Arts & Culture calendar 8-14-13

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Thursday 15
Elizabeth Catlett
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents The Art of Elizabeth Catlett Exhibition from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The exhibit displays approximately 40 sculptures, serigraphs, linocuts, woodcuts and painting from Samella Lewis’ collection of works from this renowned African American artist. It is also includes works from Lewis and Francisco Mora. The exhibit, which explores the nature of Catlett’s art and ability to affect both individual lives and political movements, will run through Sept. 13. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Savoy Live
The Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Live from 6-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Thursday night there will be a showcase of live music from some of the best Pittsburgh musicians. For more information, call 412-281-0060.
Friday 16
Smooth Jazz & R&B
JT’s @ The Club presents the Smooth Jazz and R&B Live Band from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at The Club Sport & Health, One Racquet Lane, Monroeville. The third Friday of every month music aficionados have the opportunity to gather for a fix of real soul music and artists can go to network and mingle with industry elite. Musicians get in free of charge. For more information, visit http://www.jtsattheclub.com.
Saturday 17
Jazz at Andys
Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Jazz at Andys at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Tuesday through Saturday, local musicians will perform live. It is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.andyswinebar.com.
Sunday 18
Sunday Night Jazz
The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents its Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 7-10 p.m. at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale. The entertainment will be the Michele Benson Quartet with Tony Mowod as the host. There will be a $5 cover. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.
Monday 19
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 the jazz ensemble Elevations. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
Tuesday 20
Diana Ross
Ed Alamian presents Diana Ross Live at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The legendary icon will perform her greatest hits in a live show. She pulls out all the stops with breathtaking costumes and stage designs. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.
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. Poggie Bell will be this week’s performers. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Soul Night

Kelly’s Bar and Lounge, 6012 Penn Circle South, presents guest DJ Stephan from the New Pittsburgh Courier from 9 p.m. until 2 am playing his special mix of rare grooves. Funk, Soul & Jazz.

Friday 23
Poetry Slam
UMOJA African Arts Company presents a Poetry Slam from 7-9 p.m. at the Father Ryan Center, 420 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. The theme is “From Africa to the Caribbean.” Poets will battle for a chance at first, second and third places prizes. There will be refreshments and participants must be over 18. There are spots for eight poets available. For more information, call 412-290-0894 or visit www.umojacompany.org.

 

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