Jill West and the Blues Attack Play Outdoor Show at Station Square (CP’s Thurs. 8/1/13)

1) The Pittsburgh Pirates conclude their critical series against the divisional rival St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park tonight. Come support the home team and cheer them to victory in this matchup of National League juggernauts. 7:05 p.m. 115 Federal St., North Shore.

2) Jill West and the Blues Attack invade Station Square tonight as part of the Summer Concert Series at Bessemer Court. Led by the powerful and rangy vocals of West and the scorching lead guitar of Gregg Krupa, this Pittsburgh-based outfit is a perfect representation of the immense talent found throughout the Steel City. Rain or shine, the Blues Attack is primed to send Station Square into a frenzy of movement with its high-energy, groove-laden brand of blues perfection. 6:30 p.m. 1 W. Station Square Dr.

3) Defending the Cavemanthe longest running solo Broadway play, commences its run at The Cabaret at Theater Square tonight. An outrageous comedy laced with insight and profundity, Defending the Caveman taps into the invisible gender barriers that divide society and pokes fun at our predictability as men and women of this planet. Leaving no topic untouched, this show takes shots at feminism, masculine sensitivity, and sexual impulses, so leave the kids at home and prepare your gut for intense laughter! Through Oct. 20. 7:30 p.m. 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

4) Watch masterful creativity in action, as the Pittsburgh Improv Jam takes over The Cabaret at Theater Square following the night’s showing of Defending the Caveman. Seasoned improvisers bring one-word audience suggestions to life, acting out comedic scenes on the spot in a showcase of artistic brilliance. Fast-paced, hilarious, and downright impressive—that’s the Pittsburgh Improv Jam. 10 p.m. $3 (Free with any earlier Cultural District show’s ticket stub). 21 and over. 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

5) Take your lunch break and enjoy the Mellon Square Summer Concert Series, where you will be treated to some soothing dining music courtesy of beautiful singer/songwriter Mia Z. Far from the typical teeny-bopper music of today, Mia Z boasts a Southern-styled blues/country voice that will get your head bobbing and your foot tapping. Noon. Free. 529 Smithfield St. Downtown.