Arts & Culture Calendar 2-27-13

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Thursday 28
A Call to Freedom
    Citiparks presents the “A Call to Freedom” exhibit from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. This exhibit celebrates Black History Month and features photographs and memorabilia honoring the role of African-Americans in the Armed Forces during the Civil War. The exhibit is free and will be on display through Feb. 28, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call Citiparks at 412-255-2391 or visit http://www.citiparks.net.
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 1
Black Pearl Sings!
    New Horizon Theater Inc. presents “Black Pearl Sings!” at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. This play, written by Frank Higgins, is set during the great depression and tells the story of a Susannah, a White song collector, who is searching for ole-time songs and comes across Pearl, a Black woman, who served time in a Texas prison and has songs that dates back to slavery. Pearl must decide whether to trust Susannah with her songs for a chance at freedom. The production will run through March 3. Before the show, at 6 p.m., there will be a reception hosted by Jackie Dixon of Giant Eagle. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or email newhorizontheater@yahoo.com
Saturday 2
Motown Laser Show
    The Carnegie Science Center presents a musical Laser Show from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Carnegie Science Center, Buhl Planetarium, One Allegheny Ave., North Shore. Every Friday and Saturday night the Science Center will offer a spectacular sight and sound experience with its dazzling light show that features a wide range of musical styles and genres. The show will include music from Motown at 7 p.m., Bob Marley at 8 p.m. and many others. For more information, visit http://www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
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. This is a 30 and older event and athletic gear is prohibited. For more information, call 412-642-2377.
Sunday 3
The Dream Tour
    The Lawson Entertainment Group presents The Dream Tour with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening will include performances from Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, special guest El Debarge and host Genuwine. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.
FashionAFRICANA
    FashionAFRICANA presents the film screening of “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” at 5:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The film celebrates Black women and men, and the strides they have made in the fashion industry. The evening will merge beauty and art together. Following the screening there will be a question and answer session, along with a tour of the Glamazonia photography exhibit. Special guests will be director Deborah Riley Draper, Mikki Taylor of Essence Magazine and fashion model Pat Cleveland. For more information, visit http://www.FashionAFRICAN.com.

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