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Thursday 25

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.

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Friday 26

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 Betty Douglas. Douglas, Lou Schreiber and Dave Pellow will present “It’s Magic,” a program of classical jazz, from soulful ballads to scat-infused swing. 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 email Abby Balik at abalik@sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Saturday 27

From Page to Stage
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents “From Page to Stage” at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This performance serves to introduce this groundbreaking theater company to the public as well as to preview the balance of the 2010 PPTCO season through staged readings of scenes from upcoming shows, which include, VALU-MART, The Ancestor, Series and Jitney. The emcee for the evening will be Bill Nunn, along with others. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. For more information, call 412-377-7803.

Jazz collaboration
The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz presents their 23rd Season at 8 p.m. at 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The evening will feature a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with Kim Nazarian and members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the MCG Jazz Orchestra. This is a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Program. For more information, call 412-392-4900.

Sunday 28

Showcase Noir
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents “Showcase Noir: African American Artist and Designer Exhibit and Sale” at 11 a.m. at Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. There will be a special presentation by Grammy winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African a cappella group. They unite intricate rhythms and harmonies of traditional South African music with sentiments of Christian gospel music. The showcase is free until 6 p.m. For more information, call 412-471-6930.

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 Dr. Tom DeGregory Septet 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 be spinning 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 line-up 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.

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