Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 26

Book signing

Borders Eastside Bookstore presents a Book Discussion and Signing with Joe Trotter and Jared Day of CMU for their book “Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II” at 6 p.m. at 5986 Penn Circle South, East Liberty. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-383-2493.

Friday 27

Eddie Griffin

The Pittsburgh Improv presents comedian Eddie Griffin Live at 8 p.m. at 166 E. Bridge St., Waterfront. He is one of the most well known comedians and has been featured in many movies, starred in his own television show and appeared in numerous comedy specials, including some of his own. There will also be a performance at 10 p.m. and on Aug. 28. Tickets are $30 and individuals must be 21 and over. For more information, call 412-462-5253 or visit http://www.improv.com.

Saturday 28

Jazz series

BNY Mellon Jazz presents their Citiparks Stars at Riverview Jazz Series at 7 p.m. at Riverview Park, North Side. The featured entertainer will be Dwayne Dolphin. This is part of a series that provides cultural and educational institutions with opportunities to offer the best in jazz artistry. For more information, call 412-255-8975 or visit http://www.city.pitts­burgh.pa.us/parks.

Sunday 29

Concert series

MCG Jazz presents the Aurora Fusion Jazz at the Citipark’s 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. For more information, call 412-255-2391.

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 Trombone Forum Big Band will be featured, along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 30

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 31

JazzLive

BNY Mellon and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement present 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 Spider Rondinelli. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, there will be a performance by Shawnee Lake. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 1

Art exhibit

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 descent 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 3

Bynums Marketing & Communications Inc. presents “21:03 Back-to-School Concert” at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, North Side. The featured performer, 21:03, is a nationally known urban gospel group made up of three young men. For more information, call 412-471-4332 or visit http://www.encouragingevents.com.

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