The Balcony Big Band Plays Jergel’s; ‘Grandma’ at the Movies (Mon., 8/24/15)

1) The Balcony Big Band with a special guest are hitting only high notes in a Monday night performance at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. The 18 member group makes a big, beautiful sound. 8 p.m. No cover. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.


2) Grandma – Lily Tomlin in her first leading role in 27 years. Written and directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie and About a Boy), Grandma is the story of Elle Reid, a misanthropic, lesbian poet grieving the death of her partner … when one day her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up at her door. Sage, the granddaughter, has a big problem and is hoping Grandma can help her out – and the two set off for a day trip with some major consequences. Advance word is extremely positive and there’s already talk of Tomlin scoring an Oscar nom for her performance. Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliot, Judy Greer, and Laverne Cox also star. Check Fandango for screens and times.

3) It’s Global Mondays at Cappy’s Cafe in Shadyside with imported bottled beers for only $3. While there, team up an import with a bowl of their scrumptious chili. 5431 Walnut St.

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