Lunch on Liberty
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents Lunch on Liberty from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Culture District. Every Thursday individuals can enjoy lunch and then steppin’ with Pittsburgh’s Dancing DJ Roland Ford. Food is available for purchase and the event will run through Sept. 2. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit http://www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “I’ve Known Rivers-Building Bridges” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibit is a showcase of Pittsburgh’s regional visual artists of African decent presentation of an interpretation of Langston Hughes’ poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” It explores the personal connections, historical challenges and physical beauty and symbolic meanings found within the depths of the rivers. The exhibit will run through Aug. 31. For more information, call 412-258-2700.
Friday jam session
The Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment Center presents its Friday Jam Session from 6-9 p.m. at 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. The evening will feature old school and jazz music followed by DJ Traci Lee at 9 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.
Arts in the park
Umoja African Arts Company presents the 6th Annual African Arts in the Park 2010 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Allegheny Commons Park, North Side. This is an event for all backgrounds recognizing that the performance and presentation of African Art is a strong contribution to the cultural district of Pittsburgh. There will be a special performance by national recording artist Dru Hill. The event will run through Aug. 15. For more information, call 412-471-1121 or visit http://www.africanartsinthepark.org.
Citiparks presents their “Reservoir of Jazz” Concert Series from 5-7 p.m. at Highland Park. Every Sunday in August music lovers can enjoy jazz performances by some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians. The evening’s performer will be Kenia. For more information, call 412-255-2391 or visit http://www.citiparks.net.
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.
BNY Mellon Jazz presents Herbie Hancock’s “The Imagine Project” and Guests at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The concert will feature legend Herbie Hancock along with Vinnie Colaluta, Lionel Loueke, Greg Phillinganes, Tel Wilkenfeld and Kristina Train. For more information, call 412-392-4819.