Arts and Culture Calendar 6-17-15


Thursday 18

Just Summer 2015
Chamber Music Pittsburgh and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater present “Just Summer 2015” at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The series will feature the legendary Sean Jones Quartet and offers jazz with a twist. This is an opportunity to enjoy music, food and friends. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit

Friday 19

JazzLive International Festival
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the 5th Annual JazzLive International Festival. The three-day event, which runs through June 21, will feature world-class jazz, renowned musicians and an eclectic array of artists in a variety of spaces and venues throughout the Cultural District. Performers include Somi, the Average White Band, the Christian McBride Trio and more. For more information, visit

Saturday 20

The Big City Line Dance
The Dignity & Respect Campaign presents The Big City Line Dance at 4 p.m. at Ninth and Penn Avenues, in the Cultural District. The Big City Line Dance is a project of the Campaign’s “Take a Healthy Step” initiative and is part of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. There will be performances of the D&R Hustle and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Uptown Funk” dance. Rehearsals will be held June 17 and 19, both at 7 p.m. For more information, visit
Riverview Jazz
Citiparks presents the Riverview Jazz Series from 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverview Park, North Side. Each Saturday, guests can beat the summer heat with the cool sounds of some of Pittsburgh’s best jazz musicians. The featured musician will be Yoko Suzuki. The concerts are free. For more information, call 412-255-2493 or visit

Sunday 21

Out of Many, One People
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents “Out of Many, One People” with Tamara Natalie Madden at 709 Penn Gallery, 709 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This exhibition is an exploration of the vast cultural heritage of Jamaica. It explores Black as a singular racial distinction and challenges a monolithic notion that does not account for the many races inherent in the bloodline. This is the last showing of the exhibit. For more information, call 412-325-7017.

Monday 22

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 Tania Grubbs and Travelin’. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

Tuesday 23

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. The musician will be Brazilian vocalist Kenia. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit
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