Brian’s picks

1) Bloomington-based jazz pianist Monika Herzig once told us before a local concert that her music does a body good. Her tunes, she said with a laugh, are “more effective and healthy than any energy drink.” And that’s no Red Bull, she should have added. Herzig will join other musical artists for “A Tribute to Women in Jazz,” 7 p.m. March 7 at Columbus’ Harlequin Theatre in FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Information and tickets: 812-343-4597.

2) The colors in some of glass sculptor Jerald Hatton’s creations run as deep as his passion for the medium. Doubters can turn their gaze toward the — what else? — glass cases on the second level of The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus, for proof. One piece, “Blue-Footed Bowl,” serves as a great example of color-crazed inspiration. A free, Columbus Museum of Art and Design exhibit of the Columbus resident’s work extends through March 29.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.