Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 3

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 4

‘Radio Golf’

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents “Radio Golf” by August Wilson at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 7th floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is the last play of the 2009-2010 Season and ends with the final play in Wilson’s 10-play Cycle chronicling Black life in the 20th century. The play is about a successful entrepreneur, Harmond Wilks, who aspires to become the city’s first Black mayor. But when his past comes to light, his campaign is put in jeopardy. The show will run through June 12. Admission is $20 for adults, $13 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call 412-624-7298 or visit http://www.kuntu.org.

Smooth Jazz

Club Duo presents Smooth Jazz Friday’s from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. DJ Sly Jock will play music for one’s dancing pleasure and Roland Ford will also get the evening started with line dancing. This is an over 30 event and patrons cannot wear timberlands, jeans and sneakers. The admission is $10. For more information, call 412-734-8470.

Saturday 5

Arts festival

Dollar Bank presents The Three Rivers Arts Festival from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Point State Park, Downtown. The event will run through June 13 and feature various performances, activities, visual arts exhibitions, vendors and more. For more information, visit http://www.artsfestival.net.

‘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 the 20th century America. Performance showings will run through June 6. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com.

Sunday 6

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 Burgh 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 7

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 including Howie Alexander on keyboards, Paul Thompson on bass and James Johnson III on drums. DJ J. Malls will be spinning the vinyl during breaks. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 8

JazzLive

BYN Mellon and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-7 p.m. at the Agnes R. Katz Plaza, Seventh St., Cultural District. Each Tuesday there will be a performance from some of Pittsburgh’s finest jazz musicians. This week’s featured musician is The Murray Avenue Jazz Initiative. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District, there will be a performance by Patrick Arena. 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 9

DJ Malls

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents DJ J. Malls at 6 p.m. at Point State Park, Downtown. Malls will spin classic jazz, R & B, funk and soul records as a part of the Three Rivers Festival. For more information, call 412-471-6070.

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