Arts and Culture Calendar 4-29-15

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Thursday 30

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 www.trustarts.org.

Friday 1

Chris Tucker
BAP Events presents Chris Tucker Live 2015 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Comedian Chris Tucker will bring his high-energy tour to the ‘Burgh for one night. Tucker is known for his starring roles in the “Rush Hour” films and “Money Talks,” and his supporting role in “Friday” along with his numerous stand-up comedy specials. For more information, visit www.trustarts.org.

Saturday 2

Retail
Amanda Tarr & Co. present “Retail” at 5:30 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. “Retail” is a modern dance performance that infuses R&B and rap music with Amanda Tarr’s groundbreaking choreography. Due to mature language, some content may not be suitable for young children. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Sensational Sounds of the Drifters
New Horizon Theater Inc. presents Ronny Love and the sensational sounds of the Drifters at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Ronny Love and the sensational sounds of the Drifters will play some of their hits, such as “Under the Boardwalk” and more. There will also be excerpts from the play “Queens of the Blues.” Proceeds from this black tie event will benefit New Horizon Theater Inc. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or email newhorizontheater.org.

Sunday 3

Othello
Pittsburgh Public Theater presents “Othello” at 7 p.m. at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. William Shakespeare’s “Othello” is about the headlong spiral of betrayal, jealousy and heartbreak in the timeless tragedy of Othello, Desdemona and Iago. This production, which runs through May 17, has rapid action and thrilling emotional scenes. For discounted tickets are available with the use of the promo code 20. For more information, call 412-316-1600.

Monday 4

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. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 5

JazzLive
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. Yoko Suzuki will be the performer. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 6

Wednesday Night Live Jazz    
The Rivers Club presents Wednesday Night Live Jazz from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Every Wednesday night local artists, many from the Pittsburgh Jazz Society’s Hall of Fame, will perform. There will be a Jimmy G’s jazz buffet and more. This event is free and open to the public. Upscale casual attire, no jeans, is required. For more information, call 412-391-5227.

 

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