Love Jones weekend
FEB. 10—The August Wilson Center for African American Culture will host a Love Jones Week from 5-7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a week of events based on the 1997 film “Love Jones.” It will begin with a book launch and mixer for the book, “Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide to Dating, Mating and Fighting Crime” by local authors Damon Young and Panama Jackson. There will also be a reception with the writer and director of the film “Love Jones,” Theodore Witcher; a Soul Line Dancing and Steppers Set Competition; and other concerts. The event will run through Feb. 17. For more information, call 412-258-2700.
FEB. 10—The Three Rivers Center for Independent Living Services Inc. and Fifth Third Bank will host a Wine Tasting from 5-7 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. This is an opportunity to network with friends, colleagues, members of the philanthropic community and other non-profit organizations. For more information, call 412-371-7700 ext. 181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEB. 10—PA Connecting Communities will host a Murder Mystery Valentine Theme from 6-9 p.m. at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 2601 Smallman St., Strip District. This is a fundraiser for the PACC, a non-profit organization servicing the disabled community. For more information, call 412-621-6151.
FEB. 11—Duquesne University and PNC Financial Services Group will host the 2nd Annual Chuck Cooper Classic Weekend at 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Cooper is an alumnus and the first African-American to be drafted to the NBA. The celebration will include a building dedication, a luncheon with an award presentation of the first Chuck Cooper award to Bill Nunn Jr., a concert at the August Wilson Center and a classic basketball game on Feb. 13. For more information, call Lauren Ban at 412-768-5770 or email Lauren.email@example.com.
FEB. 11—The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy of Carnegie Mellon University will host their Speaker Series from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The topic is “The History of White People.” Nell Irvin Painter, professor at Princeton University. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-268-8928 or visit www.hss.cmu.edu/cause.
FEB. 11—The American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter will host a Red Cross Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m. at AVA Lounge, 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The happy hour is to benefit the Foster Grandparent Program, which places senior citizens into volunteer positions to help high-risk children. For more information, call Michael Parker at 412-263-3168 or visit swpa.redcross.org.
FEB. 13—Urban Empire Entertainment and Monae’s Hair Studio will host “Hair For a Cause” at 7 p.m. at Mosaic Club and Lounge, 110 19th St., Strip District. This event is a hair show to showcase some of Pittsburgh’s finest hairstylist and barbers to raise awareness for Sarcoidosis, Lupus and Multi Sclerosis and will feature T-Doe Ralley & Miss Kennedy. It will be hosted by Da Big Body Benz Mocha. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Service award dinner
FEB. 24—The Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host the 22nd Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. Honorees will be Chief Nathan Harper and Cardinal Wright Regional School. For more information, call 412-325-7930.
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