Arts and Culture Calendar 2-12-14

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Thursday 13

Their EyesWere Watching
The Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts presents “Their Eyes Were Watching” at 7 p.m. at CAPA Theater, 111 9th St., Downtown. In celebration of Black History Month CAPA will perform a dramatization of Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” There will also be a performance on Feb. 14. For more information, call 412-338-6100.

Friday 14

Sweet Jazz Music Series
Sweetwater Center for the Arts and Clearview Credit Union present the Sweet Jazz Music Series from 7-9 p.m. at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Every Friday during the month of February, guests will enjoy great jazz music with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine in an intimate nightclub setting. This week’s featured entertainer is jazz percussionist Roger Humpries. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org/sweet-jazz.

Choreography Project 2014
Exhalations Dance Theatre presents The Choreography Project 2014 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This performance will feature senior dance company from Exhalations and the works of some of the best and brightest young choreographers in the city. There will also be a performance on Feb. 15. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Saturday 15

Cirque Zuma Zuma
The Hillman Performing Arts Series presents “Cirque Zuma Zuma” at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillman Center, Shady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Rd., Fox Chapel. This is the African-style Cirque du Soleil, comprised of 120 talented individuals from across 16 nations. It features cirque acrobats and is wrapped in a colorfully costumed troupe of talented artists, South African vocalists, gumboot dancers and contortionists and more. For more information, call 412-968-3040 or visit http://www.thehillman.org.

STOMP
The Palace Theater presents “STOMP” at 8 p.m. at 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. “STOMP” is a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. The cast uses both household and industrial objects to find new life as musical instruments of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. There will be performances on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 15. For more information, call 724-836-8000 or visit http://www.ThePalaceTheater.org.

Sunday 16

Shrek the Musical
The Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents “Shrek the Musical” at 2 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. This musical based on the award-winning Dream Works film “Shrek.” It is about an ogre who shows up to rescue a princess. The performance will run from Feb. 7-16. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

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