It’s a short week this week and I’m already thinking about the upcoming weekend (right on the heels of 4th of July Thursday). Don’t miss out! Tickets are selling fast for two concerts this weekend with guest vocalist Maria Howell. Though best known for her role as the choir soloist in the movie The Color Purple, Howell has recently appeared in TV’s Revolution and plays the role of Seeder in the upcoming movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Howell will join the Ziad Jazz Quartet for a special two-night performance of Jazz at the Bechtler July 5 and July 6 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Details and tickets here.