Beabadoobee in Concert at Stage AE; Texture Ballet’ & Westmoreland Symphony Team Up for ‘The Nutcracker (Sat., 12/11/21)

1) Beabadoobee was scheduled to perform at the Thunderbird Café and Music Hall in March 2020 and then tour with the 1975 in North America when the pandemic hit. If you missed her at the Thunderbird, she’ll play at Stage AE this December. Born Beatrice Kristi Laus in Iloilo City, the Philippines, her family moved to London when she was three. A singer-songwriter, she composes Stephen-Malkmus-inspired songs, such as … “I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus.” (Malkmus is the singer for the indie-rock band Pavement.) Beabadoobee has released five EPs, and one album, 2020’s Fake It Flowers, which appeared on a number of music publications’ best-of lists for that year. Christian Leave and BLACKSTARKIDS open. Doors open 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (C.M.)

THE NUTCRACKER (ballet) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Texture Contemporary Ballet with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Dec. 11 only, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

2) Yes, you can see The Nutcracker in Greensburg! It has been a Tchaikovsky tradition, and this year, Pittsburgh’s Texture Contemporary Ballet and the Westmoreland Symphony team up to keep the good times going. At Greensburg’s landmark venue The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. 

3) Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors bring their lively brand of jam rock to Rivers Casino. Donovan and the band’s latest album is 2018’s We See Through It. They describe it by saying, “It illustrates the transformational power of music. Featuring ten songs that span genres and eras ̧ the sound of the new album blends the vintage rock sound of Zeppelin with the alternative folk of Mumford & Sons propelled by barreling drums.” Several songs from the album garnered good radio airplay. 9 p.m. performance time. Drum Bar, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.

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