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Thursday 5

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 6

Smooth Jazz

Club Duo presents their Annual White Party with Smooth Jazz Fridays from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. The night’s musical guests will be The Starship Family featuring Brother 2 Brother, Jacques Burvick and Danny Boy. DJ Sly Jock will play music for one’s dancing pleasure and Roland Ford and the Pittsburgh Steppers will also get the evening started with line dancing. This is an over-30 event and patrons cannot wear timberlands, jeans and sneakers. The suggested attire is all white and admission is $10. For more information, call 412-734-8470 or visit http://www.clubduopgh.com.

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.

Saturday 7

President’s Choice

The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh presents “President’s Choice: 100 @ 100” at the 907 Penn Avenue Gallery, 907 Penn Ave., Cultural District. As a part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the AAP’s centennial celebration they will feature an exhibit of 100 works by 100 member artists. The exhibition will run through Sept. 19. For more information, visit http://www.aapgh.org

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 Sean Jones. 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 8

Concert series

Citiparks presents their “Reservoir of Jazz” Concert Series from 5-7 p.m. at Highland Park. Every Sunday in August music lovers can enjoy jazz performances by some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians. The evening’s performer will be Sean Jones and Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra featuring “the Pittsburgh Scene.” For more information, call 412-255-2391 or visit http://www.citiparks.net.

Saturday 14

Arts in the park

Umoja African Arts Company presents the 6th Annual African Arts in the Park 2010 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Allegheny Commons Park, North Side. This is an event for all backgrounds recognizing that the performance and presentation of African Art is a strong contribution to the cultural district of Pittsburgh. There will be a special performance by national recording artist Dru Hill. The event will run through Aug. 15. For more information, call 412-471-1121 or visit http://www.africanartsinthepark.org.

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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