Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 9

Black Women ReAffirmed

The Langston Hughes Poetry Society presents “Black Women ReAffirmed” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 720 Music Clothing, 4405 Butler St., Lawrenceville. This is a show representing all shades and styles of Black women. There will be poetry, music, praise reaffirming the beauty of Black women and more. This is a free event. For more information, call Shelia B. at 412-323-0969 or email

Friday 10


The Kelly Strayhorn presents youthMoves at 7 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. youthMoves gives local youth dance programs the opportunity to showcase their work and experience performances designed for young dance enthusiast. There will be five dance companies from Pittsburgh sharing their passion for dance. This promises to be an energetic performance. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit

Pat Metheny Unity Band

PNC Bank, MCG Jazz and Robert Morris University present the Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams at 7:30 p.m. at Robert Morris University, Nicholson Center Lawn, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. Methany, a jazz guitarist, composer and innovator will lead this band of incredible talent. This is part of a new relationship between MCG Jazz and Robert Morris. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or 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.

Saturday 11

African Arts in the Park 2012

Umoja African Arts Company presents its 8th Annual Arts in the Park 2012 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Point State Park, Downtown. The theme is “Bridging African Rhythms and Jazz.” This two-day event is dedicated to the demonstration and promotion of African and African Diasporia Arts in Pittsburgh. There will be performances, activities, vendors and more. This is an event for all ages and will run through Aug. 12. For more information, call 412-290-0894 or visit

Stars at Riverview

Citiparks presents the “Stars at Riverview” Jazz Series from 7-8:30 p.m. at Observatory Hill, Riverview Park, Pittsburgh. This is a free jazz series. This week’s performer will be Mark Strickland. For more information, visit

Sunday 12

Reservoir of Jazz

Citiparks presents its “Reservoir of Jazz” from 5-7 p.m. at Highland Park, Highland Avenue, Highland Park. Every Sunday in August guests will enjoy jazz music by some of the region’s best. The guest performer will be World Jazz with Preach Freedom and Friends. For more information, visit

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 the Carolyn Perteete Quartet and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 13

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 and a special guest each week. This week’s guests will be jazz vocalists and tenor saxophonist Charlie G. and Lou Stelute. 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

Tuesday 14


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented jazz musicians, cool drinks and great people. This week’s entertainer will be the Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project. For more information, visit

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