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Thursday 2

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 years 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 3

Back to school concert

Bynums Marketing & Communications Inc. presents “21:03 Back-to-School Concert” at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, North Side. The featured performer, 21:03, is a nationally known urban gospel group made up of three young men. The concert will provide youths with an opportunity to see positive role models and hear an uplifting and encouraging message. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, call 412-471-4332 or visit http://www.encouragingevents.com.

Saturday 4

Jazz series

BNY Mellon Jazz presents their Citiparks Stars at Riverview Jazz Series at 7 p.m. at Riverview Park, North Side. 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 5

Concert series

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 http://www.citiparks.net.

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

Monday 6

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 7

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 the Dwayne Dolphin Jam Session. Also from 7-11 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, there will be a performance by Kevin Howard. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Saturday 11

Music series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents “The Dwayne Dolphin Presents” Music Series from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. The series will feature three concerts showcasing a different style of jazz each week. The entertainment has been hand-picked by Dolphin himself. There will be a performance by Dwayne Dolphin and Friends. Seating is limited and the cost is $8-$15. For more information, visit http://www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org.

Friday 17

Kevin Hart

Savvy Marketing LLC, Afro Blew Media Inc. and J Ball Entertainment LLC presents The Kevin Hart Comedy Explosion at 8 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Hart is one of the most versatile comedy actors of film and television. He’s been in many films, comedy and television shows. Also performing is Live is Na’im Lynn. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit http://www.kevinhartpitts­burgh.com.

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