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Thursday 22   

Annual jazz explosion

The Sojourner House presents the 3rd Annual “Jazz Explosion at LeMont” Fundraiser at 6 p.m. at LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. The Sounds and Colors of Brazil featuring Kenia will be the featured entertainment. There will be a cocktail hour and dinner. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 412-441-7783, ext. 10 or e-mail jazzexplosion@yahoo.com.

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Friday 23

Step show

The University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association African American Alumni Council presents “Steppin’ Back in Time…Moving in the Future Old School…New School” at 10:30 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 7th floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Enjoy rhythmic steps with songs and chants. Tickets are $35 in advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the AAAC Scholarship Fund. For more information, call Makia Akinola at 412-401-6372 or e-mail miakinola@gmail.com.

Saturday 24

Evening of jazz

The Hill District branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh presents An Evening of Jazz from 6-9 p.m. at 2177 Centre Ave., Hill District. The featured entertainment will be the Tony Campbell Experience and the Chuck Austin Quartet. Tickets are $25 per person and benefit the Hill District Library. For more information, call Joyce Broadus at 412-281-3753 or e-mail braodusj@carnegielibrary.org.

TITLE Town

The Shadow Lounge presents TITLE Town Funk & Soul Party Kick Off from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at 5927 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. TITLE Town is a compilation of the club’s Big Throw Back and Vipers Soul Club and features DJs J. Malls and Gordy G. spinning ’60s and ’70s soul, funk and R&B. DJ David Griffiths will be the special guest. There will also be a dance contest with a $50 cash prize. Must be 18 and over to attend. For more information, call 412-363-8277 or visit http://www.titletownpgh.org.

Sunday 25

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 7-10 p.m. at the Rhythm House Café, 3029 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. The featured entertainer will be The Bone Forum and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010.

Monday 26

Jam session

AVA Lounge presents a Weekly Live Jazz/Jam Session with The Interval Trio & Friends at 9 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday jazz fans can enjoy great music from some of the best musicians. DJ J. Malls will spin the vinyls. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 27

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-8 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s talented jazz musicians will perform. The featured artist this week will be Carolyn Perteete. There will also be a performance by Kenia from 8-11 p.m. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 28

Part three

The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part Three” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This features photographs that have never before been viewed by the public, in addition to other well-known favorites. The exhibition also features the 50 winning photographs from the “One Shot ‘Teenie’ Harris Photo Contest.” The exhibit will run to Jan. 31, 2010. For more information, call 412-622-3131.

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