1) Jazz saxophonist Rick Matt entertains the crowd at NOLA on the square tonight in an 8 p.m. show. No cover. 24 Market Square, Downtown.
2) Union Pig & Chicken, Chef Kevin Sousa’s new barbecue and fried chicken restaurant and bar, is serving up some delicious, tender beef brisket along with ribs, chicken, mac and cheese, greens…and whoopie pies. Specials daily at 5 p.m. The East Liberty hot spot is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday ’til 1 a.m., Sundays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (a hearty chicken and waffles brunch) and 3 – 9 p.m., for regular service. Their second floor counterpart–Harvard and Highland–is open for cocktails until 1 a.m. weekdays, 2 a.m. Fri. & Sat. and 11 p.m. Sunday. Check your watch, sure, but once you’re in either domain “all food and beverages all the time” makes it easier. 220 N. Highland Avenue.
3) Don’t be a “hayseed.” Get on over to Peter’s Pub for country music night with DJ DAVE. Check out their great specials: $5.50 fish bowls, $7.50 Smirnoff fish bowls (10 p.m. – midnight), $2 Yuengling bottles (10 p.m. – midnight), $5.50 Bud Lt. pitchers (all day, everyday), and if you need some protein in the picture, $5 sandwiches. 5 – 10 p.m. 116 Oakland Ave., Oakland.