Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 26

Stage play

IMPACT (Interceding Making Positive Actions Come Together) program of Divine Intervention Ministries presents “If You Must Shoot, Shoot Me! But Leave My Brother Alone” Stage Play at 6 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Ave., Hill District. This production portrays the choices, chances and consequences of unchecked anger, bullying and unhealthy life choices. Evangelist Beverly Broadus Green, the mother of rapper Snoop Dogg and motivational speaker, will be the special guest. The event is free and open to public. For more information, call Debra Germany at 412-303-5043 or email

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 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 27

Lunchtime concert series

The Allegheny County Special Events Office presents the Final Friday Lunchtime Concert Series from 12-1 p.m. at the Courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., Downtown. The last Friday of each month through August there will be free concerts. Maddie George, an acoustic singer-songwriter, will be the entertainment. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Bill Deasy at 412-350-2528.

First Voice

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the 3rd Annual First Voice: A Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The festival honors and celebrates the creator and creative process and represents a variety of artistic ventures in an array of disciplines. The festival will run through May 28 and includes James Ziegler, Tameka L. Cage, Amanda Lewis and more. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Club Galaxy

Jay G & Big D present Club Galaxy from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment, 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. The evening will be hosted by Tracey Lee and DJ Matt G on the 1’s and 2’s. Ladies are free from 9-10 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

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