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Thursday 26

Shawty

R.A.W. Entertainment presents “Shawty What My Name Is!” Live at 8 p.m. at Vegas in the Strip, 1400 Smallman St., Strip District. Comedian Shawty has been seen on BET’s “Comic View,” MTV’s “Nick Cannon presents Wild ‘N Out” and more. The opening acts will be One Eye, Jerry Wilson and Samantha B. For more information, call 412-654-1244 or e-mail cardellcollins@yahoo.com.

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 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.

Friday 27

Holiday concert

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Fine Arts and the School of Music presents their annual Holiday Concert at 12 p.m. at the Rangos Auditorium at the University Center, 5032 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Professor of Music Robert Page will conduct the concert while the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Concert Choir and Repertory Chorus perform holiday favorites and classic treasures. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-268-2383.

Saturday 28

Nativity

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Africana Studies presents “Nativity: A Christmas Gift” at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 7th floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The performance will feature the Shona Sharif African Dance and Drum Ensemble and is inspired by Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity,” the show explores the Christmas season through traditional West African dance and 20th century gospel music. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call Dorsey Records at 412-71-6607.

African Night

AVA Lounge presents African Night at 10 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The evening will feature African Dance and Pop music. The cost is $5 and must be 21 and over. For more information, call 412-363-8277 or visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Sunday 29

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 Roger Humphries Big Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 30

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 1

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-8 p.m. at 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 Roger Humphries & RH Factor. There will also be a performance by Michele Benson at 8 p.m. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Wednesday 2

‘All Pro Wednesdays’

The Funny Bone presents “All Pro Wednesdays” at 7:30 p.m. at Station Square Dr., Station Square. This is a night full of a surprising lineup of touring, local and regional professional comedians who perform a wide variety of comedy. This is a 21+ show with an $8 cover. For more information, call 412-281-3130.

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