Love In at Improv; Night Ranger Performs at Jergels (CPs Fri., 8/15/14)

1) As part of her act, comedian Loni Love, who visits The Improv this week, gives dating advice. (With a name like that, how could she not?) In the book she wrote with Jeannine Amber, Love Him or Leave Him, but Don’t Get Stuck With the Tab, Love takes inquiries and shoots from the hip. For example, “Getting an ‘F’ in Fun” asked how she could get out of her tiring routine as a teacher and date again. Love answered with a rambling, depressing story about the time she found herself almost buying a sex toy from a telemarketer. “[W]hen I got off the phone, I realized it was time to make some changes. I needed to make time for a social life and to meet a man with a real penis,” she writes. It’s that kind of blunt, working-class grit acquired through years of working as an engineer that Love discusses topics ranging from Brown Liquor to Barack Obama’s lack of dance skills. Through Sunday. 8 and 10:15 p.m. 166 E. Bridge St., Homestead.

2) “Sister Christian” was one of Night Ranger’s biggest hits when it rose on the charts to No. 5 in June 1984. The San Francisco rock band has had many iterations over the years and is extremely popular in Japan. Night Ranger’s first five albums had worldwide sales of more than 10 million. They are touring in support of their latest album, High Road. 9 p.m. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

3) Pioneering swagger-rock band Lovebettie is performing at the South Park Amphitheater as part of the 2014 Allegheny County Concert Series. Lovebettie has been on a tear lately, having been named a Rolling Stone Band to Watch last November and making it to the Final 40 from a field of 2,500 entries as a Chance of a Lifetime-nominated band to perform at this year’s Grammys. Free. 7:30 p.m. Near Brownsville and McCorkle roads. South Park.

4) 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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