Chris Brown at PPG Paints; Stage AE Hosts Tyler the Creator; Roger Humphries Plays Katz Plaza (Tues., 9/24/19)

1) Chris Brown is no stranger to controversy, but he continues to pack venues such as PPG Paints Arena. 2005’s “Run It!” was his first single and hit. His latest album is this year’s Indigo. Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas, and Yella Beezy open. 6:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (CM)

2) Tyler, the Creator will perform at Stage AE. He is a member, if not the leader of, the hip hop collective Odd Future. He designs the group’s artwork and has created much of their merchandise. His solo albums, such as 2019’s Igor, oft receive critical acclaim even if his lyrics are sometimes criticized. He performed “911” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Opening is rapper Jaden Smith, son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. GoldLink also opens. Doors open 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

3) If you’ve heard Horace Silver’s immortal bossa nova standard, “Song for My Father,” then you’ve heard Roger Humphries. The brilliant percussionist has played virtually every major venue in the United States with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Ray Charles to Pittsburgh natives Nathan Davis and Pete Henderson. An accomplished solo artist in his own right and the leader of RH Factor and Roger Humphries’ Big Band, Humphries has also left a lasting legacy in Pittsburgh as an educator, having taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and elsewhere. Catch the legendary drummer with his band RH Factor during a free public performance at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Penn Avenue and 7th Street. 5 p.m. Cultural District (EC, RH)

Tuesday, September 24

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Free Admission: 10am
Join WPC and its partners to celebrate the opening of a new ADA-accessible flower garden installed at an existing WPC RAD-funded community flower garden in Homewood! The site includes raised flower beds to help make planting more enjoyable and accessible for people with disabilities. All are welcome to attend and street parking is available.
Bennett St. & Franstown Ave. (Homewood) | waterlandlife.org
City Theatre Company Free Admission: 7pm
Receive up to two free tickets to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. Part thrilling new play, part electrifying rock concert, it’s an epic tale of family, love, and heritage featuring the Cambodian surf rock music of Dengue Fever. Use code RADCity at checkout or click here to be linked directly.
(50 free tickets are available for this performance; once allocated, RADCity code will be good for 50% off.)