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Thursday 12

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 13

Club Galaxy

Jay G & Big D present Club Galaxy from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment, 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. The evening will be hosted by Tracey Lee and DJ Matt G on the 1’s and 2’s. Ladies are free from 9-10 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Saturday 14

Jazz Intervention

The Afro-American Music Institute and Two Brothers present Jazz Intervention: An Evening with Ronnie Laws at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening will be hosted by Donna Baxter, CEO of Soul Pitt, and Bob Allen of KDKA-TV will be the guest Master of Ceremonies. Other performances include the Afro-American Music Institute Youth Jazz Group and Eddie Baccus Jr. & Straight to the Point. There will be an official after party at CJs from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. for those 30 and over. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit http://www.proartstickets.org.

Sunday 15

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 Harold Betters Quartet and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 16

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. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Friday 20

Spring explosion

B. Marshall Productions & T. Rose Enterprises presents Pittsburgh’s 1st Annual Spring Explosion “Rip the Runway” at 6 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The evening will star singers Lloyd and MIGUEL and America’s Next Top Model Eva Pigford will be the co-host. For more information, call 412-657-2998 or 412-726-2605.

Friday June 3

Jazz festival

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Jazz Festival from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Cultural District. There will be a JazzLive Crawl, outdoor stages, national and international renowned musicians and a visual art show. The festival is in collaboration with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts and will run through June 5. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazzlive.com.

Thursday June 23

Boyz II Men

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh present the 8th Annual PSO Community Partners Concert featuring Boyz II Men at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. National recording artists and award winning R& B group Boyz II Men, who are best known for their ballads and a cappella harmonies, will sing some of their most popular hits. There will also be other special guest performances. Proceeds from each ticket will benefit a local non-profit group of one’s choice. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

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