Visit Public’s Clybourne Park (CP’s Tues. 5/7/13)

1) Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, Clybourne Park chronicles the same Chicago house in two different years: 1959 and 2009. In the first act, the plot revolves around a black family who move into a white neighborhood. In Act Two, fast forward 50 years and the issue is white gentrification in the now black neighborhood. Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Pamela Berlin, it’s a funny play with sharp elbows that explores personal and neighborhood dynamics.  7 p.m. Runs through May 19. O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

2) Kevin Howard, a mainly self-taught keyboardist who has performed with musical greats George Benson and Roy Ayers, plays the Backstage Bar at Theater Square as part of the BNY Mellon Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s JazzLive series. 5 – 7 p.m. No cover. 655 Penn Ave, Cultural District.

3) Thunderbird Cafe’s Space Exchange series continues tonight with Dave Throckmorton. The hip-hop band includes drummer David Throckmorton with Akil Esson (MC), Paul Thompson (bass), Chris Parker (guitar), and Ben Opie (sax, FX).. 9 p.m. No cover. 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

4) In a battle for the high seas the Seattle Mariners are in town to play our Pirates in a 7:05 p.m. game. PNC Park, North Shore.

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