Paul Luc at South Park; Little Lake Hosts ‘Little Miss Sunshine’; Heinz Field Kickoff Rib Festival (Fri., 8/31/18)

1) Paul Luc is a Pittsburgh-based indie singer-songwriter. He recently performed with SVEN, a band of area all-star musicians assembled by rock musician/producer Rod Schwartz. The band’s roster also included Joe and Johnny Grushecky, Jon Belan, Bill Deasy, Jay Wiley, Kelsey Friday, and others. They deftly performed The Clarks’ 1988 debut album, I’ll Tell You What Man…, in its entirety before the Clarks’ June headlining concert at Stage AE. Luc’s latest studio album is this year’s Bad Seed. He co-headlines with Kayla Schureman at South Park Amphitheater as part of Allegheny County’s Free Summer Concert Series. Schureman may be from the San Fernando Valley, but she now calls Pittsburgh home. Her debut studio album, Kiss the Ground, was released last year. 7:30 p.m. 3700 Farmshow Dr., South Park. (EC, CM)

2) Traditional beauty contests are going out of favor, amid complaints that they objectify women and get them to compete crassly on the basis of superficial standards that don’t really matter. But doesn’t modern society do that stuff to all of us, in many aspects of life? And isn’t it maybe time to rebel? There, more or less, you have the theme of Little Miss Sunshine. The 2006 low-budget film became a hit, and Little Lake Theatre is performing the stage adaptation, Little Miss Sunshine: The Musical. It has the same story of a whacked-out family on a road trip, driving little Olive to a preteen beauty pageant she can’t hope to win. On board are the rest of the family’s non-winners—the overstressed mom, the career-chasing dad, and so forth—along with the rambunctious drug-snorting grandpa who is going to play a central role, even after he’s … wait, no spoilers. It ain’t pretty but it’s pretty funny. 8 p.m. Performances through September 15. 500 Lakeside Dr. South, Canonsburg. (MV)

3) The Heinz Field Kick Off and Rib Festival is an end of the summer tradition. The festival features some of America’s top rib vendors reflecting the nation’s diverse barbecue tastes. Awards are given out to top vendors each year in categories according to expert judges and attendees. Adding great music to tasty ribs and cold beverages makes a perfect trifecta. Today’s entertainment are country acts Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. (9 p.m.) and Tim Litvin (7:30 p.m.). Free admission. Continues through Labor Day. Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.