Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 8

Acoustic Africa Afropean Women

Cohen & Grigsby Trust presents Acoustic Africa Afropean Women at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. This live music experience is a glimpse into the depths and richness of the African vocal traditions. The concert will feature Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahore, bassist Manu Gallo and funk and R&B vocalist Kareyce Fotso. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Friday 9

African Film Festival

SembÉne: The Film & Art Festival presents its African Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. at Ava Lounge, 126 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The festival will include a diverse selection of stunning, award-winning controversial films from a variety of genres. The featured film will be the comedy/drama “Faat-Kiné.” Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/sembenefilmfestival.

Saturday 10

Saturday Jazz Jam

CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents the Saturday Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. Patrons will enjoy an evening of good jazz music. Following the session, there will be a performance featuring Howie Alexander at 9 p.m. This is a 30 and older event and athletic gear is prohibited. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

DOUBLE BILL! Lena

MCG Jazz presents DOUBLE BILL! Lena: A Lovesome Thing, a tribute to Lena Horne at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. This tribute to one of the most iconic musicians will feature Grammy Award-nominee Nneena Freelon; jazz great Benny Green’s Trio; and many more. There will also be a 9:30 p.m. show. For more information, call 412-323-4000.

Sunday 11

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

Monday 12

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 pop vocalist Judi Figel. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 13

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. Mike Tomaro and Chico’s Quintet will be this week’s performers. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 14

Latin Night

Savoy presents Latin Night at 9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Wednesday Latin night will feature Salsa dancing lessons by Kimberly Catlin and Latin grooves by DJ Carlton Leeper. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.org.

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