Less Than Jake in Concert at Stage AE; Byham Hosts Pilobolus Dance Company

1) If you want to relive ska punk’s glory days of the late ’90s, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Stage AE with Less Than Jake. Combining the distinctive beats of punk with the horns and saxophones of ska, Less Than Jake hit the mainstream in 2003 with the album Anthem. The band has toured with Bon Jovi, The Warped Tour, and Bad Religion. We can hope to hear their famed “She’s Gonna Break Soon” as well as old and new favorites. Less Than Jake are touring in support of their latest EP, Sound the Alarm, which drops on February 3.  Also on the bill are Pepper—a Hawaiian rock band by way of San Diego. Openers are The Bunny Gang and The Attack. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (EC/RH)

Shady forces are summoned to life in 'Shadowland.'

Shady forces are summoned to life in ‘Shadowland.’

2) Pilobolus is one of the few modern dance companies to achieve wide name recognition, and if you haven’t heard of them, the accent goes on the second syllable: PiLOBolus. Founded in 1971, at a time in the arts when weirdness was not only good but mandatory, the company has continued practicing its own particular brand. The dancers combine dance with acrobatic stunts and physical humor. They’ve gone beyond the usual dance circuit in performances like this one with Penn & Teller, featuring escape tricks. Some critics feel the company has gotten too gimmicky, but they keep coming up with new stuff and they’re always interesting to watch. Pilobolus visits Pittsburgh to perform Shadowland. This feature-length piece uses a classic technique for creating stage illusions—shadows of the performers thrown on an upright screen—to tell a story that has elements both haunting and amusing. 8 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow only. Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. (MV)

3) One of the Steel City’s biggest bashes is happening tonight, History Uncorked: #Pixburgh  This party takes place on all levels of the Heinz History Center. In addition to the great exhibits and museum displays, there will be food from various restaurants and Common Plea Catering. Music will be provided by DJ Mad Maxx and The Delaney’s. Magician Lee Terbosic and artist Baron Batch will also be on hand. Raffles and silent auctions will round out the night. 7-11 p.m. A VIP ticket is also available. 1212 Smallman St.,Strip District.