Arts & Culture calendar 9-25-13

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Thursday 26

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 27

Gallery Crawl

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Gallery Crawl from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Cultural District. This is a free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. There will be various showcases and performances at a variety of galleries and spaces within the district. This is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Saturday 28

Jazz Legends Party

MCG Jazz presents the Pittsburgh Jazz Legends Party featuring Ahmad Jamal at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The evening will include a special presentation by Pittsburgher and NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal, along with the induction of the new class of Pittsburgh Jazz Legends, delicious food and a jam session by some of Pittsburgh’s finest jazz artists following the concert and induction. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.

The Lion King

PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh presents “The Lion King” at 6:30 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 http://www.trustarts.org.

Sunday 29

afronaut(a) Film Club

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the afronaut(a) Film Club at 2 p.m. at The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This series, curated by artist and filmmaker Alisha B. Wormsley, showcases films that have inspired her work. The series integrates live performances from local and national artists. The feature will be “Daughters of the Dust” by Julie Dash and movement by Jasmine Hearn. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Monday 30

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 John Hall and Friends. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Terry McMillian

The Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust present Terry McMillian at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. Terry McMillian will bring her new book “Who Asked You?” to the ‘Burgh. The “Waiting to Exhale” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” author will introduce a new cast of characters. There will be an opening performance by Dr. Goddess, with KDKA’s Lynn Hayes-Freeland as the moderator. For more information, call 412-622-8866.

Tuesday 1

JazzLive

BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar 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. The featured musician will be Roby Edwards. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.

 

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