1) Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical The Lion King makes a triumphant return to Pittsburgh for a multi-week run. The creative costuming and staging developed by the highly talented Julie Taymor is a sight to see,as is the meshing of actors and animal costumes that results in a suspension of disbelief. The musical score is no weak link either with Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar Award-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle Of Life.” 7:30 p.m. Through September 29. Benedum Center, 7th and Penn Avenues. Cultural District.
2) San Diego indie-rockers Pinback is in town for a show tonight at Altar Bar. Pinback appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in the spring and are out on an ambitious tour with stops in Japan, Hawaii, Europe, the PBS Show “Austin City Limits”, Canada, and the U.S. Special guest is Deathfix. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
3) Get away to the tropics with a trip to Brillobox for Tropical Tuesdays. There you’ll feel the trade winds (air conditioner) soothe your overdue vacation bones. Here’s a sampling of their specials $3 select craft cans, $4 frozen drinks, $10 California bubble bath, $10 Eva Peron, $7 Fernet con cola, and $6 Coronita Margaveza. You can also sop up the island drinks with $7 pineapple soy-glazed chicken or tofu skewers served with Caribbean sweet potato salad. Shoes and shirt required. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.
4) Thunderbird Cafe’s Space Exchange series continues tonight with Dave Throckmorton. The improvisational hip-hop band includes drummer David Throckmorton with Akil Esson (MC), Paul Thompson (bass), Chris Parker (guitar), and Ben Opie (sax, FX).. 9 p.m. No cover. 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville.