Little Hurricane Hits Club Cafe; “Hope and Gravity” Going Up at City (CPs Tues., 5/13/14)

1) Little Hurricane is a powerful blues duo from San Diego composed of lead singer and guitarist Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina. They formed when Catalono responded to a musician-wanted ad that Spina posted on Craigslist. They draw on diverse influences, including Van Morrison, Gorillaz, James Taylor, and The Beatles. Special guest is Lincoln Durham. 8 p.m. Club Cafe, 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side. 

2) City Theatre’s Hope and Gravity is a world-premiere production about an interesting mix of overlapping but unrelated stories involving fate and a series of random elevator stops on different floors. The stops expose  a range of situations, including a hotel hook-up, a rocky relationship, and a chance encounter. Hope and Gravity was written by Michael Hollinger and is directed by Tracy Brigden. Runs through May 25. 7 p.m. 1300 Bingham St., South Side.

3) Our Pens are in a  battle to vanquish the New York Rangers in the 7th and final game of the second round of the NHL Playoffs. 7 p.m. Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

4) Thunderbird Cafe’s Space Exchange continues tonight with the Peter Schlamb Quartet. Schlamb is an innovative vibraphonist whose been influenced by many different genres and artists.  9 p.m. No cover. 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

5) At Theater Square, electric bassist Dan Wasson is the featured performer at this week’s Tuesday night jazz series at the Backstage Bar. No cover. 5 p.m. 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

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