Flo Rida Brings ‘Wild Ones’ to Stage AE; Pittsburgh Ballet Stages ‘Giselle’ (Fri., 10/28/16)

1) Sing it with me: “Shawty had them Apple Bottom jeans (jeans!) / Boots with the fur (with the fur!)” You can thank T-Pain, who is featured, for the call and response, which helped make Flo Rida’s “Low” such a hit on the dance floor. The song was the most downloaded single of the 2000s, and it sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 consecutive weeks in 2008, a record for that year. It appears on his debut album, Mail on Sunday. Two other singles followed from that record. Who would have thought, though, that sampling an ‘80s one-hit-wonder would give Flo Rida another major hit? But that’s exactly what happened when he sampled Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” on “Right Round,” which features Kesha. Fans of The Hangover will remember that “Right Round” plays during the closing credits. Flo Rida has an upcoming studio album, tentatively titled The Perfect 10. This month, fans can see him headline the 96.1 KISS Halloween Party at Stage AE. JoJo and Jordan Fisher open. Doors open 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

2) Return with us now to the heart of the mythical Rhineland, where noblemen and hunters court beautiful peasant girls while dark spirits haunt the woods! Yes, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is returning to the stage with a season-opener performance of the classic Giselle. The ballet holds an honored status in the history of dance. Choreographed by French dancers Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot—with a libretto co-written by the poet and author Théophile Gautier, and musical score by Adolphe Adam—Giselle enthralled Paris audiences when it opened in 1841. It also typified the tone of many of the century’s romantic ballets, in part by blending realism with the supernatural. (When Giselle, the peasant girl of the title, dies after being fought over by two suitors, she is inducted into a ghostly clan of spirit-maidens who resolve to wreak vengeance on the men.) PBT has billed the ballet as “hauntingly beautiful” and will back the dancers with new sets and stage effects that accentuate the haunting music. 8 p.m. Ends Sunday. Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Cultural District. (MV)

3) Whether you believe conspiracy theories or mock them, you may want to catch Throughline Theatre’s production of Yankee Tavern. The seriocomic play is set in a fictional bar near Manhattan’s Ground Zero. It’s a bar where the power went out on the morning of 9/11, stopping the jukebox in the middle of Don McLean’s “American Pie”—and where the patrons, long after the tragic event, include a hardcore conspiracy theorist who does not believe any conspiracy theories about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He says there’s a conspiracy that invented those theories in order to make people mistrust the government. Yankee Tavern contains many bits of mind-bending silliness, which have drawn big laughs when performed in other cities. But in fact, the facts are not always what they seem to be, and the play eventually ventures into the far more mind-bending territory where reality and fantasy become hard to tell apart. Performances through November 5. At the Grey Box Theatre, 3595 Butler St., Lawrenceville. (MV)

4) Johnny Cash was a true American original and created many hit songs that spoke to the truth and reality of life. Unfortunately, Cash has gone over to the great beyond, but his timeless music is still performed by many groups including James Tamelcoff and his band. Tamelcoff has been faithfully performing Johnny Cash songs since he was 7. Now at the still tender age of 17, he is touring and playing Cash songs like “Folsom Prison blues”, “Ring of Fire,” and “Walk the Line.” The Virginia native and his band are performing on the East Coast and will bring their Cash Unchained: The Music of Johnny Cash show to The Oaks Theater in Oakmont tonight at 7:30 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd.,