Legendary jazz pianist Randy Weston celebrates his 85th birthday tonight at the Walters. The show, sponsored by Henry Wong and An die Musik, starts at 8 pm and features Weston's African Rhythms group. Afterwards, birthday cake will be served, and Weston will be available to sign copies of his autobiography, which was published last fall.
Langston Hughes—yup, that Langston Hughes—once said that when Weston performs "a combination of strength and gentleness, virility and velvet emerges from the keys." How often will you get the opportunity to hear one of Hughes's favorite musicians? Don't miss this one.