Blind Pilot Touches Down at The Jefferson

Rising indie favorite Blind Pilot headlines The Jefferson Theater tonight.  The folk-centric band is Portland-based, but culled local fans through previous shows in 2009 at The Southern (with Low Anthem) and opening for The Decemberists at The National in Richmond. They return  with cuts off their new album, We Are the Tide, an upbeat swing from 2008’s 3 Rounds and a Sound. Says founding member Israel Nebeker on making the new record, “Fortunately, the creative process has a way of obliterating your expectations, and while we had a plan for each song, eventually the songs told us the way they needed to be.” Maryland duo Cotton Jones opens the show.

Bent Theatre improv comedy troupe brings "Funny Happy Good Times" to Play On! Theatre tonight and stay true to its motto, “You say it, we play it.” The 20-plus comedians bring their A-game to every show, and tonight’s interpretation of the theme should be no exception. 

On Saturday, former cabinetmaker Kurt Steger features works from his Continuum and Ascension collections at Les Yeux du Monde. Steger, whose sculptures have been featured in the Smithsonian, uses woodworking skills to combine natural and synthetic elements to reveal stark, bold sculptures. 

Sunday at The Paramount Theater, art steps behind the looking glass as Leonardo Live gives art lovers worldwide a chance to virtually tour the National Gallery’s sold out Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan exhibition via HD satellite broadcast. The London show features eight of 15 existing Da Vinci paintings (which are too fragile to travel) and features commentary from prominent European artists and historians.  Local art experts Bruce Boucher,Francesca Fiorani and Paul Barolsky will be on hand for a discussion panel.

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