Arts & Culture Calendar 10-30-13

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 Thursday 31
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.

Pittsburgh Improv Jam
    The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents The Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is a night of spontaneous, comedic scenes inspired by audience suggestions and performed by improvisers; followed by a featured team of professional improvisers. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.
Friday 1
HOLDUP in the HOOD
    The Pittsburgh Cultural Arts presents HOLDUP in the HOOD at the 707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The exhibit by Francis Crisafio, is a personal and communal exploration of self. It incorporates drawings, recycled photographs and print media as well as body gestures to explore race, classes and gender. The exhibit will be run through Nov. 3. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.
Fresh Works
    The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents Fresh Works at 8 p.m. at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a program for Pittsburgh artists, arts administrators and audiences who want to make connections between dance and the rest of the world. This month’s welcomed artists are choreographers Maree ReMalia and Jil Stifel, and sculptor Blaine Siegel. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or email info@kelly-strayhorn.org.
Saturday 2
Keepers of the Flame
    The Legacy Arts Project presents the 8th Annual Keepers of the Flame Awards Ceremony and Gala from 6-9:30 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The event will be hosted by Nana Malaya Rucker and feature guest artist Kwame Ross. There will also be a tribute to those who have made lasting contributions to Pittsburgh and surrounding areas through their expressions in the arts. The honorees will be Alice Pittrell, K. Mensah Wali, Betty Lane, Kadiatrou “Mama” Conte-Forte, Saihou Njie and Tina Brewer. For more information, visit http://www.legacyartsproject.org.
Pitt Jazz Seminar Concert
    The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies presents the 43rd Annual Jazz Seminar Concert at 8 p.m. at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The concert features one-of a kind performances with diverse playing styles of some of the world’s best jazz musicians. Under the direction of Geri Allen, the evening will include performances by Jeff “Tan” Watts, Ernie Watts, Carmen Lundy, Kenny Davis and more. There will be a special presentation for Nathan Davis and county councilman William Robinson will serve as the master of ceremonies. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit http://www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem.  ;  
Sunday 3
Launch Party
    Mission Control Recordings presents its Networking and Launch Party at 6 p.m. at Wingharts Restaurant, 200 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. This is an opportunity to be introduced to their new brand and artists. There will be performances by local and national artists such as Tek Bennet & The Post War Effect, Young Midas, Landon Thomas and more. For more information, email Lee Davis at pghallstars11@gmail.com.
Monday 4
Savoy Jazz
    Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio. There will be a CD release party for Charlie G. Sanders’ debut album “Escape to Love.”  For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 5
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 Max Leake. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.

 

 

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