Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 27

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 28

Music performance

The New Hazlett Theater presents the Charles Wallace Trio at 11 p.m. at Allegheny Square East, North Side. Charles Wallace is a Pittsburgh based trio performing both original material and jazz standards in a collaborative improvisational context. A love of jazz music and many years of friendship make a Charles Wallace performance a unique experience. The trio is comprised of Jay Matula on drums, Justin Brown on bass and Ethan Winograd on guitar. Doors will open at 10:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 at the door. For more information, call 412-320-4610 or visit

Saturday 29

Opening fund-raiser

The Members of FLM of Haiti presents the “A Gift of Hope: From the Hills of Pittsburgh to the Mountains of Haiti” event at 11:30 a.m. at the Mt. Washington home of Donald Kortland and Anna P. Singer, 115 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This event is to celebrate the opening of the House of David Health Clinic in Haiti. There will be performances by Kathy Bynum, Etta Cox and Gema Stemley. There will also be Haitian food, artwork and photography. Proceeds will go to the newly opened clinic. For more information, call 412-471-4332 or e-mail Russell Bynum at

Smooth groove

CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The New Band” at 9 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. Enjoy an evening of R&B music. Individuals 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.

Sunday 30

Open auditions

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents Open Auditions for its 2009-2010 Season from 12-6 p.m. at 542 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The theater company will hold open auditions for characters for their performances for the upcoming season. Actors interested in auditioning should prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, though they may only be asked to perform one. Actors should also bring a resume and headshot if available. They are always interested in meeting new actors, so all types are encouraged to audition. The auditions are for individuals ages 15 and up only. Callbacks will be Aug. 31. Appointments are requested, but walk-ins are welcome but will be seen as time permits. For more information, e-mail

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 7-10 p.m. at the Rhythm House Café, 3029 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. The featured entertainer will be the Roger Humphries Big Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010.

Monday 31

Jam session

AVA Lounge presents a Weekly Live Jazz/Jam Session with The Interval Trio & Friends at 9 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday jazz fans can enjoy great music from some of the best musicians. DJ J. Malls will spin the vinyls. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit

Tuesday 1


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-7 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s most talented jazz musicians will perform. The featured artists this week will be jazz guitarist and Gerald Haymon. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Wednesday 2

Part Three

The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part Three” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This features photographs selected by a guest curator, Charles A. “Little Teenie” Harris, the oldest son of “Teenie” Harris. Harris has selected images by his father that have never before been viewed by the public, in addition to other well-known favorites. The 184 photographs have been divided into the following themes: landmarks, celebrities, children, family, occupations, politics, protests, social, sports, weddings and religious events. In addition to the images selected, the exhibition features the 50 winning photographs from the “One Shot ‘Teenie’ Harris Photo Contest.” The exhibit will run to Jan. 31, 2010. For more information, call 412-622-3131.


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