“Selma” Marches On; Savoy’s Jazz Monday Hosts Roger Humphries Trio With Swanee Lake (CPs Mon., 1/19/15)

1) On March 7, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. attempted to lead a voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. On the outskirts of Selma, the marchers were blocked by state troopers and local segregationists from crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which resulted in a violent confrontation known as “Bloody Sunday.” The marchers were set upon by the police and locals with billy clubs, tear gas, and bricks. The epic film Selma covers events leading up to and surrounding the march, both in Alabama and at the White House, where President Lyndon Johnson supported King in his quest for equality. Selma features a top cast of David Oyelowo (Rev. King), Carmen Ejogo (Coretta Scott King), Tom Wilkinson (President Johnson), and Oprah Winfrey (civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper). The movie was written by Paul Webb and directed by Ava DuVernay. Check Fandango for your local movie house screenings.

2) Savoy Restaurant’s Savoy Jazz Mondays continues tonight with the Roger Humphries Trio featuring Swanee Lake. Heat up with some great jazz. 6 – 10 p.m. No cover. 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District.

3) Check out new and established talent at one of the city’s best open stage nights, Club Cafe’s AcoustiCafeThe host of tonight’s supportive and friendly event is Jasmine Tate. No cover. 7 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side.