Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 13

Empowering Women

Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents “Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities” at R.P. Simmons Family Gallery, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This exhibition features 10 artisan cooperatives around the world, organized by women, who use the proceeds to help their families. It explores the work of 10 enterprises in 10 countries. There will be a special demonstration from the Ujamaa Collective from 4-7 p.m. This exhibition will run through May 12, 2013 and is free with museum admissions. For more information, call 412-622-3131.

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.

Friday 14

Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the “Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix” Exhibition from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibition is dedicated to honoring and preserving Black culture in Southwestern Pennsylvania. It uses imagery, film and oral history narratives to explore community, culture and innovations. It also lets attendees create their own unique video from their perspective. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Holiday Open House

The University of Pittsburgh presents its Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House from 12-4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The 29 Nationality Rooms will be authentically decorated to reflect their ethnic heritages. There will be musical performances and seasonal treats from around the globe. Holiday tours will run through Jan. 18. For more information, visit http://www.pitt.edu.

Saturday 15

Nativity: A

Christmas Gift

The Shona Sharif African Dance and Drum Ensemble presents “Nativity: A Christmas Gift” at 8 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is a musical inspired by Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity and includes a dynamic experience with traditional African dance and gospel music. The performance will run through Dec. 23. For more information, call 412-648-2276.

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

Monday 17

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 the new jazz quintet Elevations. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 18

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. George Heid III and Mark Strickland will be this week’s performers. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 19

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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