Patton Oswalt Performs at CHMH; Hartwood Hosts Stephen Marley; Maggie Rogers Plays Stage AE (Sun., 7/14/19)

1) Patton Oswalt’s first acting gig was a small role in a big TV series. He played a video store clerk in an episode of “Seinfeld” who wouldn’t let George see who rented a movie that he needed to watch. Many more people came to know him as Spencer Olchin, a friend of lead actor Kevin James, in the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.” Oswalt also narrates the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs as the adult Adam F. Goldberg. He’s even had six stand-up comedy specials and won a Grammy Award for his Netflix special, “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping.” Now he’s coming to our fair town and will be performing stand-up comedy at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. 7 p.m. 510 E. 10th St., Munhall.

2) The saying goes, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and that is certainly the case with Stephen Marley. His father. Bob Marley, was a widely popular reggae music pioneer and his mother Rita was a member of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ backing vocalists, The I Threes. Wow, talk about a strong musical gene pool! Growing up he was part older brother Ziggy’s Melody Makers band. Stephen Marley has won eight Grammy Awards, three times as a solo artist, twice as a producer of younger brother Damian Marley’s albums, and an additional three times as a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. His latest album is 2016’s Revelation Pt. 2 – The Fruit of Life. Special guest is DJ Shacia Payne. Stephen Marley will be performing as part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Free. Hartwood Acres, 4070 Middle Rd., Allison Park. 

3) Watch Pharrell Williams’s face while Maggie Rogers shares her art-folk song “Alaska” with him during a masterclass. (It seems she passed.) She also transcribed hours of interviews for Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom, an oral history of rock in New York City in the ’00s. Rogers’s major-label debut, Heard It in a Past Life, was released this year. She performs at Stage AE. Natalie Prass opens. Doors open 6:30 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)