Actor Jeff Goldblum was a teenage pianist in Pittsburgh before his acting career blossomed into starring roles in some of Hollywood’s biggest films. But his love for the piano and music has never stopped. For nearly two decades he’s been performing with a band he calls The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (after an old family friend) at Hollywood’s Rockwell Table & Stage on most Wednesday nights. The music starts around 9 p.m., but get there closer to 8 p.m. for Goldblum’s opening monologue/stream-of-consciousness/audience-participation session, as the actor-musician talks and jokes with an audience usually made up more of film buffs than lovers of jazz. The running dialogue continues throughout the show, with occasional sit-in guest performers as well. After each performance, Goldblum is incredibly accommodating with well-wishers and photo requests.

Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Starts: Dec. 10. Continues through Dec. 24, 2014
(Expired: 12/24/14)

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