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Thursday 17

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 18

Light Up Night

Duquesne Light and Downtown Pittsburgh present the 51st annual Duquesne Light “Light Up Night” Celebration. This is a kick-off to the 2011 holiday season. There will also be a Horse-Drawn Candlelight Carriage Parade at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, along with festive fun and performances in Market Square. For more information, visit http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com

Fantastic Fridays

Jay G & Big D presents Galaxy’s Fantastic Fridays from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Club Galaxy, 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. Tracy Lee will host this event with DJ Matt G on the 1’s and 2’s. There will be tight security and ladies are free from 9-10 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Saturday 19

Harris Exhibition

The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story” at the museum’s Heinz Galleries, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This is an exhibit about famous photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris and features thousands of his classic and historic photos. There will also be life size projections combined with a newly commissioned jazz soundtrack. The exhibit will run through April 7, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.cmoa.org.

Afternoon Jazz

CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents its Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. The evening’s entertainment will be The Tony Campbell Band and all musicians are welcomed. There will also be an evening of R&B at 9 p.m. with The Top Flite Band featuring Ronnie Biggs. This is an over 30 establishment with a dress code. For more information, call 412-642-2377 or visit http://www.cjsinthestrip.com.

Sunday 20

Kirk Franklin

Savoy Restaurant presents Fearless “The Tour” with Kirk Franklin & Guests at 6 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The evening will feature television host, award winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin, along with BET’s Sunday Best winner Amber Bullock with Isaac Carree, recording artists Deon Kipping and Jason Nelson and the Mt. Ararat Dance Ensemble M.A.D.E. Reverend Brian Edmonds and Sherri Lynn will be the hosts. For more information, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit http://www.KirkFranklinPittsburgh.com.

Monday 21

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.

Saturday 26

The Whispers

Savoy Restaurant presents The Whispers Thanksgiving Weekend Concert with Angela Winbush at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 121 Sixth Ave., Downtown. The legendary Whispers and Winbush will perform some of their greatest hits. There will also be a performance from Pittsburgh’s own Joy Ike with Tracey Lee as the host. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

Sunday 27

Jay-Z and Kanye West

The Consol Energy Center presents the Watch the Throne Tour: Jay-Z and Kanye West at 7:30 p.m. at 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. This is a rare collaboration between two of Hip-Hop’s most recognized artists that will feature some of each of their hottest hits along with singles from their “Watch the Throne” album. For more information, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.

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