Comedian Gab Bonesso will appear Friday at The Andy Warhol Museum.
The 12th annual B-PEP Jazz Concert musical “fun-raiser” for the Black Political Empowerment Project or B-PEP, will be held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., in Oakland, from 5:30-11:30 p.m. This year’s jazz extravaganza features more than 80 Pittsburgh musicians and vocalists.The host bands will include Roger Humphries & the R H Factor and the Tim Stevens Project. The event also will feature many traditional area jazz artists including Don Aliquo Sr., Etta Cox & Al Dowe, Michele Bensen, Tony Campbell, Dr. Nelson Harrison and Jimmy Sapienza, just to name a few. There also will be special performances by Artistree Live, the Kevin Howard Band and Flo Wilson & the Old School Band. For more info and tickets — $35 general, $30 seniors 65 and up — go to www.b-pepjazz.org. Tickets also will be sold at the door.
The Pacifica Quartet
The Pacifica Quartet returns to Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland to perform on the Chamber Music Pittsburgh series. The 7:30 p.m. program includes Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421, Shulamit Ran’s String Quartet No. 3, “Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory,” and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 in F major. Of the quartet’s 2014 concert, Post-Gazette senior editor Robert Croan raved, “The playing by Pacifica Quartet ... was characterized by immaculate precision, on-the-mark intonation, incisive rhythms and a sense of give-and-take among the participants that made every piece seem like a conversation among the protagonists.” Tickets: $39-$46, $15 for students one hour before the concert, 412-624-4129 or www.chambermusicpittsburgh.org.
Blue Note recording artist Robert Glasper performs at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave. Downtown, at 8 p.m. His genre-hopping sound is rooted in jazz, but explores elements of R&B, hip-hop and more. The Grammy winner returns to Pittsburgh for his third visit and will play his heavy groove-inflected songs from the new album “ArtScience.” For tickets, $38.75, trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
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. Information: www.trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
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Comedian/actor Kevin Pollack performs at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront at Homestead. He’s been in such legendary films as “A Few Good Men,” “Casino” and “The Usual Suspects” and performed in numerous comedy specials. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Information, tickets: $22; www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.
Comedian Gab Bonesso performs and celebrates her comedy album release at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. Ms. Bonesso has been named the “Best Comedian in Pittsburgh” by readers of both Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Magazine. She has appeared at the Seattle Sketch Comedy Festival and The New York City Underground Comedy Festival. The Post-Gazette’s own Gene Collier, whose popular writing on Pittsburgh sports and politics has led to a secondary career as a stand-up comic, opens the show. For more info and tickets, $10, $8 members and students, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks performs Supernatural Shakespeare during the Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Ave., Downtown, at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. This production — which includes scenes from “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “The Tempest” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” features Jennifer Tober, Tonya Lynn, Parag Gohel and Aaron Crutchfield. The event kicks off PSIP’s third annual Week of Will, seven days of live and online events celebrating Shakespeare. Free.
An opening reception for “Oaths and Epithets: Works by Sonya Clark” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District. The internationally exhibited artist is a native of Washington, D.C., and chair of the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts in Richmond, Va. In her work, she explores how everyday objects act as both mirrors and sponges, reflecting and absorbing our personal and collective narratives. The exhibition continues through Aug. 19. Information: http://contemporarycraft.org or 412-261-7003.
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