Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 6

offCENTER

The August Wilson Center presents off CENTER: Talent Night at AWC at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Enjoy Tony Campbell & The Funk Surgery Band, along with emcee Kevin Brown and other local artists competing on the stage. Winners will receive money and a chance to perform at the AWC’s First Voice Festival in May 2010. For more information, email Mark Southers at msouthers@augustwilsoncenter.org.

DJ Stephan

Kelly’s Bar & Lounge presents Kelly’s Rocks with DJ Stephan from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at 6012 Penn Circle South, East Liberty. Every Thursday through Oct. 27, DJ Stephan will spin the hottest records of rare funk, soul and jazz with a little hard rock and blues. For more information, call 412-363-6012.

Friday 7

MAVUNO

Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents African Beats & Caribbean Rhythms at Sweetwater with Machete Kisumuntao from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Machete Kisumuntao is a six-piece Puerto Rican music band from Pittsburgh with the rustic sound of Afro-Caribbean rhythms. This is part of the center’s 15th annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://www.Sweetwater­ArtCenter.org/mavuno-festival.

Saturday 8

Romare Bearden Exhibition

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the “Romare Bearden the Last Years: Photographs by Frank Stewart” exhibition from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a showcase of award-winning photographer Stewart who captured Bearden’s life over a 13-year period. For more information, call 412-338-8730.

Sunday 9

Rejoice in Gospel

Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents Rejoice in Gospel! at 6:30 p.m. at Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley. The concert will feature the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, along with other regional choirs. Brotha Marlon will be the master of ceremonies. This is part of the MAVUNO festival. For more information, call Samantha Watts at 412-741-4405 or email swatts@sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Monday 10

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.

Tuesday 11

JazzLive

BNY Mellon Jazz and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust present JazzLive from 5-7 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, Penn Avenue, Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of the most talented jazz musicians will perform. The evening’s entertainers will be Roger Humphries and RH Factor and Roger Barbour. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Thursday 20

Dance

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture and Savoy Restaurant presents the 2nd Annual “So You Think They Can’t Dance?” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Participants include Emmai Alaquiva, Harris N. Ferris, Franco “Doc” Harris, George Matta, Milton Raiford, Ted Roberts, Elisa Sanders, Sabrina Saunders, Chauncey Smith, Colleen Travis, Jimmy Williams and more. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit http://www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.

Saturday 29

F.A.M.E. Tour

CONSOL Energy Center presents F.A.M.E. North American Tour with Chris Brown and special guests T-Pain and Tyga at 7 p.m. at 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. Call 1-800-745-3000 or visit http://www.livenation.com.

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