Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 5

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.

Friday 6

Jerry Lawson

The Hill House Association and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents Jerry Lawson and Talk of the Town at 8 p.m. at the Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The Doo-Wop A Capella group is widely recognized for their performance on NBC’s “The Sing Off.” There will also be a preshow mixer at 7 p.m. The tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or visit


Def Jam, Go Management & Club Platinum present Jeremih Live in Concert at 10 p.m. at Club Platinum, 1600 Smallman St., Strip District. Jeremih will be performing all his hits. For more information, call 412-996-5062.

Saturday 7

Christopher Williams

New Horizon Theater presents Christopher Williams: Smooth, Sexy, Incurable Romantic at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is a mother’s day event with New Jack City actor and singer Christopher Williams performing some of greatest hits of the past and present. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or email


The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents UPRISE: Raising Black Men Project’s play “Testimony” at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The two-act performance consists of stories about fathers and sons, fear and courage, and life and death. UPRISE is a community engagement theater production developed through a series of local dialogues and performed by Pittsburgh’s own Black men and boys. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Sunday 8

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The Grand View Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainment will be the Trombone Forum Big Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 9


AVA Lounge presents Live Jazz with The Interval Trio & Friends at 8:30 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday DJ J. Malls will be spinning jazz vinyls, followed by an open jam session. Also from 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be a pre-Interval happy hour. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit

Saturday 14

Jazz Intervention

The Afro-American Music Institute and Two Brothers present Jazz Intervention: An Evening with Ronnie Laws at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening will be hosted by Donna Baxter, CEO of Soul Pitt, and Bob Allen of KDKA-TV will be the guest Master of Ceremonies. Other performances include the Afro-American Music Institute Youth Jazz Group and Eddie Baccus Jr. & Straight to the Point. There will be an official after party at CJs from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. for those 30 and over. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit

Thursday June 23

Boyz II Men

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh present the 8th Annual PSO Community Partners Concert featuring Boyz II Men at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. Proceeds from each ticket will benefit a local non-profit group of one’s choice. For more information, call 412-392-4900 or visit

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