Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 10

Lalah Hathaway

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents Lalah Hathaway at 8 p.m. at the center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Slip into the rich, silky sounds of songstress Lalah Hathaway as she kicks off the inaugural season of the brand new August Wilson Center. Hathaway hypnotizes with a soulful, jazzy repertoire rooted in the music of her native Chicago and filled with endless possibilities. There will also be a performance Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35-$45.50. For more information, visit http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

Friday 11

Music series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts and Dwayne Dolphin presents the Music Series for Mauvno 2009 from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Dolphin will host a concert series presenting talented musicians who will show you the wonders and variety of African influenced music. This week’s artist will be The Marty Ashby Trio. Seating is limited. The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call 412-741-4405.

Snoop Dogg

Opus One and Nakturnal presents Snoop Dogg and the Snoopadelics at 9 p.m. at Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. Snoop Dogg is bringing his lively show to the ’Burgh. There will be DJs spinning until Snoop and his band take the stage. For more information, call Leigh Yock at 412-977-7506 or e-mail leigh@nakturnal.net.

Saturday 12

Souls of My Sisters

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. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or e-mail info@sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Sunday 13

Jazz day

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents Jazz Day in the Park from 12-9 p.m. at Schenley Plaza, Oakland. Enjoy Pittsburgh’s finest jazz musicians and vocalists. The featured entertainment will be the Jazz Divas, the Jazz Divos, the Harold Betters Quartet featuring Kenny Blake, the Joe Negri Quartet, the Benny Binack Big Band, Roger Humphries RH Factor featuring Sean Jones and the American Latin Orchestra. There will also be an induction of Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame members. The event is free. Lawn chairs and blankets will not be provided. For more information, call 412-221-5010.

Monday 14

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 vinyls. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 15

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-7 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s talented jazz musicians will perform. The featured artist this week will be Jacob Yoffee. Call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

‘STOMP’

PNC Broadway Across America presents “STOMP” at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. “STOMP” is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. Performances will run through Sept. 20 at various times. Tickets cost $21-$49. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

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