Arts and Culture calendar 1-29-14

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Thursday 30

Celebrating Black History
The PNC Legacy Project presents its “Celebrating Black History Month” Exhibit from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the 600 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The exhibit honors the contributions of celebrated and everyday Pittsburghers, along with documenting the city’s transformation over the past 200 years. The exhibit will include touch screen timelines, oral histories; touch screen panels displaying historic images and more. The exhibit is free and open daily to the public. For more information, call 412-762-3380.

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 31

Cave Canem Workshop Deadline
The Cave Canem Foundation presents the registration deadline for the Cave Canem Workshop Poetry Workshop to be held Feb. 12-April 16 at the City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, 324 Sampsonia Way, North Side. Participants will be encouraged to write poems that push into the unknown. There will be a public reading of poetry on April 23 at the Hill House Association Center. For more information, call Nicole Sealey at 718-858-0000 or visit http://www.cavecanempoets.org.

Jazz at Andys
Andys Wine Bar presents Jazz at Andys from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Tuesday through Saturday enjoy local musicians performing from the great American songbook, while celebrating the legacy of Pittsburgh jazz and experiencing an eclectic world of music and fresh surprises. This event is free and open to the public. The evening’s guest will be Tania Grubbs. For more information, call 412-773-8884 or email info@andyswinebar.com.

Saturday 1

The One Man Show
The Community Empowerment Association Arts, Training & Cultural Institute presents The One Man Show of Stogie Amir Kenyatta as Paul Robeson at 7:30 p.m. at 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. Kenyatta portrays the life and times of Robeson. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 44 or visit http://www.ceapittsburgh.org.

Asase Yaa
Kente Arts Alliance presents the Africa Calling Series 2014 featuring Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. The New York based African Dance Theatre bridges the gap between African and African-American culture through their exciting, colorful and energetic performances. The company consists of seasoned musicians, dancers and vocalists trained in various performing arts disciplines. For more information, email info@kentearts.org.

Next Stage
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents its Next Stage Dance Residency at 8 p.m. at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh. The Dance Residency supports the creation of fresh work by giving talented choreographers the opportunity to explore and develop new material. This year’s resident artists are Mana Kawamura and Gia T. Cacalano. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Sunday 2

Wicked
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh presents “Wicked” at 6:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This Grammy and Tony Award winning production tells the story of two girls from Oz and how they became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. This show will run through Feb. 9 and is recommended for ages 8 and up; no one under 4 will be admitted. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Monday 3

Savoy Jazz
Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz Mondays 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. The special guest will be the Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery featuring vocalist Fred Pugh. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

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