Arts & Culture calendar 5-1-13

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Thursday 2
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 3
Ma Noah
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.
Saturday 4
Ray, Goodman & Brown
New Horizon Theater Inc. presents Ray, Goodman & Brown in Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Chris Moore will be the master of ceremonies. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or email newhorizontheater@yahoo.com.
Sunday 5
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 6
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 saxophonist Mike Tomaro. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
Tuesday 7
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. The featured guest will be jazz vocalist Tim Stevens. He will be joined by artists Leonard Johnson III, Lee Robinson, Albert Mouchie Weir and Vince Taglieri. There will also be a performance from 5-8 p.m. by Kevin Howard. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.
Wednesday 8
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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