Arts & Culture Calendar

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Saturday 14

The University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Foundation present “Nativity: A Christmas Gift” at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This theater production based on Langston Hughes’ musical dramatization of the “Christmas Story” celebrates the holiday season through music, dance and fellowship. The production will run through Dec. 23. For more information, call 412-648-2276 or visit

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra
MCG Jazz presents the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Freddy Cole at 9:30 p.m. at The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. With Sean Jones as the Orchestra’s artistic director, this annual holiday celebration gives old favorites a jazz makeover and turns the holiday into a unique celebration. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit

Sunday 15

Theatre Festival in Black and White
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents the 10th Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White at 2 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. In this holiday treat guests will experience two programs of one act-act plays featuring Black directors paired with White playwrights and White directors paired with Black playwrights. Eric Smith and Mark Southers are the program coordinators. The festival will run through Dec. 15. For more information, visit

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. The featured entertainment is The George Heid III Quartet featuring Lou Stellute and Mark Strickland. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

Tuesday 17

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 Benny Benack III. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Wednesday 18

Michael Bolton
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a Holiday Celebration with Michael Bolton at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. Multiple Grammy-Award winning singer and songwriter Bolton, along with the Orchestra led by Symphony Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor, will perform holiday classics as well as hits from throughout his career. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit

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