Rapper Mac Miller Returns for Hometown Show; Steelers Home Opener vs. 49ers (Sun., 9/20/15)

1) Rapper and hometown talent Mac Miller returns to the ‘Burgh for a concert at Stage AE tonight. Miller, a Taylor Allderdice graduate, has even created songs with local ties. “Party on Fifth Avenue” is from the album Blue Slide Park (which referto Upper Frick Park), and “Frick Park Market” is a riff on that Point Breeze deli. Miller sometimes teams up for concerts with another Pittsburgh rapper, Wiz Khalifa, but this show he’s flying his own banner, The GO:OD AM Tour, which opens here, and supports his new album of the same name that drops September 18. In 2011 Miller was admired by, and then feuded with, current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after Miller wrote a song titled “Donald Trump” comparing his own success to that of Trump. Openers are Choo Jackson and The Come Up. Doors open at 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

2) The 1-0 San Francisco 49ers take on our 0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers in a 1:00 pm. game at Heinz field. The Steelers, who have won six Super Bowls to the 49ers five, hope to shore up their leaky secondary and prevent 49ers QBColin Kaepernick from lighting up the scoreboard like a pinball machine. 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.

3) Pittsburgh Playhouse REP, a.k.a. The REP, is the professional theater company of Point Park University. And while the University’s student Conservatory season doesn’t kick off until October, The REP starts now, opening with Donald Margulies’ The Country House. Margulies is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who received the 2000 award for Dinner With Friends, and The Country House, his newest, premiered in New York in 2014—which means The REP snapped it up quickly. The play is a tragicomic take-off on Chekhov. Set in the Berkshires, it features a Chekhovian assortment of odd characters gathered at the summer home of an aging actress (Blythe Danner played the part on Broadway), where much sarcastic repartee and emotional mayhem ensues. The REP is stirring it up for this city’s hardcore theater fans. 2 p.m. Ends today. Rauh Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. (MV)

Free RADical Days Events from RADical Days Site:

Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Free admission 10am-5pm
Come explore the history of life on Earth, then visit what is arguable the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, all in one dynamic destination! Enjoy hands-on activities for kids and grown-ups, and see some of the most exciting collections of art and science anywhere on Earth.
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) carnegiemuseums.org

Pittsburgh Opera: Rising Stars

Free admission 6-8pm
Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Program is hailed as one of the country’s leading training programs for young singers. Meet our 2015-16 Resident Artists as they introduce themselves through their favorite arias. Reservations are required. Limit four seats. Register online or at (412) 281-0912, x3.
2425 Liberty Ave. (Strip District) pittsburghopera.org