Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 29

Soul collective

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “A Hip-Hop Soul Collective” at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a multimedia excursion through hip-hop with poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph. He combines movement, spoken word and storytelling to deliver the history of the hip-hop generation. Tickets are $22.50-$28. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit


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 30

Theater fund-raiser

The New Hazlett Theater presents “Halloween at the Hazlett: Dia de los Muertos” from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Allegheny Square East, North Side. The fund-raiser will include food, the Day Glo Art Exhibit and live performances by NAKA Entertainment, Greer Reed-Jones with the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, and much more. There will also be a costume contest. Guests are asked to dress like their favorite dead celebrity. The cost is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. VIP admission is available from 8-10 p.m. and the cost is $75. For more information, call 412-320-4610 or visit

Saturday 31

Motown tribute

Pittsburgh’s Next Generation of Music Legends presents a Pittsburgh Tribute to Motown Records’ 50th Anniversary at 7:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a live concert by Pittsburgh’s All-Star musicians performing the hits from Motown Records. Special guests include Katherine Anderson Schaffner of the Marvelettes and a special tribute to the Jackson 5. Tickets are $30 and VIP tickets are available. For more information, call 412-452-6062.


The Pittsburgh Public Theater presents “Ella” at 8 p.m. at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is the story of jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. The musical will transport the audience to the French Riviera, which is where one of Fitzgerald’s most thrilling concerts occurred. Tina Fabrique plays Ella. Songs featured in the performance include “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “A Tisket-A Tasket” and more. The last performance will be Nov. 1. For more information, call 412-316-1600 or visit

Sunday 1

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 Tuesday Night Big Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010.

Monday 2

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 be spin the vinyls. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit

Tuesday 3


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-8 p.m. at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s talented jazz musicians will perform. The featured artist this week will be Dwayne Dolphin. There will also be a performance by Tania and Jeff Grubs at 8 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

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