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Thursday 9

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 10

MAVUNO festival

Sweetwater Arts Center presents “Fruit First XIV: Come Celebrate with Me; a celebration of life, triumph, soul and creativity” exhibit at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. This is part of the 14th annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture. The exhibit features artwork created by emerging and accomplished African-American artists and artists whose work celebrates African-American culture. There will be a reception Sept. 24 from 6-9 p.m. with live music from DJ Soy Sos and the exhibit will run through Oct. 9. For more information, 412-741-4405 or e-mail srutledge @sweetwatercenter.org.

Jazz at Andys

Fairmont Pittsburgh presents Jazz at Andys from 6-10 p.m. at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Wednesday through Saturday in September, guests will be treated to live jazz performances by some of the city’s finest musicians. The featured artist will be Maureen Budway. There is no cover charge. For more information, call 412-773-8884 or visit http://www.andys­winebar.com.

Saturday 11

Walking tour

The Sweetwater Art Center presents their MAVUNO Festival: Historical Walking Tour at 2 p.m. at St. Matthews AMEZ Church, 345 Thorn St., Sewickley. This is an opportunity for individuals to experience the excitement of the Big Band era in Sewickley’s African-American community through a guided tour of photographs and stories within this historic landmark. Author Autumn Redcross will be dressed in fashion from that day and give full experience without even leaving. Dinners will also be sold. For more information, visit http://www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org/ mavuno.

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 handpicked 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.

Sunday 12

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 Salsamba Latin Jazz band will be the featured, along with DUQ’s Tony Mowod as the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 13

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.

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 in film and television. He’s been in many films, comedy series and television shows. Also performing is Na’im Lynn. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit http://www.kevinhart­pitts­burgh.com.

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