Pontus Lidberg Dance Makes “Snow” at Byham; The Warhol Hosts Meeting of Important People (CPs Sat., 4/18/15)

1) If “mesmerizing” and “mystical” is your cup of tea, you may also wish to check out Pontus Lidberg. Pittsburgh Dance Council brings the acclaimed Swedish modern dancer and his company to the Byham Theater to perform their feature-length work called Snow. The subject may seem a natural one for an artist trained in Stockholm, but Lidberg takes it well into the realm of the supernatural. He is also known for making dance-based films, and while Snow is a stage performance, it certainly is influenced by Lidberg’s cinematic and dramatic sensibilities. 8 p.m. 101 6th St., Cultural District.


2) Pittsburgh’s own Meeting of Important People are releasing a new single, “All Rode Off Together” (here’s a live version from last year). To celebrate, they’re playing The Warhol as part of its Sound Series. Since releasing their self-titled debut LP in 2009, this indie pop trio has opened for groups like Ok Go and The Secret Machines, all while garnering international exposure on the British radio station XFM. Their music has been heard on shows running the gamut of The Real World to The Ghost Whisperer, and in 2009, they played a cardboard city. The trio are sharing tonight’s bill with fellow Pittsburgh artists The Van Allen Belt, a quartet reminiscent of ‘60s pop, though they dabble in other genres. During their 2012 tour, the quartet left the drums at home and went electronic, and their latest single, 2014’s “Different Storm,” finds them in a more haunted mood. Morgan Erina opens. 8 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.

3) Fresh off her performance last week at the Children’s Hospital music fundraiser at Altar Bar, Rachel B is plugging in her keyboard and warming up her vocal chords for a show with her band at Thunderbird Cafe. One of Pittsburgh’s rising stars—Rachel B can rev it up for a hot original dance tune or slow it down for one of her soulful slow jams. Whatever is your pleasure you’re sure to find it in her set list. Also on the bill is School of Athens and A.M. Faces. 9 p.m.  4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

4) Our battlin’ Bucs take on the Milwaukee Brewers again tonight at PNC Park. Stick around for a beautiful display of post-game Zambelli fireworks. It’s also Scratch’n Win Saturday where everyone’s a winner. 7:05 p.m. 115 Federal St., North Shore.

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