Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 17

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 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 18

Music series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents the Summer Music Series from 6-8 p.m. at the Wolcott Park Gazebo, Broad and Beaver St., Sewickley. Enjoy a night of impressive music performed by some of the area’s brightest musicians. The featured entertainer will be Verna’s Caribbean Vibes Steelband. They feature a combination of calypso, reggae and American pop music for dancing. The event is free and if there is rain, the event will be moved inside. For more information, visit http://www.sweetwatercenter.org.

MillerDANCE

MillerDANCE presents “I Look at You and I See Myself” at 8:30 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 812 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This show is a collaboration between the Mary Miller Dance Company, fiber Artist Tina Brewer and musician Charles Hall. The artists have come together in the creation of a multi-dimensional work of modern dance, exploring the framework of Brewer’s quilts. Following the show there will be a question-answer session with the artists. There will also be a performances June 25-26. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 412-525-7723 or http://www.marymillerdanceco.org.

Saturday 19

Beyond illusion

African for Africans presents their Beyond Illusion Forum from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This is a day of celebrating unity to claim the African legacy and history. Guest speakers will include John Ford, Chris Moore, Jasiri X and Ayeshah Bulls. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-731-3080 or Majidah at 412-27-2726.

Sunday 20

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 the Trombone Forum Big Band along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 21

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 22

JazzLive

BNY Mellon and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents Jazz­Live from 5-7 p.m. at the Agnes R. Katz Plaza, Seventh Stree, Cultural District. Each Tuesday there will be a performance from some of Pittsburgh’s finest jazz musicians. This week’s featured musicians will be Al Dowe and Etta Cox. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District, there will be a performance by Don Aliquo Sr. Every Tuesday some of Pittsburgh’s most talented jazz musicians will perform. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Wednesday 23

Jazz on the steps

Jazz Workshop Inc. presents Jazz On the Steps from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Every Wednesday individuals are invited to enjoy an evening of Pittsburgh’s finest in jazz. The featured artist will be the Gerald Haymon Jazz Quartet. Haymon is an accomplished guitarist who graces the jazz stage with his own unique sound. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-244-0480.

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