Cornell Glee Club at Pitt; Nolens at Arcade Comedy (CPs Sat., 1/4/14)

1) The Cornell Glee Club took a public-image hit in the late ’00s due to Andy Bernard, the preppy fictional alum who constantly name-dropped his prestigious school and annoyed his coworkers with his a cappella stylings on” The Office.” But, hey, we’d be proud to be a part of it, too. The Glee Club, founded in 1868, is Cornell’s oldest student club and helped formulate the basics of what a collegiate choral group is supposed to be. In modern times it has toured Europe, Asia, and South America. The elite men’s chorus visits Pitt’s Heinz Chapel tonight. Wear your best sweater vest. 7:30 p.m. 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

2) Kristy and Jethro Nolen, the wife-husband duo who turned an empty downtown retail space into the Arcade Comedy Theater, will be back at the venue tonight for Dinner with the Nolens, a long-form improv comedy show featuring a few guest comedians on the side (although, no, the show does not come with an actual meal). Also, for an appetizer, there’s a set by Grey Matter, a comedy duo consisting of Brian Grey and John Feightner. 8 p.m. 811 Liberty Ave., Cultural District.

3) Not just dedicated to replicating the music of U2, Canton, Ohio-based One: A Celebration of U2 also utilizes a video screen to recreate (on a smaller, club-sized scale) the visual dazzle that accompanies the Irish mega-band’s live outings. One, which plays Altar Bar tonight, goes all out to emulate the U2 experience. No word on whether the lead singer wears the same brand of mod eyewear as Bono. 9 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave., Strip District.

4) The Dave Matthews Band, the only ’90s act to continue to fill amphitheaters, comes to the First Niagara Pavilion almost annually. In the months between these visits, local fans can catch One Sweet Burgh, a seven member ensemble dedicated to recreating DMB’s mellow jam rock—sax, fiddle, and all. Crash into them at Club Café tonight. 8 p.m. 56-58 South 12th St., South Side.

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