Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 6

New Orleans jazz night

The Allegheny H-Y-P Club presents “New Orleans Jazz “ from 6-9 p.m. at 619 William Penn Place, Downtown. The show will feature The Southern Comfort Band led by Nick Nichols. The cost is $20 and includes appetizers and entertainment. For more information, call Beth Kurchina at 412-281-5858 or e-mail bkurchina@alleghenyhypclub.com.

Saturday 8

Fashion extravaganza

Bootsy Entertainment & Management Company presents The “Dare to be You” Fashion Show Extravaganza at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The featured designs will be by Leasha Prime of HIPS (Hidden in Plain Sight) Boutique in New Orleans. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 412-657-7530 or visit http://www.bootsyentertainment.com.

Sunday 9

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The GrandView Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainer will be The Harold Betters Quartet along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 10

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 11

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.

Soul Night

AVA Lounge presents Ya Dig! Soul Night at 9 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Tuesday night a rotating set of deejays will play the best in classic funk, soul and jazz. For more information, call 412-363-8277.

Wednesday 12

Art exhibit

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Wood Street Galleries presents “Dark & Shiny Night” from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Robert Raczka’s exhibit “dark & shiny night” is a series of large photographs depicting the surreal beauty of the human-made world at night. The images connect a broad range of subjects from the enticements of advertising displays to nature cultivated as landscaping. The exhibit will run through June 13. For more information, call 412-471-6070.

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