Arts and Culture Calendar 6-25-14

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Thursday 26

Fourth Thursday Feature
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents its Fourth Thursday Feature from 6-7 p.m. at the Museum, 3rd floor Jurassic Overlook, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Local artists interpret fact, fiction and contemporary experience through spoken word and performances inspired by “RACE: Are We So Different?” Poet Dessie Bey will read some of her new work. For more information, call 412-+21-3131.

Blues Jam Session
The Muddy Kreek Blues Band presents the Blues Jam Session from 7-10 p.m. at the Street King’s Bar and Grill, 2533 Penn Ave., Strip District. The evening will feature the Muddy Kreek Blues Band with Phyllis Hogan. The session is open to all vocalists and players of blues, R&B, rock and soul. For more information, call 412-566-9999.

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 27

Jazz on the Hillside
Schenley Heights Community Development Program presents the 10th Annual Jazz on the Hillside Fundraising Concert from 5-9 p.m. at the SHCDP Multi-Purpose Center, 3171 Ewart Dr., Hill District. Pittsburgh’s finest musicians will gather together for an evening of great music, and to celebrate the city’s musical legacy and SHCDP’s mission. Tony Mowood will serve as the emcee and a special recognition will take place in honor of Billy Strayhorn. For more information, call 412-621-3341 or visit http://www.shcdp.org.

johnbrown
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s East Liberty presents Dean Moss/ Gametophyte Inc.’s “johnbrown” at 8 p.m. at the Alloy Studio, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty.  Choreographer Moss’ interdisciplinary performance project mediates on the legacy of the 19th century White abolitionist John Brown. There is a series of emotionally precise segments that draw unexpected parallels to the radical activist and questions his controversial legacy and more. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Saturday 28

Underground Music Awards
The Pittsburgh Underground Music Awards presents its Pittsburgh Underground Music Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Penn Hills High School, 301 Collins Dr., Penn Hills. Mista Scrap and Holly Hood will be the evening’s hosts, with music provided by DJ No Intro. This is an all ages event with extra tight security. There will be a red carpet event from 5-6 p.m. For more information, call 412-224-9831 or visit http://www.pghundergroundmusicawards.com.

Hot Jazz Fundraiser
Just Harvest presents its Hot Jazz for Just Harvest fundraiser from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Mount Parish, 403 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This is an evening of summer jazz in one of the city’s most beautiful churches. The featured guests will be Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project. All proceeds will benefit Just Harvest. For more information, visit http://www.justharvest.org.

Sunday 29

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.

Monday 30

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 Judi Figel. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 1

JazzLive
BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Theater Square, Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can celebrate a decade of jazz in the Cultural District and enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented musicians. The featured artist will be Jevon Rushton. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 2

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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