Arts & Culture Calendar 9-11-13

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Thursday 12

She Diva Died. & Come Again
Svaha Paradox Salon presents “She Diva Died. & Come Again” at 8 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Christina Springer stars in this multimedia performance that portrays the battle between the artist and the mother. It examines identity as it relates to raising a Black man. There will also be a performance on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.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 13

Final Showing of Elizabeth Catlett Exhibition
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 explores the nature of Catlett’s art and ability to affect both individual lives and political movements. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Saturday 14

Jazz Concert
Stone Cold Groove Productions presents An Evening with Tom Browne, Fred Wesley and Pamela Williams with House of Soul Live at 7 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The event will feature live music from American jazz trumpeter Tom Browne, jazz and funk trombonist Fred Wesley and jazz saxtress Pamela Williams, along with special guest House of Soul. Tickets for the VIP reception are available. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Sunday 15

A Song for Coretta
Demaskus Board & Affiliate presents “A Song for Coretta” Staged Reading by Pearl Cleage at 3 p.m. at Creamy Creations and More, 144B Jefferson Rd., Penn Hills. The reading portrays the sentiments expressed at the February 2006 public viewing of civil rights icon Coretta Scott by a handful of mourners who lined up to say goodbye. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call Pamela Collier at 412-628-2498.

Monday 16

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 saxophonist Jay Willis. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 17

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. There will be a Roger Humphries Jam Session. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 18

The Lion King
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh presents “The Lion King” at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 7th St., Cultural District. The Tony Award-winning Broadway show based on Disney’s “The Lion King,” displays a breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life. Performances will run through Sept. 29. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.

 

 

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