Dean Ween, née Michael Melchiondo Jr., is one half of Ween, an alternative rock duo from New Hope, Pennsylvania. Dean met Gene Ween, née Aaron Freeman, in a middle-school typing class. They went on to craft irreverent, noisy, lo-fi rock songs with titles like “Strap on that jammypack” and “Push th’ Little Daisies.” The latter charted on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks in 1993 and has a way of burrowing into your ear. Dean Ween continues the irreverence (and fun) with his newest band, The Dean Ween Group, and their debut LP, The Deaner Album, which was released in October 2016. The group is embarking on a winter tour, including a stop at Mr. Smalls. When not in Ween or The Dean Ween Group, he also plays in a third band, Moistboyz, as Mickey Moist. This hard rock group, also from New Hope, has released five studio albums. The Mike Dillon Band opens. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)
2) The Pens are playing a home game at PPG Paints Arena this afternoon at 3 p.m. against the Boston Bruins. That’s especially interesting as the Steelers are playing the Bruins’ counterparts, The New England Patriots, in the AFC Championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. at 6:40 p.m. Let’s make it a double win day against teams from Boston! The team is back on home ice again on Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.
3) Attention all captains, mates, and even landlubbers—The Pittsburgh Boat Show is underway again for the 57th year. Check out the latest in boating including new boats and accessories all under one roof at the Monroeville Convention Center. Boating season will hopefully be here before we know it. 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Ends today. 105 Mall Blvd., Monroeville.