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Thursday 4

‘Raisin’

Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents “Raisin” at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is 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 sting of racism. The show will run through Feb. 6. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.proartstickets.org.

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 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 5

Music series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts and Clearview Federal Credit Union present The 6th Annual Clearview Federal Credit Union Sweet Jazz Music Series from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Every Friday in February Sweetwater will use their series to showcase local talent. This week’s featured entertainer will be singer and pianist Jessica Lee. Her influences are blues, R&B, jazz and soul. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the event for members and $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event for non-members. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or e-mail Abby Balik at abalik@sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Smooth jazz

Club Duo presents Smooth Jazz Friday’s Valentine’s Party from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with special musical guest Sherena Wynn. DJ Sly Jock will be spinning the hits and Roland Ford and the Line Dance Crew will get the party started. There will also be giveaways. This is a no jeans event. For more information, call 412-682-0938.

Saturday 6

Hip-hop awards

360 Entertainment presents the 4th Annual Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Awards at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. There will be a red carpet event at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $100 for V.I.P. For more information, call 412-401-3919 or visit http://www.pittsburghhiphopawards.com.

Sunday 7

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

Monday 8

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 9

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 10

‘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. 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.

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