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Thursday 23

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.

Funky Turns 40

ToonSeum presents “Funky Turns 40: The Black Character Revolution” at 945 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an exhibit celebrating the legacy of the first wave of positive Black animated characters of the 1970s. Some of the featured characters are Fat Albert, the Jackson Five, the Harlem Globetrotters and more. The exhibit will run through March 10. For more information, call 412-232-0199 or visit http://www.funky40.eventbrite.com.

Friday 24

Sweet Jazz

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Center presents the 8th annual Sweet Jazz series from 7-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. The featured guest will be Pittsburgh-based Brazilian vocalist Kenia, with her style that is a combination of jazz, samba and bossa nova. Tickets are $10-$18. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org.

Reading Series

Chatham University presents Poet Tyehimba Jess at 8 p.m. at the university’s James Laughlin Music Hall, Welker Room, 1 Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is part of the Words Without Walls Black Writers Reading Series. There will be a free public reading and book signing. A reception will follow. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu.

Saturday 25

Oldies Cabaret

Ed presents Ed’s Oldies Cabaret from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is a B.Y.O.B. affair with grown folks music by DJ X-Man. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 412-537-2484.

Tubby Daniels Band

CJ’s presents The Tubby Daniels Band at 9 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. Guests will enjoy an evening of live R&B. Also, before the band, there will be the Afternoon Jazz Jam Session from 5-8 p.m. This is a 30 and over establishment and no tennis shoes. For more information, call 412-642-2377 or visit http://www.cjsinthestrip.com.

Sunday 26

Sunday Night Concert

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents its Sunday Night Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St, North Side. The featured entertainment will be Eric Johnson’s “Fabulos” ‘A’ Team and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Wednesday 29

BHM Exhibit Closing

Citiparks, BNY Mellon and WAMO 100 present “A City of Rhythm: A Tribute to African American Music in Pittsburgh” Exhibit from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City-County Building Lobby, 414 Grant St., Downtown. The exhibit features photographs and other memorabilia to showcase Pittsburgh’s rich musical heritage and spotlight African-American musicians. For more information, visit http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/parks/black_history_month.

Saturday 3

Jazz Party

MCG Jazz presents “Once in a Lifetime: The Jazz Party” at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. This is part of the MCG’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and will feature performances from FIVE PLAY, Marlena Shaw and other Jazz Legends. There will be a mix and mingle with the legends, cocktails and a sneak peek at the Smithsonian Jazz oral histories featuring the Pittsburgh legends. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.

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