Arts and Culture Calendar 2-27-14

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Thursday 27

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

Soweto Gospel Choir
Cohen & Grisgby TRUST PRESENTS Series presents the Soweto Gospel Choir at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. The 30-member chorus expresses messages of hope and joy with South African vocal harmonies that mix African gospel with traditional hymns, Jamaican reggae and American pop. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Friday 28

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 the Howie Alexander Trio. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org/sweet-jazz.

Soundwaves Steelband
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents Soundwaves at 7:30 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The evening will feature performances from the Soundwaves Steelband, along with other area youth ensembles, including Sankofa Village. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org

Saturday 1

Do Lord Remember Me
New Horizon Theater presents “Do Lord Remember Me” at 7:30 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.

Sunday 2

Porgy and Bess
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.

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 attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 4

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 Erik Lawrence. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 5

Live Jazz
The Rivers Club presents Wednesday Night Live Jazz from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Every Wednesday night local artists, many from the Pittsburgh Jazz Society’s Hall of Fame, will perform. There will be a Jimmy G’s jazz buffet and more. The evening’s performer will be jazz pianist David Gurwin. This event is free and open to the public. Upscale casual attire, no jeans, is required. For more information, call 412-391-5227.

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