Clint Black Plays Palace; Pens Open Regular Season (CPs Thurs., 10/9/14)

1) Clint Black, noted country musician, is in Greensburg tonight for a concert at the Palace Theatre. Black, who is married to actress Lisa Hartman-Black, is known for the hits “Walkin’ Away,” “Spend My Time,” and “A Better Man.” Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson have been the biggest influences on this successful, traditional country music recording artist. 8 p.m., 21 W. Otterman St.

2) Tonight is the opening game of the Pen’s regular season against the Anaheim Ducks. Our hopes for a Pittsburgh sports championship this year appear to be resting with the “mighty ‘Guins.” One reason for optimism is their new strategic-thinking head coach, Mike Johnston. 7 p.m. Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth ave., Uptown.

3) Dig beneath the surface to explore the ongoing issue of race in America with RACE: Are We So Different? at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The exhibition delves into race through stories from multiple points of view, including biological, cultural, and historical. This enlightening look goes to the foundations of how we perceive each other, exploring questions about what differences really consist of and how much they matter. Embrace your roots and beauty from the inside out with this moving exhibit. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Runs through Oct. 27. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

4) For a look at what today’s Allegheny County RADical Days’ free events are, visit the RADical Days Website.