1) The Duquesne University Tamburitzins, an internationally known multi-cultural song and dance company that features traditional folk entertainment of the Eastern European region and it’s neighbors, play a show up the road in Greensburg today. They claim the title of longest-running company of that type in the U.S. 2 p.m. Palace Theatre, 21 West Otterman St.
2) The Pitt Panthers basketball team play Virginia Tech Hokies in a little game of hoops. The ACC schedule is now in full swing. The Panthers have been getting solid contributions from a rotation beyond their top three players. Jump ball is at 6:30 p.m. Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace St., Oakland.
3) The 5th Wave – J Blakeson directs this film version of Rick Yancey’s young adult science fiction novel of the same name. Aliens, known as the “Others”, have decided to conquer the planet. (Have they taken a good look at it lately?) The first wave of their attack is shorting out the electricity in moving vehicles; cars, trains, planes, etc. Wave two involves creating giant tsunamis all over the world. With the third wave they infect all the earth’s birds with an Ebola-like virus—except when you die you explode and your entrails infect others around you. In wave four the aliens disguise themselves as humans and under the pretext of helping what’s left of humanity start again, they round up all the survivors in camps. And that’s where this movie begins as we follow 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan and her attempts to save her family and while running into an old crush … who may or may not be an alien! It sounds fascinating, in a sick sort of way. Chloë Grace Moretz stars, along with Liev Schreiber, Maria Bello, and Ron Livingston. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)