Arts and Culture Calendar 4-23-14

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Thursday 24

Teenie Harris Exhibit
The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh” at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Images haves been curated by Josh Gibson’s great grandson, Sean Gibson, of the Josh Gibson Foundation. At 11 a.m. there will be a Curator’s Talk with Sean Gibson. For more information, call 412-622-3131 or visit http://www.cmoa.org.

Pittsburgh Improv Jam
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is an evening of spontaneous, comedic scenes inspired by audience suggestions and performed by experienced improvisers. This is a 21 and over aged event. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Friday 25

Wade in the Water
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe and Daniel Bernad Roumin’s in “Wade in the Water” at 8 p.m. at The Alloy Studio, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe explores modern-day revolutions spurred by social media in Africa while looking back in time to an ancient ceremony on the Barotse Floodplain that relocated the masses to higher ground. The performance will feature live music by violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain with Chen Lo, Sitali, vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield and others. There will also be a performance on April 26 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.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. This evening’s artist will be vocalist Tania Grubbs. It is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.andyswinebar.com.

Saturday 26

Dance Africa
The Legacy Arts Project presents “Dance Africa Pittsburgh 2014: Connecting the World Through Dance” at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Dance Africa is the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African Dance. The event will feature Baba Chuck Davis, Dance Africa founder; The Legacy Arts Project Community Ensemble; IIIStyle and Peace Productions hip-hop dance ensemble; and Oyo Oro, the Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble. There will also be a youth matinee at 1 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.legacyartsproject.org.

Sunday 27

Spanish Harlem Orchestra
MCG Jazz presents the Spanish Harlem Orchestra Webcast at 7 p.m. Watch this previous performances on this free webcast in honor of April’s Jazz Appreciation Month. For more information, visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.

 

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