1) The 2013 Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival opens today. The festival celebrates diversity and appreciation of Asian and Asian-American experience through cultural events. Featured films and filmmakers have origins in India, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Iran, etc..Movies include Architecture 101 (South Korea), Asura Anime Film Night (Japan), B.A. Pass (India), Beijing Flickers (China), Cairo 678 (Egypt), Parizod (Heavens–My Abode (Uzbekistan)), The Perils of Growing Up Flat-Chested (Asian-American) and more. This is an outstanding curated film fest with many of the movies receiving awards winners from around the world. Runs through May 19. Screenings are at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Earth Theater; Melwood Screening Room and Classroom; and the Regent Square Theater.
2) CureRock 2013: A Concert to Benefit Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology is happening tonight at Stage AE. Proceeds benefit the oncology unit at Children’s Hospital. CureRrock is powered by music from The Red Western, Neighbors, Joy Ike and headliner Juliet Simms (runner-up on season two of the TV show “The Voice”). The musical comedy duo Josh and Gab are hosts for the event. Have fun and help out a great cause. It’s a double winner! Doors open at 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.
3) Title Town DJ’s are throwing down a solid soul and funk dance party at Brillobox. Doors open 9 p.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.
4) Members of SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army), a reggae music group out of Arlington, Virginia believe that folk and roots music can come from artists such as Rage Against the Machine and Wu Tang Clan as well as from Bob Marley, Sade and Johnny Cash. This smooth-sounding band plays a gig at Mr. Smalls Funhouse tonight. Special guest is Air Dubai. Doors open at 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.