Arts & Culture calendar 10-2-13


Thursday 3
Contemporary Dance Festival
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the 5th annual newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The festival, which runs through Oct. 5, will feature 41 dancers, 18 choreographers, all over three-days. The nightly performances will provide a mix of cutting edge dance moves and more that will energize the artists and its audiences. There will be shows at The Alloy Studios. For more information, call 412-363-3000 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.
Friday 4
Old School DJs
JT’s at The Club presents Old School DJs Night from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at One Racquet Lane, Monroeville. The first Friday of each month, JT’s will dedicate an entire evening to old school R&B from the 70s, 80s and 90s, spun by some the hottest DJs in the ‘burgh. For more information, call 412-646-1089.
Saturday 5
Nine on Nine
Nine on Nine presents its Saturday Night Music Series from 8:30-11 p.m. at 900 Penn Ave., Cultural District. There will be live music from vocalist Jessica Zamiska and guitarist Arianna Powell. For more information, call 412-338-6463 or visit
Gary Burton Quartet
MCG Jazz presents the New Gary Burton Quartet Showcase at 9:30 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The evening features the stylings of Burton, along with guitarist Julian Lage, drummer Antonio Sanchez and bassist Scott Colley. Tickets are available. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit
Sunday 6
Sunday Brunch
Mansions on Fifth Hotel presents Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 5105 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. Guests will enjoy delicious food while being serenaded with sounds by jazz pianist Max Leake. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-381-5105.
Monday 7
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 guest will be Tim Stevens and the Leonard Johnson Project. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit
Tuesday 8
BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can celebrate a decade of jazz in the Cultural District and enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented musicians. The featured musician will be Mark Lucas. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit
Wednesday 9
The Pittsburgh Cultural Arts presents HOLDUP in the HOOD at the 707 Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The exhibit by Francis Crisafio, is a personal and communal exploration of self. It incorporates drawings, recycled photographs and print media as well as body gestures to explore race, classes and gender. The exhibit will be run through Nov. 3. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit


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