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Thursday 5

Jazz jam

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 25 or older. Dress code will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

Friday 6

Smooth Jazz

Club Duo presents Smooth Jazz Friday’s from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. This is a mix of smooth jazz featuring Flo Wilson and the Old School Band and DJ Sly Jock. Roland Ford will also get the evening started with line dancing. There will be a complimentary buffet and drinks. Patrons cannot wear timberlands, jeans or sneakers. Admission is $10. For more information, call 412-734-8470.

Michael Jackson tribute

The Allegheny County Bar Foundation presents “Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band” Fund-raiser at 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café, 1 Station Square. This is part of the foundation’s second annual Pro Bono Rocks event, which will raise funds for the Pro Bono Center of the foundation. Tickets are $50 and VIP packages are available. Call 412-402-6641.

Saturday 7

Stage play

Tyler Perry presents “Laugh to Keep from Crying” at 8 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. This play is based on life’s struggles in the heart of the neighborhood. The production focuses on how to raise and understand teenagers in a society that is out of control; how does one understand and protect young people; and how do you manage to keep a roof over your head when you lose your job and your retirement? Tickets range from $42-$48. For more information, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Sunday 8

Sunday lecture

The Frick Art & Historical Center presents The History on Sunday Lecture at 1:30 p.m. at the Auditorium, 7227 Reynolds St., Homewood. Joe W. Trotter, Ph.D., will present the topic “Reflections on Race and Residence in Pittsburgh.” Admission is $5. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-371-0600.

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 White Tie Group and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be host. For more information, call 412-221-5010 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 9

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 or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 10

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-8 p.m. at the Cabaret 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 Tim Stevens. There will also be a performance by Don Aliquo at 8 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 11

Charity concert

Downtown Marcy Brown of Sweaty Betty Blues Band presents the 4th Annual Charity Concert at 2 p.m. at D’vine Wine Bar & Lounge, 12017 Perry Highway, Wexford. The Sweaty Betty Blues Band is a mix of jazz, blues and R&B music. The concert will also feature Felix & The Hurricanes, Bubs McKeg and Doc Blue. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. For more information, call 724-933-5533.

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