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Thursday 27

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 28

Incredible Grace

Exhibit Opening

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the “Incredible Grace: One People, Two Continents, Three Centuries of War” exhibit at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The exhibit by John L. Ford examines the wars that African-Americans and Africans fought during the last three centuries and how African people have supported America with incredible allegiance while they lacked the fullness of liberty for themselves and for their African homeland. The exhibit will run through Oct. 6. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Memorial Lecture

The Ida Mary Lewis Memorial Education Fund presents “The Ida Mary Lewis Memorial Lecture: Celebrating a Life of Advocacy and Service” from 2-4 p.m. at the Hill District branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 2177 Centre Ave., Hill District. The lecture will feature University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor Larry Glasco, PhD. He will discuss Pittsburgh’s Civil Rights Movement during the 1940s. Lewis was a librarian at the University of Pittsburgh and a trailblazer in the local educational, historical and cultural arena. For more information, call 412-281-3753 or visit http://www.carnegielibrary.org.

Saturday 29

Stanley Clarke Trio

MCG Jazz and BNY Mellon presents the Stanley Clarke Trio at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. Recording artist, performer, composer and more, Clarke is one of the most celebrated jazz bass players in the world. There will also be a 9 p.m. performance. For more information, call 412-323-4000.

Jones x Two

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall presents “Jones x Two” at 7:30 p.m. at 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. Guests will be entertained by trumpeter Sean Jones and singer Caroline Jones. This is a benefit for the library’s Children’s Literacy program. There will also be a post party in the Civil War Room. Tickets are $125. For more information, call 412-276-3456 ext. 6 or visit http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org.

Sunday 30

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

October

Monday 1

Interval

AVA Lounge presents Interval: Live Jazz & Jam Session with The Interval Trio & DJ Malls from 8:30 a.m.-2 a.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 2

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

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