Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 8

Last showing

Chatham University Art Gallery presents “Mother, Maker, Model: Women in West African Art” from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Woodland Hall, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This art exhibit is in celebration of its Global Focus Year of West. Students selected artifacts from the university’s Olkes Collection of African Art, which includes over 600 works. The exhibit will run through April 8. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-365-1106.

Poetry slam

The Fair Housing Partnership presents the 4th Annual Poetry Slam “From Words to Actions: Remaking Communities for Everyone” at 8 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Local poets will speak about the need to create communities that are built on inclusion, diversity and fairness, that are free of discrimination and intolerance, and embrace change that is citizen driven. A $5 donation is suggested and refreshments will be served. There will be door prizes and a cash prize for the poets. For more information, call Megan Hammond at 412-391-2535 or e-mail megan@pittsburghfairhousing.org.

Friday 9

Jazz appreciation series

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Ahmad Jamal and the MCG Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. at the Byham Theatre, 101 6th St., Cultural Trust. This concert is to celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month. The legendary jazz pianist returns to Pittsburgh for a special Jazz Appreciation Month event. For part of the program, Jamal is joined by the MCG Jazz Orchestra for a rare and unforgettable opportunity to hear big band arrangements of his compositions. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Saturday 10

Kuntu series

The Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents “The Electronic Negro and Sister Son/ji” at 8 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. “The Electronic Negro” is about a diverse group of students in a college classroom with one student who is determined to monopolize the discussion and the teacher who cannot stop him. Sister Son/ji is a one-woman show that gives insight into the growth and life of a woman involved in the Black Power Movement. The performance will run through April 17. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.ProArtsTickets.org.

Sunday 11

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-10 p.m. at the Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainer will be Chuck Spatafore’s Little Big Band along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 12

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. Visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 13

Jazz appreciation series

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education Community Engagement presents the JazzLive National Jazz Appreciation Month Series “Groove Modern” at 8 p.m. at The Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The featured entertainers are Dwayne Dolphin and Sean Jones. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 14

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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