Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 20

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 21

‘Casino Liberty’

The Pittsburgh Public Action Communitarian Theatre presents “Casino Liberty” at 8 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a 75-minute show of life in Pittsburgh’s East End community through the lens of randomness and chance, risk and reward and security and surveillance.Prior to each performance there will be a mixer with free food and a talk back with members of the theater company. The show will run through May 23. Tickets are $10 and $5 for residents within the 15206 zip code. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn,org.

Saturday 22

‘Jitney’

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 and depicts the Black experience in 20th century America. Performance showings will run through May 30. Call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com.

Sunday 23

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 Benny Benack 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 24

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

Tuesday 25

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.

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