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Thursday 28

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 29

Jazz concert

The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild presents the David Sanborn Band at 7 p.m. at MCG Jazz, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. Sandborn is know to uniquely combine jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues and brings something with his saxophone skills. For more information, call 412-322-0800.

Next stage

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents the Next Stage Artist-in-Residence with Sidra Bell Dance New York at 7:30 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a contemporary dance troupe presenting innovative, proactive and kinetic dance theater works. Their performances feature haunting, emotionally transporting, complex, dynamic and highly physical moves. After the show there will be a performance by Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion. Tickets are $15, $10 for East Liberty residents and $5 for students and artists. For more information, e-mail info@kelly-strayhorn.org.

Saturday 30

Raisin

The Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents “Raisin” at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is a musical base on the play “A musical based on the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, which tells the story of a family maturing while dealing with the stings of racism. The show will run through Feb. 6. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.proartstickets.org.

Title Town

J. Malls and Gordy G presents the Title Town Soul & Funk Party from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at 5972 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. Title Town revisits ’60s and ’70s soul, deep and classic funk, and old school rhythm and blues. DJ’s J. Malls and Gordy G spin five hours of the finest, rare and classic grooves for the dance floor – strictly on 45 rpm records. Must be 18 or older. The cost is $5. For more information, visit http://www.titletownpgh.com.

Sunday 31

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 Trombone Forum 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 1

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 vinyl. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 2

JazzLive

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.

Wednesday 3

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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