An Exploration of Color
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education and Community Engagement presents “Monotype Prints: An Exploration of Color” from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 709 Penn Gallery, 709 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Artist Joanne Bates got her inspiration for this exhibition during a trip to South Africa. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.TrustArts.org.
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.
Women’s Equality Celebration Day
The Thomas Merton Center present “Wine, Women, Song And Poetry” at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Leila Richards, 118 Yorkshire Dr., Homewood. This celebration and sing along is to celebrate Women’s Equality Day and to benefit S.S.A.M. (Stop Sexual Assault in the Military). The evening will include selections from Jon Beatty, Celeste Gainey, Tracy Drach, Eve Goodman, Ginny Hildebrand and Leslie Mcilroy. There will be wine, cheese, coffee and desserts served. For more information, call Jan at 412-241-8154.
Shadyside Arts Festival
Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors presents the 17th Annual Shadyside Art Festival from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Walnut Street, between South Aiken and South Negley Avenues, in Shadyside. This two-day festival will include an eclectic mix of original art from local, regional and national artists, live music, and more. Proceeds support the arts, the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce and the local community. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.artfestival.com.
Monroeville Jazz Festival
The Committee for the Monroeville Jazz Festival presents the 12th Annual Monroeville Jazz Festival from 7-10 p.m. at Tall Trees Amphitheater, Monroeville Community Park West, in Monroeville. The featured performers will be the River City Brass Band and Carolyn Perteete, along with Bob Studebaker as the master of ceremonies. The festival will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and the Central Blood Bank. For more information, visit monroevillejazz.org.
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.
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 Horn Guys. For more information, visit http://www.citiparks.net.
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. This week’s guest will be vocalist Andrea Capozzoli from Boston, Mass. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
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 Dwayne Dolphin. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.
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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