1) Better Oblivion Community Center is a new project by musicians Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers. They have teamed up to create new indie rock music and have had quick success as evidenced by their recent TV appearances and sold out show tonight at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The duo is touring in support of their self-titled debut album which dropped in January. Special guests are Lala Lala and Christian Lee Hutson. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
2) Gotta love a restaurant where happy hour starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and features Mac and Cheese on the menu. Especially when it has the beer selection to match. Such is the case for the Red Ring Bar & Grille, a Duquesne campus restaurant. It’s open to all Pittsburghers, though—perfect for pregaming prior to an event at the PPG Paints Arena. The restaurant offers a different lunch special every weekday. Key menu items include salads, hand-crafted burgers, sandwiches, and house macs. They even offer a poutine mac! The Red Ring also earned a Gold Plate from Sustainable Pittsburgh for its locally sourced food, conservation efforts, and commitment to the community. Rather, it will be enclosed and heated. Monday through Saturday 11:30 – 8 p.m. The Red Ring is closed on Sundays, but will open for events, so do check its website. 1015 Forbes Ave., Uptown. (CM)