Arts & Culture Calendar

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Thursday 17
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 18
Maze and Frankie Beverly    
    A For The People and the Lawson Entertainment Group present Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and special guest El Debarge at 8 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is a Martin Luther King Celebration concert featuring an all-star, award winning line-up. Tickets range from $65-$55. For more information, call Chris at 412-400-0313 or 1-800-383-5760.
Saturday 19
Jazz Jam Session
CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents the Saturday Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. Patrons will enjoy an evening of good jazz music. Following the session, there will be a performance featuring Howie Alexander at 9 p.m. This is a 30 and older event and athletic gear is prohibited. For more information, call 412-642-2377.
Sunday 20
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 performer will be Kenia and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.
Monday 21
MLK Celebration
    The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 12-4 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The afternoon will be filled with family-friendly activities, which will include music, dance and theatrical performances that celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Guest performers include The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Hope of Academy, the Alumni Theater Company and more. For more information, call 412-363-3000.
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 performer will be RH Factor featuring Sean Jones. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
Tuesday 22
JazzLive
    The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented jazz musicians, cool drinks and great people. Roby Edwards and Tania Grubbs will be this week’s performers. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.
Wednesday 23
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. For more information, call Samuel Black at 412-454-6391 or swblack@heinzhistorycenter.org.

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