Arts & Culture calendar 4-24-13

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Thursday 25
Pittsburgh Exhibit
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the “Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix” Exhibit from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibit is designed to herald the contributions of artists, musicians, dancers, sports and literary figures to Western Pennsylvania’s African-American Culture. Visitors will be given the opportunity to create a video collage of the region’s story from their perspective. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit http://www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.

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 26
Joe Negri Tribute
Duquesne University and the Mary Pappert School of Music present a Tribute to Joe Negri at 6 p.m. at the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Avenue, Uptown. The evening will include performances by Joe Negri, Max Leake, Tony De Paolis, Sean Jones and more. The eve­ning will benefit the Joe Negri Jazz Guitar Endowment Scholarship. For more information, call 412-396-5131.
Saturday 27
Ma Noah Opening Night
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co. presents “Ma Noah” at 8 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The show blends humor and hard-hitting truth in the heart of the family unit. In the play, Rebecca Pratt, a single mother of four, struggles to keep her family intact despite all the social ills. She finds courage and hope to fight and save her children. The show will run through May12. For more information, visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com.
Sunday 28
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 29
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 vocalist Michele Benson. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
Tuesday 30
International Jazz Day
MCG Jazz presents International Jazz Day with Brazilian master Claudio Roditi from 7-11 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St., North Side. The celebration is in honor of International Jazz Day and the musical heritage in the city of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-322-0800.
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 act will be Jazz meets Funk Vol. II with Sean Jones and Dwayne Dolphin. There will also be a performance from 5-8 p.m. by Maureen Budway. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

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