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.
Behind Our Scenes
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s SPACE Gallery presents Behind Our Scenes from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at 812 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an exhibit that showcases works from those whose job it is to present the artwork for the Pittsburgh community. Pittsburgh’s thriving art scene is unique and creative. By looking deeper, one will find that many of the people working “behind the scenes” form their own artistic community—working artists who spend much of their time and energy promoting the artwork of others. The goal for Behind Our Scenes is to give the artists working “backstage” the opportunity to showcase their work and to celebrate and further unite Pittsburgh’s arts community. The exhibit will run through Feb. 13. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-325-7723 or visit http://www.spacepittsburgh.org.
Each One Teach One
2nd Music and Radio Conference
Kevin Amos will be holding his second music and radio seminar at Carnegie-Mellon University Center Jan. 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free of charge and open to the public. At the university, Amos broadcasts his radio programs from the studios of WRCT-FM where he has been an independent broadcaster/producer for 20 years. Amos has gathered participants on panels covering jazz, blues, R&B, reggae/world music, hip-hop, rock, radio, preserving musical history and Independent artists. The event location will be in the University Center, Connan and Peter/Wright/McKenna conference rooms. For more information, call Kevin Amos at 412-818-3789.
The Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater presents comedian Earthquake at 7 p.m. at 166 E. Bridge St., Waterfront. National renowned comedian Earthquake has been featured on BET’s “ComicView,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Jamie Foxx presents Laffapalooza” and “MAD TV” just to name a few. He will appear Jan. 15-17 with several shows nightly. For more information, call 412-462-5233.
Cohen & Grigsby Trust and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents “Step Afrika!” at 7 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Cultural District. This show celebrates stepping, which is linked to African and modern dance traditions and is the first professional company devoted to stepping and is a feast for the eyes and ears. Tickets range from $20.50-$32.50. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.
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.
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.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s most talented jazz musicians will perform. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.
‘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 that perform a wide variety of comedy. This is a 21+ show with an $8 cover. For more information, call 412-281-3130.