Joyce and Bill Toms Thanksgiving Benefit Concert at Hard Rock; Pens vs. Canucks (Wed., 11/22/17)

1) How about a rock event for a great cause? The Joyce and Bill Toms 12th Annual Thanksgiving Benefit Concert will be not only raising the decibel level but will also be raising funds and awareness for The Saint Vincent dePaul Society of Pittsburgh. Performing will be Bill Toms  & Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns),  with special guests Marc Reisman and The Strong Way Band, Jill Simmons and Friends. Plus appearances by Helene Milan, Jimmy Adler, John Decola, Jack Sanso, Andrea Pearl, and many more. 7 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 230 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square.

Bill Toms plays some killer lead guitar riffs (c.) while Hard Rain and the Soulville Horns jam on.

Bill Toms plays some killer lead guitar riffs (c.) while Hard Rain and the Soulville Horns jam on.

2) Tonight at the PPG Paints Arena our Pens face off against the Vancouver Canucks. The Pens currently occupy third place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. On Friday the Pens travel to Boston to play the Bruins in an afternoon game. 7 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.