Lydia Loveless Plays Club Cafe; Fourth Annual Chef’s Best Dish Celebration at Circuit Center (Tues., 11/15/16)

1) Part country, part rock, Lydia Loveless’s music draws from her childhood in rural Ohio and her adolescence in Columbus. The 26-year-old is also prolific: she released her fourth LP, Real, this year, and she released her debut, The Only Man, in 2010 when she was 19. Her music is highly literary as well. “Verlaine Shot Rimbaud,” a track off her third album, Somewhere Else, recounts a shooting between the two 19th-century French poets and lovers. (She’s also been known to perform a Kesha cover.) Music runs in the family: her father owned a country-western bar, and her two older sisters and her younger brother all play in bands. She is no stranger to nearby Pittsburgh. Last year, she, bassist/husband Ben Lamb, and the rest of her band brought their brand of cowpunk to Club Cafe. They return a little over a year and a week since their last performance there. Aaron Lee Tasjan opens. 8 p.m. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side. (CM)

2) Attention Pittsburgh foodies: The Fourth Annual Chef’s Best Dish event—presented by Whirl Magazine—will be held at the Circuit Center & Ballroom on the South Side. Attendees will sample amazing food from some of Pittsburgh’s top restaurants, then vote for their favorites in the following categories: Best Seasonal, Best Presentation, Best “Pittsburgh,” Best Dessert, and Best Overall. Remember your vote counts! Participating restaurants include: Ditka’s. Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar, Kaya, Monterrey Bay Fish Grotto, Slice on Broadway, Mallorca, Pirata. Burgh Bites. Drinks from Pittsburgh Brewing Company and Beam Suntory Spirits and Wine. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 5 Hot Metal St.

3) Celli Dancing will be happening at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle. Dancing starts at 7:15 p.m. with lessons for beginners, then live music and dancing go from 8-10 p.m. 2329 Penn Ave., Strip District.