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AUGUST 10-16, 2011 B5

Thursday 11 Stars attend local promoters’ birthday August

Jazz Jam CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge pre-

sents “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.

Comedy Jam The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

presents the Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Jam at 10 p.m. at The- ater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cul- tural District. As part of the Late Night Cabaret Series, some of the city’s best improv comedians mix it up every week in this hilarious comedy series. The cost is $3 and must be 21. For more informa- tion, call Randy Kirk at 412-325- 6766 or email

Friday 12

Club Galaxy Jay G & Big D present Club

Galaxy from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Galaxy Lounge and Entertainment, 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. The evening will be hosted by Tracey Lee and DJ Matt G on the 1’s and 2’s. Ladies are free from 9-10 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.

Salsa Fridays

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Salsa Fridays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is part of the Late Night Cabaret Series. DJ Jeff Shirey, DJ Carlton and DJs Paul Mitchell will spend the hottest Latin dance music while guests dance at one of the city’s hottest late night dance spots. Must be 21 and over. For more informa- tion, call Randy Kirk at 412-325- 6766 or email

Saturday 13

Arts in the Park Umoja African Arts Company

presents the 2011 7th Annual Afri- can Arts in the Park from11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Point State Park, Down- town. The theme is “Africa’s Impact on Diverse Cultures.” The event is dedicated to the demonstration and promotion of African and African Diaspora Arts in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Formore infor- mation, call 412-224-4086 or visit

Benefit Concert

Kid Nation and Lee Davis Pro- ductions present a Benefit Con- cert at 8 p.m. at the August Wil- son Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cul- tural District. The theme is “You got to see it to believe it” and will feature the Undalrds and other special guests. All pro- ceeds will benefit the Kid Nation “Honor Roll Tour.” For more in- formation, call 412-456-6666 or

Sunday 14

Sunday Night Jazz The Pittsburgh Jazz Society pre-

sents The Sunday Night Jazz Con- certs from6-9 p.m. at The Grand View Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. Featured entertain- ment will be Kenia and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. Formore information, call 412-343-9555 or visit

Monday 15

Interval 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 featuring the sounds of DJ Stephan. Must be 21 years or older. For more information, visit

Tuesday 16 JazzLive

BNY Mellon Jazz and the Pitts- burgh Cultural Trust present Jaz- zLive from 5-7 p.m. at Katz Plaza, Penn Avenue, Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of the most talented jazz musicians will perform. This week’s enter- tainer will be Brett Williams. For more information, call 412-456- 6666 or visit

Friday 19

Music Series The Sweetwater Center for the

Arts presents its SummerMusic Series from6-8 p.m. at the Gazebo,Wolcott Park, Broad and Beaver St., Sewickley. Entertain- ment featured will be Resonance, a collaboration of Caribbean and Jazz music. Formore information, visit


BIRTHDAY BASH—The stars came out for Larry Wallace’s 66th birthday. Nationally known group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes headlined an evening filled with some of the top local groups, and world renowned comedian Eddie Griffith. A club owner for more than 40 years bringing in all kinds of groups big and small, Wallace is also a community activist who is the head of the McKeesport Ac- tion Committee Against Violence and Justice Neighborhood Love. These are groups working with youth trying to give them an alternative to violence. The Blue Notes lead singer, Donnell Gillespie said he has known Wallace for years and looked forward to performing for his birthday. Above: CHUCK CORBY (Photos by J. L. Martello)

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