Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 25

So You Think They Can’t Dance

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the 3rd Annual So You Think They Can’t Dance at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This year’s participants will be Holly Frazier, Dwayne Fulton, Saleem Ghubril, Jennifer Gold, David Hillman, Davie Huddleston, Aradhna Malhotra Oliphant, K. Chase Patterson and the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. Voting ballots will be available. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 412-338-8742 or visit http://www.culturaldistrict.org.

Friday 26

Art Walking Tour

The Office of Public Art presents its Public Art Walking Tour at 12 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Oakland Branch, Schenley Plaza Entrance, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The guided, walking tour will focus on works of art in the Oakland neighborhood. Susan Rademacher, parks curator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, will serve as the expert guide. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-391-2060 or visit http://www.publicartpittsburgh.org.

Rhyme Calisthenics 12

Rhyme Calisthenics presents Rhyme Calisthenics #12 Pittsburgh: The Official MC Competition at 10 p.m. at the Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. Special guests for this event will be Odisee and MH the Verb. The winner of the competition will receive cash money, free studio time and bragging rights. There will be a party following the competition at 12 a.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.rhymecal.com.

Saturday 27

DanceAfrica: Pittsburgh 2012

The Legacy Arts Project Inc. presents DanceAfrica: Pittsburgh 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This two-day event will include performances by the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, the Legacy Arts Project and more. The event will also feature the 6th Annual Keepers of the Flame Awards with honorees Linda Imani Barrett, Shabaka Perkins and Carl Redwood, an African Marketplace and more. There will also be a show on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.legacyartsproject.org.

Sunday 28

Nothing But the Blues

New Horizon Theater presents “Nothing But the Blues” at 3 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. There will also be a show at 7:30 p.m. and the production will run through Oct. 28. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or email newhorizontheater@yahoo.com.

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 a tribute to J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 29

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 and blues vocalist Shawnee Lake. 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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