Arts and Culture Calendar 7-23-14

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Thursday 24

NO Limits
Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents No Limits with C Street Brass and DJ Jakeisrain at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. NO Limits is part of the East Liberty LIVE! series and is new recital program that challenges listeners to find something the group C Street Brass can’t do. They will perform everything from classical, gospel, jazz, tango and modern electronic music. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.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 25

Blues Festival
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and The Pittsburgh Blues Festival present the 20th Annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival at Hartwood Acres, in Hampton, Pa. The three-day event provides world-class blues and fun with performances from blues entertainers such as Bernard Allison, Dr. John, Albert Cummings, Spin Doctors and more. This is a benefit for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For more information, visit http://www.pghblues.com.

Jazz Attack
MCG Jazz presents Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Peter White and Euge Groove at 7:30 p.m. at Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. Trumpeter and vocalist Rick Braun, saxophonist Euge Groove and guitarist Peter White will come together for this one-night jazz party. For more information, visit http://www.mcgjazz.com.

Saturday 26

Reflecting on RACE
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents Reflecting on RACE with Terrance Hayes and Sheila Carter-Jones from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at CMNH, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This special edition is part of the museum’s “RACE: Are We So Different?” interactive exhibit about race and society. They will lead this intensive poetry-writing workshop that explores and reflects this exhibit. There will also be sessions on Sept. 6 and Sept. 14. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call 412-622-3288 or visit http://www.carnegiemnh.org/race.

Sunday 27

HAIR
The Alumni Theater Company presents “HAIR” at 7 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. The young ATC artists will bring unbelievable energy, skill and charm to this Broadway musical that’s set in New York’s East Village in 1967. This is the story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The show will run July 25-27. For more information, call 412-945-0282 or visit http://www.alumnitheater
company.org.

 

 

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