Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 13

Richmond Barthe

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Richmond Barthe: His Life in Art” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a collection of 30 sculptures by Barthe, the first modern African-American sculptor to achieve national and international success. He created classically influenced bronze sculptures featuring African-American and African subjects. The exhibit will be shown through Sept. 15. For more information, call 412-258-2700

Wes Moore

The Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents Wes Moore “Discovering Wes Moore” at 7 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. Moore is a Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, White House Fellow and best selling author. Guests will hear Moore’s story that will inspire teens and families, and have the opportunity to get signed autographs. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, call 412-622-8866 or visit http://www.pttsburghlectures.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.

Saturday 15

Hidden Gems

Creative Local presents “Hidden Gems: The Architecture of Homewood” from 2-4 p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Hidden Gems will feature a quartet of architects and historians discussing the historical significance of some of Homewood’s architecture. This is a free event. For more information, call Elwin Green at 412-512-0082.

Sunday 16

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

Monday 17

Interval

AVA Lounge presents Interval: Live Jazz & Jam Session with The Interval Trio & DJ Malls from 8:30 a.m.-2 a.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday DJ J. Malls will be spinning jazz vinyls, followed by an open jam session. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 11

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented jazz musicians, cool drinks and great people. This week’s entertainer will be Tony DePaolis. There will also be a performance by Don Aliquo at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org

Gem of the Ocean

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Gem of the Ocean” at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This play features the character Aunt Esther, who opens her home to a troubled migrant from the rural South Citizen Bartlow, and portrays the emotional and physical journey that Bartlow goes through. There will also be performances on Sept. 18, Oct. 2 and 9. For more information, visit http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

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