Dance World Congress 2012
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and Point Park University present the 17th Jazz Dance World Congress 2012 at Point Park University, 201 Wood St., Downtown. There will be daily classes, a special KIDS Jazz Dance program for ages 9-12, the Jazz Dance World Festival and pre-performances of the International Choreography Competition. The congress will run through August 5. For more information, visit www.jazzdanceworldcongress.com or call 847-866-6779.
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.
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.
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents “No Child” at 11 a.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a one-woman play by Reenah Golden and set in a Bronx high school that traces the efforts of a young teacher to engage a class of uninspired and underachieving youth by challenging them to put on a play. It celebrates the difference one person and a class can make in a troubled place. There will be performances at 7 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 412-363-3000.
The Rivers Casino presents “Live on the River” Free Summer Concert Series at 8 p.m. at 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured performer will be Billy Ocean. He will perform some of his hits. For more information, call 412-231-7777.
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 Lee Robinson and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit www.pittsburghjazz.org.
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 guests will be jazz guitarist Jimmy Ponder. 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. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit www.shadowlounge.net.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Guests can enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented jazz musicians, cool drinks and great people. This week’s entertainer will be jazz keyboardist Brett Williams. For more information, visit www.trustarts.org.