Lunch on Liberty
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents Lunch on Liberty from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Culture District. Every Thursday individuals can enjoy lunch and then steppin’ with Pittsburgh’s Dancing DJ Roland Ford. Food is available for purchase and the event will run through Sept. 2. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.
The Dignity and Respect Campaign presents the Candidates Comedy Night 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Club, 166 E. Bridge St., Waterfront. The evening features candidates running for political office in local, state and federal elections. Each candidate prepares five minutes of material. The proceeds benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. For more information, call 412-864-3582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “I’ve Known Rivers-Building Bridges” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibit is a showcase of Pittsburgh’s regional visual artists of African descent presentation of an interpretation of Langston Hughes’ poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” It explores the personal connections, historical challenges and physical beauty and symbolic meanings found within the depths of the rivers. The exhibit will run through Aug. 31. For more information, call 412-258-2700.
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.
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.
MCG Jazz presents the Aurora Fusion Jazz at the Citipark’s 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. For more information, call 412-255-2391 or visit www.citiparks.net.
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 www.shadowlounge.net.
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 Jamie Moore. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, there will be a performance by Jay Willis. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.pgharts.org.
Borders Eastside Bookstore presents a Book Discussion and Signing with Joe Trotter and Jared Day of CMU for their book “Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II” at 6 p.m. at 5986 Penn Circle South, East Liberty. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-383-2493.