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.
Club Duo presents Smooth Jazz Friday’s Amazing March from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. Come and enjoy the extraordinary vocal range of special musical guest Sherena Wynn and band. 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 over 30 and no jeans event. For more information, call 412-682-6200.
The Kente Arts Alliance presents the Second Blues, Roots and Spirits Series at 8 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This Women’s History Month concert will feature jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin and her Quartet. She will pay tribute to the great female singers, past, present and future. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org.
The Engine House 25 Winery, the American’s Music Crossroads Center and the Clemente Society presents Red, White & Blues from 8-10:30 p.m. at 3339 Penn Ave., Strip District. This is a First Saturdays live music series that will feature Engine House 25 wines and artists Tania Grubbs, Jeff Grubbs and Daniel May. Cover is $10. For more information, call 412-621-2521.
Pelican Publishing Company presents the Book Signing of Stacey Harris’ book “The Diabetic Pastry Chef” from 2-4 p.m. at Borders Books and Music, 1775 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Using a number of substitution techniques to lower the carbohydrate and calorie counts in her recipes, pastry chef and diabetic Harris has transformed more than two hundred desserts into delicious, diabetic-friendly delights. There will also be sugar-free chocolate samples available. For more information, call 412-835-5583.
Sunday night jazz
The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 7-10 p.m. at the Rivers Casino.The featured entertainer will be Trio Bravo remembering John D’Amico and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010 or visit 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 be spinning the vinyl. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit 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. This week’s musician is Tenor Saxophonist and Bandleader Jared Wilson & The Vibe. The band is extremely versatile with a repertoire that spans Jazz, R&B and Blues. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.pgharts.org.
The Wood Street Galleries presents Martin Bonadeo: Alba Magica from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 601 Wood St., Cultural District. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with Bonadeo’s projections, luminal sculptures and electronic objects that explore the ways in which we approach and measure space and time. The exhibit runs through April 3. For more information, call 412-471-5605 or visit www.woodstreetgalleries.org.