2Do This Week, June 9-16: Cultural events in Pittsburgh

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The third annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival wraps up today in the Cultural District. Penn Stage I: Marcus Miller (4 p.m.); Penn Stage II: Gregory Porter (3 p.m.), Ralph Peterson Jr. Sextet (5:30 p.m.); Ninth Street Stage: Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom (2:15 p.m.), Roger Humphries & RH Factor (4:45 p.m.). For more info: www.pittsburghjazzlive.com.

MONDAY AND THURSDAY

World-renowned Chinese poet Huang Xiang performs during literary sessions at Carnegie Library's Squirrel Hill branch, 5801 Forbes Ave., at 6 p.m. Monday and at Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., at 7 p.m. Thursday. A two-time winner of the Hellman-Hammett award from Human Rights Watch, he has more than 20 books published in several languages, and more than 3 million calligraphic characters of his poetry survived the Cultural Revolution in China. He will be accompanied by Mimi Jong on the erhu, an ancient Chinese string instrument, and Miles Jackson on bass. For more information: www.carnegielibrary.org, 412-422-9650; www.shalerlibrary.org, 412-486-0211.

THURSDAY through NEXT SUNDAY

The smooth one takes the Heinz Hall stage: Kenny G sits in with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for jazz and pop favorites in the last Pops concerts of the season. The Grammy-Award winning and multi-saxophone performing artist appears 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $20-$108; call 412-392-4900 or visit www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

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