Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 9

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.

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.

Friday 10

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 and 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.

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.

Dance benefit

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents the 3rd Annual FULL BLOOM Summer Dance Party from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is the launch of distinguished programming for the 2011 Summer Series. There will be a spotlight reception and dance party. Proceeds will benefit the Kelly-Strayhorn. Tickets are $40-$100. For more information, call Jennifer Sciullo at 412-363-3000 or email Jennifer@kelly-strayhorn.org.

Sunday 12

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The Grand View Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainment will be the Maureen Budway Quartet and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 13

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.

Wednesday 15

Jazz on the Steps

Jazz Workshop Inc. presents Jazz On the Steps 2011 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Homewood’s Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Every Wednesday through the month of July, family and friends are invited to share in an evening of Pittsburgh’s finest Jazz musicians. This week’s featured performer will be Latin jazz band Salsamba. It is free and open to the public. If it rains the event will be moved to inside the library. For more information, call 412-244-0480.

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. 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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