Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 16

New exhibit

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the “In My Father’s House” exhibit from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a mixed-media exhibition of five rooms in a house with each room highlighting the way people of African descent preserve and display visual art and material culture. It also tells the story of a fictional Pittsburgh family’s hopes, dreams, struggles and triumphs. Along with the rooms are several short films. For more information, call 412-258-2700 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 17

Kevin Hart

Savvy Marketing LLC, Afro Blew Media Inc. and J Ball Entertainment LLC presents The Kevin Hart Comedy Explosion at 8 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Hart is one of the most versatile comedy actors on film and television. He’s been in many films, comedy series and television shows. Also performing is Na’im Lynn. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit

Roy Ayers celebration

Help A Brother Out Productions presents the 70th Birthday Concert Celebration: Sensational Reflections of Roy Ayers My Life in the Sunshine at 8 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum Hall, Forbes Ave., Oakland. This is an evening with Roy Ayers in concert along with jazz artist Tom Brown and also featuring Pittsburgh’s own Artistree. Tickets are $45 and $55. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit

Booty band

The Rex Theater presents Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band at 8 p.m. at 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. The Asheville based six-member band weaves elements of hip-hop, reggae and Latin soul into a musical entity of their own. This is a 21 and over show. The cover charge is $10.50. For more information, call 412-381-6811 or visit

Saturday 18

Jazz at Andys

Fairmont Pittsburgh presents Jazz at Andys from 6-10 p.m. at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Wednesday through Saturday in September, guests will be treated to live jazz performances by some of the city’s finest musicians. The featured artist will be Jessica Lee. There is no cover charge. For more information, call 412-773-8884 or visit

Music series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents “The Dwayne Dolphin Presents” Music Series from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. The series will feature three concerts showcasing a different style of jazz each week. The entertainment has been handpicked by Dolphin himself. There will be a performance by the David & Maureen Budway Quartet featuring Jeff Grubbs and James Johnson III. Seating is limited and the cost is $8-$15. For more information, visit

Sunday 19

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 Dr. Tom DeGregory Septet will be the featured, along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Thursday 23

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry presents “Madea’s Big Happy Family” at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh’s Peterson Event Center, 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. The show, starring Tyler Perry, promises to bring creative energy to the live stage like never before. For more information, call 412-242-4167 or visit

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