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Thursday 15

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 Thursday in this hilarious comedy series. The cost is $3 and must be 21 and over. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or e-mail kirk@pgharts.org.

Friday 16

HomeFront Line

Silver Eye Center for Photography presents the “HomeFront Line: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11” exhibition from 12-6 p.m. at 1015 E. Carson St., South Side. This exhibition explores the far-reaching effects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, both on and away from the combat zone. It features images and multimedia projects by 11 documentary photographers and photojournalists. The exhibition will run through Dec. 10. For more information, call 412-431-1810 or visit http://www.silvereye.org.

Saturday 17

Mary Lou Williams

The August Wilson Center Family Series presents “SWING! Mary Lou Williams’ Musical Adventure in the Land of Oo Bla Dee Based on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s ‘Who is Mary Lou Williams’” at 11 a.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The audience will swing as they discover how Mary Lou Williams, “the little piano girl from East Liberty” became the “First Lady of Jazz” and a master of ragtime, stride, boogie-woogie, bebop and beyond. Join Sean Jones and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra for an afternoon of fun interactive activities and deeply swinging music including, “Roll ‘Em,” “Walkin’ and Swingin’,” and “In the Land of Oo Bla Dee.” There will also be a 1 p.m. performance. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

Sunday 18

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

Monday 19

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.

Tuesday 20

JazzLive

BNY Mellon Jazz and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust present JazzLive from 5-7 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, Penn Avenue, Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of the most talented jazz musicians will perform. The evening’s entertainer will be Al Dowe and Etta Cox. Also, there will be a performance by Gerald Haymon at 8 p.m. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.

Friday 23

Trey Songz

Uplift Enterprises presents Trey Songz at 8 p.m. at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. This is an exclusive back to school performance by R&B sensations Trey Songz for students. Tickets are $35-$65. For more information, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit http://www.treysongzpittsburgh.com.

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