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Saturday 18

Arnez J

The Pittsburgh Improv presents comedian Arnez J at 7 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead. Comedian Arnez J has appeared as the host of BET’s “Comic View,” along with starring in several stand up comedy shows such as Russell Simmon’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam,” his own Comedy Central special and more. Arnez J will appear Jan. 17-19. This is a 21 and over show, with a two-item minimum. For more information, call 412-462-5233 or visit http://www.pittsburgh.improv.com.

Sunday 19

Wicked

PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh presents “Wicked” at 6:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This Grammy and Tony Award winning production tells the story of two girls from Oz and how they became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. This show will run through Feb. 9 and is recommended for ages 8 and up, no one under 4 will be admitted. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Monday 20

Children’s King Celebration

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh presents its annual Celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square. Children will participate in art projects followed by a performance from The Hill Dance Academy Theater. Fore more information, call 412599-1298.

Exhibit Opening

The PNC Legacy Project presents its “Celebrating Black History Month” Exhibit from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the 600 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The exhibit honors the contributions of celebrated and everyday Pittsburghers, along with documenting the city’s transformation over the past 200 years. The exhibit will include touch screen timelines, oral histories, touch screen panels displaying historic images and more. The exhibit is free and open daily to the public. For more information, call 412-762-3380.

MLK Celebration

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the 5th Annual East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King at 12 p.m. at KST, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The theme is “Every Voice Counts, Every Story Matters.” Several partner organizations that work toward social justice will lead activities, followed by stage performances by talented youth ensembles such as HOPE Academy, 1Hood Media, CHANCE, the Soundwaves Steelband and more. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-363-3000.

Savoy Jazz

Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz Mondays 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. The special guest will be vocalist saxophonist Yoko Suzuki’s Band. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 21

JazzLive

BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can celebrate a decade of jazz in the Cultural District and enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented musicians. The evening’s featured entertainer will be Tom Wendt. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

Wednesday 22

Citizen Art

Concept Art Gallery presents “Vanessa German: Citizen Art” from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at 1031 S. Braddock Ave., Swissvale. This exhibition features the iconic mixed media sculptures of award winning sculptor, photographer and poet Vanessa German. She uses various objects that speak to history of the African-American experience, women and more.  The exhibit will be showcased through Feb. 8. For more information, call 412-242-9200 or visit http://www.conceptgallery.com.

Latin Night

Savoy presents Latin Night at 9 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Wednesday Savoy will feature free Salsa dance lessons by instructor Kimberly Catlin, of the Dance Café, and Latin grooves provided by DJ Carlton Leeper.

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