Arts and Culture Calendar 3-18-15


Thursday 19

Pittsburgh Improv Jam
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents its Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Thursday patrons can enjoy a night of spontaneous, comedic scenes inspired by audience suggestions and performed by experienced improvisers. This is a 21 and older event. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Friday 20

The Wholehearted
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents Stein | Holum Projects’ “The Wholehearted” at 8 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This one-woman play, inspired by the lives of iconic women in sports and boxing history, tells the story of Dee Crosby, a fictitious world champion boxer determined to get redemption after being taken down in her prime by her abusive husband. The production includes live-action video and seating that evokes a boxing ring. The show will run through March 21 and March 26-28. For more information, visit

Saturday 21

Southern Cuisine/Jazz Night
The Rivers Club presents its Southern Cuisine and Jazz Night at 6 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The evening will include an all-you-can-eat Southern cuisine buffet prepared by chef Jim and his team, along with live jazz music by Kenny Blake and Lyndsey Smith. Reservations are required. For more information, call Yolanda at 412-391-5227.

Sunday 22

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents “Dinah” at 3 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The musical “Dinah,” written and directed by Ernest McCarty, is about 1950s African American songstress Dinah Washington and provides a powerful insight into her tragic and often controversial life. The show runs through April 5. For more information, visit

Monday 23

Savoy Jazz
Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz Mondays from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere. The attire is business casual. The evening’s musicians will be The Roger Humphries Trio featuring vocalist Judi Figel. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

Tuesday 24

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 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. Bassist Dwayne Dolphin will be the featured musician. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit
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