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Thursday 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.

Documentary

Diversity Films Inc. presents the “Why Us? Left Behind and Dying” documentary at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV. The film is primarily based in Pittsburgh and is the story of a group of African-American teenagers from Homewood who decided to explore the reasons why HIV/AIDS is so disproportionately high among Blacks. For more information, email Vivian Siu at vivsiu@gmail.com.

Friday 24

Lunchtime concert series

The Allegheny County Special Events Office and BNY Mellon Jazz presents the Final Friday Lunchtime Concert Series from 12-1 p.m. at the Courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., Downtown. The last Friday of each month through August there will be free concerts. “CAPA Jazz: Past, Present and Future, will be the entertainment. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Bill Deasy at 412-350-2528.

Hip-Hop Showcase

Brainofbmw.com and Monstarr Music Group presents the “Pittsburgh on the Rise” Hip-Hop Showcase from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Angel’s Night Club, 2604 Josephine St., South Side. The showcase will feature local hip-hop talent from the ‘burgh. For more information, call Brandon Walker at 724-914-1682 or email brainofbmw@gmail.com.

Saturday 25

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 26

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

Wednesday 29

Jazz on the Steps

Jazz Workshop Inc. presents Jazz On the Steps 2011 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Homewood’s Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Every Wednesday through the month of July, family and friends are invited to share in an evening of Pittsburgh’s finest Jazz musicians. This week’s featured performer will be Eric Johnson, with his blend of blues and funk, mixed with jazz. It is free and open to the public. If it rains the event will be moved to inside the library. For more information, call 412-244-0480.

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