Arts and Culture Calendar 5-27-15

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Thursday 28

The Dance on Widow’s Row
New Horizon Theater Inc. presents “The Dance on Widow’s Row” at 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. The romantic comedy written by Samm-Art Williams follows four widows who live on the same street in fictional Port Town, N.C. The ladies have buried nine husbands altogether and find dating in their town a chore due to the local men’s reluctance to get involved with these ladies. To help find a companion, widow Magnolia Ellis throws a party where three men haltingly show up, making it an evening of laughs. The production will run through June 14. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or email newhorizontheater@yahoo.com.

Friday 29

Jazz at Andys
Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Jazz at Andys from 5-7:30 p.m. at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Friday night in May, DJ Malls will be spinning the vinyl. There will also be a musical performance by vocalist Spanky Wilson. It is open to the public. For more information, visit www.andyswinebar.com.

Saturday 30

Community Open Mic
The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. presents a Stop the Violence Community Open Mic from 1-5 p.m. at the Letter Carriers Building, 841 California Ave., North Side. Individuals ages 13-19 will express their views of today’s violence through spoken word, respectable rap, dance, song, instruments and more. Interested youth are invited to participate. For more information, call Jay Donaldson at 412-321-1019 or email promiseonthemove@yahoo.com.
Fences
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents August Wilson’s “Fences” at 8 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The Pulitzer-Prize winning play, directed by Mark Clayton Southers, is set in the 1950s and recounts the early rumblings of the Civil Rights Movement. The play follows character Troy Maxson, a middle-aged Hill District resident, and his struggle to accept the generational changes that have allowed his son to succeed in ways that he never could. This is the last performance of the production. For more information, visit www.pghplaywrights.org.

Sunday 31

Out of Many, One People
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents “Out of Many, One People” at 709 Penn Gallery, 709 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This exhibition by Tamara Natalie Madden is an exploration of the vast cultural heritage of Jamaica and seeks to explore “Black” as a singular racial distinction, challenging a monolithic notion that doesn’t account for the many races inherent in one’s bloodlines. The exhibit will run through June 21. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Monday 1

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 evening will feature Fred Pugh with Tony Campbell’s Jazz Surgery. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit www.savoypgh.com.
The Art of Style
Demeatria Boccella presents The Art of Style with Demeatria, a style clinic series from 6-8 p.m. at the Health Club & Spa at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. This is a luxurious evening of style, beauty and culture with Demeatria Boccella, style curator, and New York based stylist Darnell McLaurin. The evening will highlight this season’s top fashion trends and include a cocktail reception, an interactive fashion presentation and more. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, visit www.showclix.com/event/TheArtofStyle.

Tuesday 2

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. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.
 
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