Arts and Culture Calendar 8-19-15

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Thursday 20

Wall Paintings
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents “Wall Paintings” at SPACE, 812 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Twelve artists created a large painting directly on walls of the gallery using standard latex paint. Artists include Alphonso Sloan, Ramon Riley and Steve Prince, just to name a few. The exhibit will run through Aug. 30. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.

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 21

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. Special guest DJ Malls will be spinning the vinyl as part of the VINYL Happy Hour. There will also be a musical performance by jazz legend Etta Cox. It is open to the public. For more information, visit www.andyswinebar.com.

Saturday 22

Monroeville Jazz Festival 2015
The Monroeville Jazz Festival Inc. presents 13th Annual Monroeville Jazz Festival from 6-9 p.m. at Tall Trees Amphitheater, Monroeville Community Park West, Monroeville. The event will include Bob Studebaker as the master of ceremonies and featured performances by Firm Roots and Lisa Ferraro. The event will benefit the Greater Community Food Bank. For more information, visit www.monroevillejazz.org.

Sunday 23

Reservoir of Jazz Concert Series
Citiparks presents the Reservoir of Jazz Concert Series from 7-9 p.m. at the Highland Park Reservoir, Highland Avenue and Reservoir Drive, in Highland Park. Guests can sit on the lawn of Highland Park and listen to the sounds of jazz performed by Pittsburgh’s finest musicians. The featured performer will be Elevations. Following the series, there will be a Summer Soul Line Dancing session by instructor Roland Ford. He incorporates R&B music in classes that begin with basic steps and finish with more advanced moves. For more information, call 412-255-2493.

Monday 24

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 by some of the city’s most talented jazz performers. The evening will feature Judi Figel with the Roger Humphries Trio. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 25

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 enjoy a free live jazz series that showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians. The evening’s musician will be James Johnson III. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 26

Jazz Wednesdays
City of Asylum presents “Jazz Wednesdays: Summer on Sampsonia” from 7-9 p.m. at the Alphabet City Tent, 318 Sampsonia Way, North Side. Every Wednesday, through Sept. 16, a series of free jazz concerts will be held featuring icon Roger Humphries and his band, RH Factor. Performances are free, open to the public and BYOB. Reservations are not required, but strongly encouraged. For more information, visit www.cityofasylum.org/events.

 

 

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