Pearl Jam Set to Rock Consol; Selena Gomez at The Pete (CPs Fri. 10/11/13)

1) Pearl Jam, one of the quintessential bands of the 1990’s grunge rock movement rolls into the Consol Energy Center tonight. Led by spirited front-man/lead vocalist Eddie Vedder, the band achieved rock  success with the albums Ten, Vs., and Vitalogy. Pearl Jam opened for the Rolling Stones at PNC Park in September 2005. This show kicks off the first leg of Pearl Jam’s North American tour. 7:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

2) The talented and graceful Selena Gomez has a diverse background as an actor and musical performer. She started her career as Gianna in the kids TV show “Barney & Friends” and then moved on to such films as Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire. and “The Muppets. TV roles include Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Hannah Montana,” and her own show, “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She’s climbed the music charts with songs “Come & Get It” and “Slow Down.” Opening acts are Emblem3 and Christina Grimmie.  7 p.m.Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace Street, University of Pittsburgh campus, Oakland.

3) The Pittsburgh Improv hosts actor and comedian Harland Williams, who’s appeared in the movies Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, Half Baked, Rocket Man, Sorority Boys, and Down Periscope. Williams has performed standup on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” HBO, and Comedy Central. 8 and 10 p.m. Runs through Sunday. 166 Bridge St., The Waterfront, Homestead.

4) Dave Mason, a former member of the rock group Traffic, had his first big hit with the Traffic song “Feelin’ Alright,” which was later recorded by Joe Cocker. Mason, who was good friends with Jimi Hendrix when he was living in London,  invited Hendrix to a party where Hendrix first heard Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” Hendrix was so enthralled with the song he and Mason went to a London studio that night and recorded it. Mason played the acoustic 12-string guitar, and that recording was placed on Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland album and became ingrained in rock history. Mason scored a major FM rock radio hit with “We Just Disagree” in the 1970’s.  8 p.m. Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg.

5) Life in Color’s  (formerly Dayglow) Rebirth Tour makes a stop tonight at Stage AE, billed as “the Worlds Largest Paint Party.” Cornerstones of their performance include being sprayed with paint, dazzling light shows, acrobatic performers, and loud and lively music. Opening is R3hab, and Carnage. Gates open at 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

6) Producer/musician Quincy Jones called the a cappella group Take 6 as “the baddest vocal cats on the planet.” Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Take 6 has put together a delicious fusion of new arrangements with funky syncopated rhythms that fuse jazz, gospel, R& B and pop music.  They are in concert as part of the MCG Jazz series. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester.

7) Songwriters in the Cellar is a musical showcase series presented by Pittsburgh Winery. Anthony Jardine will host and perform at tonight’s event along with Joy IkeJoel LindseyScotts Roger, and Rachel Zylstra. The artists will perform , collaborate on each others material, and tell stories. This event should provide some interesting insights into the art of songwriting. 2815 Penn Ave. Strip District.

8) Don’t Dress for Dinner is Stage Right Productions farcical comedy this Fall.  The plot is based on an illicit romantic affair that involves Bernard and his mistress, Suzanne (there’s also a cook in the play named Suzette), but also his best friend Robert. There’s also a cook in the play named Suzette!  The play is written by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, and directed by Adam Kukic. Run ends tomorrow. 8 p.m. Boyd Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Rd., O’ Hara Township.

9) Oh say, can you see Jeff Jimerson tonight? Known as an“anthem singer” for his faithful star-spangled performances at the Penguins’ hockey games, Jimerson joins his dance/rock band Airborne for a free show at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino. 8 p.m. 210 Racetrack Rd., Washington.

10) Good Fridays at the Warhol is a weekly party at the museum, featuring art exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. Half-price museum admission. 5 – 10 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.


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