Black Crowes and Tedeschi Trucks Band at AE (CP’s Wed. 8/7/13)

1) Rock out to a display of ‘90s rock superstardom tonight at Stage AE, where The Black Crowes are set to get bodies movin’ and groovin’. One of the more successful rock outfits in history, The Black Crowes have sold over 30 million albums, and have toured alongside acts such as Heart, ZZ Top, and Aerosmith throughout their 21-year career. If The Black Crowes can’t get you to the North Shore, the opening act–Tedeschi Trucks Band–should plant you in your car, foot firmly on the accelerator. Featuring Derek Trucks (of Allman Brothers Band fame) and his wife Susan Tedeschi, their Southern blues/rock sound generates a chemistry and passion nearly unmatched on today’s musical landscape. 5:30 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

2) Escape to an ancient world at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where “Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of th, e Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” is currently on display. Showcasing 7,000 years of largely undiscovered cultural history from the Arabian Peninsula, this exhibit reveals a variety of prehistoric artifacts (including an impressive assembly of 200 recently excavated items) along with a wealth of knowledge from a sparsely explored time and place. One of only five North American venues hosting this exhibit, take advantage of this unique and breathtaking cultural crossroad. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

3) The Pittsburgh Pirates are on fire, ladies and gentlemen, and PNC Park is calling your name. The Buccos host the struggling Miami Marlins in a matchup that can boost the Pirates playoff aspirations and put them in position to end the season atop the National League standings. This year has been special for the Pirates, so don’t miss an opportunity to catch them in front of the hometown crowd. 7:05 p.m. 115 Federal St., North Shore.

4) Zip down I-79 to wonderful Wheeling, W. Va., where you can groove on the sounds of classic, original R&B courtesy of the Dennis McClung Blues Band at Wheeling Heritage Port Amphitheatre. Performing as part of  Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays, the band promises to provide scorching lead guitar lines and honest, original lyrics. If you’re a fan of blues legends like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the Allman Brothers Band, this is your haven tonight. Free. 6 p.m. 1200 and Water St., Wheeling.

5) 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 and $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.