Hanson. Carnegie Library of Homestead. 7:30 p.m. $32. 412.323.1919.
Vieux Farka Toure. New Hazlett Theater. 8 p.m. $20. 412.320.4610.
Yonder Mountain String Band. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8 p.m.

Prince Among Slaves. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Downtown). Noon. 412.642.4324.
Once Nothing. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 7 p.m.
Kal. Your Inner Vagabond Coffeehouse & World Lounge. 7:30 p.m. $10.
Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra. Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh. 8 p.m. 412.394.3353.

Sean Chercover. Author of Trigger City. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, SouthSide Works. 7 p.m. 412.381.3600.
Ged Foley. Map Room Grill & Bar. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Heather Kropf. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
Walter Mosley. Byham Theater. 7:30 p.m. $10. 412.456.6666.
Master. Smiling Moose. 9 p.m.

Boilermaker Jazz Band. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson. Mellon Arena. 6 p.m. 412.323.1919.
Freezepop. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8 p.m.
Almost Like Being in Love II. Cabaret at Theater Square. 10:30 p.m.

Black Sheep Puppet Shows. Brew House Association. 3 p.m.
Bathysphere. Brew House Association. 7 p.m.
Mike Tomaro Band. Red Ring Restaurant. 8 p.m.
Elaine Stritch: At Liberty. Charity Randall Theater, University of Pittsburgh. 8 p.m. $50.

Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Winners Recital. Kresge Recital Hall. 2 p.m. 412.279.2970.
Eastern Watershed. Gypsy Café. 6 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 412.381.4977.
The Bacchae. Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh. 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 412.692.8127.

The Drue Heinz Lecture: Richard Russo. Carnegie Music Hall. 7:30 p.m. 412.622.8866.
Atmosphere. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8 p.m.

NOFX. Club Zoo. 7 p.m. $20 in advance, $22 at the door. 412.323.1919.
Bible Tech. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Downtown). 12:15 p.m.

Halloween Murder Mystery Cruise. Gateway Clipper. 6:30 p.m.
Jonathan Richman. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8 p.m.

Andy Hoke. Musician attempts to break a Guinness World Record by playing guitar for over 53 hours. Thunderbird Café & Lounge. 9 a.m.
Gene Stovall. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
Joan Osborne. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8 p.m.

Peter King. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
Matthew Sweet. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8 p.m.
Celtic Thunder. Peterson Events Center, University of Pittsburgh. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $37.50. 412.323.1919.
Best In The Burgh. Cabaret at Theater Square. 10:30 p.m.

The A CaPittsburgh Project. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. 8 p.m.
Smokey Robinson. Benedum Center. 8 p.m. $59. 412.456.6666.
Matisyahu. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8:30 p.m.
Improv Comedy All Stars. Cabaret at Theater Square. 10:30 p.m.

North Suburban Symphonic Band: Our Town. Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center. 3 p.m. 412.366.1983.
Dog Tags. SouthSide Works Cinema. 5 p.m.

Design Excellence Lecture Series. Point Park University. 6 p.m. $20. 412.391.4144.

Treading Water. Local artist Tim Oliveira displays pop art paintings. Slaughterhouse Gallery & Studios. Through Oct. 18.
Larry Reeb. Funny Bone. Oct. 16–18.
Kassys: LIGA. New Hazlett Theater. Oct. 16–18.
Haunted Castle. Carnegie Science Center. Oct. 17 and 18.
Defending the Caveman. Byham Theater. Oct. 17 and 18. 412.456.6666.
Heath Hyche. Improv. Oct. 16–19.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall. Oct. 17–19. 412.392.4900.
Jo Strømgren Kompani: The Department. New Hazlett Theater. Oct. 23 and 24.
The Visit. McConomy Auditorium. Oct. 24–25. www.snstheatre.org.
The Coronation of Poppea. Philip Chosky Theater. Oct. 22–25. $10 with Carnegie Mellon student ID, $15 general.
The Wiz. Kelly-Strayhorn Performing Arts Center. Oct. 24–25. $10.
Jon Roy. Funny Bone. Oct. 23–25.
Anjelah Johnson. Improv. Oct. 23–26.
Samson & Dalila. Benedum Center. Oct. 18–26. 412.456.6666.
Teatro de los Sentidos: El Eco de la Sombra. Ellis School. Oct. 15–25. 412.456.6666.
The Clean House. Henry Heymann Theater, University of Pittsburgh. Oct. 15–26. $12–22. 412.624.7529.
Radio Golf. O’Reilly Theater. Through Nov. 2. Tickets start at $15. 412.316.1600.
Long Story Short. City Theatre. Oct. 23–Nov. 16.
Dreams Inside Reality. Images of the Hill District. 707 & 709 Penn Ave. Through Nov. 22.
Paint by Names. Trinity Gallery. Oct. 18–Nov. 22.
Your Town, Inc. The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon. Through Nov. 23.
Eloquent Eggs & Disintegrating Dice: Photographs by Rosamond Purcell. Silver Eye Center for Photography. Through Nov. 29.
Falling In. Love/Fences/Nests Project by artist Ally Reeves. American Jewish Museum, Jewish Community Center. Fine/Perlow and Weiss Gallery. Through Dec. 15.
Pancrace Bessa & The Golden Age of French Botanical Illustration. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Through Dec. 19.
From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings. Frick Art & Historical Center. Oct. 25–Jan. 4.
1958. Part of the Pittsburgh 250 celebration. Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 11.
Absence of Body. Pittsburgh Glass Center. Through Jan. 25.