Arts and Culture Calendar 4-9-14

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  Thursday 10

KRS-One
1Hood and 720 Music present KRS-One Live in Concert at 9:30 p.m. at Mr. Small Theater, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. With his thought provoking music, KRS-One, lifetime achievement award recipient, rapper, producer and activist, is known as one of hip-hop’s pioneers. He will be joined by special guest Jasiri X and Smilo. There will also be a book signing at 7 p.m. at 720 Music in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 412-904-4592.

Friday 11

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 has 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 412-622-3131 or visit http://www.carnegiemnh.org.

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 12

Family Dance Party
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents “Let’s Move! Family Dance Party” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is one of the theater’s four signature FAMILYtime events. Enjoy kid-friendly music spun by a guest DJ, dancing, hands-on art activities and more. This is a pay-what-you-want event. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Roger Humphries Screening
NOMMO Productions presents a screening of the “Pass It On Roger Humphries” documentary at 6 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This film honors the life and times of the jazz legend Humphries. Also, there will be a Question & Answer session following the screening. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 412-628-2498 or visit http://www.rhpassiton.com.

Bobby Watson & Horizon
MCG Jazz presents Bobby Watson & Horizon at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. After an eight year break, this electrifying quintet featuring Watson, Victor Lewis, Terell Stafford, Edward Simon and Peter Washington, is back with a brand new album entitled “Horizon Reassembled.” There will also be a 9:30 p.m. performance. For more information, call 412-322-0800.

Sunday 13

Jones  & The Dap-Kings
WYEP & The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at 8 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Downtown. Jones & The Dap-Kings are back with their brand new album “Give the People What They Want,” and tour, full of soul music. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Monday 14

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

Tuesday 15

JazzLive
BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 9 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. This evening’s special guest will be Tim Stevens. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 16

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. 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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