Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 7

Arts Festival

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the 53rd Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park, Hertz Gateway Center and the Cultural District. The festival, which runs through June 10, will highlight the various forms of art. This year’s enhancements will include environmental responsibility and visual arts. Featured acts for the festival include the Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Wailers, and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, just to name a few. For more information, visit http://www.3riversartsfest.org.

Jazz Jam

CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30-years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

Friday 8

Book Release Party

Paige Mitchell presents the release for hoer book “Secret Shadows” at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. “Secret Shadows” is a 14-chapter, mystery fiction novel. For more information, email mitchellpaigek@yahoo.com.

Gospel Musical

demaskus Inc. presents the gospel musical “Who Do You Love?” at 8 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side. This is inspired by the Book of Esther in the Old Testament and is a contemporary re-telling of the historic and heroic tale of courage and purpose-revealing societal issues and challenges the church faces today. The play will run through June 10. For more information, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit http://www.demaskus.showclix.com

Saturday 9

Gem of the Ocean

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Gem of the Ocean” at 8 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. “Gem of the Ocean” by August Wilson is the ninth production in the ten play Pittsburgh Century Cycle. For more information, visit http://www.pghplaywrights.org.

Sunday 10

Sunday Night Concert

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents its Sunday Night Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St, North Side. The featured entertainment will be the Howie Alexander Quartet and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 11

Summer Sessions

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents The Alloy School Summer Session at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. For six weeks, the theater will offer adult and kid classes. The session will run June 11-July 26. For more information, call 412-361-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Savoy Jazz

Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio. The special guest will be jazz vocalist and trumpeter Benny Benack III. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.org.

Tuesday 12

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 8 p.m. at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of the most talented jazz musicians will perform. This week’s entertainer will be local jazz bassist Dwayne Dolphin. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Friday 15

Jazz on the Green

Elite Management Company presents Jazz on the Green from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at 3 Lakes Golf Course, 6700 Saltsburg Rd., Penn Hills. The performance will feature national recording artist Kevin Howard. There will be a cash bar and kitchen, and free parking. V.I.P. is available. For more information, email fivestarrcorp33@gmail.com.

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