Hugh Jackman in Concert at PPG Paints Arena; Stage AE Hosts Zedd; Art Alexakis at HRC (Wed., 10/9/19)

1) Only one man in show business has played a Marvel superhero and also sang the lead role in Les Miz. Hugh Jackman did it by expanding himself. Adding muscle to play Wolverine in the X-Men movies, he bench-pressed up to 300 pounds, the weight of an average refrigerator. For the role of Jean Valjean, he stretched his singing voice from baritone up into the tenor range. Last year the versatile Jackman announced a project that’s been a dream of his: a live world tour sampling hit songs from stage and screen. He now brings his tour to PPG Paints Arena, complete with backing vocalists, special guest Keala Settle, and amazing stage effects. Songs include “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen and “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman—in which Jackman played P.T. Barnum. 7:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (MV)

2) DJ, producer, and songwriter Zedd is bringing beats, bleeps, and boops to Stage AE. His latest album is 2015’s True Colors. He co-wrote and co-produced “The Middle,” which also features Maren Morris and the duo Grey. Jax Jones and NOTD open. Doors open 6:30 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

3) Everclear’s singles, such as “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine,” and “Wonderful,” were arguably some of the best rock songs from the latter half of the ’90s and the early ’00s. Frontman Art Alexakis recently revealed that he was diagnosed with RRMS, a form of multiple sclerosis, three years ago. His new single, “The Hot Water Test,” recounts his diagnosis. He has continued to tour with Everclear, and he is now on a solo tour, including a stop at the local Hard Rock Cafe, in support of his first solo album, Sun Songs. 8 p.m. 230 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. (CM)