Arts & Culture calendar 4-17-13

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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 19
Ruben Studdard
Life’s Work of Western Pennsylvania presents the Every Voice Counts Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Rivers Casino Ballroom, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The concert will feature American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. Proceeds will benefit Life’s Work. For more information, visit http://www.lifesworkwpa.org.
Saturday 20
Africa is Calling Series
The Kente Arts Alliance presents its “Africa is Calling Series” at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, North Side. The series will feature the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble. This will be a powerful, sensational, electrifying and educational performance for the whole family. The combination of stilt walkers, dancers, drummers and ground masquerades make for an exciting acrobatic show. For more information, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit http://www.showclix.com.
Miriam
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater and the Andy Warhol Museum presents “Miriam” at 9 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. In “Miriam” Nora Chipaumire creates a deeply personal dance theater performance that looks closely at the tensions women face between public expectations and private desires; selflessness and ambition; and the perfection and sacrifice of the feminine ideal. There will also be a performance on April 19. For more information, call 412-363-3000.
Sunday 21
Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters International Inc. presents their 2013 “You Write the Rule” World Tour at 2 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy. For more information, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Clybourne Park
The Pittsburgh Public Theater presents “Clybourne Park” at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. “Clybourne Park” is set in a Chicago house on Clybourne Street in both 1959 and 2009. The play begins in 1959 with a man who tries to convince the White homeowners to not sell their home to a Black family. Act 11 takes place 50 years later and the neighborhood is Black. A White family buys the home with intentions to tear it down and build a larger property, but a Black couple comes along and challenges their plans. The play will run through May. 19. For more information, call 412-316-1600 or visit http://www.ppt.org.
Monday 22
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 guest will be jazz guitarist Mark Lucas. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
Tuesday 23
Diggin’ Deep
BNY Mellon Jazz presents Diggin’ Deep JazzLive Cabaret Sessions at 8 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month. The featured guest will be Bettye LaVette. There will also be a performance from 5-8 p.m. by James Johnson III. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.
Wednesday 24
Solo Exhibits
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents Solo Exhibits from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibition showcases fiber art, printmaking, paintings and sculptures from the artists, Leslie Ansley, Tina Brewer and Jo-Anne Bates. Each artist has drawn inspiration from journeys recalling African-American heritage, reflecting on Diaspora or Pilgrimages to the African continent. The exhibit runs through June 29. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

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