Trombone Shorty Plays CHMH; Van Gogh in Bloom at Phipps (Tues., 9/10/19)

1) Trombone Shorty, a native of New Orleans, shot higher on the national scene in 2013 with his hot brass rocker “Fire and Brimstone.”  He draws on his New Orleans jazz heritage to create hooky music and genre-fusing songs. Shorty plays not only trombone and trumpet but also drums, organ, and tuba. He will again be performing with his group Orleans Avenue at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. 2017’s Parking Lot Symphony is his latest album. Devon Gilfillian opens. 8 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. (RH, CM)

2) Artist Vincent van Gogh inspired many, including the horticultural designers at Phipps Conservatory. Their “Van Gogh in Bloom” flower show recreates several of the famous artist’s most famous works through vibrant flowers and plants, trees, and specially created props. The artist’s works that have been transformed for the exhibit includes: “Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Wheat Field with Cypresses.” Beautiful in the daylight, as well as on Friday nights when the conservatory  is open until 10 p.m. Seeing “Van Gogh in Bloom” at night reveals the intricate interplay between light and shadow, highlighted by architectural lighting. Monday through Thursday and Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays open until 10 p.m. This exhibit is part of the 2019 Summer Flower Show. One Schenley Park, Oakland.