First Voice Festival
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the First Voice Festival at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening will feature fellow Marlana Vassar’s “Gallery Talk: Call and Response,” series of large-scale paintings that reflect visual narratives of local, theatrical, music and dance concerts. They depict the human figure and decorative patterns. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.
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.
First Voice Festival
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the First Voice Festival at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Nikki Young will feature a staged reading of “Things Not Seen,” which is a multi-media presentation that explores sociopolitical issues within the context of one woman’s discovery of a dangerous secret that causes her to question everything she thought she knew. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit www.augustwilsoncenter.org.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents Nathan James’ “Growing Pains” at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This one man show filled with spoken word poetry, monologues, movement and multi-media imagery gives a first-hand look at the births of the mentalities of urban African-American males. This is part of the Center’s First Voice Festival. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit www.augustwilsoncenter.org.
On the Glass Surf
SPACE presents “On the Glass Surf” at SPACE Gallery, 812 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Thad Kellstadt strings together video installation and sound to create a haunted paradise on the border of fracture and utopia. The exhibit will run through June 30. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-456-6666.
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 quintet Elevations. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit www.savoypgh.com.
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 the George Jones New View Trio. There will also be a performance from 5-8 p.m. by saxophonist Tony Campbell. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.
Savoy presents Latin Night at 9 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Wednesday Savoy will feature free Salsa dance lessons by instructor Kimberly Catlin, of the Dance Café, and Latin grooves provided by DJ Carlton Leeper. For more information, visit www.savoypgh.com.