Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors Play Rivers; Carnegie Stage Has ‘Pee-Wee’s Burlesque House’ (Sat., 2/8/20)

Jim Donovan (jumping guitarist) & the Sun King Warriors. Photo: Erica Dilcer.

Jim Donovan (jumping guitarist) & the Sun King Warriors. Photo: Erica Dilcer.

1) Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors bring their lively brand of jam rock to Rivers Casino. Most appropriately, they will be performing in the Drum Bar. Donovan and the band’s latest album is 2018’s We See Through It. They describe their new work by saying, “It illustrates the transformational power of music. Featuring ten songs that span genres and eras ̧ the sound of the new album blends the vintage rock sound of Zeppelin with the alternative folk of Mumford & Sons propelled by barreling drums.” Songs from the album, like have been garnering a lot of airplay in Pittsburgh and beyond. The band’s prior release was 2016’s Sun King Warriors. 9 p.m. 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. 

2) Amid the legions of Pee Wee Herman fans are some of Pittsburgh’s leading burlesque and comedy artists, and they converge on Carnegie Stage to perform Pee-Wee’s Burlesque House. Created as both a tribute to the works of Pee Wee and a take-off on them, Pee-Wee’s Burlesque House is not officially affiliated with Pee Wee Herman—although of course he is portrayed in it—and not for audiences under 18. The show is the brainchild of Boom Boom Bridgette and Heidi Nagle, the latter of whom plays Pee Wee. Much merriment is promised. 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. (MV)