Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons in Concert at Heinz Hall; The Public Hosts ‘Meet Marya’ Event (Thurs., 8/23/18)

1) The music business is fraught with peril and hardships, and a career that spans more than a couple of years is generally considered a significant accomplishment. Frankie Valli has reached that level of  achievement. Born in Newark, N.J., Valli rose to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons (they took the band name from a New Jersey bowling alley), and his fame train continues to chug as powerfully as ever. The Four Seasons’ first hit, “Sherry” put the band on the map. Other hits include “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” and “Working My Way Back to You.” Valli comes to Heinz Hall in what is guaranteed to provide a harmonious joyride down melody lane. Opportunities to catch legends like Valli are increasingly scarce, so pen this one into your “high-priority” category. 7:30 p.m. 600 Penn Ave. Cultural District. (EC/RH)

2) On August 1, Marya Sea Kaminski started as Pittsburgh Public Theater’s new artistic director. Tonight Kaminski’s hosting a summer happy hour at the O’Reilly Theater. The event starts in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. and then at 7:30 the party will move to the theater for lively conversation. Meet Marya, learn more about her upcoming first season at the Public, and enjoy some beverages and munchies. The Public’s season opens on September 27 with an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. 621 Penn Ave. Cultural District.