Brothers Osborne Play UPMC Events Ctr.; Virginia vs. Pitt at Heinz Field; Highmark Light Up Night (Sat., 11/20/21)

1) Country duo Brothers Osborne is composed of two brothers, T.J. (lead vocals) and John (guitar, backing vocals). Growing up in Deale, Maryland, they were inspired by the music in their father’s record collection and formed a band. They then sought their fortune in the country music capital of Nashville, Tennessee. The Brother’s gamble has paid off as their first three albums have reached No. 3, 2, and 4 respectively on the Billboard Country Chart, they have been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and have won five Academy of Country Music Awards. T.J. in February, came out as gay, making him the only openly gay country music artist on a major label. The duo’s latest release is 2020’s SkeletonsUPMC Events Center, 7:30 p.m. Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon (R.H.)

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in action against Virginia Tech in 2020. (photo: Pitt Athletics)

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in action against Virginia Tech in 2020. (photo: Pitt Athletics)

2) With another big win last week, this time against North Carolina, Pitt Football is now 8-2 and ranked 18th in the Football Playoff rankings.. Today they will try and run their win total to 9-2 with a home game this afternoon against the University of Virginia. Lets hope the Panthers make the Cavaliers fall on their swords. If they do so, then they have earned a spot in the ACC Championship game. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has been on fire in regards to his passing and touchdown throws. He is rightfully a Heisman Trophy candidate. Next up for Pitt is an away game at Syracuse. 3:30 p.m. Heinz Field. 100 Art Rooney Ave.

3) Tonight’s 60th Annual Light Up Night is the official kick off to Pittsburgh’s holiday season—even if some national retailers started the holiday season the day after Halloween. Highlights include several tree-lighting ceremonies, ice skating at PPG Plaza, BNY Mellon Fireworks Finale (9:30 p.m.), and an appearance by Santa. There’s also top-notch local entertainment on three stages. The main headliner is New York band, American Authors. Local groups performing are Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, Mr. Smalls All-Star Beatles Tribute, Lyndsey Smith & Steeltown Horns, The Daniel May Trio with Dwayne Dolphin & George Heid III, and Big Blitz. Merriment and goodwill will spontaneously occur all over the Golden Triangle. The People Gas Holiday Market will be open. Also see the World’s largest pickle ornament (35 ft. tall). This is a holiday celebration not to miss. For a complete schedule, visit Downtown Pittsburgh for the Holidays. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Downtown.

4) Punk rockers Anti-Flag return home for a concert at the Roxian Theatre. The quartet formed right here in Pittsburgh in 1988 and released its debut album, Die for the Government, in 1996. Tom Morello, the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, produced their fourth full-length release, 2003’s acclaimed The Terror State. Today, Anti-Flag still enjoys performing, protesting, and recording music. The band’s latest album, 20/20 Vision, was released in 2020. According to their website, their last North American tour was only two days long because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their return to the stage should be all the more sweeter for their fans. The Suicide Machines, Punchline, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, and Doll Skin open. 5 p.m. 425 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. (C.M.)