Tuesday, July 29th

“Pithecanthropus Erectus!” Call out that 1956 Mingus classic as the Charles Mingus Orchestra wallops Washington Square, causing N.Y.U. summer students to stop in their tracks because they have never actually heard music that doesn’t include the word “bitches.”

[Charles Mingus Orchestra in Washington Square, 8 p.m., 212-252-3621]

mbryan@observer.com Tuesday, July 29th