Greensburg Welcomes Foreigner; ‘Heisenberg’ Opens at The Public; Gene Collier at Rivers (Thurs., 3/8/18)

1) Veteran rockers Foreigner are famous for power ballads such as “I Want to Know What Love Is” and rockers like “Rev on the Red Line” and “Juke Box Hero.” Mick Jones is the only remaining original member of the band, which formed in 1976 and was composed of several Americans and several Brits (including Jones). The group had a major hit with its eponymous, five-times-platinum first album, released a year after they formed.  The hot singles “Feels Like the First Time” and “Cold As Ice” were from the album. Other top-selling albums followed including Double Vision (1978) and Head Games (1979). Lead singer Lou Gramm (a Yank), who co-wrote many of Foreigner’s hits with Jones, left the band for good in 2003. Their most recent studio album is 2009’s Can’t Slow Down. Foreigner is one of the world’s top-selling bands with over 80 million records sold. Jones and the band are frequent visitors to Pittsburgh and have a good following here. 8 p.m. Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. 

Anthony Heald and Robin Abramson star in the Public's 'Heisenberg.' Photo: Michael Henninger.

Anthony Heald and Robin Abramson star in the Public’s ‘Heisenberg.’ Photo: Michael Henninger.

2) “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.” That saying, attributed to the late baseball player Yogi Berra, was put into scientific form by the quantum physicist Werner Heisenberg in his Uncertainty Principle. Now you can see the theory acted out in comic-dramatic form in the play Heisenberg at Pittsburgh Public Theater. There are no Yankee catchers or German scientists in this one. Just a middle-aged American woman who impulsively kisses a 75-year-old Irishman she meets in a train station, and away they go, maybe not to where you’d think but to someplace else. Heisenberg premiered off-Broadway to much acclaim in 2015. It’s by Simon Stephens, the playwright who adapted The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time for the stage. Heisenberg is reported to be equally curious and perhaps sexier; one can never be certain. 8 p.m. Performances continue through April 8. O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (MV)

3) Gene Collier, sportswriter/sports commentator/media personality/Trite Trophy Awarder/Great American Humorist, is performing standup comedy at River’s Casino tonight with Ramsey Daniels, and hosted by T-Robe. Eat, drink, gamble, and laugh as the latest installment of River’s A Funny Thing Comedy series continues. 7:30 p.m. 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.