Arts & Culture Calendar

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Friday 3

Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Pittsburgh Cultural District and Dollar Bank presents the 2011 Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park, Downtown. There will be free concerts open to the public, art, vendors and more. Enjoy this annual event, which will run through June 12. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.3riversartsfest.org.

Jazz Festival

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Jazz Festival from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Cultural District. There will be a JazzLive Crawl, outdoor stages, national and international renowned musicians and a visual art show. The festival is in collaboration with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts and will run through June 5. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazzlive.com.

Club Galaxy

Jay G & Big D present Club Galaxy from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment, 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. The evening will be hosted by Tracey Lee and DJ Matt G on the 1’s and 2’s. Ladies are free from 9-10 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Saturday 4

King Hedley II

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company and The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents King Hedley II at 8 p.m. at the AWC, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is the eighth of August Wilson’s 10-play cycle and is about an ex-con and his quest for redemption. The play will run through June 12. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.proartstickets.org.

Sunday 5

Showcase Noir

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Showcase Noir from 12-8 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. African-American artists and designers will showcase their work. There will also be live jazz, a DJ and works of art for sale. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Monday 6

Interval

AVA Lounge presents Live Jazz with The Interval Trio & Friends at 8:30 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday DJ J. Malls will be spinning jazz vinyls, followed by an open jam session. Also from 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be a pre-Interval happy hour featuring the sounds of DJ Stephan. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Round Table

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the August Wilson Reading Round Table at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The first Monday of each month there will be reading which feature plays from Pulitzer Prize winning August Wilson, along with works from up and coming playwrights. This month’s presentation will be from Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

Saturday 11

Patti LaBelle

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh presents “Pride in the Streets” featuring Patti LaBelle at 6 p.m. at an outdoor stage, Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This will be a 45-minute show with LaBelle, an R&B living legend. The theme for the 2011 Pittsburgh Pride is “Don’t Stop Believing.” The celebration will run from June 3-12. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the gate. For more information, visit http://www.pittsburghpride.org.

Thursday 23

Boyz II Men

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh present the 8th Annual PSO Community Partners Concert featuring Boyz II Men at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. National recording artists and award winning R& B group Boyz II Men, who are best known for their ballads and a cappella harmonies, will sing some of their most popular hits. There will also be other special guest performances. Proceeds from each ticket will benefit a local non-profit group of one’s choice. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

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