Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 23

Art in the Park

The Borough of Wilkinsburg and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation presents Wilkinsburg’s 2012 Art in the Park from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Penn Avenue Parklet, 743 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg, Every Thursday there will be food, music vendors and fun for the whole family. There will also be live entertainment.

Laugh & Lyrics

UWEBTV.com presents Laugh & Lyrics All Star Comedy & Music from 8-11 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an event to introduce up and coming talent. The evening will include comedy, music, spoken word, dance and more. The cost is $10. For more information, call 1-404-585-7874.

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at the Cabaret Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is a night of spontaneous, comedic scenes inspired by audience suggestions and performed by experienced improvisers. This is a 21 and older event. For more information, call 412-325-6769 or visit http://www.trustarts.culturaldistrict.org.

Friday 24

Staycee Pearl Dance Project

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents The Staycee Pearl Dance Project at 8 p.m. at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The dance project is a collaboration of artists, musicians, choreographers, educators and activists. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Saturday 25

Shyne Awards

The Darkins Group LLC presents the 6th annual Shyne Awards at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an awards ceremony celebrating the positive achievement of young adults between the ages of 13-19. The host will be Pooch Hall of BET’s television show “The Game.” There will be a red carpet event at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit http://www.theshyneawards.org.

Stars at Riverview

Citiparks presents the “Stars at Riverview” Jazz Series from 7-8:30 p.m. at Observatory Hill, Riverview Park, Pittsburgh. This is a free jazz series. This week’s performer will be trumpeter and composer Sean Jones. For more information, visit http://www.citiparks.net.

Sunday 26

Reservoir of Jazz

Citiparks presents its “Reservoir of Jazz” from 5-7 p.m. at Highland Park, Highland Avenue, Highland Park. Every Sunday in August guests will enjoy jazz music by some of the region’s best. The guest performer will be Dave Throckmorton featuring bassist Tony Grey. For more information, visit http://www.citiparks.net.

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 Tony DePaolis Group and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 27

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 and a special guest each week. This week’s guests will be jazz guitarist Mark Strickland. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

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