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1) Jakob Dylan’s (Bob Dylan’s son) band, The Wallflowers are playing a concert at Carnegie Library Music Hall. Jakob Dylan’s musical sound has been influenced by his dad, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. The Wallflowers are touring in support of their new album “Glad All Over,” which contains the songs “Reboot the Mission,” “Misfits and Lovers,” and “Love is a Country.” 8 p.m. 510 E. Tenth Ave., Munhall.
2) Winner of five Tony awards, War Horse gallops onto the opening night stage at the Benedum Center. The stage play, made into a movie recently, showcases the relationship between a boy and his horse during World War I. Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the English cavalry during the war and shipped to France. Albert joins the army and embarks on a heroic journey to reclaim his horse. Great puppeteering/acting is done to manipulate the life-size war horse, Joey, on the stage. 7:30 p.m. 237 7th St., Downtown Cultural District.
3) Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter and Michael Jackson’s ex-wife, graces the stage at Mr. Smalls Funhouse tonight. Special guests are the Derek Woodz Band. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave. Millvale.
4) The “Space Exchange” series, which examines the musical frontiers of jazz, rock, pop, Latin and funk, continues at the Thunderbird Cafe with Colter Harper & Co., joined by Chris Parker and Matt Booth, in an exploration of “The Beatles” music. 9 p.m. No cover. 4023 Butler Street, in “the ‘Ville” (Lawrenceville).
5) The Squirrel Hill food scene is ever changing. Sad to report the “Squirrel Hill Ice Cream War” just claimed it’s first victim, Baskin-Robbins. No more Pralines and Cream, Pistachio Almond, or German Chocolate ice cream flavors on Forbes Ave. Don’t worry,there are still about five other places to get a frozen treat in Squirrel Hill, with two Asian noodle restaurants opening almost right across from each other on Forbes Avenue. Could this be the start of the “Ramen Noodle War?”