Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 24

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Friday 25

Fantastic Fridays

Jay G & Big D presents Galaxy’s Fantastic Fridays from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Club Galaxy, 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. Tracy Lee will host this event with DJ Matt G on the 1’s and 2’s. There will be tight security and ladies are free from 9-10 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Saturday 26

R&B Session

Hill Dance Academy Theatre presents Rhythm & Brothers Event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 912 Finland St., Hill District. This is a class that includes physical fitness, Hip Hop, West African, Drumming and Acting. A light snack will be provided. The class is for ages 5 to 14 and the cost is $20. For more information, call 412-586-7903.

Afternoon Jazz

CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents its Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. The evening’s entertainment will be The Tony Campbell Band and all musicians are welcomed. There will also be an evening of R&B at 9 p.m. with The Top Flite Band featuring Ronnie Biggs. This is an over 30 establishment with a dress code. For more information, call 412-642-2377 or visit www.cjsinthestrip.com.

The Whispers

Savoy Restaurant presents The Whispers Thanksgiving Weekend Concert with Angela Winbush at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 121 Sixth Ave., Downtown. The legendary Whispers and Winbush will perform some of their greatest hits. There will also be a performance from Pittsburgh’s own Joy Ike with Tracey Lee as the host. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Sunday 27

Jay-Z and Kanye

The Consol Energy Center presents the Watch the Throne Tour: Jay-Z and Kanye West at 7:30 p.m. at 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. This is a rare collaboration between two of Hip-Hop’s most recognized artists that will feature some of each of their hottest hits along with singles from their “Watch the Throne” album. For more information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Monday 28

Awareness Concert

The Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts presents “Honoring CAPA’s LEGACY: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (?)” at 7 p.m. at 111 9th St., Downtown. This is to raise awareness about proposed budget cuts by Pittsburgh Public Schools. For more information, call 412-338-6100.

Interval

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 www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 29

Harris Exhibition

The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story” at the museum’s Heinz Galleries, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This is an exhibit about famous photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris and features thousands of his classic and historic photos. There will also be life size projections combined with a newly commissioned jazz soundtrack. The exhibit will run through April 7, 2012. For more information, visit www.cmoa.org.

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