History Center Uncorked: Black & Gold Bash;; Cat Power in Concert at Mr. Smalls (Fri., 4/29/22)

1) One of the Steel City’s biggest bashes is happening tonight, History Uncorked: Black & Gold Bash. This party takes place on all levels of the Heinz History Center. In addition to the great exhibits and museum displays, there will be a scavenger hunt. a Pittsburgh Cookie Table, Grandpa Joes Candy snack bar, Pittsburgh inspired treats from The Common Plea Catering. and DJ Bamboo will get guests grooving on the dance floor. Live music from The Clintones, silent auctions, and a photo booth will round out the night. 7-11 p.m. VIP tickets are sold out, but there are some general admission tickets remaining. 7:30 to  11 p.m. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District.

2) Cat Power was born Charlyn (“Chan”) Marshall in Atlanta. She released a series of acclaimed records from the mid-’90s through the early aughts, including a covers album in 2000. Her cover of “Sea of Love” also appeared on the soundtrack to the 2007 film Juno. Cat Power released The Greatest in 2006. Not a greatest hits album, but rather a collection of bare-bones originals, it is arguably “the greatest” record in her discography, released over a decade into her career. “Living Proof” is a beautiful song about love and doubt. Her 2012 album, Sun, seamlessly melded elements of electronica with blues. Her latest album is this year’s Covers. On it she covers songs from a diverse group of artists including Bob Seger, Iggy Pop, Billie Holiday, and Lana Del Ray. Catch her at Mr. Smalls. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (C.M., R.H.)

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