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Thursday 7

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 8

MAVUNO festival

Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents Celebratory Imagery as a part of their MAVUNO festival from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Elizabeth Asche Douglas, a retired professor, will facilitate a lecture using visual artworks by celebrated African-Americans and readings from African-American poets and writers. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Saturday 9

‘Color of Strings’

The Kente Arts Alliance presents the “Color of Strings” jazz series at the New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side. The concert will pay tribute to legendary Pittsburgh-born bassist Ray Brown. The performance will also feature Dwayne Dolphin, Ritchie Good, Curtis Lundy, Thomas Wendt and Dave Budway. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.proartstickets.org.

‘Rejoice in Gospel’

Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents “Rejoice in Gospel” at 6:30 p.m. at Sewickley Academy, Rea Auditorium, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley. This is a choir day where choirs from churches in the region come together to perform their favorite gospel songs. The headliner will be the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir. Brother Marlon will be the master of ceremonies. There will also be a reception following the event. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Sunday 10

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 Harold Betters Quartet 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.

Tuesday 12

Mural dedication

The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corp. and the Sprout Foundation present a Mural Dedication for the Business District from 4-7 p.m. at 745 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg. This is a part of the corporation’s Public Art Program. The community is invited. For more information, call 412-727-7855 or visit http://www.wilkinsburgcdc.org.

Wednesday 13

Children’s choir

Valley High School presents the African Children’s Choir at 703 Stevenson Blvd., New Kensington. This concert will feature children from the poorest countries who have the richest voices. It will include children’s songs, popular gospel tunes and lively spirituals. For more information, call 724-337-4536 or visit http://www.bigmachinemedia.com.

Thursday 15

Nancy Wilson

BYN Mellon presents Nancy Wilson Live at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. MCG Jazz’s very own Nancy Wilson is back to grace the stage with her presence. As a world-renowned vocalist, Wilson has three Grammy-winning CDs, two of which were produced by the MCG Jazz record label. She has been a formidable force in the music and jazz industry for over half a century. With a legendary voice that embodies the nuances of gospel, blues and jazz, she never ceases to amaze. There will also be a performance Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.

Saturday 30

Bill Cosby

Heinz Hall presents “The Legendary Bill Cosby” for one night only at 5:30 p.m. at 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Cosby is one of America’s prolific comedians of all time and has dazzled all generations of fans with his comedy routines. He has also captured audiences with his albums and best-selling books. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

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