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.
The Playwrights Theatre presents “SOLD: Renn Woods in Concert” at 8 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The play is Rhythm & Blues is written by and stars Renn Woods, former child star, actress and singer, and is adapted from her autobiographical one woman show “A Diva Like Me.” Woods has starred in the television mini series “Roots.” The show will run through Oct. 20. For more information, call 412-687-4686.
MCG Jazz presents Take 6 at 9:30 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The gospel, jazz, R&B and pop influenced group Take 6 will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a brand new tour filled with great storytelling and unmistakable harmonies. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.
A Taste of Africa
The Cameroon Football Development Program presents “A Taste of AFRICA Live in Pittsburgh” at 6 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. This will be an evening of live musical performances, authentic food and a silent auction featuring hand-crafter items from Cameroon. This is a fundraiser to support the leadership, life skills and health education for youth on the soccer field. For more information, visit http://www.cameroonfdp.org/taste-of-africa.
Nine on Nine
Nine on Nine presents its Saturday Night Music Series from 8:30-11 p.m. at 900 Penn Ave., Cultural District. There will be live music from vocalist Tania Grubbs and guitarist Mark Lucas. For more information, call 412-338-6463 or visit http://www.nineonninepgh.com.
Skinner birthday bash and roast
JT’s at the Club presents Comedian Skinner’s Birthday Bash and Comedy Roast from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at One Racquet Lane, Monroeville. Comedian Ty Mac will be the host for the evening. Other participants will include comedians Linda Duty, David the Frog Bey, Sharon Daly, Dan Hamlin, Samantha Bentley, Bus Harris and Loaf Thomas. There will be a DJ from 12-1 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will be given to charity. For more information, visit http://www.jtsattheclub.com.
The Mansions on Fifth Hotel presents Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 5105 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. Guests will enjoy delicious food while being serenaded with sounds by jazz guitarist Mark Lucas. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-381-5105.
Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio featuring jazz guitarist Mark Lucas. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.
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 featured musician will be Jeff Bush. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.