Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 22

Laugh & Lyrics presents Laugh & Lyrics at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a showcase of up and coming comedians and musicians. It is good comedy and music all in one spot. For more information, visit 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-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 23

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

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

Music Festival

Haiti:H20 presents the Chante Music Festival from 4:30-10 p.m. at the Church of Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Ave., Oakland. This is an event to raise funds for the ongoing work in Haiti due to destruction from the major earthquake. There will be various performances from local acts, a silent auction and several visual arts performances. Tickets are $10-$30. For more information, call Thomas Boyer at 412-926-8568 or email ­

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 on March 25. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit

Sunday 25

Sunday Night Concert

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 Eric Johnson’s “Fabulos” ‘A’ Team and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 26

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 with the Roger Humphries Trio. The special guest will be blues and jazz vocalist Sandy Dowe. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit


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. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit

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