Love Jones weekend

FEB. 10—The August Wilson Center for African American Culture will host a Love Jones Week from 5-7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a week of events based on the 1997 film “Love Jones.” It will begin with a book launch and mixer for the book, “Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide to Dating, Mating and Fighting Crime” by local authors Damon Young and Panama Jackson. There will also be a reception with the writer and director of the film “Love Jones,” Theodore Witcher; a Soul Line Dancing and Steppers Set Competition; and other concerts. The event will run through Feb. 17. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Wine tasting

FEB. 10—The Three Rivers Center for Independent Living Services Inc. and Fifth Third Bank will host a Wine Tasting from 5-7 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. This is an opportunity to network with friends, colleagues, members of the philanthropic community and other non-profit organizations. For more information, call 412-371-7700 ext. 181 or email

Murder Mystery

FEB. 10—PA Connecting Communities will host a Murder Mystery Valentine Theme from 6-9 p.m. at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 2601 Smallman St., Strip District. This is a fundraiser for the PACC, a non-profit organization servicing the disabled community. For more information, call 412-621-6151.

Chuck Cooper


FEB. 11—Duquesne University and PNC Financial Services Group will host the 2nd Annual Chuck Cooper Classic Weekend at 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Cooper is an alumnus and the first African-American to be drafted to the NBA. The celebration will include a building dedication, a luncheon with an award presentation of the first Chuck Cooper award to Bill Nunn Jr., a concert at the August Wilson Center and a classic basketball game on Feb. 13. For more information, call ­Lauren Ban at 412-768-5770 or email

Speaker series

FEB. 11—The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy of Carnegie Mellon University will host their Speaker Series from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The topic is “The History of White People.” Nell Irvin Painter, professor at Princeton University. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-268-8928 or visit

Happy Hour

FEB. 11—The American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter will host a Red Cross Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m. at AVA Lounge, 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The happy hour is to benefit the Foster Grandparent Program, which places senior citizens into volunteer positions to help high-risk children. For more information, call Michael Parker at 412-263-3168 or visit

Hair showcase

FEB. 13—Urban Empire Entertainment and Monae’s Hair Studio will host “Hair For a Cause” at 7 p.m. at Mosaic Club and Lounge, 110 19th St., Strip District. This event is a hair show to showcase some of Pittsburgh’s finest hairstylist and barbers to raise awareness for Sarcoidosis, Lupus and Multi Sclerosis and will feature T-Doe Ralley & Miss Kennedy. It will be hosted by Da Big Body Benz Mocha. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Service award dinner

FEB. 24—The Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host the 22nd Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. Honorees will be Chief Nathan Harper and Cardinal Wright Regional School. For more information, call 412-325-7930.

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