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Thursday 22

Affrilachia

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the “Common Ground: Affrilachia Where I’m From!” exhibition at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This exhibition features 50 works of art from western Pennsylvania artist who are emerging or established. This is a collaboration between the Center and the Affrilachian Art Project, and will run through March 17, 2012. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit http://www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.

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 23

Harris Exhibit

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.

Josh White Jr.

Opus One Productions presents Josh White Jr. at 9 p.m. at Club Café, 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side. White, who is celebrating 66 years as a performer, has a recognizable style of jazz, folk music and blues. For more information, call 412-488-8800 or visit http://www.ticketweb.com/clubcafe.

Sunday 25

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday 26

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. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.

Tuesday 27

Holiday Show

Fein Art Gallery presents its Fourth Annual Holiday Art Show at 519 E. Ohio St., North Side. There will be a group show featuring some of Pittsburgh’s finest artists. The show will run through Jan. 20. For more information, call 412-321-5816 or visit http://www.feinartgallery.com

MEMPHIS

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh presents MEMPHIS the Musical at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical takes place in the clubs of the segregated 50s, where a White DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with a Black singer. This production is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising music. The show will run through Jan. 1. For more information, visit http://www.TrustArts.org.

Thursday 29

Kwanzaa Celebration

Kente Arts Alliance, UJAMAA Collective and the Hill House Association presents a Kwanzaa Celebration from 7-10 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufman Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. The guest speaker is Dr. Maulana Karenga, creator of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba. The theme for his address will be “Kwanzaa and the Seven Principles: Sustaining & Sharing the World.” There will also be a children’s program at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-322-0292 or visit http://www.kentearts.org.

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