1) British indie pop trio Daughter makes an appearance at Mr. Small’s Funhouse to promote their first full-length album, If You Leave. Mojo magazine described the trio’s music as “unflinchingly honest and hugely captivating,” undoubtedly due to the trio’s ability to expose their souls through sound. Vocalist Elena Tonra’s haunting melodies coupled with Igor Haefeli’s guitar and Remi Aguilella’s drums enchant the audience with songs like “Youth,” once featured on the TV show “Mistresses.” Since gaining momentum in 2012 at the SXSW Music Festival, Daughter headlines this performance while Bear’s Den warms up the crowd. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
2) Rascal Flatts once sang, “Even New York City got one or two hillbillies ready to hit the road,” and they were right! The Defibulators bring an alternate spin to classic country. With all the fixins of a band you’d hear on Y108—banjo, guitar, washboards, harmonica, fiddle, upright bass—The Defibs bring that New York attitude you just can’t find in Nashville. Traditional and modern at the same time, the band delivers lighthearted sounds and soulful lyrics when they take the stage at Club Café. 8 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side.
3) There are only two more days before the Carnegie International begins. Can you really wait 48 more hours? Take in some art today at The Frick Art and Historical Center. The Frick’s first in-residence artist displays his work in the exhibit Clayton Days Revisited: A Project by Vik Muniz, which features 65 pieces of Muniz’s work during his 1999 residency as well as some newer works since leaving Clayton. Muniz puts a modern spin on the historic Clayton for a marriage of past and present in Clayton Days. With the Frick’s expressed intention for the exhibit to coincide with the Carnegie International, start the party early and appreciate something new. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze.
4) It’s Wednesday, and you’ve gotten over the workweek hump. Congratulations! Celebrate with Wine Down Wednesdays at Café Notte in Emsworth. Bartender David selects different wines every week for discounts by the bottle, from as little as $10 (and up)! While you’re winding down with some vino, enjoy the Café’s 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. happy hour, featuring $5 select appetizers. The Italian nachos or calamari may please your palate; both pair nicely with a red or white. 4 – 10 p.m. 8070 Ohio River Blvd.
5) Today’s Allegheny County RADical Days events are free admission to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum,MCG Jazz and Youth & Arts Festival, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. For more information visit the RADical Days Web site.