Dweezil Zappa Plays His Father’s Music at CHMH; Unblurred First Friday Gallery Crawl (Fri., 11/4/16)

1)  Freak Out! is the seminal debut by The Mothers of Inventions, featuring the late Frank Zappa. Who better to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release than Zappa’s own son Dweezil? He and his own tight backing band are bringing 50 Years of Frank: Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the F@%k He Wants – The Cease and Desist Tour to the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. The tour’s name has a backstory. After Dweezil’s mother died, The Zappa Family Trust, overseen by two of Dweezil’s siblings, sent a letter to him saying he could no longer use the name Zappa Plays Zappa, the moniker for the tribute shows Dweezil’s been performing for the past 10 years. So he changed it to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa. Another cease-and-desist letter followed. Thus, the new name, one hopefully devoid of any unintended trademark infringement. Dweezil is an accomplished musician with his own discography. His latest album is 2015’s Via Zammata. He and his band are sure to make Frank Zappa’s songs come alive, regardless of the tour’s name. 9 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. (CM)

Artist Sarah Zeffiro with her mixed-media work "Wading" at Fieldwork Contemporary Gallery.

Artist Sarah Zeffiro with her mixed-media work “Wading” at Fieldwork Contemporary Gallery.

2) Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn features a variety of visual and performing arts at galleries, clubs, and restaurants along Penn Avenue (4800-5500) in the Garfield, Bloomfield, and Friendship neighborhoods. 6 – 10 p.m. Most events are free.

3) Good Fridays at the Warhol is a weekly party at the museum, featuring art exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. Half-price museum admission. 5 – 10 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.


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