Rapper Logic Plays The Pete; The Palace Hosts Buddy Guy; PICT Classic Theatre Previews ‘The Woman in Black’ (Thurs., 11/7/19)

1) Logic headlined the first day of the Thrival Music Festival back in 2017. It was a great year for the rapper, who had his first No. 1 album with Everybody, his third album. He also had a hit single in “1-800-273-8255,” which features Alessia Cara and Khalid. The title is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The lifeline reported an increase in calls following the song’s release. “1-800-273-8255” also received a Song of the Year nomination at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017. During the ceremony, Logic, Cara, and Khalid performed it as a tribute to Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who both had committed suicide that year. Logic’s latest album is his fifth, 2019’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He also released Supermarket, a soundtrack to his novel of the same name, this year. Logic headlines the Petersen Events Center. J.I.D and YBN Cordae open. 7:30 p.m. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. (CM)

Buddy Guy performing in Toronto, Canada in 2005. Photo: Jean-Luc Ourlin.

Buddy Guy performing in Toronto, Canada in 2005. (Photo: Jean-Luc Ourlin and Wikipedia.)

2) Buddy Guy is ranked 23rd in Rolling Stone‘s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Guy has influenced other great guitarists on that list, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is one of the most successful artists in the Chicago Blues style. He played with the legendary Muddy Waters and frequently teamed up with the noted late harmonica player Junior Wells. Two of Guy’s top songs are “Stone Crazy” and “Cut You Loose.” Guy has won eight Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 by B.B. King and Eric Clapton. His most recent release is 2018’s The Blues Is Alive and Well. Guy visits locally for a concert at the Palace Theatre. 8 p.m. 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. (RH)

Something unnatural is afoot in 'The Woman in Black,' and PICT has actors Martin Giles and James FitzGerald on the watch. (photo: Alan Stanford)

Something unnatural is afoot in ‘The Woman in Black,’ and PICT has actors Martin Giles and James FitzGerald on the watch. (photo: Alan Stanford)

3) The Woman in Black, adapted to the stage from a Gothic horror novel, opened in London in 1989 and proved rather popular. It’s still running there. Fans include Daniel Radcliffe, who liked it well enough to co-star in the 2012 film version. When you also consider that the author of the novel, Susan Hill, was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to literature, you can see that we’re talking serious credentials. Pittsburghers now have a chance to see the play, with PICT Classic Theatre’s production of The Woman in Black. The actors are two of the city’s best: James FitzGerald and Martin Giles. There are no others. The play is renowned for creating intense suspense and terror through the words and actions of only two characters (though they do get some help from stage effects). The woman of the title is a ghost. English playwright , Stephen Mallatratt did the adaptation; directing for PICT is the company’s artistic director, Alan Stanford. 7:30 p.m. Continues through November 23. In the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED, 4802 Fifth Ave., Oakland. (MV)

4) Lynyrd Skynyrd has been on their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour for well over a year now. Their hometown concert in Jacksonville, Florida, was filmed and is in theaters this evening. It will be showing at 7 p.m. at the following movie theaters: Southside Works Cinema, Monroeville Mall, and Cinemark North Hills and XD.

5) Philadelphia punk rock band Beach Slang is in concert tonight at South Side’s Smiling Moose. The group’s new album The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City is scheduled to be released  on January 10. The release features performances by guest bassist Tommy Stinson of The Replacements. Beach Slang recently released a single from the upcoming album, “Bam Rang Rang.” 8 p.m. 1306 E. Carson St. (RH)