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.
Club Duo presents Smooth Jazz Friday’s from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. The smooth jazz featured entertainer will be Dwayne Dolphin and his piccolo bass band. DJ Sly Jock will play music for one’s dancing pleasure and Roland Ford will also get the evening started with line dancing. This is an over-30 event and patrons cannot wear timberlands, jeans and sneakers. The admission is $10. For more information, call 412-734-8470.
‘The Wizard of Oz’
PNC Broadway Across America in Pittsburgh presents “The Wizard of Oz” at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Experience the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, which features special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. This is a celebration of the 1939 MGM film. The production will run through April 4. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit http://www.pgharts.org
The Westmoreland Cultural Trust presents “STOMP” at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. This international sensation is coming back to the region with updated and restructured sections of the show. There will also be a performance at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30-$45. For more information, call 724-836-8000 or visit http://www.thepalacetheatre.org.
The Black Political Empowerment Project and the Pittsburgh Jazz Society present “B-PEP Jazz: A Musical Fun-Raiser” from 5:30-11:30 p.m. at Bridges in the Holiday Inn, Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. This is a six-hour jazz marathon featuring many of Pittsburgh’s best jazz musicians and vocalists. Tickets are $25 per person and $20 for senior citizens and students. For more information, call 412-758-7898, visit http://www.b-pep.net or email email@example.com.
Jazz appreciation series
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education Community Engagement and BNY Mellon Jazz presents the JazzLive National Jazz Appreciation Month Series “Groove Modern” at 8 p.m. at The Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The event is performance is co-hosted by AVA Lounge and will feature Soul Cycle, a Brooklyn, N.Y. band that brings a blend of jazz, funk, R&B, gospel, Latin, African sounds and more. DJ SMI will spin during the breaks. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.
Little E’s presents the Sean Jones Show from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at 949 Liberty Ave., 2nd floor, Cultural District. The show features Jones, a nationally recognized jazz trumpeter. For more information, call 412-392-2217.
West African art
Chatham University Art Gallery presents “Mother, Maker, Model: Women in West African Art” from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Woodland Hall, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This art exhibit is in celebration of its Global Focus Year of West. Students selected artifacts from the university’s Olkes Collection of African Art, which includes over 600 works. The exhibit will run through April 8. It is free and open to the public. Call 412-365-1106.