02/2013

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sun, 02/17/2013 - 9:22am

From its beginnings in early 20th-century New Orleans, jazz has been a cross-cultural mashup: a uniquely American mix of African and European sonic traditions. Alto sax player Rudresh Mahanthappa pushes the multicultural mix further by incorporating classical Indian ideas into his propulsive contemporary jazz beats.

Pecha Kucha Night

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:34am

Pecha Kucha celebrates the art of concise presentations: creative people get together to share their ideas, with a catch. Speakers can show 20 images for 20 second each—presenting as they go—and that’s it. The event originated ten years ago in Tokyo, and now similar talks are hosted in 500 cities across the world. Anyone can present, so come prepared to encounter the unexpected as you mix and mingle. Tue 6 p.m.

Catch Me If You Can

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:02am

It’s the story of the ultimate con artist. Frank Abagnale Jr.—a teenage boy with no flying knowledge, medical background, or law school experience—morphs into a pilot, doctor, and prosecutor and forges check all along the way. Based on the true story that inspired the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the biographical play features this identity chameleon as he evades the FBI in pursuit of fame and fortune. Tue-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.