Flaming Lips Play Stage AE; Tar Heels vs. Panthers at Heinz; Stage 62 Has ‘9 to 5’ (Thurs., 11/11/21)

1) Oklahoma-City-based, psychedelic-rock band The Flaming Lips invade Stage AE. Active since 1983, The Flaming Lips stand as one of the most accomplished and revered acts of alternative rock. Their shows provide a can’t-miss experience that expertly combines visual and auditory stimulation through rhythmic lines and a trippy, syncopated light show. They had a hit with “She Don’t Use Jelly” in 1993 and rose to further prominence with 1999’s The Soft Bulletin and 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Their latest album is 2020’s American Head. Frontman Wayne Coyne has often performed inside a life-sized, inflatable bubble. Fans delight as Coyne rolls over them, like a hamster in a ball. Prior to the vaccine roll-out, the band performed a sold-out concert in Oklahoma City during which they and audience members inhabited their own bubbles so as to be shielded from the virus. Particle Kid opens. Doors open 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (EC, CM)

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in action against Virginia Tech in 2020. (photo: Pitt Athletics)

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in action against Virginia Tech in 2020. (photo: Pitt Athletics)

2) With another big win last week, this time against Duke, Pitt Football is now 7-2. Today they will try and run their win total to 8-2 with a home game tonight against the University of North Carolina. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has been on fire in regards to his passing and touchdown throws. He is rightfully a Heisman Trophy candidate. Next up for Pitt is another home game against Virginia in ten days. 7:30 p.m. Heinz Field. 100 Art Rooney Ave.

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick. Stage 62. Nov. 11 – 21.

3) If your movie awareness goes back to 1980 you may recall 9 to 5, one of the year’s hit comedies and a star vehicle for Dolly Parton. Now there is a stage musical, with music and lyrics written by Parton herself. 9 to 5: The Musical follows the same plot as the film—three women, disgruntled office workers, rebel rather demonstratively against their oppressive, sexist boss. Stage 62, a company specializing in musicals, presents 9 to 5: The Musical in the Music Hall at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. (M.V.)