Arts & Culture Calendar

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AfricanDance
AFRICAN DANCE—Erin Perry, LaKeisha Wolf and Chrisala Brown perforn a traditional African Dance. This was part of the Ujamaa Collective Kwanzaa celebration in the Hill District, Dec. 29.

Thursday 7

Dance class

Pittsburgh Heat Hip Hop Dance Co. presents a Kids Hip-Hop Class at 5:30 p.m. at 300 Camp Horne Rd., Robinson. Kids 9 to 14 are welcome to this fun, energetic class to learn hip-hop dancing. The cost is $15. For more information, call Brenna Jaworski at 412-969-8344.

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 8

Behind Our Scenes

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s SPACE Gallery presents Behind Our Scenes from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at 812 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an exhibit that showcases works from those whose job it is to present artwork for the Pittsburgh community. Pittsburgh’s thriving art scene is unique and creative. By looking deeper, one will find that many of the people working “behind the scenes” form their own artistic community—working artists who spend much of their time and energy promoting the artwork of others. The goal for Behind Our Scenes is to give the artists working “backstage” the opportunity to showcase their work and to celebrate and further unite Pittsburgh’s arts community. The exhibit will run through Feb. 13. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-325-7723 or visit http://www.spacepittsburgh.org.

Saturday 9

Cirque Dreams

PNC Broadway Across America presents Cirque Dreams: Illumination at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Audiences of all ages will enjoy as city dwellers reinvent familiar objects, balance on wires, leap tall buildings and redefine the risks of flight in a story filled with astounding occurrences. One of a kind artists populate the streets of this magical metropolis and breathe energy into its landscape with urban acrobatics and never before seen phenomenal thrills of disbelief. This show has costumes that come alive to the sounds of jazz, ballroom, pop and more in this original score. Performances will run through Jan. 10. For more information, call 412-392-4900.

Sunday 10

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 the Ken Karsh Trio and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 11

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

Tuesday 12

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s most talented jazz musicians will perform. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 6

All pro Wednesdays

The Funny Bone presents “All Pro Wednesdays” at 7:30 p.m. at Station Square Dr., Station Square. This is a night full of a surprising lineup of touring, local and regional professional comedians that perform a wide variety of comedy. This is a 21+ show with an $8 cover. For more information, call 412-281-3130.

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