This week should be one of new experiences for local audiences with two jazz shows, a big night at the Farmers Market, a new theatre production, and a little punk rock drag topping our weekly to-do list for this last week January, first week of February. It’s still winter, but some of these shows look pretty hawt! Just the warmth we need.
Jazz Night with Joel Miller and friends | January 31 | The Cap | 7:30 p.m.
For the first of two jazz events happening this week, saxophonist Joel Miller will gather a few friends to The Cap stage for an evening of groove, bebop, fusion, and whatever other avenues their musical compasses choose to point towards as the night plays out. Instruments welcome, but not required. View Event
Lisa LeBlanc | February 2 | Boyce Farmers Market | 7 p.m.
After making big waves with her self-titled debut album, and continuing the momentum with Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted and the Polaris shortlisted Why You Wanna Leave Runaway Queen?, the Acadian star Lisa LeBlanc returns in sequins and groove with her new album, Chiac Disco. A bright, funny and sparkling record, filled with all kinds of musical glitter and colorful lyrics sung loud and proud. View Event
The Fofana Kingdom | February 2-4 | Black Box Theatre | 7:30 p.m.
Catch a performance of The Fofana Kingdom, happening this weekend at the Black Box. Join Princess Ozanna as she embarks on a quest in search of an answer to the timeless question, ‘Where is home?’. Told through the lens of ancient Africa from the seat of Sierra Leone, this epic tale examines globalization and immigration in the modern era and strives to reimagine what theatre can be. Co-directed and written by Saa Andrew Gbongbor and Lucas Gutiérrez-Robert. View Event
A Punk Rock Drag Show | February 3 | Broken Record Bar & Music Room | 10 p.m.
The name says it all. Or does it? Punk rock drag could take a dozen different directions. Why not stop by MNB’s Venue of the Year and see for yourself? View Event
Bridge Jazz | Southside Shake | February 4 | 7-9 p.m.
That’s right. Two jazz shows in one week. What is this, 2005? The local resurgence is on and Bridge Jazz have been leading the charge for some time now as frequent guests of the Southside Shake. Come see what the fuss is all about with this rotating cast of local top performers.
As always, for a comprehensive look at performance happening throughout the city this week, check out the event calendar managed by our friends at Music Runs Through It.