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Thursday 25

Exploration of Rhythm

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents Sean Jones Presents…Duets: Exploration of Rhythm at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The well-recognized trumpeter, Sean Jones, will share the stage with legendary Jazz musician Roger Humphries. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

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 26

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 DJ 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 or over. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or email kirk@pgharts.org.

Saturday 27

Haiti Fundraiser

Bynums Marketing and Communications Inc. presents “A Gift of Hope: From the hills of Pittsburgh to the mountains of Haiti” fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. at 115 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This fundraiser is to help the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti feed more than 500 Haitian children. There will be musical performances, a silent auction, local and ethnic foods and more. For more information, call 412-471-4332 or email rbynum2124@earthlink.net.

Poets Café

The Pittsburgh Poets Café presents its Fun-raiser reception and celebration at 6 p.m. at Sanaa Studio and Gallery, 518 Blessing St., Pittsburgh. Featured guests will include The Tubby Daniels Jazz Band, The Muddy Creek Blues Band, the Langston Hughes Poetry Society, the Kuntu Writers Workshop Poets and more. There will be vendors, open mike and a buffet. Kevin Amos will be the Master of Ceremonies. The fun-raiser will benefit The Montage. The cost is $5. For more information, call 412-277-4289 or 412-973-5188.

Shyne Awards

WAMO 100 and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture present the 5th Annual Shine Awards at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This ceremony is to celebrate the achievements of youth from the community, ages 13-19. Hosea Chinches, who plays Mali on the hit show “The Game,” will be the host. There will be a red carpet event at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit http://www.theshyneawards.org.

Monday 29

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.

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