Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 18

offCENTER

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents offCENTER: Just Us Dance Series at 5:30 p.m. This is a gospel showcase featuring the August Wilson Dance Ensemble, and artists such as the Covenant Praise Mime Ministry, Travis Malloy and the I am Saved Christian Contemporary Dance Company. The performance is free. For more information, call 412-338-8730 or visit http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

Nothing But the Blues

New Horizon Theater presents “Nothing But the Blues” at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6430 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. In this show, characters at Theresa’s Legendary Chicago Neighborhood Blues Club make for a rollicking good time in this fun musical, which includes famous blues classics. But after 34 years the landlord wants Theresa out to take advantage of a lucrative government program. The production will run through Oct. 28. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or email newhorizontheater@yahoo.com.

Friday 19

Art and Talent Show

The Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project presents an Art and Talent Show for Peace from 6-9 p.m. at Wilkinsburg High School, 747 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The show is a part of an effort to end street violence. There will be works of art on display, along with performances from grades 6-12. There will also be a candlelight vigil. For more information, call Pastor Janet Hellner-Burris at 412-867-8590 or email pastorjanethb@verizon.net.

Laugh & Lyrics

Promotional Push and UWebtv.com present Laugh & Lyrics at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Laugh & Lyrics introduces up and coming talent to a diverse, professional performance arena. The evening will be hosted by Howie D Mac and Mike Dean, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Bethany House afterschool program, which serves children ages 3-18. For more information, call 404-585-7874.

Saturday 20

Music and EntertainmentConference

Promotional Push and The NERVE DJ’s present the 3rd annual Music Combine Music & Entertainment Conference from 2-6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This event will be a highly interactive conference featuring three panel discussions with industry leaders and experts from various sectors of the music industry. Lee Davis will moderate the panels and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Luis Danvers Leukemia Fund and Donor Awareness Campaign. For more information, visit http://www.promotionalpush.com.

Sunday 21

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 Chuck Spatafore Little Big Band and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 22

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 tenor saxophonist Tony Campbell. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Interval

AVA Lounge presents Interval: Live Jazz & Jam Session with The Interval Trio & DJ Malls from 8:30 pm.-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.

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