The Weekday Roundup: Bechtler, Taylor Swift, Third Eye Blind, & Cougar: The Musical

MONDAY
THE ART BOOKS OF HENRI MATISSE
Henri Matisse helped define modernist art in the 20th century. His cutouts, paintings, and drawings are his best-known works, but at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, an exhibit highlights one of his other successful endeavors: illustrated books. The Art Books of Henri Matisse runs until Sept. 7, displaying prints from the books and the tomes themselves.

Check out a video trailer for the exhibit below:

BONUS PICK: TAYLOR SWIFT
The pop singer with a knack for reinvention takes her 1989 album on the road–and the air, since she’s going across the world on this quest to pack arenas with screaming teenagers.

TUESDAY
TRAIN
Train, The Fray, and Matt Nathanson offer some pop rock to make your Tuesday a little brighter. It’s part of a packed month for the PNC Music Pavilion.

WEDNESDAY
THIRD EYE BLIND AND DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL
ATTENTION: This is show is for the faint of heart. This show will have sing-alongs. Feelings of nostalgia will be present.

BONUS PICKS: COUGAR: THE MUSICAL
Three women, dubbing themselves “cougars,” enjoy nights of fun and romance around town. The musical was developed by playwright Donna Moore.

TEMPLES
This psychedelic outfit hails from Kettering, England, recently opening for acts like Interpol and The Vaccines. A remix album of their first LP, Sun Structures, was released last fall.

THURSDAY
BRANDI CARLILE
The Washington-born, alt-country songstress has six albums to her name, including the orchestra-backed Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. But she doesn’t always need that many additional players; Carlile’s own instrumental repertoire includes guitar, piano, and banjo.

BONUS PICK: KENNY CHESNEY
The name “Kenny Chesney” is synonymous with summer, fun, and cheap beer. For country fans, I can at least promise those first two things with this arena show.

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue