Arts and Culture Calendar

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Thursday 27

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 412-642-2377412-642-2377.

Friday 28

Jazz at Andys
Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Jazz at Andys at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Tuesday through Saturday, local musicians will perform live. It is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.andyswinebar.com.

Saturday 29

Ladies of Jazz Tribute
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents “SUNSTAR: Tribute to Ladies of Jazz” at 8 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The evening will feature dynamic vocalists who own the stage, capture the audience and deliver the song like no one else. Each vocalist, which includes Spanky Wilson, Tania Grubbs, Kenia and BeLove, delivers a well crafted playlist that reflects her own unique life experience. For more information, call 412-363-3000412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Blues/R&B Fundraiser
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. presents the 6th Annual Blues & R&B Charity Fundraiser Showcase 2014 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Hard Rock Café, 230 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. The theme is “From New Orleans to Kingstown: reggae the heartbeats meets blues the downbeat.” The evening will be hosted by The Muddy Kreek Blues Band, featuring special guests The Flow Band, Oriel and the Revoluters, Ras Maisha and CASO. Kevin Amos will serve as the MC. For more information, call 412-258-0506412-258-0506 or visit http://www.promiseonthemove.com

Sunday 30

Hugh Masekela
Kente Arts Alliance presents Hugh Masekela at 7 p.m. at the New Horizon Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. Masekela is a Grammy-nominated, legendary South African trumpeter who is known as being an innovator of music and the jazz scene. For one night only he will showcase his talent to the Pittsburgh area. For more information, call 412-322-0292412-322-0292 or email info@kentearts.org.

Monday 31

Savoy Jazz
Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz Mondays from 5-10 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. This evening’s performers will be Phat Man Dee with Mark Lucas, Tony DePaolis and John “Smitty” Smith. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 1

JazzLive
BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 8 p.m. at the Cabaret Theater, Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday in April, guests can celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month, along with 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 Gregory Porter. For more information, call 412-456-6666412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 2

RACE Exhibition
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents “RACE: Are We So Different?’ at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This exhibition looks at the ways science and human-history have intersected to form our understanding and beliefs about race. It explores the history of the idea of race, the changing role of science in that history and so much more. The exhibit will be displayed through Oct. 27. For more information, call 412-622-3131412-622-3131 or visit http://www.carnegiemnh.org..

 

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