Squirrel Nut Zippers Play Jergel’s; Texture Ballet Staging ‘Rushing Horizons'(Fri., 3/23/18)

1) Squirrel Nut Zippers are back. The jazz band, which formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has come up with its first studio album in 18 years, releasing Beasts of Burgundy this month. The Zippers come our way for concert at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird has collaborated with them on previous albums. 8 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. (CM)

2) Rushing Horizons by Texture Contemporary Ballet. Can modern ballet be danced to soul music and indie rock? Yes, and you’ll find the evidence in a show of new pieces choreographed by Brynn Vogel, Kelsey Bartman, and Texture artistic director Alan Obuzor. March 23-25 at the New Hazlett. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. (MV)

3) No Bad JuJu is an energetic eight-piece band that calls Pittsburgh home. It’s made up of veterans from all corners of the musical landscape, though most are either Pittsburgh born or educated. Vocalist Sabrina de Matteo has been performing in Pittsburgh since she sang with salsa bands in night clubs when she was 16; she’s gained acclaim for her stage work, winning the Gene Kelley Award for playing Timone in Once on This Island. Band cofounder and lead guitarist Mark Matteo has worked as a session musician with the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and ‘N Sync; he’s written and recorded music for movies, TV shows, and commercials and performed live with Bo Diddley and Peter Noone. There isn’t room to recount the accomplishments of all eight members here, so be sure to visit their site for more info. NBJJ will rock Baja Bar and Grill at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club beginning at 9 p.m. 1366 Old Freeport Rd., O’Hara Township.

4) Tonight at the PPG Paints Arena our Pens face off against the New Jersey Devils. The Penguins then remain home for a Sunday game against the Philadelphia Flyers. 7 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.