Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 13

Benefit reception

The Eleanor Friedberg Art Scholarship Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation presents their 13th Annual Benefit Reception from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The reception raises funds for the scholarship that is awarded to graduation Pittsburgh public high school seniors. Along with the reception there will be an All City Arts Showcase presentation, a silent auction and more. The art presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75. For more information, visit efriedbergartscholarship.com.

Friday 14

‘Jitney’

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SALA UDIN

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents August Wilson’s “Jitney” at 8 p.m. at 542 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The play, directed by Mark Clayton Southers, is the seventh in Wilson’s 10-play cycle and features Sala Udin and an all-star cast. It’s set in 1970s in the Hill District and depicts gypsy-cab drivers who serve Black neighborhoods. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com.

Saturday 15

‘Beauty Shop’

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Beauty Shop” at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The stage play by Shelly Garrett continues the story of the beauty shop—as the curling irons get hotter, the gossip is juicier and the backstabbing is deeper. The show will run through May 16, with two performances a day. Tickets are $28-$38. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Sunday 16

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 Don Aliquo Quartet along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 17

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 18

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 deejays will play the best in soul music. For more information, call 412-363-8277.

Wednesday 19

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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