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Thursday 27

From Slavery to Freedom

The Senator John Heinz History Center and BNY Mellon present “From Slavery to Freedom” Exhibition from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. The exhibition explores more than 250 years of African American history and highlights the history of Anti-Slavery movement, the Underground Railroad and the impact of 19th century activism on the modern quest for civil and human rights in Pittsburgh. The exhibition includes artifacts, interactive activities, rare documents and audio/video components. For more information, call Samuel Black at 412-454-6391 or swblack@heinzhistorycenter.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 28

Charlie Murphy

The Pittsburgh Improv presents Charlie Murphy Live at 8 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead. Comedian and actor Murphy has hosted and starred in several stand-up comedy shows and appeared in various movies and television series. He will perform six shows, Dec. 28-31. This is a 21 and over show. For more information, call 412-462-5233 or visit http://www.improv.com.

Saturday 29

A Gershwin Night

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Music: A Gershwinter Night” at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a tribute to the music of George and Ira Gershwin and will include a once in a lifetime concert featuring the Sean Jones International All-Star Quintet and special guest saxophonist Eli Degibri. The quintet will also include Dwayne Dolphin, Alton Merrell and Roger Humphries. There will also be a performance on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 412-456-6666.

New Year’s Comedy Explosion

WAMO 100.1 FM & Uplift Enterprises present the New Year’s Eve Weekend Comedy Explosion at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The evening will feature DeRay Davis, Bruce Bruce, J. Russ, Lil Duval and more, along with comedian T. Robe as the host. Pittsburgh is the first stop of the tour. For more information, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit http://www.brucebrucepgh.com or http://www.deraypgh.com.

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

Monday 31

New Year’s Eve

Savoy presents its New Year’s Eve Celebration at 2326 Penn Ave., Strip District. Ring in the New Year at one of the city’s premier restaurants and social lounges. Savoy will bring to you a night of fun, a special menu and more. This is a pre-sale event and seating is limited. VIP is available. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or 412-889-9490.

Tuesday 1

Happy New Year!!!!

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