Arts and Culture Calendar 8-27-14

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Thursday 28

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 29

Soul Fest
B. Marshall Productions presents the Labor Day Weekend Soul Fest with Musiq Soul Child at 10 p.m. at Club XTAZA, 1650 Smallman St., Strip District. The Soul Fest will include live performances by Musiq Soul Child, Sebastian Mikael and Formula 412. This is a 21 and over event and there will be drink specials. For more information, call 724-205-9376 or visit http://www.showclix.com.

Saturday 30

The Gospel Singer
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents “The Gospel Singer” at 937 Liberty Ave., Suite 3, Cultural District. This play, written by C.S. Wyatt and directed by Montez Freeland, is the story of Isaac Dumont, a man who has received a cult following as Ruthie in The Eden Club, a jazz haven where his partner, Donnie, serves as emcee. Isaac dreams of singing gospel music, a dream that frustrates Donnie, who has lost faith in himself and God. Watch to see if Isaac can restore Donnie’s faith in God and people. The show will run through Aug. 31. For more information, visit http://www.labprojectpgh.org.

Sunday 31

Reservoir of Jazz
Citiparks, BNY Mellon, ARAD and the Highland Park Community Council present its “Reservoir of Jazz” Concert Series from 5-7 p.m. at the Highland Park Fountain, Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh. Every Sunday in August, jazz performances by some of the city’s finest musicians will take place. The featured musician will be The Cross Currents. For more information, visit http://www.citiparks.net.

Summer Reggae Splash
The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Productions presents its 1st annual Pittsburgh Summer Reggae Splash from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Hard Rock Café, 230 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. Enjoy the sounds of Congo Ashanti Roy from Jamaica and special guest Sista Bunny Brissett and the Freedom Band. A portion of the proceeds will go to The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group, a nonprofit community organization apposed to gun violence. For more information, visit http://www.promiseonthemove.com.

Monday 1

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!

Tuesday 2

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 Kenny Blake. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 3

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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