Arts & Culture calendar 6-19-13

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Thursday 20
Showcase Reading
The Cave Canem Foundation Inc. presents Cave Canem’s 4th Annual Showcase Reading at 6:45 p.m. at 1410 Montercy St., North Side. The evening will include saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and poets Chris Abani, Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eddy and Hamyette Mullen. This is a free event. For more information, visit http://www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org.

 

Friday 21
Jazz on the Hillside
The Schenley Heights Community Development Program presents the 9th Annual Jazz on the Hillside from 5-9 p.m. at 3171 Ewart Dr., Hill District. The evening will feature the Tony Campbell Quintet featuring Jerry Lucarelli, the Harold Brothers Quartet, Jimmy Ponder and the Al Dowe & Etta Cox Quartet. Tony Mowod will be the emcee. Proceeds will benefit the programming of SHCDP. For more information, call 412-621-3341 or visit http://www.shcdp.org.

Summer Music Series
Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents its Summer Music Series from 6-8 p.m. at the Wolcott Park Gazebo, Sewickley. Every Friday night in June, some of the area’s brightest musicians will perform. Spiritual, blues, jazz, and rock and roll artists Preach Freedom & Connect will be this week’s entertainers. This is a free event. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Saturday 22
Children’s Museum 30th Celebration
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh presents its 30th Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 10 Children’s Way, North Side. The event will include a full day of music, fun and activities for the whole family. There will be free admission courtesy of the Jack Buncher Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.pittsburghkids.org.

Mo’Nique
The Pittsburgh Improv presents Mo’Nique Live at 8 p.m. at 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead. Queen of comedy, actress, talk show host and more Mo’Nique will grace the “Burgh with her jokes, Friday and Saturday night. Mo’Nique has starred in “The Original Queens of Comedy,” the television show “The Parkers” and her talk show “The Mo’Nique Show.” This is a 21 and over show. For more information, call 412-462-5233 or visit http://www.improv.com.

Sunday 23
Radio Golf
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents “Radio Golf” at 3 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Radio Golf is set in the 1990s and involves an Ivy-League educated lawyer who aspires to redevelop the Hill District and become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh. But there is one house that stands in his way. The past confronts the future in the present as he discovers the house is more than an obstacle to progress. The show will run through June 29. For more information, visit http://www.pghplaywrights.org.
Summer Hip Hop Jam
Groove Productions Inc. presents The Summer Hip Hop Jam concert starring Young Jeezy at 7:30 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. There will also be a special guest. For more information, visit http://www.groovepro­ductions­inc.com.

Monday 24
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 trumpeter Benny Benack III & guest. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 25
JazzLive
BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Agnes R. Katz Plaza at Theater Square, Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can celebrate a decade of jazz in the Cultural District and enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented musicians. Benny Benack III & Friends will be this week’s performer. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 26
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 http://www.savoypgh.com.

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