Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 8

‘Woke Up Black’

The Women & Girls Foundation and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh present Filmmaker and Activist Mary Morten and her documentary “Woke Up Black” at 4 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is part of the New Voices Pittsburgh Women of Color HERStory Month 2012 and International Women’s Day Celebration. “Woke Up Black” focuses on five Black youth, along with their struggles and triumphs into adulthood. There will be a Q&A session and 8 p.m. screening. For more information, 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 9

Women of Dance

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents Dynamic Women of Dance at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an inspiring, collaborative event between the AWC Dance Ensemble and cutting edge choreographers Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Kiesha Lalama and Kim Bears-Bailey. Together they mix a rich vision of dynamic choreography with the bold creativity of the Dance Ensemble. A portion of the performance contains adult content. There will also be a performance on March 10 at 8 p.m. For more information, call 412-338-8736.

Saturday 10

Black Dance

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents FAMILY SERIES PERFORMANCE MOVE! The Power of Black Dance at 1 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District.  This is an interactive performance that explores the question of what are Black dance, the legends of Black dance and more. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Sunday 11

Sunday Night Concerts

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents its Sunday Night Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St, North Side. The featured entertainment will be Donna Bailey. Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 12

Savoy Jazz

Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere. For more information, call 412-281-0600 or visit

Tuesday 13

Josh Gibson Exhibit

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Josh Gibson: Negro League Legend” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an educational exhibit that features a 100-year timeline and photographs of Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson. It will run through June 30 and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Saturday 24

Preservation Hall

Jazz Band

MCG Jazz presents the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at 8 p.m. at the MCG Jazz Concert Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The band gets its name from the famous Preservation Hall, a music venue in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. This band has taken its art form of New Orleans Jazz worldwide. There will also be a performance March 25. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit

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