Arts and Culture Calendar 7-30-14

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 Thursday 31

Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Collective
The Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Collective presents “The Paradise Collection” at 6 p.m. at The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The collection features 40 years of hip-hop arts and culture by Paradise Gray. There will also be a screening of “The Hip-Hop Fellow,” which follows Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder and his experience teaching at Harvard University. For more information, call 412-404-2347.

Friday 1

Summer Nights
Hosanna House presents its 9th Annual Summer Nights at 6:30 p.m. at Sherwood Event Center, 400 Sherwood Rd., Wilkinsburg. The evening will include the Steel City Revue featuring House of Soul, Cello Fury, The Duration Band and the Spirit Filled Music Ministry. Proceeds will benefit Hosanna House’s programming. For more information, call visit

Hip-Hop Festival
The Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Collective presents the 1st Annual Cultured Steel Hip-Hop Festival from 7-11 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The evening will feature Talib Kweli, Rapsody, Jasiri X, Kellee Maize, Palermo Stone, DJ Big Phil and the Get Down Gang. For more information, visit www.facebook/PittsburghHipHopCollective.

Saturday 2

Annual Gospel Xplosion
The Kelly Strayhorn and Iron Cross Ministries presents the 3rd Annual Gospel Xplosion at 2 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is part of the East Liberty Live Series and will feature an uplifting message and music, activities and more. There will be an open mic session and a concert by Texas hip-hop artists Reconcile. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit

Sunday 3

Con Funk Shun & Howard Hewitt
Community Empowerment Association presents its annual Black Family Reunion’s Free Concert in the Park at 12 p.m. at Schenley Park, Oakland. The afternoon will feature performances by Con Funk Shun and Howard Hewitt. There will also be health screenings, service information, ethnic food and children’s activities. For more information, visit

Monday 4

Savoy Jazz
Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz Mondays from 5-9 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 attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

Tuesday 5

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 Maureen Budway. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Wednesday 6

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

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