FoodSound Music's Favorite Sounds
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy. 8 p.m.
Admission: $5. Adults (18+) Only.
FoodSound works to curate artists with the objective of creating unique live music experiences. Organized by FoodSound, Favorite Sounds will bring together a variety of offbeat local Pittsburgh musical acts for one night. Confirmed artists include The ChopShop, The Stationary Pebbles, and Flavor.
The Underground at Carnegie Mellon. 8 p.m.
As the first coed a capella group on campus, the Soundytes are one of Carnegie Mellon's most interesting musical acts. This Wednesday, catch them perform a mix of covers, originals, solos, duets, and instrumentals at The Underground Cafe in the basement of Morewoood Gardens. The event will be a great opportunity to hear some of the most talented musicians at Carnegie Mellon in an intimate, up-close setting.
Market Street Block Party
Market Street Grocery. 435 Market Street. 6 p.m.
Be sure to attend the annual Market Street Block Party to celebrate the arrival of spring! The street will be shut down, stalls will be set up, and live music will set the mood for the first night of outdoor revelry of the year. They are expected to have a variety of street food and cocktails. DJ Bamboo is headlining the event.
Boom Concepts Gallery. 6 p.m.
Yes, and is a new exhibit opening at the Boom Concepts Gallery as part of the Penn Avenue First Friday Art Crawl. The exhibit's theme of sexual assault is headlined by four main pieces and also featured through a variety of smaller works. The main pieces — Uncontained, conCENSUS, Fruits of the Womb, and the Weaving Wall — use a variety of media, from written word to painting to sculpture, to talk about sexual assault and being a survivor.
Stage AE. 7 p.m.
Puscifer is one of the creative musical projects of vocalist, producer, and actor Maynard James Keenan. Better known as the lead vocalist of Tool, Keenan uses Puscifer as an outlet for his more experimental musical ideas. Puscifer is one of the most interesting acts on the progressive/improvisational/hard rock scene. Don't miss a chance to catch them at Stage AE this Friday.
Spring Flower Show
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden
Mar 19 – April 10, 2016.
Admission: $15 per adult. Free with Carnegie Mellon ID.
The Spring Flower Show at Phipps is a treat for the senses, and a wonderful way to de-stress at the end of a busy week. This years theme, "Masterpieces In Bloom," showcases botanical interpretations of the works of great artists such as Van Gogh and Monet. Van Gogh's "Starry Night" is reconstructed with swirls of delphiniums, forget-me-nots and primula. Beds filled with hundreds of red, orange, yellow and white tulips are used to render Monet's “Tulip Field in Holland.” Edmund Leighton’s “Lady in a Garden” is shown through the lens of hundreds of pink and red snapdragons and white orchids. These, and other botanical artworks come together to make for an otherworldly experience.
Old Allegheny County Jail Museum Tours
440 Ross Street. 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 1 – Oct. 31 (Every Monday)
When the former Allegheny County Jail was renovated to house the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas, a portion of a cell block was preserved. The Allegheny County Jail is offering free tours of this cell block every Monday till the end of October.
Contact: (412) 471–5808
The Miller Gallery. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mar 19 – April 10, 2016.
The Miller Gallery's second major exhibit of the year, Self-Driving Car is the final MFA Thesis Exhibition for artists Daniel Allende, Zhiwan Cheung, Nima Dehghani, Ada-Scarlett Hopper, Jesse Kauppila, Tucker Marder, and Daniel Pillis. The exhibit, composed of installations and performances considered as experimental as they are opaque, is united by the notion that all these artists, having just completed their MFAs, are completely in control of their own lives — in self-driving mode going forward.