‘Weird Al’ Yankovic at Benedum Center; Sublime with Rome Play Stage AE (Sun., 7/7/19)

1) “Weird Al” Yankovic isn’t slowing down. He performed an intimate show of originals, like the 11-minute-plus epic “Albuquerque,” last year at the Palace Theatre. Now he will perform his hit parodies, such as “Smells Like Nirvana,” with a band, backing singers, and full symphony orchestra at the Benedum Center. He’s calling it the Strings Attached Tour. It will also include costumes, props, and a video wall. 2014’s Mandatory Fun, his first number one album in a career which spans four decades of such satire, is his latest LP. Tracks include “Tacky,” a lampoon of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy,” and “Foil,” his take on Lorde’s “Royals.” For Yankovic’s show at the Benedum, expect not only “mandatory fun” but also plenty of video interludes from past movie and TV appearances. “White & Nerdy” was another hilarious top hit for Yankovic, and he voiced Captain Peanutbutter on the acclaimed Netflix series “BoJack Horseman.” 8 p.m. 237 7th St. and Penn Ave., Cultural District. (CM)

'Weird Al' Yankovic looking, weird. photo: Antmantrunks,Wikipedia.

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic looking, weird. photo: Antmantrunks,Wikipedia.

2) Sublime’s self-titled third album was a hit in 1996 and 1997, but it was bittersweet. The trio’s original singer, Bradley Nowell, died before the completion of the album. Bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh first performed with singer Rome Ramirez in 2009. Ramirez sounds remarkably like Nowell as this appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” attests. Sublime with Rome play Stage AE. Their latest album is this year’s Blessings. SOJA, Common Kings, and Seranation open. Doors open 5 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)