Kiefer Sutherland and Band at Hard Rock; CMU Directors Series Presenting ‘Eurydice’ (Wed., 4/20/16)

1) Kiefer Sutherland began his acting career with such ‘80s films as Stand by Me and the cult classic The Lost Boys. Beginning in 2001, he became synonymous with his character, Agent Jack Bauer, on the Fox drama “24.” Sutherland has other talents as well. He is a successful roper, that is, a cowboy who is adroit with a lasso. In 2002, he started Ironworks, an independent record label. Sutherland was more a behind-the-scenes music guy until he decided to record an album of originals. That record, Down in a Hole, won’t be out until this summer, but fans can catch a sneak peek of the tunes this spring. With the Kiefer Sutherland Band, he’s been previewing the new songs as well as the occasional cover of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” He plays a heavy guitar and projects a barking vocal. Pittsburgh fans of Sutherland, “24,” or rock ‘n’ roll can seek his tour stop at the Hard Rock Cafe. 8 p.m. 230 W. Station Square Dr., South Side. (CM)

2) The Director Series at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama features student-directed plays that are free to the public. They tend to be cutting-edge works by leading modern playwrights, and Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice fits the bill. Pittsburgh theater fans may know Ruhl for her Orlando, a bizarrely funny yet thought-provoking adaptation of a Virginia Woolf novel which was done locally a couple of years ago. In Eurydice, Ruhl is up to similar tricks. This play is an extremely loose take-off on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The characters include talking Stones—not the Rolling Stones, but actual stones, like, rocks that talk—and Eurydice’s father, modeled on the playwright’s own father, who writes letters to her from the Underworld. 8 p.m. Performances through Friday. In the Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater at Carnegie Mellon’s Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. (MV)

3) Cappy’s Cafe in Shadyside is holding a Team Trivia contest tonight with Trivia Master John. 9 – 11 p.m. Yuengling draft special is $3 for a 20 oz. brew. 5431 Walnut St.