Carnegie Mellon University presents its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration featuring Jelani Cobb at 4:30 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, Porter Hall 100, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. New York Staff Writer Jelani Cobb will present “The Half Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today.” Cobb is also an associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.cmu.edu.
Jazz at Andys
Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Jazz at Andys from 5-12 a.m. at 510 Market St., Downtown. The evening will feature its Vinyl Fridays Happy Hour with DJ Malls spinning the vinyl from 5-7:30. Following the happy hour, there will be a musical performance by Kenia. It is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.andyswinebar.com.
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
MCG Jazz presents Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at 9:30 p.m. at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. This Grammy Award-winning orchestra, led by pianist, composer and director, brings together big band jazz, the culture of Latin music and the virtuosity of 18 of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-322-0800 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.
The Ballad of Emmett Till
New Horizon Theater Inc. presents “The Ballad of Emmett Till” at 7:30 p.m. at The Falk School/ University of Pittsburgh, 4060 Allequippa St., Oakland. “The Ballad of Emmett Till,” written by Ifa Bayeza and directed by Dr. Lundeana M. Thomas, captures the powerful truths at the heart of the story of Emmett Till and creates a soaring work of music, brilliant poetry and theatricality. The production will run through Feb. 14. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or visit http://www.newhorizontheater.org.
Second Sunday Jazz
Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Second Sunday Jazz from 7-10 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. The second Sunday of every month, Andys will feature a special guest. The evening’s guest will be Maria Becoates-Bey. For more information, visit http://www.andyswinebar.com.
Black History Month Exhibit
Citiparks presents its “A History on Film: A Tribute to African American Contribution to Film” Black History Month Exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City-County Building, Lobby, 414 Grant St., Downtown. Through Feb. 29, the exhibit will depict the evolution of the roles that Black actors and actresses have played from the 1910s to present day. It will salute the first African Americans to win Oscar and Emmy Awards. For more information, call 412-255-8983.
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 a free live jazz series that showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians. Pianist, composer and educator Joe Sheehan will be the featured entertainer. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.
Wednesday Night Live
The Rivers Club presents its Wednesday Night Live Jazz Supper Club from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Every Wednesday, the Rivers Club will host local jazz artists along with a Jimmy G’s Jazz Buffett. The attire requested is business casual. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 412-391-5227 or http://www.riversclub.weebly.com.
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