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Thursday 12

Art in the Park

The Borough of Wilkinsburg and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation presents Wilkinsburg’s 2012 Art in the Park from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Penn Avenue Parklet, 743 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg, Every Thursday there will be food, music vendors and fun for the whole family. There will also be live entertainment.

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. There will also be a Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. on June 16. 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 13

Cinderella story

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents “’Mama’ Kadiatou Conte-Forte: Kindi (The Orphan)-A Cinderella Story” at 11 a.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is set in a traditional Guinean village; Conte-Forte weaves the Cinderella-Like fairytale of a young woman who is forbidden to dance and pursue the man she loves by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters. The rich percussive rhythms set the tone for a powerful ensemble of more than 15 dancers and drummers. There will also be performances at 7 p.m. and on July 14 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Summer concert series

Allegheny County presents the 2012 Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. at the South Park Amphitheater, South Park. BNY Mellon will host the special performance of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Ensemble’s Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. This is a free event. For more information, call 412-350-2528 or visit http://www.alleghenycouny.us/summer.

Saturday 14

Jazz &Arts Festival

Talk Magazine presents its annual Jazz & Arts Festival from 3-8 p.m. at CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge, 2901-29011 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be vendors, food and free continuous jazz from more than 30 musicians on both indoor and outdoor stages. The festival is free. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or email ljs@ljspublishing.com.

Sunday 15

Men and Women of Grace

Kelli Stevens Kane presents “Men and Women of Grace” at 4 p.m. at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1000 Byrn Mawr Rd., Hill District. This is the third of her four part “Big George’s Wylie Avenue: Wisdom of The Hill” Reading and Conversation Series. Kane will read from her manuscript that celebrates the legacy of the Hill District through stories from her grandmother. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-979-2303 or email hello@kellistevenskane.com.

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 Tania Grubbs and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 16

Summer Youth Intensive

The Afro American Music Institute presents its 2012 Summer Youth Intensive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 7131 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This is a two-week event, which will end July 20, is for youth 8-12 years old. There will be several music, vocal and dance courses, plus more. At the end of the intensive there will be a student performance. Registration is required and enrollment is limited. For more information, call 412-241-6775 or visit http://www.afroamericanmusic.org.

Savoy Jazz

Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio and a special guest each week. This week’s guest will be Brazilian and jazz vocalist Kenia. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

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