Arts and Culture Calendar 2-19-14

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Thursday 20

Black History Month Exhibit
Citiparks and ToonSeum present the “Beyond the Funny Pages: The works of art and life captured in comics” exhibit from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City-County Building lobby, 414 Grant St., Downtown. This exhibit, in celebration of Black History Month, will feature artwork, photographs and other memorabilia to highlight the contributions of Orrin C. Evans, the first Black comic publisher; Jackie Ormes, the first Black female cartoonist; and Clarence Matthew Baker, a Black cartoonist from Pittsburgh. The exhibit will be showcased through Feb. 28. For more information, call 412-255-2391 or visit http://www.citiparks.net

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.

Friday 21

‘Just Kickn-it’ party
Gandy Records, Bud Light and Yesterday’s Bar & Grill present the Just Kickn-It  Party. The program features hip-hop artists Bolo & Tay Bey at Schenley Park Ice Rink Banquet Hall, Overlook Drive , Pittsburgh, from 7:30. Admission is $5. Others featured are: D. J. Wayne, hosted by Bill Gandy, T-Shirts, pictures, food and drinks available.  The after party will be held at Yesterdays Bar, 501 Greenfield Ave., Pgh, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. This is an over 21 affair.

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 evening’s featured entertainer is Spanky Wilson. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org/sweet-jazz.

Saturday 22

Pass It On
Nommo Productions presents the Red Carpet Premiere of  “Roger Humphries: Pass It On” at 7:30 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The evening will include a VIP Cocktail Jazz Jam Session; a screening of the documentary on jazz legend Roger Humphries, directed by Billy Jackson; and an exclusive awards presentation. For more information, call 412-294-9892 or visit http://www.rhpassiton.com.

Sunday 23

Do Lord Remember Me
New Horizon Theater presents “Do Lord Remember Me” at 3 p.m. at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., East Liberty. This is a collage of song, movement and powerful storytelling from pre-Civil War days. The actors lead the audience through the true stories from interviews with ex-slaves. The performance will run through March 2. For more information, visit email newhorizontheter@yahoo.com.

Monday 24

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 Tania Grubbs with Daniel May, Jeff Grubbs and Tom Wendt. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 25

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 evening’s featured entertainer will be Anquenique Wingfield. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Porgy and Bess Opening Night
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh presents the Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess” at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This Tony Award winning musical deals with the life of African-Americans in Catfish Row of Charleston, S.C. in the 1920s. The musical will run through March 2. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

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