1) Legendary rock guitarist Joe Satriani performs at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead. Currently the lead guitarist of the super-band Chickenfoot, he is no stranger to working with big name musicians. Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger to play on Jagger’s first solo tour, and he has also performed with Deep Purple. Before he broke into the mainstream, he worked as a guitar teacher, shaping the young minds of future rock stars like Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Andy Timmons (Danger Danger). The accomplished guitarist joins us tonight with the Steve Morse Band. 7:30 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall.
2) Up and coming hip-hop artist J. Cole makes a stop in Pittsburgh to give us some soulful sounds at Stage AE. Nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy in 2012, the singer/songwriter/producer has worked with hip-hop moguls Miguel, Kanye West, and Jay-Z. His latest album, Born Sinner, debuted at number two on Billboard 200. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 400 N. Shore Dr., North Shore.
3) The Steelers take on the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium across the pond in London. For the British experience in Pittsburgh, find a barstool at Piper’s Pub for a traditional English brunch including baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, fried eggs, tomatoes, bangers (sausage), and toast. They also have American and Irish brunch items available. While you’re enjoying an Irish coffee or a pint of East End Black Strap Stout, watch some European football matches before the Steelers kick off at 1 p.m. Cheers! 1828 E. Carson St., South Side.
4) Step back to a simpler time at the Penn’s Colony Festival in Saxonburg. Visit artisans with special crafts of the era including custom leather, walking sticks, pottery, and hand-carved ornaments. Enjoy some sweet treats and your favorite festival fare as you wander through the pre-Revolutionary War setting. There is plenty of entertainment available including the Artillery Skill Challenge and Celtic music performances. Be sure to stop by the “Braddock’s Field” attractions on your way to the historic military closing ceremony. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 365 Saxonburg Blvd., Saxonburg.
5) Rock and roll has evolved over the years, and if you listen closely, you can hear the evolution through the sounds of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The band takes the stage at Mr. Small’s Funhouse in Millvale with dynamic rhythms that combine the sounds of the Rolling Stones, Oasis, and Beck all into one. With songs like “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo” and “Hate the Taste,” B.R.M.C. closes the generation gap between rock enthusiasts. Whether you prefer Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, or the Flaming Lips, Black Rebel finds the common ground. Special guests Mike Dillon Band. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.
6) Today’s Allegheny County Radical Days include free events at the The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, RiverQuest, Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Young Men & Women’s African Heritage Assn (YMWAHA), Mattress Factory, and Pittsburgh Opera Up Close: Aida. For more information visit the Radical Days Web site.