Arts & Culture Calendar 3-20-13

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Thursday 21
Feminine Aesthetics
    The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education and Community Engagement and Women of Vision Inc. present “Feminine Aesthetics” from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the 709 Penn Gallery, 709 Penn Ave., Cultural District. In celebration of Women’s History Month, female artists will present their interpretations of what is beautiful, a celebration of self, honoring the beauty of others and more. The exhibit will include photography, paintings, sculptors and more. The exhibit will run through March 31. For more information, call 412-456-6666.
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 22
Closing Exhibit
    Kaceem Omari Barnett presents “New Art, New Day, New Time” at the Hill District CDC Community Development Business Center, 2015-2017 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is Barnett’s first exhibit and is curated by his mentor Amir Rashidd. For more information, call 412-290-9727 or email clayeight@gmail.com.
Saturday 23
DUETS
    The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Sean Jones Presents…DUETS: The Blues featuring Vanessa German” at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. German and Jones will share an evening of explosive lyrics, rhymes and rhythms. For more information, call 412-258-2700.
Thurgood
    The Pittsburgh Public Theater presents their MADE IN AMERICA series with the play “Thurgood” at 8 p.m. at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The one-man play stars Montae Russell as Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The play tells the story of Marshall, from his beginnings in Baltimore, Md., to his rise to the highest court. “Thurgood” will run through April 7. For more information, call 412-316-1600 or visit http://www.ppt.org.
Sunday 24
Straightening Combs
    The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents “Straightening Combs” at 3 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Kim El shares a story of the repercussions of low self-esteem and overcoming depression in Urban America. She takes the audience on a journey seen through the eyes of an African-American female coming of age. The performance will run through March 31. For more information, call 412-400-8809 or visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com.

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