Blues Brothers Revue Plays Jergel’s; Caroline Smith Performs at Club Café (CPs Wed., 3/5/14)

1) Chase away your post-Mardi Gras blues at Jergel’s with The Blues Brothers Revue. Mix up your Wednesday with a blend of comedy and classic Blues Brothers humor (“We’re on a mission from God.”) while exploring the rich musical history of Chicago. Jake and Elwood will break your weekly monotony in this fun performance appropriate for all ages. Wayne Catania portrays Jake while Kieron Lafferty plays Elwood; together they are a blast from the past with plenty of jokes and tunes you may have forgotten. While they may not be on a celestial mission, they are the official Blues Brothers tribute band, endorsed by both Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s widow, Judith. Your “Soul Man” dance is not only acceptable, but also encouraged. 8 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

2) Caroline Smith combines a little ’90s pop, indie rock, and neo-soul for a unique and intimate set at Club Café. Smith’s love for ’90s music radiates throughout her new album, Half About Being a Woman. Exploring self-acceptance, aging, and feminist empowerment, Smith’s music encompasses the ever-changing music world and personal evolution. Songs like “Magazine” and “Bloodstyle” bring back those feel-good rhythms we enjoyed some 20 years ago while tackling societal norms and gender roles in a modern-day setting. Ideal for anyone in the midst of self-discovery, this performance appeals simultaneously to fans of R&B, indie pop, blues, and folk rock. Special guests are Lyndsey Smith and Scott and Rosanna. 8 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side.

3) Celebrate your inner child, or bring a small friend to experience Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at the Consol Energy Center. The famed Mickey Mouse brings Disney friends from past and present for a magical night of song, dance, and impressive ice skating. The classic characters of Donald, Minnie, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and Goofy join together with the more recent Mulan, Belle, Timon, Pumbaa, and characters of the Disney/Pixar collaborations The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Toy Story for a night full of childhood nostalgia and the chance to make new memories. If we’re only as old as we feel, feel like a kid tonight. 7 p.m. Through March 9. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

4) Don’t be a “hayseed.”  Get on over to Peter’s Pub for country music night with DJ JB. Check out their great specials: $5.50 fish bowls, $7.50 Smirnoff fish bowls, and $2 Yuengling bottles (10 p.m. – midnight); $5.50 Bud Lt. pitchers (7 p.m. to close);  and if you want to add some protein to the picture, $5 sandwiches ( 5 – 10 p.m.). 116 Oakland Ave., Oakland.

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