Arts and Culture Calendar 5-21-14

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 Thursday 22

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 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 412-642-2377.

Friday 23

Baseball in Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Museum of Art presents the “Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh” exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Scaife Lobby, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The exhibit highlights 25 of the most memorable photographs from Harris’ 700 images tracing the history of baseball in Pittsburgh’s Black communities. There is also never before seen film footage displayed. The exhibit will run through September 2014. For more information, visit http://www.cmoa.org.

Comfort Zone
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents “Comfort Zone” at 8 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This play by Marlon Erik Youngblood and directed by Mark Whitehead is a gritty urban tale that examines the tragic consequences of violence affecting our families and community through a thought provoking theatre experience. The performance will run through May 24. For more information, call 412-687-4686 or visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com.

Saturday 24

Film Series
The Battle of Homestead Foundation presents its Film Series and Discussion at 1:30 p.m. at the Pumphouse, 8880 E. Waterfront Dr., Munhall. The film to be shown is “Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels.” The 60-minute film is about a filmmaker who traveled to Sierra Leone to follow-up on a book about the slave revolt of 1839. A film crew interviewed elders with info about Lomboko, the slave-trading factory where the Amistad was loaded with slaves. For more information, call Betty McDevitt at 412-321-3233.

Fashioned By His Glory
Virtuous Academy presents Fashioned By His Glory at 7 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This musical fashion show featuring Leslie Evans, Antoinette Manganas and Travis Malloy, will raise money for students interested in attending the school. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Sunday 25

Mozart’s Giovanni
The Neighborhood Opera Company presents “The Don’s Fire: Mozart’s Giovanni” at 2 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, Alumni Concert Hall, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This is an all African-American cast and full orchestra featuring local artists. The semi-staged production will be directed by Seamus Ricci, with Thomas W. Douglass conducting the orchestra. There will also be a performance on May 24 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://neighborhoodoperaco.tumblr.com.

 

 

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