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Thursday 10

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 11

Friday jam session

The Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment Center presents the Friday Jam Session from 6-9 p.m. at 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. Enjoy fun, games, music and good food. Plus DJ Traci Lee will be in the house from 9 p.m. until. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Salsa Fridays

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Salsa Fridays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is part of the Late Night Cabaret series. DJ Jeff Shirley, DJ Carlton, DJ Paul Mitchell and other special guests will spin the hottest Latin Dance music. This is a 21 and over event. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or email rkirk@pgharts.org.

Saturday 12

Rejoice

Cabaret presents Rejoice the Grand Re-Opening of Cabaret at 5 p.m. at 7928 Frankstown Ave., Wilkinsburg. This is an elegant evening of gospel and inspirational music. There will be live performances from Voices of Christ and Frederick J. Dukes Jr. Aki Jamal will be the host and Danielle Smith will be the mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $10-$15. For more information, call 412-537-3061 or email cabaret4you@yahoo.com.

Jazz at Andy’s

Fairmont Pittsburgh presents Jazz at Andy’s from 7-11 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. There is no cover charge. For more information, call 412-773-8884 or visit http://www.andyswinebar.com.

Sunday 13

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The Grand View Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainment will be the Benny Benack Swing Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 14

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.

Wednesday 16

Good news

707 Penn Gallery presents “Ayanah Moor: Good News” from 11 .am.-6 p.m. at 707 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Since 1945, Ebony has been the heralded, mainstream chronicle of the African American community, covering issues, personalities and interests in a self-affirming manner. A featured Ebony article on dating from the 1980s provides the inspiration for artist Moor’s recent project, Good News. Through the use of creative wordplay, Moor offers an alternative commentary on site, desire and eligibility. The show will run through April 3. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Thursday 18

John Legend

The Hill House Association presents John Legend Live at 7:30 p.m. at the Kaufman Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is a benefit performance to help the children, families and seniors served by the Hill House. There will also be a VIP cocktail reception hosted by Mike and Kiya Tomlin. For more information, call 412-392-4429 or visit http://www.HillHouse.org.

Thursday 24

Gospel opera

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents The Gospel at Colonus at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This gospel opera retells the story of Oedipus, using a gospel choir and soloists as the storytellers. The show will run through March 27. Tickets are $20-$65. For more information, visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Saturday 26

Anniversary celebration

The Afro-American Music Institute presents their 28th Anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Suite 411, Downtown. The evening will feature dinner, dancing and entertainment by the AAMI faculty, staff and advanced students. There will also be a performance from Sean Jones. Tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple and proceeds benefit youth scholarships and programs at the AAMI. For more information, call 412-241-6775.

Saturday 26

Late Night Cabaret

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh Improv All-Stars as a part of the Late Night Cabaret series at 10:30 p.m. at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The last Saturday of every month features the best troupes, special guests, games and performers from Thursday’s Pittsburgh Improv Jam. Tickets are $3. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6760 or email kirk@pgharts.org.

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