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Thursday 11

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.

Comedy Jam

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Jam at 10 p.m. at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. As part of the Late Night Cabaret Series, some of the city’s best improv comedians mix it up every week in this hilarious comedy series. The cost is $3 and must be 21. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or email kirk@pgharts.org.

Friday 12

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.

Salsa Fridays

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Salsa Fridays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is part of the Late Night Cabaret Series. DJ Jeff Shirey, DJ Carlton and DJs Paul Mitchell will spend the hottest Latin dance music while guests dance at one of the city’s hottest late night dance spots. Must be 21 and over. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or email kirk@pgharts.org.

Saturday 13

Arts in the Park

Umoja African Arts Company presents the 2011 7th Annual African Arts in the Park from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Point State Park, Downtown. The theme is “Africa’s Impact on Diverse Cultures.” The event is dedicated to the demonstration and promotion of African and African Diaspora Arts in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. For more information, call 412-224-4086 or visit http://www.africanartsinthepark.org.

Benefit Concert

Kid Nation and Lee Davis Productions present a Benefit Concert at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The theme is “You got to see it to believe it” and will feature the Undalrds and other special guests. All proceeds will benefit the Kid Nation “Honor Roll Tour.” For more information, call 412-456-6666 or http://www.culturaldistrict.org/pgharts.

Sunday 14

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

Monday 15

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. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 16

JazzLive

BNY Mellon Jazz and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust present JazzLive from 5-7 p.m. at Katz Plaza, Penn Avenue, Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of the most talented jazz musicians will perform. This week’s entertainer will be Brett Williams. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Friday 19

Music Series

The Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents its Summer Music Series from 6-8 p.m. at the Gazebo, Wolcott Park, Broad and Beaver St., Sewickley. Entertainment featured will be Resonance, a collaboration of Caribbean and Jazz music. For more information, visit http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org.

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