Arts & Culture Calendar 11-6-13

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Thursday 7

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.

DRAGONS
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present DRAGONS the 142nd production of The Greatest Show On Earth at 7 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. The 90-city tour is a once in a millennium event that honors the Year of the Dragon. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson will preside over this event that brings together mystic dragon lore and authentic circus feats. The show will run through Nov. 10. For more information, visit http://www.eventticketscenter.com.

Friday 8

Paul Winter Sextet
    MCG Jazz presents the Paul Winter Sextet 50th Anniversary Celebration at 8 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. This is an anniversary celebration of the group’s invitation by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to perform at the White House. It was the first jazz concert at the presidential dwelling. They will play selections from their recently released 50th Anniversary Anthology. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.

Saturday 9

All That’s Jazz
    Penn State Greater Allegheny presents its 10th Year Scholarship Benefit at 7 p.m. at the Penn State Student Community Center, 4000 University Dr., McKeesport. The evening will feature music by vocalist, actress and producer Tamara Tunie and Grammy Award winning drummer, bandleader and producer Jeff “Tain” Watts. For more information, call 412-675-9048.

Steals Brothers Classic Awards Gala
    Urban Impact and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank presents Pittsburgh’s the First Annual Steals Brothers Classic Awards Gala at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. There will be a tribute and concert celebrating the 40th Anniversary of “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” written by Melvin and Mervin Steals from Aliquippa, Pa. Several local persons will receive recognition for their contributions to pop culture through their involvement in the music industry. For more information, call Adrena Steals at 724-869-8545 or email msteals@stealsbrothers.com.

Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Cohen & Grigsby TRUST presents Sweet Honey in the Rock at 8 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Cultural District. The legendary a cappella ensemble captures elements of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, reggae, hip-hop and more. Their collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produce a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Monday 11

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 featuring the Roby Edwards Band. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 12

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 Roger Humphries. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.

 

 

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