Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 8

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.

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 9

Opening Show

Fein Art Gallery presents its Fourth Annual Holiday Art Show at 519 E. Ohio St., North Side. There will be a group show featuring some of Pittsburgh’s finest artists. There will be an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. The show will run through Jan. 20. For more information, call 412-321-5816 or visit www.feinartgallery.com

Take 6

MCG Jazz presents a Take 6 Christmas at 7 p.m. at MCG Jazz Concert Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The concert will include swinging, harmony-rich gospel tunes that supports their new album, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” There will also be a 9 p.m. performance. For more information, call 412-323-4000 or visit www.mcgjazz.org.

Monday 12

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.

Wednesday 14

Holiday Choral Program

Allegheny County presents the 44th Annual Holiday Choral Program from 12:20-1 p.m. at the Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., Downtown. The featured performer will be the Pittsburgh Brashear High School Choral Ensemble, Band and String Ensemble. The selections will be broadcast for Downtown shoppers and workers to enjoy. For more information, call 412-350-6500 or visit www.alleghenycounty.us/holiday.

Saturday 17

Joe Torry

N-Motion Entertainment and the Afro-American Music Institute presents Joe Torry in Concert featuring the 76 Degrees West Band at 4:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Torry was the former host of “Def Comedy Jam” and has appeared in numerous films. There will also be a 7:30 p.m. show. For more information, call Popa Banks at 412-292-1753 or visit www.proartstickets.org.

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