Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” Cubs vs. Pirates, “While We’re Young”
Pittsburgh sports fans this is a good day for you—in addition to the Pens game—the Pirates are also facing a foe on home turf. The Chicago Cubs bat the top of the order against the Buccos beginning at 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North shore.
1) Indie rock band Modest Mouse has been no stranger to the concert stage in recent years, but it’s been a long dry spell between album tours. This month the drought bre with Strangers to Ourselves, the band’s first full-album release since 2007. The first single, “Lampshades on Fire,” came out in December and instantly showed not much had changed—it’s a bouncy, upbeat track with rapid-fire lyrics ivered in singer Issac Brock’s distinctively frantic, off-kilter style.
Forming in Issaquah, W.A., in
Hooray! The Pens made the playoffs. Now they have to beat the New York Rangers to advance to round 2. Let’s keep the faith and bring Lord Stanley’s cup back to its rightful home in Pittsburgh. 7 p.m. Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.
Chris Jamison, “Censored Voices,” Rangers vs. Pens, Cubs vs. Pirates
Anomaly is right. In 2014, Christian rapper Lecrae’s seventh studio album, Anomaly, simultaneously went to number one on the Christian charts, the gospel charts, and the Billboard 200—the first album ever to do so. The title track, meanwhile, name-drops OutKast, all while grappling with universal themes of acceptance and fitting in. Lecrae is also the co-founder and president of the independent record label Reach Records, and his sixth album, 2012’s Gravity, became the first hip hop album ever to win
Our bed Buccos take the diamond again today against the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s also Kids Day, with a Family Fun Zone outside the ball yard beforehand, and all fans 14 and under receiving a pair of Kids Andrew McCutchen Socks and a chance to run the bases after the game. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.
Cubs vs. Pirates, “Child 44,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”
From live music and food trucks to composting classes and yoga sessions, all powered by sun or wind, there’s nothing half-hearted about Pittsburgh’s first unified, city-wide Earth Day celebration.
Modest Mouse, Rangers vs. Pens, Cubs vs. Pirates