Rick Springfield Plays Palace; Bruce Bruce at Pittsburgh Improv; Pirates vs. Padres +Zambelli Fireworks (Fri., 5/18/18)
1) Attention ladies: Rick Springfield, former soap opera hunk (“General Hospital”) is playing The Palace Theatre. Springfield’s breakout hit was “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981 and other top songs include “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “I Get Excited.” The Australia native, who once dated actress Linda Blair, has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits. His latest album is The Snake King, released in January. Springfield has many male fans too. 8 p.m. 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg.
2) Bruce Bruce is in town. No, that’s not a typo the editor missed; it’s comedian Bruce Church’s stage name. Church overcame growing up in one of Atlanta’s roughest neighborhoods to become a successful comic. He’s hosted BET’s “Comic View” for two seasons and has had his own “Comedy Central Presents” special. He’s also made numerous appearances on TV and in films. A big man who pokes fun at his size and good-naturedly ribs the audience, With Don Rickles now gone, Bruce can fill some of that void. He was also a spokesperson for Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits. Bruce puts on a show that makes for a good time. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Shows through Sunday. Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., The Waterfront, Homestead.
3) The Pirates play the San Diego Padres in a 7:05 p.m. game. It’s also a Zambelli Fireworks night. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.