The Outlaws and Henry Paul Band at Pepsi-Cola Road House; Prime Stage Running ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (Fri., 11/11/16)

1) Southern rock finds its way north to the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse with the Outlaws. For over 40 years the band has been thriving in the Southern rock genre along with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, and The Allman Brothers (now disbanded). Founded in Tampa, Fla., in ’67, the Outlaws put forth a Southern rock opus with “Green Grass and High Tides” and scored a major hit with “There Goes Another Love Song.” Outlaw trademarks include beautiful vocal harmonies and intricate lead guitar play. Surviving the test of time, the inevitable evolution of popular music, and bandmates’ deaths, the Outlaws are definitely alive, kicking, and, it would seem, stronger than ever. Some things really do get better with age. Extra special guest is the Henry Paul Band. Paul is also a member of the Outlaws who broke away to form his own namesake band and additionally the band Blackhawk. He is performing again as a member of the Outlaws. This is a dinner and a show event. Concert is at 8 p.m. 565 Rt. 18, Burgettstown.

No full-color photo here: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' takes us back to the time when young Scout (Grace Vensel) and papa Atticus (Brian Ceponis) had to face matters of black and white.

No full-color photo here: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ takes us back to the time when young Scout (Grace Vensel) and papa Atticus (Brian Ceponis) had to face matters of black and white. photo: Laura Slovensko.

2) Prime Stage Theatre presents plays that (a) explore significant social themes, (b) are accessible to middle-school and high-school students, and (c) usually appeal to adult audiences as well. Christopher Sergel’s To Kill a Mockingbird—adapted from the Harper Lee novel that nearly everybody in America has read, except for the cheaters who used the SparkNotes to write their book reports—meets all three criteria. We will not provide story details here. We wish to shame the cheaters into reading the book and seeing the Prime Stage production. But to give just a few tidbits: To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young girl in the pre-integration South and her father, a lawyer, who defends a black man accused very dubiously of a crime. And there is a reason the story remains universally popular. It’s good. Continues through Sunday. At the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. (MV)

3) Good Fridays at the Warhol is a weekly party at the museum, featuring art exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. Half-price museum admission. 5 – 10 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.

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