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 25-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.
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.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the 3rd Annual First Voice: A Pittsburgh International Black Arts Festival at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The festival honors and celebrates the creator and creative process and represents a variety of artistic ventures in an array of disciplines. The festival will run through May 28 and include James Ziegler, Tameka L. Cage, Amanda Lewis and more. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.culturaldistrict.org.
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.
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 www.andyswinebar.com.
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 Boilermaker Jazz Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit www.pittsburghjazz.org.
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 www.shadowlounge.net.
Friday June 3
Three Rivers Arts Festival
The Pittsburgh Cultural District and Dollar Bank presents the 2011 Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park, Downtown. There will be free concerts open to the public, art, vendors and more. Enjoy this annual event, which will run through June 12. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.3riversartsfest.org.
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 www.pittsburghjazzlive.com.
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 www.pittsburghsymphony.org.