Drake at Consol; Mike & Mike Wake Up the ‘Burgh (CPs Fri. 10/18/13)

1) Nothing Was the Same is the name of  rapper Drake‘s new album and includes the single “Started From the Bottom,” which as been a real chart riser. A multi-Grammy Award winner and multi-Platinum selling recording artist, he records on Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment label. Drake’s Would You Like a Tour? tour is pulling into the Consol Energy Center tonight. Opening is Miguel. 7 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

2) Attention sports fans: ESPN morning audio show hosts Mike & Mike (Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic) will be waking up the roosters this morning with a live broadcast from Stage AE beginning at 6 a.m. (until 10 a.m.). This top-rated team is in town as part of the 2013 Fall Football Tour. Free (as well it should be if you have to be somewhere besides work at 6 a.m.). Doors open at 5:30 a.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

3) The Pittsburgh debut of the critically acclaimed, 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, continues its run at the City Theatre. Middle age melancholy has set in on a brother (Vanya) and sister (Sonia) living outside of Philly until their movie star sister (Masha) returns with her younger boyfriend (Spike) which then prompts a hilarious family reunion. Directed by Tracy Brigden. Runs through November 3. 1300 Bingham St., South Side.

4) Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival is programmed and presented by the Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society and features films created by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered writers, directors, and actors. One of the features is Facing Mirrors, an award-winning  Iranian film about a young transsexual woman hampered by her family in seeking gender re-assignment surgery who want her to marry a male cousin. Runs through Oct. 21. Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave. Cultural District.

5) Jergel’s Rhythm Grille hosts New Wave Nation. Re-live the early days of MTV, when they actually played music, as New Wave Nations cranks out the 1980’s biggest hits. 9 p.m. 103 Slade Ln., Warrendale.

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