Thursday 15

Hip-Hop Movement

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents its Hip Hop Movement with the Get Down Gang Series from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Every Thursday a new instructor from the Get Down Gang will explore the elements of bboy/bgirl dance, popping, locking, housing and footwork. This is open to students of all levels of experience. Classes will run through Dec. 6. For more information, call 412-363-3000.

Gilberto Gil

Cohen & Grigsby Trust presents Gilberto Gil at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. Grammy Award winner Gil is a singer, guitarist, composer and diplomat who has played a key role in the modernization of Brazilian popular music and culture. His performance will feature his latest project “For All,” which features the reinvention of folkloric, celebratory, Baiao music of Northeast Brazil. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Saturday 17

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 of smooth jazz from Washington, D.C., featuring Eddie Baccus Jr. at 9 p.m. This is a 30 and older event and athletic gear is prohibited. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

Sunday 18

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 Roger Humphries Quintet and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 19

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 guests will be jazz trumpeter Sean Jones. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

Tuesday 20


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. Jazz guitarist Mark Lucas and Eric DeFade will be this week’s performers. For more information, visit

Wednesday 21

Latin Night

Savoy presents Latin Night at 9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Wednesday Latin night will feature Salsa dancing lessons by Kimberly Catlin and Latin grooves by DJ Carlton Leeper. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit

Saturday 24

Suite Life

The Kelly Strayhorn presents the 5th Annual Suite Life: A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash at 8 p.m. Jazz trumpeter Sean Jones will lead the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn. The evening will feature a 17-piece instrument and vocal ensemble. For more information, call Jill Friday at 412-363-3000 or email

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