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Thursday 27

Opening night

The University of Pittsburgh’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents “Radio Gulf” by August Wilson at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 7th floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is the last play of the 2009-2010 Season and ends with the final play in Wilson’s 10-play Cycle chronicling Black life in the 20th century. The play is about successful entrepreneur Harmond Wilks, who aspires to become the city’s first Black mayor. But when his past comes to life, his campaign is put in jeopardy. The show will run through June 12. Admission is $20 for adults, $13 for senior citizens and $5 for students. For more information, call 412-624-7298 or visit http://www.kuntu.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 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 28

Spring bling

B. Marshall Productions presents Pittsburgh’s Spring Bling Memorial Weekend Celebration at 7 p.m. at the Station Square Amphitheatre, 1 Station St., Station Square. The concert will feature Lil Kim, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti, Hurricane Chris and Roscoe Dash. Terrance and Rocsi of BET will be the hosts and J-Kruz and Vanessa of SteelCityLive.com will co-host. Admission is $35 and $45-$75 for seating. For more information, call 724-205-9376 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday 29

‘Jitney’

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company presents August Wilson’s “Jitney” at 8 p.m. at 542 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The play, directed by Mark Clayton Southers, is the seventh in Wilson’s 10-play Cycle and features Sala Udin and an all-star cast. It’s set in 1970s in the Hill District and depicts gypsy-cab drivers who serve Black neighborhoods and the Black experience in the 20th century America. Performances run through May 30. For more ­information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.pghplay­wrights.com.

Sunday 30

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The GrandView Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainer will be Roger Humphries and the RH Factor along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 31

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 1

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.

Soul night

AVA Lounge presents Ya Dig! Soul Night at 9 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Tuesday night DJs will play the best in soul music. For more information, call 412-363-8277.

Wednesday 2

Poet’s playshop

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh presents the Pittsburgh Poet’s Playshop at 12 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Local poets and writers collaborate compositions, poetry exercises and more. For more information, call Renèe at 412-622-3151.

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