Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 7

Screening and dialogue

Robert Morris University’s Center for Documentary Production & Study presents a film screening of “What does Trouble mean? Nate Smith’s Revolution” at 6 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is a 56-minute documentary of the journey of Nate Smith and his leadership of the Pittsburgh construction trade unions in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. There will also be a community dialogue of “The Future of Black Construction” with panelists Marimba Milliones, Jules Matthews, Marc Little and Jason Matthews, with Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis as the moderator. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Friday 8

Friday jam session

The Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment Center presents the Friday Jam Session from 6-9 p.m. at 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. Enjoy fun, games, music and good food. Plus DJ Traci Lee will be in the house from 9 p.m. until. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Live Recording

Trini L. Massie & 4 the Caz of Christ Productions presents “And Now A Selection From the Choir” Live Recording at 7 p.m. at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave., East Liberty. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, call 412-441-3020 or visit

Saturday 9

The Elephant Man

Ninth Wave Theatre Productions presents The Elephant Man at 8 p.m. at The Pittsburgh Playwright Theatre, 542 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The production, by Bernard Pomerance, tells the story of Joseph Merrick, a deformed English man who is taken in by the Royal London Hospital. It will run April 7-9. For more information, call 412-651-7858 or visit

Sunday 10

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The Grand View Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainment will be the Lee Robinson Quartet and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 11


AVA Lounge presents Live Jazz with The Interval Trio & Friends at 8:30 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday DJ J. Malls will be spinning jazz vinyls, followed by an open jam session. Also from 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be a pre-Interval happy hour featuring the sounds of DJ Stephan. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit

Tuesday 12

Vocal Styling series

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Department of Education & Community Engagement presents the National Jazz Appreciation Vocal Styling Series at 8 p.m. at the Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. April is National Jazz Appreciation month and the series pays tribute to jazz as a living and historic art form. The series is part of the Trust’s JazzLive series. This week’s performance will feature Bobby Cadwell: Up Close and Personal, with his smooth vocals and classic delivery of jazz and R&B. There will be an early set featuring the MCG Quartet at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Saturday 16

Bold & Sanctified

Herron Enterprises presents The Bold & The Sanctified at 8 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 161 6th St., Cultural District. The stage play written and directed by Sherri Lynn is about a church, its members and their journey through it all. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

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