Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 29

CD release party

The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz presents the Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy CD Release Party from 8-9:30 p.m. at CJ’s, 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The evening will feature great music followed by the Roger Humphries Jazz Jam Session. For more information, call 412-322-0800.

Cabaret series

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents its Late Night Cabaret Series with the Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Jam at 10 p.m. at the Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Thursday until Sept. 23, the city’s best improv performances will take the stage. It’s fast, funny and sophisticated. Tickets are $5 and the event is for individuals 21 years and older. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or e-mail kirk@pgharts.org.

Friday 30

Artistree

The August Wilson Center will host an Evening with Artistree from 6-10 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Tim Stevens will be the master of ceremonies and special guests for the evening include Rodney McCoy, Flo Wilson and The Old School Band and Vanessa Campagna. General admission is $15 and $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, call 412-414-1039.

Friday jam session

The Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment Center presents their Friday Jam Session from 6-9 p.m. at 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. The evening will feature old school and jazz music followed by DJ Traci Lee at 9 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Salsa Fridays

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents its Late Night Cabaret Series with Salsa Fridays at 10 p.m. at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Friday throughout the summer, local DJ’s will be spinning the hottest Latin dance music. There will be a performance by recording artists Los Ciegos Del Barrio, a legally blind group of guys performing salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton and more. The cost is $10. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or e-mail kirk@pgharts.org.

Saturday 31

Jazz series

BNY Mellon Jazz presents their Citiparks Stars at Riverview Jazz Series at 7 p.m. at Riverview Park, North Side. The featured entertainer will be Tania and Jeff Grubbs. This is part of a series that provides cultural and educational institutions with opportunities to offer the best in jazz artistry. For more information, call 412-255-8975 or visit http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/parks.

Sunday 1

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 ’Burgh Big Band along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555.

Friday 6

Smooth Jazz

Club Duo presents Smooth Jazz Friday’s from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. 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 or visit http://www.clubduopgh.com.

Saturday 21

Tribute concert

The Roger Humphries Big Band presents “Let the Good Times Roll,” A Live Concert Tribute to Ray Charles at 7 p.m. at the Richard E. Rauh Theater, Shadyside Academy’s Hillman Center for Performing Arts, 423 Fox Chapel Rd., Fox Chapel. The tribute will feature vocalist DC Chandler. Tickets are $25-$50. For more information, call 412-321-1069 or Don Patterson at 412-377-4681.

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