Drummer/percussionist Jevon Rushton is this week's featured performer at JazzLive, Tuesday at the Backstage Bar, Theater Square, Downtown.
By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pittsburgh Concert Society presents the winners of its Young Artist Auditions at 2 p.m., Kresge Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University. Tenor Colin Aikins (with pianist Brother Don Alger), violinist Joseph Comella (with pianist Sung-Im Kim), cellist Chris Fedor (with pianist Marina Schmidt Lupinacci), pianist Michal Hajlasz and pianist Gracielle Constantine will perform works by Dowland, Leoncavallo, Ravel, Faure, Chopin, Haydn and others. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, free for students, 412-279-2970 or www.pittsburghconcertsociety.org.
The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents the Afronaut(a) 3.0 Film Club at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., Friendship, at 2 p.m. The five-week film series showcases films that inspire the work of Pittsburgh artist Alisha B. Wormsley. Each salon-style event includes a guest artist who facilitates a short discussion and shares how the film has influenced his/her own works of art. The series integrates live performances by local and national artists. This week’s installment includes artist Ingrid LaFleur, with a talk and screening of Miguel Llansó’s “Crumbs.” This is a Pay-What-Makes-You-Happy event. Doors open at 1 p.m. Info: www.kelly-strayhorn.org.
Prime Stage, on the heels of its production of “A Lesson Before Dying,” offers “The Exonerated.” The 2nd Stage@Prime Stage event reaches into interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record to tell the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. 7 p.m. Sunday at Prime Stage Studio, 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd., lower level entrance. Tickets: $15 at www.primestage.com or $20 at the door.
The French string quartet Quatuor Ebene will perform at Carnegie Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Chamber Music Pittsburgh series. The program includes Mozart’s Divertimento in D major, K. 136, Henri Dutilleux’s “Ainsi la nuit” (“Thus the Night”) and Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, which is one of the composer’s late string quartets. Tickets are $39-$46. $15 student rush is available one hour before the concert. More at 412-624-4129 or www.chambermusicpittsburgh.org.
JazzLive presents drummer and percussionist Jevon Rushton at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, at 5 p.m. This free music series showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians each Tuesday. Information: trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
Poet Cathleen Miller and author Dave Newman will be the featured presenters at the next Duquesne University Coffee House Reading Series event in the university’s Genesius Theater, adjacent to the Mary Pappert School of Music, at 7 p.m. The free series is aimed at developing the creative writing and arts community. For more information, visit the English Department page at www.duq.edu.
Poets Gregory Pardlo and Yona Harvey appear at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 6 p.m. as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Poets on Tour series. They will read selections from their works. Mr. Pardlo is the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection “Digest,” and Ms. Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, “Hemming the Water,” and recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Their books will be on sale before and after the reading, with a reception after the talk. The event is free, but registration is requested at www.pittsburghlectures.org or 412-622-8866.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Comedian Dave Coulier will appear at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront at Homestead. Best known for playing Joey on the long-running sitcom “Full House” and the new reboot “Fuller House,” his clean stand-up has earned him appearances on “The Tonight Show” and HBO’s “Detroit Comedy Jam” and “Comic Relief at Radio City Music Hall.” Showtimes are 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. For more info and tickets, $22, www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.
The Kennedys — An Investigation of Tragedies with Dr. Cyril Wecht, at the Oaks Theater, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, at 8 p.m. Talk show host John McIntire will interview Dr. Wecht, who will take “an in-depth look at the assassinations of JFK, RFK and the troubles of Teddy.” He’ll also touch on Marilyn Monroe’s death and her relationship with the Kennedys. Time allowing, he’ll discuss other infamous cases, including the O.J. Simpson case. A Q&A will follow. The bar opens at 7 p.m. For tickets, $15 in advance auditorium seats, $18 in advance table seats and $20 day of show, www.theoakstheater.com or 412-828-6311.
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