Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 24

Poetry showcase

Cave Canem presents the 15th Annual Poetry Showcase at 7:30 p.m. at the City of Asylum, 330 Sampsonia Way, North Side. Cave Canem is the North American premier home for Black poetry. The featured poets will be Colleen J. McElroy, Carl Phillips, Claudia Rankine and Sapphire, the author of “Push,” the novel adapted for film “Precious.” All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-321-2190 or visit http://www.cavecanempoets.org.

Gloria Gaynor

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents the 7th Annual Community Partners concert featuring legendary singer Gloria Gaynor at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. The concert benefits the Community Partners program, which is collaboration with Pittsburgh area nonprofits and helps them to continue their work in the community. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Friday 25

Salsa Friday

Cabaret at Theater Square presents Salsa Friday at 10 p.m. at 7th St., Cultural District. The city’s best Salsa DJs heat up the Cabaret’s dance floor. Salsa is popular across Latin America; it incorporates multiple styles and variations. Must be 21 years and over, $5 at the door and includes a free dance lesson. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Saturday 26

Jazz & art gallery

Talk Magazine presents its Annual African-American Jazz & Art Gallery from 3-8 p.m. at CJ’s, 2901 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be over 20 jazz performances, the Walt Harper All That Jazz awardees, artist displays and vendors. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-823-4007.

Sunday 27

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

Monday 28

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

Tuesday 29

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 will be Robbie Klein. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District, there will be a performance by Maureen Budway. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 30

Jazz on the steps

Jazz Workshop Inc. presents Jazz On the Steps from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Every Wednesday individuals are welcome to enjoy an evening of Pittsburgh’s finest in jazz. The featured artist will be the Tony Campbell Band Jazz Quartet. Campbell is considered one of the best saxophone players in the world. He teaches and has a sound reminiscent of some of the great masters. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-244-0480 or 412-731-3080.

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