Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 1

STOMP

PNC Broadway Across America presents STOMP at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. This is an explosive, provocative, sophisticated show that appeals to audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The show will run through Nov. 4. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Friday 2

Jazz Buffet Series

MCG Jazz presents its Jazz Buffet Series with Eliane Elias at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side. Elias, a Grammy Award nominee and Brazilian pianist, singer, composer and arranger, is known for her distinctive voice and blend of Brazilian roots and piano skills. There will also be a 9:30 p.m. performance. For more information, visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.

Black Dance Festival

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the Black Dance Festival II at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The festival will include a number of dynamic artists who are rooted in the tradition of inspired movement and emerging companies that are keeping the Black dance tradition alive. There will also be a performance on Nov. 3. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Saturday 3

Pitt Jazz Concert

The University of Pittsburgh presents its 42nd Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. at the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This is the culmination of the jazz seminar. This will be an evening of one of a kind performances, along with some special honors. Bassist Abraham Laboriel will be presented with the International Academy of Jazz Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award, trumpeter Lew Soloff will receive the University of Pittsburgh Seminar Committee Award and several members will be inducted into the University of Pittsburgh International Academy Jazz Hall of Fame. Allegheny County Councilman William Robinson will serve as the master of ceremonies. For more information, call 412-624-7529.

Sunday 4

First Sundays

Tori Walker and Eric Blackwell will host Sundays Gospel Jazz Jam Session at 4 p.m. at Cabaret Hall, 7928 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The first Sunday of every month guests will have the opportunity to enjoy music from various artists. It can be gospel, secular, instrumental or poetry as long as it plants a positive seed. There will be a featured artist every month. The cost is $10. For more information, call 412-952-9491 or email spkpeace@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 the Jessie Wills Quartet and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 5

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 vocalist Maureen Budway. 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.

Tuesday 6

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. Jared Wilson and Alton Merrell will be this week’s performers. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 7

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Pittsbrugh and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture present The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibition at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibition, crated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explores the issues surrounding the 1936 Olympic games, including the historic performance of Jesse Owens, the boycott debate, the history of the torch run and more. The exhibition will run through Feb. 28, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.

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