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Thursday 18

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.

Bilal

Savvy Marketing and Urban Kontent Brand presents Bilal Live from 8-10 p.m. at the Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. Bilal is a classical trained vocalist who has performed and collaborated with some of the top artists. Along with Bilal will be DJ Vex, Gene Stovall and Tiara Wiles. There will be an 11 p.m.-1 a.m. performance and for individuals 21 and over show. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Friday 19

Music Combine

Club MOSAIC presents the Music Combine from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 110 19th St., Strip District. Representatives for Universal Records and R&R Entertainment will be in attendance, along with special guest Andre Guess, President of the August Wilson Center. Registration is $50. For more information, e-mail Lee Davis at prettyle27@yahoo.com.

Jazz at Andy’s

Fairmont Pittsburgh presents Jazz at Andy’s from 6-10 p.m. at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Wednesday through Saturday, 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.

Ole School cabaret

Midnight Productions presents an Ole School Cabaret from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Homewood Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The cabaret will feature Doug E. Fresh, Chubb Rock and Slick Rick. For more information, call 412-758-5787.

Saturday 20

Final show

The Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents “Harriet Tubman Loved Somebody” at 8 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall, 7th floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is the first performance of the 2010-11 season, which celebrates playwrights influenced by Rob Penny. This play explores the strong spirit of one of the most famous conductors of the Underground Railroad and why she chose to lead hundreds to freedom versus saving herself. For more information, call 412-624-8498 or visit http://www.kuntu.org.

Sunday 21

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 Kenny Blake 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.

Monday 22

Interval

AVA Lounge presents Live Jazz with The Interval Trio & Friends at 8:30 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday DJ J. Malls will be spinning jazz vinyls, followed by an open jam session. Also from 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be a pre-Interval happy hour featuring the sounds of DJ Stephan. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 23

Lou Donaldson

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s JazzLive Series presents Lou Donaldson and his Quartet at 7:30 p.m. at the Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Donaldson is a jazz legend and has played with numerous all-star jazz musicians. This is a rare live engagement. He continues to tour at the age of 83 and has been inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame. Tickets are $25-$30. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

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