1) Savoy Restaurant’s Savoy Jazz Mondays celebrates its 4th anniversary tonight with a celebration featuring club mainstay Roger Humphries, one of Pittsburgh’s top percussionists, with his band RH Factor. Join in the celebration of a great jazz spot. 6 – 10 p.m. No cover. 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District.
2) Best of Enemies – William F. Buckley Jr., father of the modern day conservative movement, was the founder of the political magazine the National Review and longtime host of the highly influential PBS show Firing Line. Buckley believed in God, law and order, and a hierarchical political and cultural system ruled by the intellectual elites. Gore Vidal was certainly an intellectual elite, but there any similarity ends. He was born into a famous family and had made his name writing scandalous books about sexual, social and religious “transgressors” — The City and the Pillar and Myra Breckinridge to name a few. He was a relentless liberal who could be every bit as venomous and vicious as Buckley … and the two men hated each other like crazy. So wasn’t it clever for ABC News in 1968 to hire Buckley and Vidal to engage in a series of debates set around the Republican and Democratic conventions. The debates began on a lofty level but eventually devolved into a protracted series of erudite mudslinging that, in the view of directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville, began the collapse of meaningful political debate in our country. This documentary explores the debates, ABC’s own motivations and the politics of the time. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)
3) Check out new and established talent at one of the city’s best open stage nights, Club Cafe’s AcoustiCafe. The host of tonight’s supportive and friendly event is Clinton Clegg. No cover. 7 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side.