Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 22

Jazz band

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents The Boilermaker Jazz Band at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The band will perform renditions of jazz classics and rarities with incredible instrumentals and vocals. For more information, call 412-325-6769.

Friday 23

Nomination deadline

Nominations for The New Pittsburgh Courier’s “50 Women of Excellence” are due at 5 p.m. This is your chance to select Pittsburgh’s powerbrokers in the church, arts, business, politics, nonprofits, law, sports, philanthropy, health care, education and media. Nominations are welcome from individuals, businesses, professional/fraternal groups or neighborhood and community organizations. Nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the New Pittsburgh Courier, Attn.: 50 Women of Excellence, 315 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; faxed to 412-481-1360; or e-mailed to by the close of business and must include your name, telephone number and, in 200 words or less, explain how the metro Pittsburgh resident of your choice has made significant contributions in their field of expertise. For more information, e-mail savethedate_pgh

Saturday 24

Last performance

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents The Ancestor Series at 8 p.m. at 542 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is a trilogy of one act plays by Pittsburgh playwright P.J. Gibson. Each play is about a woman who is called to make a difficult decision and needs to call on her African ancestors for answers. The show will run through April 24. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit

Sunday 25

Stage play

Herron Enterprises presents Derrick Brinkley’s play “I Can’t Stop Loving You” at 3 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Cultural District. The play is about a man and his gambling addiction and the effects it has on his family. The play stars Christopher Williams, Clifton Powell, Shirley Murdock, Carl Payne and Chrystale Wilson. There is also a performance at 7:30 p.m. and tickets for both are $39.50. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-10 p.m. at the Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainer will be the Roger Humphries Big Band along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 26

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

Tuesday 27

Jazz appreciation series

BYN Mellon Jazz and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education Community Engagement presents the JazzLive National Jazz Appreciation Month Series “Groove Modern” at 8 p.m. at The Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The featured entertainer will be The Jeff “Tain Watts” Quartet with special guest Dave Budway. The host will be Tony Mowood. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Wednesday 28

Family Night

Jazz Workshop Inc. presents Family Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Homewood Auditorium, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. The featured artists is Tania Grubbs, a graduate from Youngstown State University with a major in musical theater. All are welcome, it is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-244-0480 or 412-731-3080.

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