Arts and Culture Calendar 4-16-14

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    Thursday 17

    Spring Concert

    The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble presents its Spring Concert at 8 p.m. at the Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. The ensemble, under the direction of Ralph Guzzi, will be joined by saxophonist Don Braden. Braden, a tenor saxophonist known for his imaginative and soulful sound, has toured the world. He will be accompanied by Gerri Allen, piano; Paul Thompson, bass; John Bagnato, guitar; and James Johnson III, drums. For more information, visit

    Pittsburgh Improv Jam

    The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is an evening of spontaneous, comedic scenes inspired by audience suggestions and performed by experienced improvisers. This is a 21 and over aged event. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

    Friday 18

    RACE Exhibition

    The Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents “RACE: Are We So Different?’ at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This exhibition looks at the ways science and human-history has intersected to form our understanding and beliefs about race. It explores the history of the idea of race, the changing role of science in that history and so much more. The exhibit will be displayed through Oct. 27. For more information, call 412-622-3131 or visit

    Jazz at Andys

    Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Jazz at Andys at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Tuesday through Saturday, local musicians will perform live. This evening’s artist will be vocalist Tania Grubbs. It is open to the public. For more information, visit

    Saturday 19

    Scooby-Doo Musical

    Cohen & Grigsby TRUST PRESENTS and Life Like Touring present “Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries” at 6 p.m. at the Benedum Theater, 803 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Follow Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang as they solve an epic mystery in Pittsburgh. This hilarious live theater show brings this favorite animated series to life. There will also be a 3 p.m. show. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

    Sunday 20


    Monday 21

    Savoy Jazz

    Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz Mondays from 5-10 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio and a special guest. This evening’s performers will be pianist William Green, from Georgia. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

    Jazz Extravaganza

    The Black Political Empowerment Project presents its 8th Annual Jazz Extravaganza, 5:30-11:30 p.m. at the Wyndham University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. The annual fundraiser supports B-PEP initiatives and will feature performances from some of the region’s most talented jazz artists. For more information, call 412-758-7898.

    Tuesday 22

    Mansions on Fifth

    Mansions on Fifth presents its Tuesday Concert Series from 7-9:30 p.m. at Mansions on Fifth, 5105 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. The featured entertainer will be jazz vocalist Carolyn Perteete, accompanied by Brett Williams, Cliff Barnes and James Johnson III. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-381-5105 or visit


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