Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 19

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. More than 180 photos will be displayed. The exhibit will run to Jan. 31, 2010. For more information, call 412-622-3131.

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 20

Aunt Ester cycle

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture and the Ping Chong  & Company presents “The Women of the Hill” by playwright August Wilson at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center Theater, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Written and directed by Chong and Talvin Wilks, this chamber piece of storytelling is a powerful new work created in collaboration with six dynamic women from Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District. Charlene Foggie-Barnett, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, Phillis D. Lavelle, Marlene Ramsey, Brenda Tate and Norma J. Thompson share their personal experiences of shaping cultural identity out of rich and complex histories. This is the last play in the Aunt Ester Cycle. The performance will run through Nov. 22. Tickets are $28 for adults and $18 for students and children. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Saturday 21


The New Horizon Theater Inc. presents “Topdog/Underdog” at 7:30 p.m. at the Grey Box Theatre, 3595 Butler St., Lawrenceville. This is a Pulitzer-winning play written by Suzan Lori-Parks about two African-American brothers, Lincoln  and Booth, whose adult lives are followed as they cope with women, work, poverty, gambling, racism and their troubled upbringings. The performance will run through Nov. 22. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or e-mail

Sunday 22

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 Benny Benack Big Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010 or visit

Monday 23

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

Tuesday 24


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 Colter Harper. There will also be a performance by The Jevon Rushton Group at 8 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square. Call 412-456-6666 or visit

Wednesday 25

Family night

The Jazz Workshop Inc. presents Family Nigh from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. The featured entertainer will be Latin jazz artists Salsamba. All are welcome and the event is free and open to the public. Call 412-244-0480 or 412-731-3080.

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