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Thursday 8

Staycee Pearl dance project

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents the Staycee Pearl dance project at 10 a.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The project, which is led by choreographer/artist Staycee Pearl, is part of the celebrate East Liberty Summer Series and features innovated designs and music with Pearl and six dancers. Admission is $10 for general admission, $5 for students, artists and East Liberty residents. There will also be an 8 p.m. performance. For more information, call 412-363-3000.

Sunday 11

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. This will be the Joe Negri Trio CD release party. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 12

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 13

JazzLive

BYN Mellon and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement present JazzLive from 5-7 p.m. at the Agnes R. Katz Plaza, Seventh St., Cultural District. Each Tuesday there will be a performance from some of Pittsburgh’s finest jazz musicians. This week’s featured musician will be Jevon Rushton. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District, there will be a performance by Tim Stevens. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

BB King

Drusky Entertainment and The Pittsburgh Concert Group presents Blues Legend BB King in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Trib Total Media Amphitheatre at Station Square, 125 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. The special guest will be Lukas Nelson. For more information, call 1-800-745-3000.

Wednesday 14

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 welcome to enjoy an evening of Pittsburgh’s finest in jazz. The featured artist will be jazz violinist Rodney McCoy. His electric violin adds a distinctive sound to jazz. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-244-0480 or 412-731-3080.

Friday 16

Gallery crawl

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education and Community Engagement presents the Summer Gallery Crawl from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Cultural District. This is an arts open house showcase of an array of activities throughout the Cultural District with a mix of visual art, dance, music and more. The crawl will include a live outdoor performance by indie soul recording artist Eric Roberson on the JazzLive Summer Stage and a performance by Chatham Baroque on the rooftop of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

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 Street, Sewickley. Enjoy a night of impressive music performed by some of the area’s brightest musicians. The featured entertainer will be Jared Wilson and the Vibe. They feature jazz to make one feel good. The event is free and if there is rain, the event will be moved inside the arts center. For more information, visit http://www.sweetwatercenter.org.

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