FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Jazz was one of America's first and most successful cultural exports to Russia during the Cold War era (thanks, Satchmo). Enjoy the payback as the bold and brassy, 17-piece Moscow Jazz State Orchestra hits town after a four-night "warm-up" at Dizzy's Coca-Cola Room in New York. Former President (and occasional horn blower) Bill Clinton has hailed their frontman Igor Butman "my favorite saxophonist." His arranging skills are exceptional, too. Chris' Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom St., 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, $15, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com.
SOUNDS IN SILENCE
The dark, cool diorama space at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Logan Square is a great refuge from the summer heat. It used to be quiet, too, but not these days. A new art installation, "Unfrozen in Time: Collective Voices of North American Hall," puts growls, chirps and roars in the mouths of the animals stuffed and displayed behind glass in their natural habitats. ansp.org, 215-299-1000.