Arts & Culture Calendar 5-29-13

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Thursday 30
YMCA Lighthouse Celebration
    The YMCA Lighthouse Project presents its End of the Year Celebration and Leadership Awards at 6 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The Lighthouse Project is a year round teen program that empowers youth through multimedia arts. There will be presentations in music, step, photography, graphic arts and more. There will also be a presentation of the 2013 Lighthouse Leadership Awards. For more information, call 412-436-0535 or email jbrown@ymcapgh.org.
Friday 31
Motown Laser Show
    The Carnegie Science Center presents a musical Laser Show from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Carnegie Science Center, Buhl Planetarium, One Allegheny Ave., North Shore. Every Friday and Saturday night the Science Center will offer a spectacular sight and sound experience with its dazzling light show that features a wide range of musical styles and genres. The show will include music from Motown at 7 p.m., Bob Marley at 8 p.m. and many others. For more information, visit http://www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Jazz Jam
    CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents DJ Mighty Man at 9 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. DJ Mighty Man will play the hits to make you move your feet.  There will also be happy hour from 5-7 p.m. 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.
Saturday 1
Full Bloom
    The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents its 5th Annual Full Bloom Summer Dance Party from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This benefit will feature Tracksploitation, along with Vie Boheme & Hope Academy. The evening will include a VIP reception, dancing, food, drinks, friends and more. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.
Sunday 2
First Sundays
    Tori Walker, Eric Blackwell and Grubz Restaurant will host the First Sundays Gospel Jazz Jam Session & Brunch from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Cabaret Hall, 7928 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The first Sunday of every month, attendees will enjoy gospel, jazz, spoken word, anything that plants a positive seed. For more information, call 412-952-9491 or 412-247-2932.
Monday 3
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 and blues vocalist Shawnee Lake. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
Tuesday 4
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.
Wednesday 5
Latin Night
    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.

 

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