Arts and Culture Calendar 6-18-14

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Thursday 19

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 20

JazzLive International Festival
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. The three-day features free jazz and jazz influenced musical, performances on outdoor stages throughout the Cultural District. Dianne Reeves is the featured musical guest, along with more than 200 other performers. For more information, visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Record Breaking Line Dance
The Dignity & Respect Campaign and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust present the “Take A Healthy Step” Line Dancing event at 7:30 p.m. at Ninth and Penn Avenues, in the Cultural District. The event is part of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. This event is to engage the community in dignity and respect, all while attempting to break the world’s line dancing record. The event will feature the D&R Hustle lead and choreographed by Roland Ford, the Dancing DJ. For more information, visit http://www.dignityandrespect.org/greaterpittsburgh.

Saturday 21

Film Screening/Discussion
Rights and Responsibilities presents Dark Girls: A film screening and discussion from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, East Liberty Branch, 130 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. There will be a screening of the documentary “Dark Girls,” poetry by Vanessa German, and a panel discussion on Black women and colorism, moderated by Demetria Bocella and featuring Beverly Goodwin, Stanley Denton and Yolanda Covington-Ward. For more information, call 412-337-7405 or email wrahsia@gmail.com.

SHINE YOUR LIGHT Concert
Bethany Baptist Church and Diakonia Ministries presents the SHINE YOUR LIGHT Benefit Concert at 6 p.m. at The New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. This concert is a Broadway Cantata benefit celebrating Faith, Hope and Love. Proceeds will benefit Bethany Baptist and Diakonia Ministries, both of Homewood. There will be a reception at 4:30 p.m., along with a performance at 1 p.m. with a reception taking place at 12 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.diakoniapgh.org.

Sunday 22

Showcase Noir
Trust Education & Community Engagement presents Showcase Noir at 12 p.m. at the Outdoor Gallery, Penn Avenue and 8th Street, Cultural District. This is a gallery featuring work by artists of the African diaspora, featuring art for sale in a variety of mediums; jewelry, fiber art, pottery, paintings and more. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-471-6079 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Monday 23

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. The featured musician will be The Nick DeCesare Quartet. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com

 

 

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