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The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Richmond Barthe: His Life in Art” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a collection of 30 sculptures by Barthe, the first modern African-American sculptor to achieve national and international success. He created classically influenced bronze sculptures featuring African-American and African subjects. The exhibit will be shown through Sept. 15. For more information, call 412-258-2700.
CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30 years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.
Savoy Restaurant presents “An Evening with Kem” at 8 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Artistree and Teresa Hawthorne will join R&B artist Kem. For more information, call Chris at 412-400-0313 or visit www.savoypgh.com or www.grooveproductionsinc.com.
The Space Upstairs presents the Second Saturdays Jazz Series at 8 p.m. at 214 N. Lexington Ave., Point Breeze. This monthly event is hosted by artists from the Space Upstairs and the Pillow Project, who interactively share with audiences their multimedia work and impromptu collaborations with guest music, movement and visual artists in a 4,000 square foot canvas. The cost is $10. For more information, call 412-225-9269 or visit www.pillowproject.org/thespace.
Sunday Night Concert
The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents its Sunday Night Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St, North Side. The featured entertainment will be the Tim Stevens and Leonard Johnson Project and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit www.pittsburghjazz.org.
Reading Round Table
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the Reading Round Table Series at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The first Monday of every month, guests can enjoy plays by award winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, along with works from up and coming playwrights. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.augustwilsoncenter.org.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented jazz musicians, cool drinks and great people. This week’s entertainer will be Sean Jones & Friends. For more information, visit www.trustarts.org
Gem of the Ocean
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Gem of the Ocean” at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This play features the character Aunt Esther, who opens her home to a troubled migrant from the rural South, Citizen Bartlow, and portrays the emotional and physical journey that Bartlow goes through. There will also be performances on Sept. 18, Oct. 2 and 9. For more information, visit www.augustwilsoncenter.org.
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