Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 23

The Marleys

1Love presents Live Forever: A Once In A Lifetime Dream Concert “A Bob Marley Celebration…30 Years Later” at 7 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This is a celebration of Bob Marley who played his last concert in 1980 at Benedum Center, formerly the Stanley Theater. The evening will include Stephen Marley, Damian Marian, Julian and Cedella Marley with special guests the Original I-3s, Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths. All proceeds benefit 1Love “Not for Profit” Foundation. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

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

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 24

MAVUNO festival

Sweetwater Arts Center presents “Fruit First XIV: Come Celebrate with Me; a celebration of life, triumph, soul and creativity! Exhibit” reception from 6-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. This is part of the 14th Annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture. The reception will include live music from DJ Soy Sos. The exhibit features artwork created by emerging and accomplished African-American artists and artists whose work celebrates African-American culture. The exhibit will run through Oct. 9. For more information, 412-741-4405 or e-mail

Saturday 25

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 Roger Humphries and His Big Band. Seating is limited and the cost is $8-$15. For more information, visit www.Sweetwater­Art­

Sunday 26

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

Tuesday 28

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

Saturday 2

Keepers of the flame

The Legacy Arts Project Inc. presents the 5th Annual Keepers of the Flame Awards at 7 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is also the introduction of Dance Africa: Pittsburgh 2010. Jazz legend Roger Humphries will be honored along with renowned muralist and visual artist George Gist and photographer Frank Hightower. For more information, call 412-682-2565 or visit

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