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.

Kuntu Repertory

Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents Happy Ending & A Day of Absence at 8 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Homewood Auditorium, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This play features two short satirical looks at Black and White life in the early 1960s. Performances will run through May 19. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit

Friday 18

Lunch on Liberty

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents its Lunch on Liberty: Book Series at 12 p.m. at the Café, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Every Thursday attendees can discuss a specific reading. This month’s reading is “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Strength in the Struggle

The August Wilson Center For African American Culture presents the “Strength in the Struggle: Civil Rights” Exhibition at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is a presentation in collaboration with The African American Museum in Philadelphia and the In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh oral history project, and features text, photography, memorabilia and film. The exhibit will run through June 30. For more information, visit

Saturday 19

Closing Exhibit

The National Association of Women Artists Inc. presents “From A Different Point of View” exhibition from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Point Park University, Lawrence Hall Gallery, 201 Wood St., Downtown. The exhibit features 21 contemporary works from 15 artists in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Women’s History Month, which was in March. For more information, call 412-392-8008.

Resonance and Celeta Hickman

The Gateway to the Arts, the Hill House Association and the Kelly Strayhorn presents “Get Rhythm! A family performance: Resonance with Celeta Hickman” from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufman Center, Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. This Caribbean jazz ensemble and Resonance and Celeta Hickman will come together in a musical and cultural journey to the island of Trinidad. This lively performance will tell the story of the steel drum. After, Hickman will lead a demonstration of making rhythm instruments. The cost is $5. For more information, call 412-362-6982 or visit

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 featured entertainment will be The Kenny Blake Quartet and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 21

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. The special guest will be jazz vocalist Spanky Wilson. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

Tuesday 22

Tim Stevens

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Tim Stevens at 8 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Stevens will be joined by keyboardist Keith Stebler, saxophonist Lee Robinson, guitarist Eric Johnson and Vince Taglieri on the drums. For more information, visit

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