Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 18

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 19

Music series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts and Clearview Federal Credit Union present The 6th Annual Clearview Federal Credit Union Sweet Jazz Music Series from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Every Friday in February Sweetwater will use their series to showcase local talent. This week’s featured entertainer will be Robbie Klein. He performs a mix of classical, Latin, swing, funk and R&B. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the event for members and $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event for non-members. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or e-mail Abby Balik at

Saturday 20

Brazilian carnaval

The Heinz Endowment, The Multicultural Arts Initiative and The Pittsburgh Foundation present The Nego Gato African Brazilian Band at 8 p.m. at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., East Liberty. The band features a mix of American jazz styles mixed with a background of traditional African Brazilian rhythms of samba, ijexa, reggae and samba Afro. The cost of admission is $15. For more information, call 412-201-4546 or visit

Sunday 21

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

Monday 22

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

Quilt exhibit

Alcoa and the Alcoa Foundation present the Cultural Quilts of Tina Brewer from 6-8 p.m. at the Alcoa Corporate Center, 201 Isabella St., North Shore. This is a special reception, presentation and viewing of quilts that tell the stories of African-American struggles, progress and growth through Brewer’s work. She mixes decorative stitching with the New Pittsburgh Courier’s photos and articles for each decade. Dress is business attire. Reservations are required by Feb. 18. For more information, e-mail Scott Hudson at

Tuesday 23


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s most talented jazz musicians will perform. This week’s performer will be James Moore. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Wednesday 24

Jazz workshop

Jazz Workshop Inc. Family Night presents their Black History Month Music Celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Homewood Auditorium, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This month’s series is dedicated to the many musical treasures that have been lost. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-244-0480 or 412-731-3080.

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