Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 10

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.

Arts festival

Dollar Bank presents The Three Rivers Arts Festival from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Point State Park, Downtown. The event will run through June 13 and feature various performances, activities, visual arts exhibitions, vendors and more. For more information, visit

Friday 11

‘Full Bloom’

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents “Full Bloom: Take the Stage” from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is the kick-off event for the theater’s summer programming presented as Celebrate East Liberty. This dance party celebration will feature DoubleShot!, the Stacee Pearl Dance Project, the Alumni Theater Company and Pittsburgh PACT. There will also be a reception and silent auction. The celebration will also take place June 12. Tickets are $75 for the reception and dance party, $35 in advance for the dance party only and $40 at the door for the dance party only. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit

Saturday 12

‘Radio Golf’

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents “Radio Golf” by August Wilson at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 7th floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is the last play of the 2009-2010 season and ends with the final play in Wilson’s 10-play cycle chronicling Black life in the 20th century. The play is about a successful entrepreneur Harmond Wilks, who aspires to become the city’s first Black mayor. But when his past comes to life, his campaign is put in jeopardy. The show will run through June 12. Admission is $20 for adults, $13 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call 412-624-7298 or visit

Sunday 13

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The GrandView Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainer will be Maureen and David Budway along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 14

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 15


BYN Mellon and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents Jazz­Live from 5-7 p.m. at the Agnes R. Katz Plaza, Seventh St., Cultural District. Each Tuesday there will be a performance from some of Pittsburgh’s finest jazz musicians. This week’s featured musician is the Benny Benack III Quintet. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District, there will be a performance by Roger Humphries Jr. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s most talented jazz musicians will perform. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Wednesday 16

Poet’s playshop

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh presents the Pittsburgh Poet’s Playshop at 12 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Local poets and writers collaborate compositions, poetry exercises and more. For more information, call Renèe at 412-622-3151.


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