1) Listen to the drumming on the Bruce Springsteen songs “Backstreets” and “Prove It All Night,” and you can see that drummer Max Weinberg provides a strong foundation for the E Street Band to rock on. The Hall of Fame drummer has also played on two of the top-selling rock albums in history: Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell. In many Springsteen shows, fans yell out or hold up signs of songs that they want the band to play. Weinberg is using a similar method for his latest tour with his talented and versatile band, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox. He and the band will perform songs from the early days of rock and roll, and the audience gets to choose from a video menu of over 200 hit songs, ranging from the Beatles to the Stones to Springsteen and the E Street Band. Best of all, you don’t need to plug any quarters in; simply buy a ticket before they’re gone. 8 p.m. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.
2) It has been said that “Timing is everything” and “Time is Money.” Both of those sayings are front and center in A Masterpiece of Comic…Timing. Whiz-kid Nebraska Jones’s first comedy play was a big hit. New York producer Jerry Cobb was so impressed that he’s invested his life savings in the new play that Jones is writing. Cobb even flies Jones to his Arizona home. And there lies the rub as Jones has come down with a bad case of the blues. He’s not eating or writing, but he is drinking. And he has a taste for Cobb’s expensive bourbon. To get the project moving again, they hire an erratic assistant and a Hollywood starlet, both of whom ratchet up the laughs. Continues through September 16. 500 Lakeside Dr. South, Cannonsburg.