The August Wilson Center Theatre Ensemble presents “offCenter: Open Mic-Monologue Night!” at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Mark Southers, artistic director for AWC, and members of the ensemble will perform their favorite monologues and invite the audience to perform their own. There will be a special prize given for the best audience performance. For more information, email Southers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly’s Bar & Lounge presents Kelly’s Rocks with DJ Stephan from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at 6012 Penn Circle South, East Liberty. Every Thursday through Oct. 27, DJ Stephan will spin the hottest records of rare funk, soul and jazz with a little hard rock and blues. For more information, call 412-363-6012.
CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents the “Afternoon Jazz Jam Session” from 5:30-8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Saturday evening. 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.
Savoy Restaurant & Lounge presents Live Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday Savoy will offer live jazz entertainment. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit www.savoypgh.com.
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.
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 entertainers will be Dwayne Dolphin and the Thoth Trio. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit www.pgharts.org.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture and Savoy Restaurant presents the 2nd Annual “So You Think They Can’t Dance?” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The AWC stars will take to center stage with AWC Dance Ensemble company members. Participants include Emmai Alaquiva, Harris N. Ferris, Franco “Doc” Harris, George Matta, Milton Raiford, Ted Roberts, Elisa Sanders, Sabrina Saunders, Chauncey Smith, Colleen Travis, Jimmy Williams and more. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.