moe. at Stage AE; Yuna Plays Altar Bar (CPs Wed., 2/12/2014)
1) Feel the groove with Buffalo jam band moe. at Stage AE. An impressive tour history, including Woodstock ’99, opening for the Allman Brothers and The Who, and a New Year’s Eve headline at Radio City Music Hall, moe. has gained a faithful following of moe.rons (their word) since their 1989 formation. Pulling from rock, blues, jazz, and the fun of playing music, the band seems to enjoy the performances as much as their audiences. With many songs like “Rebubula” lasting over 10 minutes, you won’t want to forget your dancing shoes for this performance. Doors open at 7 p.m. 400 N. Shore Dr., North Shore.
2) The first Malaysian artist to break through the American music market, Yuna makes a stop in Pittsburgh at the Altar Bar. The 27-year-old singer/songwriter brings a fresh face to pop music and a sound to match. Her whispy voice coupled with her upbeat tunes set her apart from the Mileys, Lanas, and Gagas of the current Top 40 scene. Yuna pulls from multiple genres and cultures to create her unique and catchy music. Songs like “Rescue” and the haunting cover of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” overflow with soul, broadening her appeal to break through genre barriers. Opening are Joey Vega and Cait Cuneo. 8 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave., Strip District.
3) “Play it once, Sam. For old time’s sake.” Ilsa asked and Sam delivered. And now we get Casablanca on the big screen for a single showing at Loew’s AMC Waterfront. Part of the theater’s Classic Movies series (every Wednesday night), the 1942 film has something for just about everyone. Whether you’re a fan of drama, romance, or combat, you’ll get your fill with the story of stoic Rick, hopeless romantic Isla, and the war that changed the world as we knew it. If you pass up the opportunity to see this classic on the big screen, as Rick tells us, “you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.” Get your tickets before they sell out! 7:30 p.m. 300 W. Waterfront Dr., Homestead.
4) Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out with that special someone or sipping cocktails with friends, Willow has what you’re looking for. Enjoy happy hour at the bar from 5-7 p.m., or slip into the intimate lounge, complete with fireplace and candles for conversation and long gazes with your sweetie. Sip on the Willowtini or the French 75 to start, and split a few small plates like the antipasti or crab cake (the reason I keep going back). The menu offers plenty of in-season favorites like the roasted beet salad and the pumpkin agnolotti. For a more traditional dining experience, try the filet mignon with butternut squash gnocchi or the cider-brined pork chop. With an impressive wine list and a well-informed staff, they can offer the perfect pairing. Save room for dessert (or at the very least, a round of coffee), because whether you crave something chocolaty and rich or something fruity and light, Willow has something to tickle your taste buds, from the goat cheese and mascarpone cheesecake to the chocolate chiffon. 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. 634 Camp Horne Rd., Emsworth.