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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 7

Sweet Jazz Music Series

Sweetwater Center for the Arts and Clearview Credit Union present the Sweet Jazz Music Series from 7-9 p.m. at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Every Friday during the month of February, guests will enjoy great jazz music with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine in an intimate nightclub setting. This week’s featured entertainer is Kevin M. McManus and the Pittsburgh Trombone Project. There will be a tribute to J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit http://www.SweetwaterArtCenter.org/sweet-jazz.

Fresh Works

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents “Fresh Work: Alan Obuzor” at 8 p.m. at The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. “Fresh Works” is a creative laboratory for Pittsburgh-based artists who seek to make connections between dance and the rest of the world. The evening’s performance will feature choreographer and dancer Obuzor, along with vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield. For more information, call 412-343-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org

Saturday 8

Gospel Idol

FEB. 8—The CORE Multicultural Task Force and the University of Pittsburgh will host its “Pledge for Life” Gospel Idol at 6 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, O’Hara Student Union Center Ballroom, 4024 O’Hara St., Oakland. The top 10 finalists will perform live and compete for a chance to win the first place prize of $1,000. For more information, visit http://www.CORE.org.

Sunday 9

Last Performance

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 10

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 the vocalist Sandy Dowe The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 11

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 and enjoy some of the most talented musicians. The evening’s featured entertainer will be Spanky Wilson. At 8 p.m. there will be a special JazzLive Mardi Gras with Wycliffe Gordon and Sean Jones at the Cabaret Theater. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.

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