viewed by the public, in addition to other well-known favorites. The 184 photographs have been divided into the following themes: landmarks, celebrities, children, family, occupations, politics, protests, social, sports, weddings and religious events. In addition to the images selected, the exhibition features the 50 winning photographs from the “One Shot ‘Teenie’ Harris Photo Contest.” The exhibit will run to Jan. 31, 2010. For more information, call 412-622-3131.

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