Adrian Belew and Jerry Harrison Perform Talking Heads Songs at Roxian; History Center Uncorked: Carnegie International Film Fest (Fri., 3/3/23)

1) The Talking Heads’ 1981 album, Remain in Light, was ranked as the fourth best album of the 1980s by Rolling Stone in 1989. It has even been honored with a place in the Library of Congress as an important part of American music. 

Now, key Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitars, vocals) is teaming up with legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, who played with the Talking Heads as a touring band member and also played on some recordings, to perform songs from Remain in Light. Additionally they will perform other popular Talking Heads songs and hits from Harrison’s and Belew’s solo careers. Belew rose to fame as the guitarist and front man for the prog-rock group King Crimson. Other great gigs for him were as a touring guitarist for David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and Nine Inch Nails. See our story and interview with Adrian Belew. The North American tour will stop at the Roxian Theatre. 8 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. (R.H.)

Adrain Belew (L.) and Jerry Harrison (R.) are reuniting to perform songs from Talking Heads' album 'Remain in Light.' (Photo: Michael Weintrob)

Adrain Belew (L.) and Jerry Harrison (R.) are reuniting to perform songs from Talking Heads’ album ‘Remain in Light.’ (Photo: Michael Weintrob)


2) One of the Steel City’s biggest bashes is happening tonight, History Uncorked: A Beautiful Night in the Neighborhood. This party takes place on all levels of the Heinz History Center. In addition to the great exhibits and museum displays, there will be “beer, wine and signature cocktails, delicious bites from local eateries, an epic dance party hosted by DJ Bamboo and Arie Cole, live music with DJ Cake, Pittsburgh trivia with Trivia Jockeys, tarot card readings, a silent auction, and more.”  7-11 p.m. VIP tickets are sold out, but there are some general admission tickets remaining. 7:30 to 11 p.m. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District.


3) Hot news, unknown to many: The current Carnegie International art exhibition includes a film festival March 3 through 12. Films on the schedule, like the 58th International itself, are generally themed to the quest for justice and human fulfillment amid a world of wars and oppression. This is a great chance to see work by filmmakers who are, for the most part, new to U.S. audiences The 11 films from various countries were chosen by independent curator Rasha Salti and are screening at two venues: Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville ($12.57 + online fees) and the Carnegie Museum of Art theater (free with museum admission). First up this Friday evening are two films at Row House. Vincent Meessen’s Just a Movement — part documentary, part fictional re-imagining—is inspired by the career of Omar Blondin Diop, a young Marxist-Maoist activist who played himself in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 film La Chinoise and later died in prison in Senegal. Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance is a speculative take-off on the story of the U.S. Black activist group MOVE, whose base in Philadelphia was bombed by police. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Row House Cinema, 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. (M.V.)

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